The Union City High School Soaring Eagles football team has made history, clinching their first-ever NJSIAA state sectional championship in a closely contested match against Phillipsburg. The game, which ended with a score of 24-17, marked a significant milestone for the team and the school.
Held at the North 2, Group 5 sectional championship game, the Soaring Eagles demonstrated a powerful offense, accumulating 231 yards and scoring three touchdowns. This victory was particularly sweet as it came against Phillipsburg, the top-seeded team, on their home field.
The win is not just a triumph in terms of the score; it represents the culmination of a season of hard work, dedication, and team spirit. The Eagles, now holding a 10-1 record, are preparing for their next big challenge – a rematch against Passaic Tech, the only team to defeat them this season. The upcoming game, set for November 17th, offers a chance for redemption and to showcase their continued growth.
The night was also a personal victory for Union City’s Head Coach Will Valdez, who celebrated his 100th career win. His leadership has been a key factor in the team’s success and development into a formidable force in high school football.
The community’s response to this historic win has been overwhelmingly positive, with fans and residents of Union City expressing pride and support for the Soaring Eagles. This victory has not only brought glory to the school but has also united the community in celebration.
As the Soaring Eagles gear up for their next game, they carry with them the momentum of this historic win and the support of an entire community.