Highland High School football coach Carl Relyea wasn’t expecting such an outcome. His Huskies came out on top in a home game against John S. Burke Catholic with a final score of 34-7 on Friday night.
“We got a big game from our quarterback Isiah Daubon,” said Relyea. Daubon was 7 for 11 with 125 yards and three touchdown passes, adding five carries for 21 yards.
Another ‘tremendous performance’ came from tight end Paul Hansut who finished with two interceptions and a receiving touchdown.
Finn McInerney had two receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown, while Kyle Merget had two receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Michael Doxey had nine carries for 21 yards.
“I thought we made some big plays,” said Relyea. “Paul came up huge and Isiah played really well — I wasn’t expecting that kind of game. I was expecting it to be a much closer contest.”
Burke was a ‘solid team’ last year, according to Relyea — “they knocked us out of the playoffs.” Relyea attributed the win to his kids working hard, practicing well and correcting mistakes as they move forward.