Irvington HS football players earn conference accolades

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IRVINGTON, NJ – The Irvington High School varsity football team enjoyed another stellar season under third-year head coach “Smoke” Pierre.

The Blue Knights were runner-up in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 state playoffs en route to their third straight eight-win season. Irvington also won the Super Football Conference-Freedom White Division title for the second straight season.

Several Irvington players were recognized on the All-SFC-Freedom White.

They include:

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

  • Savion Herring, senior OL
  • Nasir Harris, junior OL
  • Justin Jenkins, freshman OL
  • Zakee Swann, junior RB
  • Zahir Salaam, sophomore RB
  • Mohamed Toure, senior WR
  • Prince Clervency, junior K
  • Taiyon Battle, junior QB

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

  • Mikai Gbayor, sophomore DL
  • Elton Jean-Baptiste, senior DE
  • Nashawn Brooks, senior LB
  • Ray Simmons, junior LB
  • Zalyn Smith, junior DB
  • Nasir Clerk, junior DB
  • Tyrell Edwards, junior DB

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

  • Zahir Swann, junior WR

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

  • Tyrice Evans, senior DL
  • Brian Gordon, senior LB
  • Darren Fields, senior DB

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Jethro Pierrevil, senior OL

Irvington (8-4 record)

August 31, Won, Orange, 30-6

Sept. 7, Loss, Union City, 34-10

Sept. 14, Loss, at Ridgewood, 34-12

Sept. 22, Won, at Millburn, 44-17

Sept. 29, Loss, at Bergen Catholic, 47-7

Oct. 5, Won, North Bergen, 41-20

Oct. 13, Won, at Ferris, 38-0

Oct. 20, Won, Barringer, 24-6

Oct. 26, Won, Montclair, 34-21

Nov. 2, Won, (6) West Morris, 28-16*

Nov. 9, Won at (2) Randolph, 20-17 (2 OT)*

Nov. 17, Loss, at (1) Phillipsburg, 42-7

*NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 state playoffs. Irvington was (3) seed.

 

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