Vikings Rally to Defeat Army Prep
CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 08, 2006
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The Hudson Valley Community College (1-0) football team scored two touchdowns over the final 10 minutes to overcome a four-point deficit and defeat Army Prep (1-1), 33-23, this evening at Michie Stadium on the campus of the United States Military Academy.
Hudson Valley had raced out to a 19-0 lead by midway through the second quarter. Sophomore running back Dontay Wilson (Stamford, CT/Stamford High School) had touchdown runs from five yards, six yards and eight yards out that gave the Vikings the early lead.
The momentum began to change when Max Boe scored on a two yard run off a reverse with 18 second remaining in the first half that cut the lead to 19-7.
Army Prep got the ball first in the second half and got a 30-yard field goal to cut its deficit to 19-10.
Quarterback Chip Bowden hit Drew Ezell with a 33-yard score with 2:17 remaining in the third quarter. The extra point was blocked and Hudson Valley held a 19-16 lead. Bowden then hit Boe with a 30-yard touchdown strike with 14:02 remaining in the game that gave Army Prep a 23-19 advantage.
Hudson Valley responded on its next possession by driving 75 yards on nine plays and Wilson punched it in from two yards out to put Hudson Valley back in the lead, 26-23.
The Vikings would add an insurance score with 4:49 remaining when sophomore wide receiver David Smith (Jersey City, NJ/Ferris High School) scored on a 69-yard reverse run.
Wilson finished the game with 108 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Smith caught five passes for 90 yards to go along with his 69-yard run. Sophomore quarterback Rodney Turner (Media, PA/Strath Haven High School) completed 17-of-28 passes for 167 yards.
Sophomores Kyle Bowen (Albany/Bishop Maginn High School) and James Romain (Far Rockaway/Far Rockaway High School) each had two interceptions for Hudson Valley.