2017 Morris-Sussex Football Classifications

*Photo of Mount Olive’s new stadium under construction this season.

Okay ladies and germs, the NJSIAA has awoken from their slumber and have officially announced their football classifications to decided which playoff section each of our Morris-Sussex teams will be playing in. Basically, the way it works is the football gods all go into a conclave until each and every team has been placed in the proper section. They use a formula that uses a “Northing Number”, which is a GPS co-ordinance, and school size to properly align these teams. When the white smoke emerges from the chimney, the NJSIAA then announces their final groupings…or least that’s kind of the way it all goes down.  

So below you will find all of the state sections that our Morris-Sussex will be competing in. These state sections are actually going to be the same for the 2017 season and the 2018 season. Also, don’t forget, only the top eight teams in each section make the postseason. So don’t get all giddy yet, your team still has to get through the regular season before you start mapping out your playoff bracket to MetLife.  You will find Morris-Sussex teams in bold.

NORTH 1, GROUP 1

Enrollment Range: 248-482
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Bogota High School 742200 251
Boonton High School 752781 458
Butler High School 785594 391
Cedar Grove High School 734674 387
Cresskill High School 767798 423
Emerson Jr.-Sr. High School 778646 260
Hasbrouck Heights High School 738485 418
Hopatcong High School 760097 331
New Milford High School 771345 463
North Warren Regional High School 778646 436
Park Ridge High School 800460 258
Pompton Lakes High School 789273 444
Saddle Brook High School 753044 363
Wallington High School 734803 248
Wallkill Valley Regional High School 843857 482
Wood-Ridge High School 731186 320

Tweaks: Wallkill Valley and Pompton Lakes added. Belvidere, Becton and Verona removed.

NORTH 1, GROUP 2

Enrollment Range: 508-692
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Dumont High School 767749 590
Glen Rock High School 771209 545
Hawthorne High School 771174 547
High Point Regional High School 854814 676
Kinnelon High School 785580 508
Kittatinny Regional High School 833087 522
Lakeland Regional High School 807489 692
Mahwah High School 822179 686
Manchester Regional High School 767500 647
Newton High School 807511 559
Pascack Hills High School 804118 594
Pequannock High School 774687 522
Ramsey High School 807629 631
Sussex Technical High School 829298 610
Waldwick /Midland Park HS 793056 560
Westwood High School 778573 672

Tweaks: Manchester Regional added. Wallkill Valley removed.

NORTH 1 GROUP 3

Enrollment Range: 722-910
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Bergenfield High School 760447 902
Dover High School 749128 728
Dwight Morrow High School 753193 829
Garfield High School 745720 785
Indian Hills High School 796598 846
Jefferson High School 792842 722
Montville High School 749158 910
Demarest High School 775068 790
Paramus High School 760357 905
Pascack Valley High School 789561 909
Ramapo High School 785705 833
River Dell High School 767687 774
Sparta High School 807435 810
Tenafly High School 764155 882
Vernon High School 854778 730
West Milford High School 818364 834

Tweaks: Garfield, Dover and Montville added. Lakeland and Old Tappan removed.

NORTH 1, GROUP 4

Range: 922-1,231
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Belleville High School 716518 1,064
Fair Lawn High School 763923 1,094
Morris Hills High School 745480 928
Morris Knolls High School 745479 1,146
Mount Olive High School 749123 1,125
Northern Highlands High School 800331 1,012
Old Tappan High School 793284 938
Passaic Valley High School 741969 945
Randolph High School 730913 1,231
Roxbury High School 738224 1,029
Teaneck High School 749517 922
Warren Hills High School 709383 930
Wayne Hills High School 774731 998
Wayne Valley High School 763819 968
West Morris High School 716419 950

Tweaks: Morris Hills and Old Tappan added. Barringer, Irvington and Millburn removed.

NORTH 1, GROUP 5

Enrollment Range: 1,312-2,755
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Bergen County Technical High School 753114 1,654
Bloomfield High School 712844 1,525
Clifton High School 742019 2,225
Eastside High School 756591 2,362
Hackensack High School 745799 1,395
Kennedy-Iselin High School 756570 2,362
Livingston High School 709106 1,439
Memorial High School 710478 1,472
Montclair High School 723754 1,520
Morristown High School 716336 1,352
North Bergen High School 717175 1,884
Passaic County Technical Institute 763837 2,670
Passaic High School 734778 2,424
Ridgewood High School 778520 1,312
Union City High School 705770 2,755
West Orange High School 716434 1,516

Tweaks: None.

