Week two success for the Vikings! Combined total offense of 540 yards. Led by QB Nick Verducci, who contributed to the victory with a 7-yard run in the second quarter, and by throwing 3 TDs.
On the Cougars first-drive of the game, they were able to find a WR open on a 4th down to go ahead 7-0 middle way thru the first quarter.
End of 1St Quarter Chatham 7 – Par Hills 0
Parsippany Hills then turned it up and controlled the game for the remaining time in the 2nd quarter. The offensive line of Justin Gurth, Vincent Bianchi, Billy Taylor, Al Huss and Crin Uricoli kept Chatham’s defensive line away from Verducci when he dropped back to pass, while opening up big holes for Done, Falivene and Verducci to run through.
Vikings’ first score of the game was an 8yd pass from Verducci to Bettelli. With 3 minutes remaining before the break, Verducci showed his versatility by escaping what looked to be a stop at the line, with a 7yd TD run. Cormac Bradley added the extra points to finalize the first half scoring.
End of half Chatham 7 – Par Hills 14
Vikings starting the second half on offensive continuing to move the ball either by air or through the line opening holes. Par Hills gaining positive yardage on every play pushing all the way down to the Cougar 7yd line where on the next possession, RB Marc Falivene followed the O-Line into the End zone.
Strong Defensive team effort in the second half play by Vincent Bianchi with eighteen total tackles and lots of pressure from the DL (Jay Kilpack, Dom Musto, and Billy Taylor) shut down the Cougars on every possession.
QB Verducci added to the score board in the third quarter with accurate TD throws. He found Kevin Minardi for a 24yd TD strike, and then John Stampone on a 42yarder deep down the middle.
End of the Third Quarter – Chatham 7 – Par Hills 35
Vincent Bianchi picked off Chatham who was threatening to score midway in the fourth quarter, adding to the excitement after a Jay Kilpack sack.
End of regulation – Chatham 7 – Par Hills 35
Nick Verducci passing - 19/23 for 214 yards 3 TDs 2 INT
Wilson Done led all rushers with 12 carries for 143 yards
Nick Verducci 10 carries for 78 yards and 1 TD
Marco Falivene 9 carries for 73 yards and 1 TD
John Stampone 7 receptions for 98 yards and 1 TD
Michael Bettelli 6 receptions for 50 yards and 1 TD
Kevin Minardi 2 receptions for 48 yards and 1 T
Vinnie Bianchi led the defense with 18 tackles and 1 Interception
The Vikings Week 1 Home opener resulted in a tough double overtime loss to West Morris Central Wolfpack.
The Vikings, led by QB Nick Verducci, a three-year starter, got the scoring started on the team’s second drive of the game. Early completions to Kyle Davis and short run game by Wilson Done got the Vikings to the Wolfpack 36. Next play from scrimmage Verducci found sophomore wide receiver Kevin Minardi, open over the middle. He broke a tackle on his way to the first touchdown of the season.
On the Wolfpack’s second-drive of the game, running back Draghi scored from the Vikings 6. After the extra point, the Wolfpack and Vikings were tied at 7 apiece.
End of 1St Quarter West Morris 7 – Par Hills 7
Parsippany Hills controlled the game with a drive which started on their own 25 and chewed up 5:51 off the clock. During that drive, Verducci found receiver Nick Ho with a gain of 30 yards getting the Vikings to the West Morris 45-yard line. The versatile QB ran the ball on the next three plays and got the Vikings to the 33-yard line of West Morris. An impressive catch by Michael Bettelli on the 1yard line setup a Marco for the first rushing touchdown of the season.
West Morris quickly responded with an 8-play drive of its own, and it ended with a run in from the 6 yard line, tying the game at 14.
Vikings next possession, had them threatening to score when Verducci was intercepted in the End zone with 1:18 left in the first half
Wolfpack quickly reacted and was able to complete a 35-yard touchdown pass with 17 seconds left in the first half to give West Morris its first lead of the game.
End of half West Morris 21 – Par Hills 14
Wolfpack received the ball in the second half and on the second play of the drive, got a long 73 yard run from its Running back
Vikings next possession, QB Verducci made accurate throws to both Ho and Minardi and eventually hit Senior Mike Bettelli 15 yards in the back of the end zone.
End of Third Quarter – West Morris 28 – Par Hills 21
After the Vikings defense stepped up and held West Morris off the scoreboard, Verducci led a consecutive scoring drive when he ran a quarterback sweep from 12 yards out to tie the game with 2:37 to go in the fourth quarter.
End of regulation – West Morris 28 – Par Hills 28
Verducci finished 11-for-16 with 209 yards passing and two touchdowns and had 14 carries for 128 rushing yards and one score
With fumbles to end both possessions in the first OT, and the Vikings possession in the second OT, West Morris was able to drive down to the 2 yard line and on the next play end the game with a RB run around the right side.
Final Score West Morris 34 – Par Hills 28
Nick Verducci passing - 10/19 for 215 yards 2 TDs
Nick Verducci led all rushers with 19 carries for 164 yards
Nick Ho 4 receptions for 88 yards
Michael Bettelli 2 receptions for 43 yards
Kevin Minardi 3 receptions for 56 yards
Kyle Davis 3 receptions for 28 yards
Vinnie Bianchi led the defense with 13 tackles
Billy Taylor and Conner Schaefer each had a sack