Only one of the five area teams playing first-round playoff games Saturday advanced to the semifinals next weekend. Piscataway, the 2nd seed in North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 5, will move on to face Bridgewater-Raritan - the 3rd-seed - with a commanding 45-6 win over visiting Bayonne.
Of the four teams to lose, two had come into the playoffs undefeated: South River and St. Joseph-Metuchen, both at 9-0.
Below are the Saturday results involving area teams:
North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 5
#1 Westfield def. #8 Ridge 17-10
#2 Piscataway def. #7 Bayonne 45-6
Central Jersey - Group 3
#3 Monmouth Regional def. #6 Carteret 21-7
Central Jersey - Group 2
#7 Hillside def. #2 South River 28-7
Non-Public - Group 4
#6 Paramus Catholic def. #3 St. Joseph-Metuchen 35-7