Vikings Upend RPI JV, 35-13

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 (518) 210-4161

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, September 15, 2002

Troy, N.Y.., Sept.15, 2002 – Hudson Valley Community College used a balanced attack, amassing 487 yards of total offense, to defeat the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute junior varsity 35-13 this afternoon on the campus of RPI. Hudson Valley improved its record to 1-1 on the season while RPI JV is 0-1.

Ronly London (Clifford J. Scott, NJ) completed 11 of 19 passes for 208 yards. He tossed three touchdown passes including a 44-yard strike to John Slayer with 1:23 remaining in the first half to give the Vikings an eight-point cushion at the intermission.

Matt King finished with 72 yards on 12 carries and one score to pace the Hudson Valley ground attack. Emmanuel Marc (Spring Valley) had 65 yards on 12 carries and Brett Holmes finished with 64 yards on 12 attempts as Hudson Valley rolled up 279 rushing yards.

Rensselaer scored on its first two possessions but was unable to keep up with the Vikings as its remaining drives ended with punts.

Tight end Anthony Martinez (Colonie) continued to show why he is a Division I prospect by catching five passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. Slayer finished with 86 yards on three catches. He had a 42 yard reception to go along with his 44-yard touchdown catch.

Hudson Valley travels to SUNY Morrisville next Saturday, September 21 for a 1 p.m. contest against the Mustangs.


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18:38RPI1-yard run (kick)
11:17HVEmanuel Marc 4-yard run (Justin Clarke kick)
212:32RPI22-yard pass (kick blocked)
25:58HVMatt King 2-yard run (Clarke kick)
21:23HVJohn Slayer 44-yard pass from Ronly London (Clarke kick)
39:27HVBuchie Ibeh 32-yard pass from London (Clarke kick)
412:26HVAnthony Martinez 17-yard pass from London (Clarke kick)
Hudson ValleyRPI JV
First Downs2814
Rushing57-279 yards38-75 yards
Passing Yards20879
Comp-Att-INT-TD 11-22-1-3 7-22-0-1
Total Yards 487 154
Sacked-yards lost 2-12 3-24
Punts 4-26.0 9-24.7
Fumbles/Lost 0/0 2/0
Penalties-Yards 8-85 4-38

Individual Statistics
RUSHING: HUDSON VALLEY—Matt King 12-72, Emmanuel Marc 12-65, Brett Holmes 12-64, Larry Starks 7-46, Ronly London 4-13, Lewis Crumb 3-12, Eli Rivera 3-9, Thomas Baldwin 2-6, Marquis Ingram 1-MINUS 8. RPI JV—unavailable.

PASSING: HUDSON VALLEY—Ronly London 11-19-208-1, Marquis Ingram 0-3-0-0. RPI JV—unavailable.

RECEIVING: HUDSON VALLEY—Anthony Martinez 5-64, John Slayer 3-86, Cecil Givens 2-26, Buchie Ibeh 1-32. RPI JV—unavailable.