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2020 Par Hills Vikings Preseason Football Preview

The 2020 Preseason Football Previews are sponsored by the County College of Morris, offering an an outstanding education at an affordable price with Division II and III athletics. Go to www.ccm.edu right now to learn more about this amazing educational institution that is right in our backyard in Randolph, NJ.

The Staff

 

Head Coach: Dave Albano

Years on the Job: 21

Assistants: Brian Francis (offensive coordinator), Ross Tarlow (defensive coordinator), Carmine Verducci (special teams coordinator), Steven Hill (offensive and defensive line), Dan Olsen (head freshman coach) & Nick Verducci (assistant freshman coach)

Returning Starters: Ty Sallie WR DB, Jack Ballardino DB, Roger Rubinetti Kicker, Jordan Thompson DE TE, Dominick Verducci RB, Zack Taylor Long snapper OL, Jon Pietrowics OL, Jarod Palatini OL and Alex Gonzalez OL

Player’s Expected to Step Up: Thomas Lally WR DB, Chris Evans QB, Jacob Smith WR DB, James Garcia LB, Chris Dogbe OL DL, AJ Stark OL, Tyler Arnold LB, Joey Pizza DL and Andrew Thomas LB

From the Coach

What This Team Does Better than Anybody: Our offensive line returns four starters and our runningback (Dom Verducci) will be a three-year starter. We should be a very strong running team.

Biggest Surprise of the Off-season: How well kids have adapted to the new normal.

Team Goal: Our team goal will never change – compete for a conference championship and make the playoffs.

George Muha’s Take

George Muha’s Take is sponsored by Parisi Speed School of Morristown. Reach out to Parisi today to get bigger, faster and stronger because champions are made in the off-season.

Par Hills is coming off a sectional title season and despite the fact they lost studs like JD Breslauer, Dennis Wilson and EJ Comerford to graduation, they might just actually be a better team this season. Jordan Thompson and Zack Taylor are both committed to Rutgers, Chris Dogbe (whose brother is in the NFL) will step up into a bigger role, Dominick Verducci might just be the best runningback in all of Morris-Sussex, Ty Sallie is a D1 commit for baseball and Coach Albano has been to the sectional finals more than just about any other coach in the state.  They have formidable opponents on their schedule but the Vikings are just too good to get tripped up this season.  PREDICTION:  I never like to put too many expectations on a high school football team so don’t take this prediction lightly.  Expect the black and blue to run the table and be competing for whatever a championship might look like this season.

Schedule

Friday, Oct 2, 2020 Mendham
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 High Point
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 @ Montville
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 @ West Essex
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 Morris Hills
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 @ Chatham

Roster

No. Name Positions Year Height Weight
1 Ty Sallie WR-DB Sr. 5-9 175
2 Jack Bellardino WR-DB Sr. 5-11 165
3 Tristan Sloan QB-DB So. 6-0 180
4 Roger Rubinetti K-OLB Jr. 5-11 170
5 Joey McClusick RB-OLB Sr. 6-0 160
7 Thomas Lally WR-DB Sr. 5-11 165
8 Chris Evans QB-DB Sr. 6-0 185
9 Tyler Lutkowski WR-DB So. 5-10 155
10 Eric Ostlin WR-LB Jr. 5-10 170
11 Jordan Thompson WR-DL Sr. 6-3 235
12 Brandon Jasiecki QB-LB Jr. 5-9 170
13 Dhanovan Clinton WR-DB Jr. 5-3 140
14 Marwan Elsoukkary RB-LB Jr. 5-7 145
19 Aidan Caravello WR-LB Jr. 5-10 175
20 Joe Flamio RB-LB So. 5-10 190
21 Jonlouis Musto WR-DB So. 5-11 145
22 Jacob Smith WR-DB Sr. 5-11 160
23 Jorge Espinosa RB-LB Jr. 5-10 175
24 Robert Albano WR-DB So. 5-10 135
25 Abhilash Menon WR-OLB Jr. 5-11 175
27 Jake Jasiecki WR-OLB Sr. 6-0 165
28 Dominick Verducci RB-OLB Jr. 6-2 180
30 James Garcia RB-LB Sr. 5-11 175
33 Joshua Griffith K-P So. 5-6 155
34 Giovanni Nigro RB-DB So. 5-8 145
35 Sidney Powell WR-DB So. 5-11 165
36 Sam Lerman OL-DL So. 5-6 145
44 Michael Jobst OL-DL Jr. 5-6 170
50 Andrew Thomas OL-LB Jr. 6-1 190
51 Zack Taylor OL-DL Sr. 6-0 215
52 Marcus Celestino OL-LB Sr. 5-8 185
53 Nick Andrew OL-DL Sr. 6-2 205
54 Jon Pietrowicz OL-DL Sr. 6-0 220
55 Nolan Schaefer OL-DL So. 6-0 185
56 Chris Dogbe OL-DL Sr. 6-1 205
57 AJ Stark OL-DL Sr. 6-0 210
58 Tyler Arnold OL-OLB Jr. 6-1 205
59 Connor Johannesen OL-DL So. 6-4 220
60 Darshan Patel OL-DL Jr. 5-10 225
62 Mason Kerrigan OL-DL So. 6-0 225
63 Jarod Palatini OL-DL Sr. 6-0 205
64 Chris Stearns OL-DL So. 5-8 195
65 Mikey Adams OL-LB So. 5-10 180
66 Kyle Kievit OL-DL So. 5-8 225
67 Nicholas Stringham OL-DL So. 5-10 210
68 Austin Cerullo OL-LB So. 5-9 210
69 Dominic Scola OL-DL Jr. 5-8 180
70 Jack Skennion OL-DL Jr. 5-11 190
71 Jack Shields OL-DL Sr. 6-4 250
72 Brian Mohr OL-DL So. 6-0 170
73 Nicholas Buckley OL-DL So. 5-6 160
74 Saffeldeen Hassan OL-DL So. 6-1 255
75 Jacob Bland OL-DL So. 5-8 200
76 Joey Pizza OL-DL Jr. 5-11 220
77 Vincent Licor OL-DL Jr. 6-1 200
78 Alexavier Gonzalez OL-DL Jr. 5-10 220
79 Bryan Tran OL-DL So. 5-8 240
80 Joe Reilly WR-DB So. 5-9 160
84 Jonah Lance WR-DL So. 6-0 175
85 Ruchit Bhawsar WR-DB So. 5-8 160

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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