The Jefferson Falcon football team puts their 2-1 record on the line when the West Milford Highlanders visit JTHS this Thursday, September 28 with a kick off at 7 p.m.
Jefferson Head Coach Jerry Venturino took time from his busy schedule to give some final thoughts on Friday night’s 38-19 win over Mendham and what to expect from the Highlanders.
Q: Tell us something about the great adjustments the team made during halftime that allowed the Falcons to pull away in the second half.
Coach Venturino: “It was a great second half. I was impressed with the team’s ability to stay within the game for 4 quarters. They kept their composure and focused on “the best play is the next play”. The adjustments we made proved themselves by the results in the second half”
Q: What’s the condition of WR/DB/K Drew Benfatti who was having another strong outing when he was injured Friday night.
Coach Venturino: “He’s good to go on Thursday”.
Q: West Milford is 2-1 on the season and is coming off a 33-29 win over Montville. What can we expect from the Highlanders?
Coach Venturino: “West Milford has gotten better week to week. That’s evident by watchng the films. They’re getting better week to week just like us. We have to respect them. Their quarterback is a good player who can change the game at any time. They play an aggressive defense plus I played college football with their defensive coordinator. We know each other well and it’s always fun to compete against them”.
Q: Last minute thoughts about Thursday’s game?
Coach Venturino: Right now we’re totally focused on West Milford. In high school, every game is a big game. We’re focused on winning the day tomorrow (Wednesday) and carrying it over to game day”
West Milford Highlanders (1-2) Schedule
Sept. 7 PASSAIC VALLEY L 27-6
Sept. 15 HIGH POINT L 41-7
Sept. 23 @ Montville W 33-29
Sept. 28 @ Jefferson