The Jefferson Falcons football team faces their toughest test of the 2017 season so far when they travel to Parsippany Hills this Friday Night for a 7 p.m. kick off against the unbeaten Vikings.

Falcons’ head coach Jerry Venturino took time from his schedule on Tuesday to offer some final thoughts on last Thursday’s 35-14 win over West Milford and some insight into this Friday’s game at Parsippany Hills.

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Q: Another solid set of adjustments at the half last Thursday paved the way for a 35-14 win. Any final comments?

Coach Venturino: I’m so proud of the way the guys played in the second half. It’s becoming a pattern.  make adjustments and the players get used to the speed of the game”

Q: Any injuries to report?

Coach Venturino: Everyone will be good to go.

Q: What can we expect from Parsippany Hills this week?

Coach Venturino: They’ve played a lot of good teams. They’re good up front, they have an athletic QB, guys who can catch the ball and a good running back. On defense, they’re big up front, use two safeties and play a 40-front so it’ll be interesting to see what they’ll try to take away from us.

Our guys are very up for the game and we’ve had some fabulous practices.  We present the game plan on Monday, implement it on Tuesday, we’ll look to continue the positive energy on Wednesday, fine tune it on Thursday and get on the bus Friday.

Parsippany Hills High School is located at 20 Rita Drive in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Parsippany Hills Vikings are 4-0.


Sept. 8   @ West Morris W 31-27

Sept. 15  CHATHAM      W  41-17

Sept. 22  @ Roxbury     W 28-14

Sept. 28  @ Barringer   W 43-18

Oct. 6      JEFFERSON

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