VERONA, NJ - The NJSIAA released the seedings for the state tourney, naming Verona the No. 1 seed for Group 1.  

The Hillbillies are 22-0 for the season and 20-0 in conference play.  Also the No. 1 seed for the Essex County Tournament, they will take on #4 Caldwell in the ECT semifinals in Livingston on Thursday. 

Last year Verona was 32-2 for the season, advancing all the way to the state finals and falling to a tough Bogata team.  

The Hillbillies will open up the state tourney against No. 32 Shabazz.  Game date and times to be announced.