By W.L. Bill Allen Jr. / Director, New Jersey Sport Action
Photo by Bill Allen-NJ Sport/ActionMembers of the boys booters battalion from Wallington High revel in the rhapsody of reaping the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group 1 state championship by moving past Midland Park, 2-1, last Thursday, Nov. 11, at Tryon Field in Rutherford.
WALLINGTON (Nov. 18, 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 on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Tryon Field in Rutherford.
That victory propelled the league champion Panthers (21-2) into the State Group 1 semifinals round, where the locals were slated to face North 2 sectional titlist Glen Ridge (19-4-1) on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Indian Hills High in Oakland. The survivor of Tuesday’s tussle will face either Central Jersey winner South River (17-5) or South titlist Pitman (20-1) in the State Group 1 crown contest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the College of New Jersey in Ewing.
Wallington 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.