MILLBURN, NJ — Following a start to the season marked by disappointing results, the Millburn football team is set to kick off the second half of a truncated season, as they look to right the ship and get back some of their momentum from opening night.

Following a season-opening 12-7 loss to Belleville and a 28-13 setback against Columbia (SOMA), the Millers found themselves on the wrong side of the scorebug after a 55-7 loss to powerhouse West Side (Newark). The lone score for Millburn in the game was a pick six by Connor Tuths late in the second half.

Following the loss, Millburn Head Football Coach Chris Dreschel spoke about the lessons learned so far from the shortened season.

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"I think we just have to get used to playing high quality football teams," Dreschel said. "When you play a group 4 schedule, that's kind of what you run into. I think there aren't many weeks that you can line up and just go through the motions [West Side] was ranked preseason top 20 for a reason, there's some talented football players over there."

He added,"I think it's good for us to see that as a program, and we've just got to keep getting better, that's all we can do. The speed was different, and we've just gotta get better, [and] learn how to compete at that level."

Now, the sprint into the second half of Millburn's truncated schedule begins. The Millers will face Nutley at Home this week in a 7:00 p.m. kickoff, and then finish up their season with back-to-back road contests against Orange and Madison, with both games kicking off at 1:00 p.m.