Football Team Loses Close Game to Erie

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

The Hudson Valley Community College football team (0-4) lost to Erie Community College (2-3) 27-20 on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Vikings struck first after an interception by Darry Haley (Woodbridge/Woodbridge, VA) on Erie's opening drive. Devon Greene (Battlefield/Gainesville, VA) hit running back Tymear Mallory (Bishop Maginn/Albany) on a screen for a 24-yard touchdown. This was the Vikings' first lead of the year, going up 7-0 on the Kats. Erie then answered with three consecutive touchdowns to take a 20-7 lead into the half.

Hudson Valley fought back with a 47-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter from C.J. Jones (Woodbridge/Baltimore, MD), but on the ensuing kickoff Erie returned a 73-yard kickoff for a touchdown making it 27-14. The Vikings showed poise on the next possession, scoring on a two-yard touchdown run from Nathaniel Robinson (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga) to put them within seven. Hudson Valley had a few more opportunities, but failed to capitalize.

C.J. Jones finished the game with 104 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries. Gordie Pine (New Paltz/New Paltz) led the Vikings with nine tackles, while Nick Gilbo (Moriah Central/Port Henry) added eight tackles and one sack.

The Vikings head to Nassau Community College Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.