Hudson Valley Sports Report

RECORD-SETTING DAY FOR BURKE

Eagles Win Shootout With Red Hook

GOSHEN – John S. Burke Catholic High School fell behind Red Hook by two touchdowns early during Saturday’s football game.

That is, until the Eagles went all school-record on the Raiders.

Burke scored 27 consecutive points after falling behind 12-0 and won a shootout, beating Red Hook 48-35 in the season opener for both teams.

“I felt that we could score for sure, but I didn’t know what to expect from Red Hook,” Burke coach Aason Hasbrouck said. “Based on watching their scrimmage, I figured they would throw the ball, too.”

They did.

Raiders quarterback Dylan Bayliss threw for 408 yards and five touchdowns, but even that wasn’t enough against his counterpart, Burke’s Jackson Hoovler.

Hoovler threw for six touchdown passes, tying a school record set by his brother Heath, and 223 yards with no interceptions.

Brendan Tierney set a school record with nine receptions, another school record with five touchdown catches, and yet one more school mark with 209 receiving yards.

Dan Weslowsky had a 74-yard rushing touchdown and caught Hoovler’s sixth TD pass for 17 yards.

“For me, it was more about Jackson not having a single turnover,” Hasbrouck said. “The growth that’s made between sophomore and junior year has been incredible.”

Burke heads to Warwick next week – where Hasbrouck played and coached – while Red Hook plays Westlake.

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