Football Redskins Prostore Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:56:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Football Redskins Prostore 32 32 Jefferson determined to retool for 2021 season Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:57:18 +0000

Jefferson’s football team are determined to build on their recent streak of success.

Last season Jefferson finished 5-2 and was second to Sparta in the Patriot Blue division of the North Jersey Super Football Conference. The arrival marked the first time since 2014 that the Falcons had back-to-back winning seasons.

Over the past decade, Jefferson has only seen three losing seasons, but they’ve also had two .500 seasons. This upcoming campaign aims to extend their recent rise after also closing with a 7-3 record in 2019.

“You want to start building momentum,” Falcons coach Jerry Venturino said. “Any program will tell you that it wants to get to the part where you don’t rebuild, you reload. I think we were in a bit of a slow snowball effect with that.”

Jefferson quarterback Erik Garv tries to avoid Montville linemen in the first half of a football game at Jefferson Township High School on November 20, 2020. Alexandra Pais / For the Daily Record

There should be a lot of intrigue around Jefferson this season after senior quarterback Peter Delaportas, a Boston College entry, returns to his home district of Pope John at the end of the school year. He will compete with returning starter Erik Garv for the team’s starting position.

Delaportas could give the team their first true Division I quarterback since Gavin McCarney, who helped lead the program to a state title as a junior in 2008 before setting the program’s 19 records as a junior. that Colgate quarterback.