Football Comes Up One-Yard Short

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

The Hudson Valley Community College football team (1-4) lost to Monroe College (3-3) 27-21 on Saturday afternoon.

The Vikings trailed by six points with the ball at their own 36 yard line with under two minutes left in the game. Hudson Valley drove it all the way to the Monroe seven yardline, setting up a first and goal with thirty seconds left in the game. On third down, Eric McCoy(Central Islip/Central Islip) connected with Brandon Egan-Thorpe (New Paltz/New Paltz), but was stopped at the one-yardline as time expired.

Larry Zimmerman (Pine Grove/Pine Grove, PA) led the Vikings with eight catches for 157 yards and a touchdown. Antwon Burney (Coral Gables/Miami, FL) led the rushing attack with 44 yards on just six carries, including a 36-yard touchdown run.

Naheshema Jackson-Sutton (Lewis/Baltimore, MD) led the Vikings with 11 tackles, and Ashton McKenzie (Clinton/Bronx) recorded another sack in the loss

The Vikings travel to Union JV next Sunday for a game at 1 p.m.