UPDATED No. 2: Bloomfield HS football team defeats Hackensack, reaches regional invitational final

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School football team defeated Hackensack, 24-14, on Thursday night, Nov. 3, at Foley Field in the semifinals of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Group 5 regional invitational tournament.

The Bengals won their third straight game and improved to 5-4 this season. They will visit Plainfield in the championship game on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. Plainfield defeated Livingston, 40-26, in the other semifinal on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Plainfield for its third straight win to improve to 4-5 this season.

This is the first year for the regional tournaments for teams that missed qualifying for the state playoffs.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated. Bloomfield will visit Plainfield in the final on Thursday, Nov. 10. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m..

Photos Courtesy of Jerry Simon