Hudson Valley's Late Charge Comes Up Short Against SUNY Morrisville

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, September 16, 2000

Morrisville, September 16 – Hudson Valley Community College came out on the short end of a closely-contest Northeast Football Conference matchup today, dropping a 14-12 decision to SUNY Morrisville. The loss drops the Vikings to 1-2 (0-2 NFC). Morrisville is also 1-2 (1-0 NFC). With five minutes left in the game, and the Vikings trailing 14-6, Hudson Valley's Keith Hill (New Britain, CT) forced a fumble at the Morrisville 30. The ball was recovered and returned to Morrisville's 22 by Hudson Valley's Damon Wilson (Camden, NJ). Gary Jones (Ravena) then ripped off a 19-yard run and scored from three yards out on the next play, bringing the Vikings to within two points. Hudson Valley went for the tie, but Jason Owens' (Albany) pass attempt to Shawn Miller (Troy) fell just beyond Miller's outstretched arms, incomplete.

Morrisville then attempted to run the clock out. With 16 seconds remaining, the Mustangs tried a 24-yard field goal, which was blocked and recovered by Anthony Ravenell (South Boston, MA), giving Hudson Valley hope. Morrisville ended the game, however, by picking off a Hail Mary pass.

Jones led all rushers with 117 yards. Hudson Valley's Derrick Dyer (John Marshall) had a 20-yard touchdown reception and an interception. Carlos Molina (South Boston, MA) recorded three quarterback sacks and seven tackles, costing Morrisville 30 yards. Jim Canfield (Troy) had 10 tackles, and Deshong Roach (Kingston, NY) had four tackles and two sacks.

Morrisville's Brent Tyson (Highland, NJ) rushed for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Hudson Valley hosts Dean Community College at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. SUNY Morrisville 14
Hudson Valley Community College 12

1234 Total
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QuarterTimeTeam Play
200:08Hudson ValleyDerrick Dyer 20-yard pass from Justin Kastner
(James Muscatello kick failed)
301:59MorrisvilleBrent Tyson 8-yard run
(Ben Gall kick)
4 11:49MorrisvilleTyson 90-yard run
Gall kick)
404:37Hudson ValleyGary Jones 3-yard run
(Two-point conversion attempt failed)
TEAM STATISTICSHudson Valley Morrisville
First downs1716
Rushing37-181 yards42-173 yards
Passing Yards6793
Comp-Att/INT/TD7-25, 3 INT, 1 TD6-13, 1 INT, 0 TD
Total Offense Plays-Yards62-24855-266
Punt Returns-Yards1-53-18
Kickoff Returns-Yards3-373-53
Interception Returns-Yards1-113-0
Punts (Number-Avg.)5-36.26-30.3
Possession Time27:2732:06
Sacks By: Number-Yards6-460-0


Rushing: Hudson Valley – Gary Jones 18-117, Delino White 16-74, Lamar Grier 1-1, Jason Owens 1-(-2), Justin Kastner 1-(-9); Morrisville – Brent Tyson 11-108, Naazir Jackson 14-83, Kareem Clark 3-14, Kemar Bailey 1-(-4), Kyle Kelly 13-(-28).

Passing: Hudson Valley – Justin Kastner 7-22-2-67, Jason Owens 0-3-1-0; Morrisville – Kyle Kelly 4-8-1-71, Kemar Bailey 1-4-0-14, Josh Davison 1-1-0-8.

Receiving: Hudson Valley – Shawn Miller 2-29, Derrick Dyer 2-26, Delino White 2-10, Gary Jones 1-2; Morrisville Julian Lovett 4-44, Anthony Fellis 2-49.

Interceptions: Hudson Valley – Derrick Dyer 1-11; Morrisville – Darnelius Jones 1-0, Derrick Saunders 1-0, Josh Davison 1-0.

Hudson Valley's football program was established in 1969. At the time, Hudson Valley was one of only two junior colleges in New York to field a varsity football team. Since then, nearly 300 Hudson Valley football players have earned scholarships to four-year schools and 15 have gone on to play professionally. The Vikings competed in the Coca Cola Bowl in Iowa in 1980. In 1996, Hudson Valley posted an 8-0 record, part of dominant stretch that included 15 straight victories.