NORTH 2, GROUP 1

Enrollment Range: 196-484
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Belvidere High School 724116 358
Brearley High School 669046 338
Dunellen High School 639836 281
Glen Ridge High School 712834 396
Becton Reg High School 727530 350
Hoboken High School 697558 299
Dayton High School 679962 409
Shabazz High School 683700 330
New Providence High School 676278 484
Newark Collegiate 683761 480
North Arlington High School 709265 353
Peoples Prep Charter School 693623 295
Roselle Park High School 665417 456
Secaucus High School 716655 476
Weehawken High School 705785 265
Weequahic High School 680029 196

Tweaks: Becton, Belvidere, People’s Charter and New Providence added. Metuchen, Middlesex, Bound Brook and Ridgefield removed.

NORTH 2, GROUP 2

Enrollment Range: 505-700
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Central High School 695326 688
Elmwood Park High School 756354 562
Fort Lee High School 735011 700
Hackettstown High School 731079 648
Hanover Park High School 716362 608
Caldwell High School 730977 601
Lenape Valley High School 752829 552
Lodi High School 745758 647
Lyndhurst High School 720206 570
Madison High School 701776 636
Mountain Lakes High School 749133 520
Parsippany High School 738212 666
Rutherford High School 723874 566
Verona High School 731014 505
Whippany Park High School 719988 508

Tweaks: Newark Central and Verona added. Dover and Manchester Regional removed.

NORTH 2, GROUP 3

Enrollment Range: 730-917
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Chatham High School 690850 917
Cliffside Park High School 724048 904
Cranford High School 665391 894
Governor Livingston High School 672642 784
Snyder High School 683827 866
North Plainfield High School 650768 730
Nutley High School 720161 906
Palisades Park/Leonia HS 730696 848
Parsippany Hills High School 738197 793
Rahway High School 647189 814
Ridgefield Park High School 738267 744
Summit High School 683575 904
Voorhees High School 672847 772
West Essex High School 738284 819
West Side High School 694619 730

Tweaks: Cranford, North Plainfield, Rahway and Summit added. Garfield, Montville, Morris Hills and Orange removed.

NORTH 2, GROUP 4

Enrollment Range: 921-1,259
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Barringer High School 700585 1,012
Colonia High School 639885 1,024
Irvington High School 687306 970
Ferris High School 687819 989
Kennedy Iselin HS 632611 994
Linden High School 654496 1,252
Mendham HS 705422 931
Millburn High School 687248 1,097
Montgomery High School 577338 1,242
North Hunterdon High School 654633 1,238
Orange High School 701870 921
Phillipsburg High School 680635 1,259
Sayreville High School 592528 1,293
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 592528 1,293
Woodbridge 625325 1,107

Tweaks: Barringer, Irvington, Ferris, Linden and Orange added. Princeton, Summit, WWP-North, WW-P South and Middletown South removed.

North 2, Group 5

Enrollment Range: 1,320-5,001
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Bayonne High School 669204 1,887
Bridgewater-Raritan High School 639860 2,160
Columbia High School 690925 1,518
East Orange Campus High School 701896 1,745
East Side High School 687385 1,656
Elizabeth High School 665466 5,001
J.P. Stevens High School 636226 1,778
Kearny High School 701968 1,320
Piscataway High School 621621 1,651
Plainfield High School 647132 1,559
Ridge High School 676265 1,397
Union High School 679982 1,622
Watchung Hills High School 661692 1,535
Westfield High School 658088 1,446
Dickinson High School 691154 1,351

Tweaks: Piscataway added. Linded removed.

NON-PUBLIC GROUP 2

Enrollment Range: 140-376
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Dwight-Englewood High School 745940 376
Gloucester Catholic High School 385452 369
Holy Cross High School 446985 268
Holy Spirit High School 210019 300
Hudson Catholic High School 687497 338
Immaculata High School 632567 370 I
Immaculate Conception 720111 180
Marist High School 672872 215
Mater Dei Prep 574515 235
Montclair Kimberley Academy 723745 335
Morris Catholic High School 752766 314
Morristown-Beard School 716341 320
Newark Academy 707895 317
St. Joseph (Hamm.) 290288 214
St. Mary’s (Ruth.) High School 723874 140

Tweaks: None

NON-PUBLIC GROUP 3

Enrollment Range: 408-720
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Bishop Ahr High School 632574 487
Bishop Eustace 399910 472
Camden Catholic High School 399893 588
DePaul Catholic High School 771088 408
Donovan Catholic High School 410506 508
Pingry School 647125 432
Pope John High School 796534 570
Red Bank Catholic High School 549069 643
St. John Vianney High School 567119 720
St. Joseph (Mont.) High School 807704 774

Tweaks: None

NON-PUBLIC, GROUP 4

Enrollment Range: 784-1,452
School/Northing Number/Enrollment

Bergen Catholic High School 771315 980
Delbarton School 712693 784
Don Bosco Prep High School 814915 1,288
Notre Dame High School 516070 887
Paramus Catholic High School 771247 993
Paul VI High School 388932 837
St. Augustine School 243013 1,084
St. Joseph (Metuchen) 625289 958
St. Peter’s Prep 683883 1,452
Seton Hall Prep School 705513 1,450

Tweaks: None

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