Only one area team advances in Saturday 1st round action

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