PARSIPPANY – The Parsippany Hills High School football team used a dominant second half to defeat Hanover Park, 43-20, Friday night.
The Vikings (2-2, 1-0) opened North Jersey Super Football Conference-American White play with a 36-6 second half over the Hornets.
Trailing 14-7 at halftime, Parsippany Hills had a 15-6 third quarter, and then outscored the Hornets 21-0 in the fourth quarter.
“I thought we played an OK first half,” said Parsippany Hills head coach David Albano. “We left some points out there. Halftime we made a couple of adjustments defensively, because they were really hurting us in the air. We had some turnovers that really gave us some momentum.”
Quarterback J.D. Breslauer went 19-for-32 for 317 yards and three scores, Dominick Verducci ran for 106 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns and Jordan Thompson and David Giraldo each caught a TD pass.
Ty Sallie had two interceptions and Dennis Wilson had a 30-yard interception return for a TD.
“Football, at any level, is all about turnovers,” Albano said. “Turnovers and we were able to run the ball. The last few weeks we just haven’t had the ball very much. This week we were able to get some first downs, which keeps our defense off the field a little bit. I thought our big guns really made the plays when we needed to. There was no panic at halftime. Kids were really pumped up in the locker room.”
Verducci found the end zone on runs of seven and three yards. Breslauer hit Giraldo on an 11-yard TD pass, Wilson on a 7-yard TD and Thompson on a 57-yard long ball.
Thompson made three receptions for 97 yards and the score, Wilson had six receptions for 59 yards and E.J. Comerford finished with four receptions for 79 yards.
Roger Rubinetti was successful on all five of his PAT attempts for the Vikings.
Parsippany Hills takes on another division foe in Hackettstown on the road on Oct. 4.
“Now we have to face a completely different team that just put up 50 points last night,” Albano said of Hackettstown. “This team is a triple option team. It’s back to work and the biggest thing is one game at a time. We have to put in a whole new game plan and the kids will respond well to it.”