PARSIPPANY – The Parsippany Hills High School football team won its sixth game in a row after rolling past Orange, 35-7, on the road Friday night.
One week after the Vikings beat up on West Essex by the same score, they relied on their defense once again in the win over Orange.
“I thought we had a business-like approach all week,” said Parsippany Hills head coach Dave Albano. “I thought we got in and out and we did exactly what I was hoping the kids would do. We were able to get some starters out early in the second half. I was pleased with the kids’ approach to the game.
“Defense has been our staple on year. We have been playing great defense. Now the offense is catching up to the defense at the right time.”
Angelo Varcadipane had a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown for Par Hills, now 7-2 on the season.
Quarterback JD Breslauer went 16-of-23 for 175 yards and three TDs, finding Dennis Wilson for two scores, and Ty Sallie for the other.
Dominick Verducci ran the ball 14 times for 66 yards and a TD. Wilson made five catches for 56 yards and Sallie had a pick.
Parsippany Hills is the third seed in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament. The Vikings will play sixth-seeded Paramus in a rematch of their Week 1 matchup in which Parsippany Hills won 28-10.
“We’ll take the approach as if that game never took place,” Albano added. “We take it as one-game seasons. We’ll put all our energy and focus on this first game. We try not to get hung up on who we’re playing as so much as to what’s at stake. We’re going to try to continue to do what we’ve been doing.”