ROXBURY, N.J. - The Roxbury High School football team on Friday overwhelmed Parsippany-Troy Hills in an away-game lopsided victory buoyed by offense that began early.
The march to a 40-14 victory began early when, in the first 15 seconds of the game, senior Paul Shadel caught a 20-yard pass from junior quarterback Donovan Brady and ran another 50 yards for a touchdown.
The play energized the Gaels early in the game and motivated them to keep up the big plays.
Junior Michael Roumes ran 50 yards for a touchdown with 2:34 left in the first quarter. Riley O’Connor, a sophomore kicker for Roxbury, missed the first two field goals due to wobbly snaps, but senior Joe Badgely got two rushing touchdowns late in the game.
One of those came with 38 seconds left in the third quarter and the second with 8:18 left in the fourth.
Senior Tucker Voelbel chalked up a 63-yard rushing touchdown with 5:57 left in the third quarter, making sure that the energy stayed high even in the late portions of the contest. Voelbel ended up having 171 total rushing yards in the game.
Brady had a total of 206 passing yards, with nine out of 17 passes completed, two of which were touchdown passes.
Defensively, senior Matt Garofalo had seven individual tackles and two assisted tackles, showing leadership as one of the Gaels' three captains. Tyshon Bradley, a senior, had a good defensive game with two assisted tackles and three individual tackles. He also defended four passes from being caught.
Junior Connor Mahoney made two assisted tackles, two individual tackles and defended three passes from being caught.
Tonight's high-energy, high-effort game sets up the Gaels well for next week's home game on Friday night against Mendham.