Nutley HS football team falls to Bloomfield in season opener

Nutley HS senior Vin Russo tries to escape the grasp of a Bloomfield defender in the season opener at Bloomfield on Thursday, August. 30.
Nutley HS junior quarterback looks to fire a pass against Bloomfield.
Nutley HS junior Dante Contella carries the ball and tries to elude a Bloomfield defender.

NUTLEY, NJ – The Nutley High School varsity football team lost to Bloomfield, 33-20, in the season opener Thursday, August 30, at Foley Field in Bloomfield.

Junior Dan Jennings scored on 27-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Justin Lucia, senior Matthew Chimento ran for 2-yard touchdown and sophomore Giovanni Coppola scored on a 56-yard run for the Raiders, who hope to bounce back in their next game on Sept. 8 at Montclair.

West Orange defeated Montclair, 26-19, in the season opener in West Orange on August 30.

Photos by Jerry Simon