Story and Photos By W.L. Bill Allen Jr. / Director, New Jersey Sport Action
WALLINGTON (Nov. 11, 2010) — The bracket's top seed, Wallington High, held off second-slotted Midland Park, 2-1, to earn the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group 1 state championship Thursday, Nov. 11, at Tryon Field in Rutherford. That victory propels the Panthers into the State Group 1 semifinals round, where the locals will face the North 2 sectional titlist, either Glen Ridge or New Providence, early next week. WHS reached the section's title tilt by stomping Saddle Brook, the 16th seed, 8-0, in a first round fracas on Nov. 1, prior to clipping Cresskill, the 8th seed, 1-0, in a quarterfinal round clash on Nov. 5 and then pummeling Park Ridge, the fifth seed, 4-0, in a section semifinal round showdown on Nov. 5.
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