Sports

Hornets Dominate West Milford

9d68ba48cbed24b3138b_IMG_0974.jpg
#12 Steve Luisa hands off to #3 Jake Abdi Credits: MEGHAN MURRAY
9d68ba48cbed24b3138b_IMG_0974.jpg

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Hornets began their 2016 season the same way they ended 2015, with a confidence building win. The Hornets led by second year coach Chet Parlavecchio kept the Highlanders scoreless thru four quarters, and dominated on defense with three turnovers.

After a disappointing single win season, coach Chet Parlavecchio knew that to be competitive in 2016, the Hornets needed to get back to work. This year it started with a more extensive off season program including weight room training, as well as the return of Parlavecchio's summer football camp in Little Falls.  “Once our 2015 season ended (in November), we were back in the weight room by early December", said Parlavecchio. 

The last time these two teams met, it ended in overtime with West Milford inching out the hornets 17-14. The Hornets were still looking for their first win of season, and were held to only 7 points in their first 4 games, before having their first multi touchdown outing against the Highlanders.

Sign Up for E-News

This year was different, as PV jumped out to a 7-0 lead after a 38 yard run by senior Jair Sanjuan, with Steve Luisa adding the extra point.

After pounding it on the ground, the Hornets next score would come on a 25 yard run by sophmore Ahseem Ross. After missing the extra point, the Hornets would go up 13-0, heading into half time.

Junior Hunter Fortier shine on defense, recording 3 interceptions on the day, running one back in the 4th quarter for 30 yards, and a touchdown. This capped off a 20-0 win for the Hornets, and their first shut out under coach Parlavecchio.

NOTES: The Hornets now 1-0 have matched their season win total for 2015.

Chris Watkins #18 left the game with a shoulder injury.

Hornets are at Lakeland Highschool, next Friday under the lights, to face the Lancers. Hornets lost last season 35-13 to the Lancers.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Passaic Valley

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_7611ce284a8c86d65b64_37d34f9a-c5cd-4fb1-8bf8-b5b7319cb94e

Wed, July 18, 10:00 AM

Paterson Board of Education , Paterson

Teacher Job Fair

Education

Tue, July 24, 9:15 AM

Totowa Public Library, Totowa

Atlantic City bus trip

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_cd1037d98bd3c7c64e74_seniors_program_1

Tue, July 24, 7:00 PM

Little Falls Public Library, Little Falls

Elder Law and Estate Planning Workshop

Health & Wellness Law & Justice

Tue, August 7, 6:30 PM

Alfred Baumann Library, Woodland Park

Meet a Bagpiper

Arts & Entertainment Education

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on July 16 announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said New Jersey Human ...