2018 Round One Playoffs: Who Made It & Who Plays Who

There is nothing better than high school football in New Jersey. You basically start lifting and training the day football season ends. Then you find yourself on a dusty field in August, sweating your brains out, questioning what the heck you are doing this for.
There are so many people involved to make it all happen. Coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, marching band members, cheerleaders, parent associations, fund raisers, etc. Then, this time of year comes and everything starts to make perfect sense.

At Morris Sussex Sports, we cover 37 football teams – every football team in Morris and Sussex Counties and Hackettstown and North Warren from Warren County. Out of those 37 teams, there is a possibility for our area to have 12 Group Champions and eight Bowl Champions every year.  This year, 20 out of the 37 made it to the postseason with a chance to represent our area with sectional and bowl championships.  Those teams are Butler, Boonton, Wallkill Valley, Newton, Kittatinny, High Point, Pequannock, Mountain Lakes, Hanover Park, Sparta, Montville, Par Hills, Morris Hills, Morris Knolls, Mount Olive, West Morris, Randolph, Morris Catholic, Pope John and Delbarton.

As these teams get prepared to take on opponents from across the state, Morris Sussex Sports will rally the fans to make sure our area teams know they have the backing of not just their school but our entire community.  Here’s how Round 1 will play out this coming week.

*Morris-Sussex teams in red.

North 1, Group 1 Qualifiers
1-Butler (7-1)
2-Park Ridge (7-1)
3-Boonton (6-2)
4-New Milford (6-2)
5-Wallkill Valley (8-1)
6-Emerson Boro (6-2)
7-Cresskill (5-3)
8-Pompton Lakes (4-4)

Match-Ups
8-Pompton Lakes at 1-Butler
5-Wallkill Valley at 4-New Milford
6-Emerson Boro at 3-Boonton
7-Cresskill at 2-Park Ridge

North 2, Group 1 Qualifiers
1-Shabazz (7-1)
2-Hasbrouck Heights (8-0)
3-Weequahic (8-0)
4-Cedar Grove (5-3)
5-West Side (5-4)
6-Hoboken (4-4)
7-New Providence (8-0)
8-Bound Brook (5-2)

Match-Ups
8-Bound Brook at 1-Shabazz
5-West Side at 4-Cedar Grove
6-Hoboken at 3-Weequahic
7-New Providence at 2-Hasbrouck Heights

North 1, Group 2 Qualifiers
1-Newton (8-1)
2-Westwood (6-2)
3-Kittatinny (7-2)
4-Ramsey (6-3)
5-High Point (5-3)
6-Mahwah (5-3)
7-Glen Rock (5-3)
8-Pequannock (5-3)

Match-ups
8-Pequannock at 1-Newton
5-High Point at 4-Ramsey
6-Mahwah at 3-Kittatinny
7-Glen Rock at 2-Westwood

North 2, Group 2 Qualifiers
1-Rutherford (7-1)
2-Verona (6-2)
3-Lyndhurst (7-1)
4-Hawthorne (6-2)
5-Mountain Lakes (6-2)
6-Hanover Park (4-4)
7-Dumont (4-4)
8-Newark Central (4-5)

Match-Ups
8-Newark Central at 1-Rutherford
5Mountain Lakes at 4-Hawthorne
6-Hanover Park at 3-Lyndhurst
7-Dumont at 2-Verona

North 1, Group 3 Qualifiers
1-Ramapo (9-0)
2-Paramus (9-0)
3-River Dell (6-2)
4-Sparta (7-2)
5-Lakeland (8-1)
6-Pascack Valley (3-5)
7-West Milford (5-4)
8-Demarest (4-5)

Match-Ups
8-Demarest at 1-Ramapo
5-Lakeland at 4-Sparta
6-Pascack Valley at 3-River Dell
7-West Milford at 2-Paramus

North 2, Group 3 Qualifiers
1-Summit (7-1)
2-West Essex (8-0)
3-Rahway (7-1)
4-Montville (7-2)
5-Warren Hills (5-4)
6-Parsippany Hills (6-3)
7-South Plainfield (4-4)
8-Voorhees (4-5)

Match-Ups
8-Voorhees at 1-Summit
5-Warren Hills at 4-Montville
6-Parsippany Hills at 3-Rahway
7-South Plainfield at 2-West Essex

North 1, Group 4 Qualifiers
1-Wayne Hills (7-2)
2-Old Tappan (6-2)
3-Morris Hills (6-3)
4-Morris Knolls (4-4)
5-Northern Highlands (4-5)
6-Wayne Valley (5-4)
7-Passaic Valley (4-4)
8-Mount Olive (5-3)

Match-Ups
8-Mount Olive at 1-Wayne Hills
5-Northern Highlands at 4-Morris Knolls
6-Wayne Valley at 3-Morris Hills
7-Passaic Valley at 2-Old Tappan

North 2, Group 4 Qualifiers
1-Phillipsburg (7-1)
2-Randolph (8-1)
3-Irvington (6-3)
4-Linden (7-2)
5-Cranford (5-3)
6-West Morris (5-3)
7-Colonia (6-3)
8-North Hunterdon (3-5)

Match-Ups
8-North Hunterdon at 1-Phillipsburg
5-Cranford at 4-Linden
6-West Morris at 3-Irvington
7-Colonia at 2-Randolph

Non-Public Group 2 Qualifiers
1-St. Joseph (Hamm.) (7-2)
2-Holy Spirit (5-3)
3-Hudson Catholic (5-4)
4-Immaculata (4-4)
5-Holy Cross (6-3)
6-Gloucester Catholic (2-6)
7-Morris Catholic (4-5)
8-Montclair Immaculate (5-4)
-All other teams have opted out.

Match-Ups
8-Montclair Immaculate at 1-St. Joseph (Hamm.)
5-Holy Cross at 4-Immaculata
6-Gloucester Catholic at 3-Hudson Catholic
7-Morris Catholic at 2-Holy Spirit

Non-Public, Group 3 Qualifiers
1-Red Bank Catholic (8-0)
2-DePaul (6-3)
3-Mater Dei (8-1)
4-St. John Vianney (4-4)
5-Pope John (1-8)
6-Donovan Catholic (5-2)
7-Bishop Ahr (4-5)

Match-Ups
1-Red Bank Catholic (bye)
5-Pope John at 4-St. John Vianney
6-Donovan Catholic at 3-Mater Dei
7-Bishop Ahr at 2-DePaul

Non-Public, Group 4 Qualifiers
1-Bergen Catholic (8-1)
2-St. Joseph Montvale (7-1)
3-St. Peter’s Prep (6-3)
4-Don Bosco Prep (5-4)
5-Delbarton (6-3)
6-St. Joseph Metuchen (6-2)
7-St. John Vianney (4-4)
8-Seton Hall Prep (4-5)
9-Paramus Catholic (2-7)
10-Notre Dame (7-1)

Match-Ups
1-Bergen Catholic vs winner of 9-Paramus Catholic at 8-Seton Hall Prep
5-Delbarton at 4-Don Bosco Prep
6-St. Joseph (Met.) at 3-St. Peter’s Prep
2-St. Joseph (Mont.) vs winner of 10-Notre Dame at 7-St. Augustine

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