The North Jersey Super Football Conference is a football-only athletic league of high schools in New Jersey. The 115-team league was formed in 2016.[1][2]

History

The NJSFC consists of nearly all of the football playing members of four conferences that were formed after a significant realignment in New Jersey high school athletics saw the creation of several new leagues.

The conferences that came together to form this league were:

The league, which included more than one hundred schools, is the largest such league in the United States.[3]

The 12 teams allocated to the two Ivy divisions starting in 2020 are intended to allow weaker programs ineligible for playoff participation to compete primarily against each other.[4]

Divisions

There are a total of six sections of the NJSFC, with most consisting of three or four divisions:[5]

United Red
United White
United Blue
Liberty Red
Liberty White
Liberty Blue
Freedom Red
Freedom White
Freedom Blue
Patriot Red
Patriot White
Patriot Blue
American Red
American White
American Blue
National Red
National White
National Blue
Ivy Red
Ivy White

References

  1. ^ http://northjerseysuperfootballconference.org
  2. ^ Stanmyre, Matthew. "Schedules released for 115-team North Jersey Super Football Conference", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, October 30, 2015. Accessed April 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Cooper, Darren. "Here's what we know about the new Super Football Conference 2020 schedule", The Record, July 23, 2020. Accessed March 22, 2021. "The Super Football Conference (SFC) is a 112-team group, the largest high school football-only conference in America, and is comprised of teams from five different counties."
  4. ^ Cooper, Darren. "Super Football Conference creating 'Ivy Division' for struggling programs", The Record, May 1, 2019. Accessed March 24, 2021. "Seeking to restore participation and enthusiasm to high school football programs that have struggled to compete consistently, the Super Football Conference announced plans to start a 12-team 'Ivy Division' in the 2020 season. Teams that compete in the 'Ivy Division' will play exclusively against each other and won't participate in the NJISAA football playoffs.... Twelve schools from Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Morris counties have applied to compete in the Ivy Division: Bergen Tech, Cliffside Park, Dickinson, Fair Lawn, Ferris, Memorial, Dover, Dwight-Morrow, Fort Lee, Glen Ridge, Marist and Tenafly."
  5. ^ Cooper, Darren. "NJ football: Super Football Conference revised schedules for 2020 regular season", The Record, July 23, 2020. Accessed March 22, 2021. "The Super Football Conference has 112 teams that will play across 20 divisions. This is the first year of the Ivy Division, created for struggling programs that would be ineligible for the state playoffs."