HS Football Preview, 2022: Division alignment for the 5 conferences


We are only weeks away from the start of the 2022 New Jersey High School Football season.

Teams have already hit the training grounds in preparation for games, which begin in late August with Week 0. The 2021 season has been filled with drama across the state, and we expect even more before the end of this year. .


Here’s a look at how each of the state’s five football conferences will line up this year.

Section 1A: Brerley; Dayton; Highland Park; Roselle Park; Spotwood

Division 1B: Belvidere; Dunellen; Manville; Middlesex; South Hunterdon

Division 2A: Bernards; linked creek; Delaware Valley; South River; Voorhees

Section 2B: Hillside; Johnson; Metuchen; New Providence; roselle

Division 3A: Cranford; Rahway; Scotch Plains-Fanwood; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Summit

Section 3B: Housing; Governor Livingston; JP Stevens; North Plain; Southern Plain

Division 4A: Colony; Iselin Kennedy; Linden; Perth Amboy; Plainfield; Woodbridge

Division 4B: Montgomery; North Hunterdon; Watchung Hills

Division 5A: Elizabeth; Somerville; St. Joseph (Met.); Union; Westfield

Division 5B: Bridgewater-Raritan; Hillsborough; Hunterdon Center; Phillipsburg; Crete

Division 5C: Eastern Brunswick; Monroe; Old bridge; Piscataway; South Brunswick

Section 5D: Edison; New Brunswick; North Brunswick; Sayreville

Colonial: Becton; Garfield; Glen Rock; Lodi; Rutherford

Freedom: Lyndhurst; Manchester Regional; New Milford; secaucus; Waldwick

Grasslands: heights of Hasbrouck; Hawthorne; North of Arlington; Pompton Lakes; saddle stream

Patriot: Butler; Creskill; Ridge Park; St. Mary (Ruth.); Wood-ridge

Union: Bogotá; Elmwood Park; Emerson Boro; Harrison; Palisades Park; Wallington; Weehawken

American: Catholic Donovan; Manalapan; South Middletown; Red Bank Catholic; Rumson-Fair Haven; Wall

Colonial: Regional Center; Laced; long branch; Middletown North; From South; North Toms River

Constitution: foal collar; Borough in full ownership; Township of Freehold; Jackson Memorial; Marlboro

Freedom: Brick Memorial; brick township; Neptune; Ocean Township; Red Bank area; South Toms River

Independence: Holmdel; Manasquan; Monmouth; Point Pleasant Boro; Raritan; Saint Jean Vianney

Freedom: barnegat; Jackson Freedom; Manchester Township; Matawan; Pine forests; East Toms River

Patriot: Asbury Park; Keansburg; key slot; Lakewood; Point Pleasant Beach; Shore

American Blue: Hackettstown; Kittatinny; Lenape Valley; Newton; Sussex Technology; Wallkill Valley

American Gold: Calwell; Hanover Park; Madison; Morris Catholic; mountain lakes; Verona

American Red: Dumont; Mahwah; Ramsay; Ridgefield Park; Tenafly; Westwood

American White: High point; Jefferson; Lakeland; Sparta; Veron; West Milford

Liberty Blue: Clifton; Passaic; Passaic Tech; Paterson Eastside; patrick kennedy

Red Liberty: coxswain; Bloomfield; Dickinson; Orange East; Orange West

White Liberty: Colombia; Irvington; Livingston; Montclair; Union City

Red ivy: Bergen Technology; Dover; Fair Lawn; Hopatcong; Indian hills; Pascack Hills; teaneck

White Ivy: Cliffside Park; Dwight-Morrow; Ferris; Fort Lee; Kearny; Memorial; East side of Newark

Liberty Blue: Chatham; Mendham; Montville; Morris Hills; Parsippany Hills; Warren Hills

Liberty Red: Hackensack; Northern Highlands; Ramapo; Ridgewood; Wayne Hills

Liberty White: Morris Krolls; Morristown; Mount Olive; Randolph; Roxbury; morris west

National Blue: Boonton; Kinnelon; North Warren; Parsippia; Pequannock; Whippany Park

National Red: Cedar Grove; Glen Ridge; Montclair Immaculate; Newark College; Shabazz

National White: Hoboken; Immaculate; Newark Central; Snyder; Weequahic

Patriot Blue: Bergenfield; Demarest; Old Tappan; Paramus; Pascack Valley; dell of the river

Patriot Red: Bayonne; Lincoln; North Bergen; Orange; Western coast

White Patriot: Beautiful city; Millburn; Nutley; Valley of Passaic; Wayne Vallee; West Essex

Solid red: Bergen Catholic; Preparation Don Bosco; Preparation of Seton Hall; St. Joseph (Montreal); Preparation of John Dory

Plain white: Delbarton; From Paul ; Hudson Catholic; Catholic Paramus; Pope John

American: Cherokee; Lenape; Millville; Shawnee; St. Augustine; Williamstown

Capital: Ewing; Hamilton West; Hopewell Valley; Our Lady; Nottingham; Trenton

Classic: Cherry Hill East; Florence; Haddon Township; Holy Cross preparation; Palmyra; Princeton

Colonial: Audubon; Collingswood; Deptford; Gloucester; Overbrook

Constitution: Camden; Camden Catholic; Haddon Heights; Haddonfield; Sterling; West Deptford

Continental: Open view; Holy Spirit; royal road; Vinland; Washington Township

Diamond: Paulsboro; Penns Grove; Salem; Woodbury; Woodstown

Freedom: Bordentown; the city of Burlington; cinnamon ; Maple shade; New Egypt; Pemberton

Horizon: Bishop Eustace; Gloucester Catholic; Lindenwold; Riverside; Schalick; wild forest

Independence: cedar stream; Delsea; Ocean City; St. Joseph (Hamm.); Winslow

Freedom: Burlington Township; Camden Eastside; Delran; Pennsauken; willingboro

Memorial: East; Hammont; mountains; Rancocas Valley; woodland creek

National: Cherry Hill West; Moorestown; North Burlington; Paul VI; Seneca; Triton

Patriot: Buena; Clayton; Glassboro; Middle Township; Pleasantville

Royal: Cumberland; Bridge; Lower Cape May; Pensville; pit man

United: Absegami; Atlantic City; Bridgeton; egg port; continental; Oakcrest

Valley: Allentown; Hightstown; Lawrence; Robbinsville; Steinert; West Windsor-South Plainsboro

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