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Red Hook erupts on offense to defeat Rondout Valley

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There was plenty of offense to go around at Rondout Valley High School Friday, especially if you wearing a Red Hook football uniform.

The Raiders beat the Ganders, 69-22, to improve to 3-0. It marked Red Hook’s second-straight win on the road.

“We are getting better every week,” Red Hook coach Bill Stutz said. “It’s really big for us and our program to win games on the road. That’s an area we’ve struggled in for years.”

Red Hook’s offense did anything but struggle against Rondout Valley.

James Flood had three receiving touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown. Quarterback Nick Morrissey had two rushing touchdowns and passed for four. Alex Nesel contributed two rushing touchdowns, while Tristen Schiafo and Hunter Cole each had one.

“Before we knew it, it was 28-0,” Stutz said. “Our offense just clicked and Rondout didn’t have an answer. It’s been quite a few years since we started this strong, and I can’t even put into words how happy I am for these kids.”

Defensively, Eric Decker had 10 tackles. Connor Redmond and Schiafo each added eight.

Red Hook will host defending Section 9 Class B champion Marlboro on Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m.

“We’re really looking forward to it,” Stutz said. “It’s a huge rivalry, as far as we’re concerned and we’re looking forward to a great game.”

A.J. Martelli: amartelli@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4836, Twitter: @AJM_PoJoSports

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