MORRISTOWN – The Morristown High School football team will open a new season on Sept. 14 against the Randolph Rams.
The Colonials are coming off a tough season at 2-7, with the lone wins coming against Chatham and Columbia in an NJSIAA crossover game. Morristown saw some struggles on the offensive end, scoring seven or fewer points four times in the season. The Colonials went 0-5 in North Jersey Super Football Conference – Freedom Blue division play.
But it’s a fresh start for head coach John Power and the team.
Explosive senior wide receiver Jason Jones and junior running back Joel Torres will be two guys Morristown will depend on. Senior Jack Woodworth is also a guy who is capable of breaking runs and finding the end zone.
The Colonials will try to erase recent struggles after three straight two-win seasons and a three-win campaign in 2015, when Chris Hull was the head coach. Morristown’s last .500 season was 2014 at 5-5.
Morristown’s last winning season was 8-4 in 2010. Following the home opener against the Rams, Morristown travels to Mendham for agame on Sept. 20. The two teams played a very close contest last year, with theMinutemen prevailing late, 23-21. Morristown returns home for a matchup against Chatham, one of the team’s wins last year, on Sept. 28. The Colonials then play at Roxbury on Oct. 4 before back-to-back home games against Morris Knolls and West Morris. The Colonials close out the regular season with games at Delbarton and Mount Olive.