PARSIPPANY, NJ – For the first time since 2014, the Parsippany High School football team is off to a 2-1 start.
The Redhawks cruised past winless Dover, 55-20, on Friday night. It was the second road win of the season for Parsippany, which defeated Kittatinny, 27-21, in the season opener.
“We preached all week long that tempo, conditioning and discipline would lead us to our second win,” said Parsippany head coach Jason Hurta. “We spread the ball around on offense and defensively we were able to match Dover's physical style. Our goals are to keep working on basics and doing our best on staying healthy.”
For Parsippany, senior Tyler Grieco ran for 119 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns. Anthony LaPresti added 77 yards on the ground on three attempts as he also found the end zone.
In addition to a Daniel Lupo rushing TD, Parsippany was also effective in the air. Quarterback James Riedinger threw for 108 yards and two touchdowns. A.J. Grippo had one 75-yard TD catch, while Nana Agyemang found the end zone on a 29-yard catch.
Agyemang also had a kickoff return and punt return for touchdowns.
The Redhawks had over 200 yards rushing in total.
Defensively, Anthony Rillo had an interception, Carlos Ortiz came up with a sack, Agif Mahmudi had a team-high seven tackles while Patrick Lanigan added six tackles.
Daniel Lupo and Jared Hurta both made five tackles for the Redhawks.
After a tight first quarter, Parsippany blew the game open in the second quarter with a 28-point performance.
Dover fell to 0-3 on the season and has given up 27 or more points in all three contests.
Parsippany, looking to keep the momentum going, hosts Wallkill Valley on Sept. 21. Wallkill Valley opened the season 2-0 with wins over North Warren and Kittatinny. The Rangers were set to play a home game against Kinnelon on Sept. 15.