Vikings Break Records In 41-28 Loss

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, October 21, 2000

Troy's Shawn Miller and Ravena's Gary Jones Set New
Hudson Valley Standards In Game Against Navy Prep

Newport, R.I., October 21 – The Hudson Valley Community College football team suffered a 41-28 defeat against Navy Prep this afternoon, but two Vikings battled their way into the Troy college's record books.

First-year wide receiver Shawn Miller (Troy) had 11 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns, smashing Hudson Valley's mark for receptions in a game. The old mark (nine catches) was held by Tyrone Howard (1998 vs. RPI JV) and Herb Sexton (1990 vs. Westchester Community College). Miller's 172 receiving yards is also the third-best single-game total in Hudson Valley history. He made his debut as a Viking by tallying 177 yards against Lackawanna Junior College in this season's opening week, missing Jay Kearney's 1990 record by just three yards.

Miller now has 33 receptions for 649 yards and seven touchdowns.

In the first quarter against Navy Prep, second-year tailback Gary Jones (Ravena) scored his 15th rushing touchdown of the season, surpassing Dennis Green's 1971 record (14 touchdowns).

Freshman quarterback Justin Kastner (Hudson) had a strong day for Hudson Valley, completing 18 of 33 passes for a career-high 272 yards. Fullbvack Delino White (East Allegheney, PA) ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

The loss drops Hudson Valley to 5-3. Navy Prep improved to 2-4. Hudson Valley closes out its 2000 campaign on the road, traveling to Springfield's JV for an 11 a.m. contest on Sunday, October 29.

Navy Prep 41
Hudson Valley Community College 28

Hudson Valley147 0728
Navy Prep611141041
108:35Hudson ValleyJustin Kastner 25-yard pass to Shawn Miller
(James Muscatello kick)
106:40Navy PrepJames 5-yard run
(Kick failed)
103:26Hudson ValleyGary Jones 1-yard run
(Muscatello kick)
214:54Navy PrepHills 5-yard run
(Hills run)
207:09 Navy PrepBrimage 27-yard field goal
203:43Hudson ValleyKastner 9-yard pass to Miller
(Muscatello kick)
3 10:39Navy PrepJames 32-yard run
Brimage kick)
304:44Navy PrepCorrigan 1-yard run
(Brimage kick)
49:58Hudson ValleyDelino White 18-yard run
(Muscatello kick)
404:26Navy PrepBrimage 47-yard field goal
4 3:14Navy PrepDobbs 27-yard run
(Brimage kick)
Hudson Valley Navy Prep
First downs1721
Rushing34-141 yards49-408 yards
Passing Yards2720
Comp-Att/INT/TD18-33, 2 INT, 2 TD0-2, 0 INT, 0 TD
Total Offense Plays-Yards52-41351-408
Interception Returns-Yards0-02-21


Rushing: Hudson Valley – Delino White 17-109, Gary Jones 13-38, Justin Kastner 4-(-6); Navy Prep – James 16-130, Dobbs 12-110, Corrigan 10-98, Hills 8-45, Deptula 3-25.

Passing: Hudson Valley – Justin Kastner 18-33-2-272; Navy Prep – Corrigan 0-2-0-0.

Receiving: Hudson Valley – Shawn Miller 11-172; Derrick Dyer 3-52, Delino White 3-41, Gary Jones 1-3.

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.