PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Parsippany High School football team took great strides in the 2018 season.
The Redhawks, following a 0-10 season in 2017, finished last year with a 4-6 mark. Parsippany opened the season with an overtime victory at Kinnelon and prevailed over Dover, Whippany Park and Lodi. The group finished with a 2-3 record in the North Jersey Super Football Conference American Blue Division, good for fourth in the division standings.
Parsippany, which is in the North, Group 2 section, opens with Kinnelon once again in the 2019 slate. That game will be the home opener on Sept. 6.
The Redhawks play at Hopatcong on Sept. 13 before returning home for a game against Passaic Valley on Sept. 20. Parsippany plays on the road at Wallkill Valley on Sept. 28 before back-to-back home games against Kittatinny (Oct. 4) and Mountain Lakes (Oct. 11). Road games at Boonton (Oct. 18) and Whippany Park (Oct. 25) follow before the home finale against Pequannock on Nov. 1.
Nick Santangelo is back at quarterback for his senior year. Junior James Riedinger also saw time last season and is another option at the position.
Elusive Tyler Grieco will need to be replaced in the backfield for Parsippany. Nana Agyemang, who did damage in the backfield and as a receiver last season, is back for his senior season. Alex Picinich is another receiving weapon, as is AJ Grippo.
Anthony LaPresti saw time in the backfield a season ago and could have a larger role for the Redhawks this season.