IRVINGTON, NJ – The Irvington High School varsity football team boasted several talented players who helped produced a second straight eight-win season. Under second-year head coach “Smoke” Pierre, the Blue Knights also won the North Jersey Super Football Conference-Freedom Division championship in the conference’s second year of existence.
Irvington featured several players who earned All-NJSFC-Freedom White Division honors
- Jasiah Provillon, senior receiver
- Brandon Robinson, senior quarterback
- Nim Salaam, senior running back
- Ian Campbell, senior offensive guard
- Zakee Swann, sophomore running back
- Zahir Swann, sophomore receiver
- Oldie Salaam, freshman running back
- Khalyfe Joyner, senior center
- Lancine Turay, senior defensive end
- Nashawn Brooks, junior middle linebacker
- Keyon Bowman, senior linebacker
- Jalen Scott, senior defensive tackle
- Carl Napoleon, senior defensive tackle
- Elton Jean-Baptiste, junior defensive end
Provillon has committed to North Carolina State University and Turay has committed to the University of North Carolina in accepting athletic scholarships to continue their careers on the Football Championship Series Subdivision.
The fourth-seeded Blue Knights defeated fifth-seeded Linden, 16-13, in the quarterfinals before falling to top-seeded Phillipsburg, 21-20, in the semifinals of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 state playoffs to finish with an 8-3 record. In 2016, the Blue Knights were 8-2 and made the North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 playoffs.