Football takes an offensive approach this season


Kevin Eviner

With the fall season underway, the Raiders football team is ready to work hard on and off the field. Although the season had a rocky start with a bitter loss against North Hunterdon, the Raiders hope to bring their all to the field this season.
The team hopes to build upon their moral and strengths from the previous season.
“I hope we build off of what we started,” Assistant Coach Kyle Anderson stated. “We have a new staff at this school, still. So hopefully we can improve in the areas we need to and work together.”
Senior co-captain Anthony Porter emphasized that although the team is young, there is a lot of amazing work going on the field thus far.
“We’re a really fast team and we run the ball really well,” Porter said. “Our offensive line is working really hard so we definitely trust them.”
The team has a large amount of senior leadership this year. Porter and co-captain senior Alex Oslislo hope to lead the team, along with other seniors such as Jake Jacobsen and Dakota Verrico,
“We did start five sophomores and a freshman this past Friday, and obviously it’s hard for them because they’re not really used to playing varsity football yet,” Porter said. “They have done a great job, however, thanks to all the effort they put on the field and the guidance they get from the veterans on the team.”
During the season, the team hopes to take one day at a time and make improvements with every practice. Given the strong bond and steady dynamic on the team, Anderson and other coaches feel as though this is definitely a feasible goal to attain.
The Raiders will be playing against Summit on Saturday, Sept. 29 as well as against Governor Livingston on Saturday, Oct. 13.