Hornell's 51 Game Win Streak Ended In State Final

Hornell's 51 Game Win Streak Ended In State Final

Hoosick Falls ground game too much for Red Raiders
Billy Pine and Brad Burns combined to rush for 313 yards and three touchdowns as Hoosick Falls ended Hornell's 51-game winning streak with a 34-21 win in the Class C State Finals Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.

For the football Class of 2013 at Hornell, this game will be their only loss.

Luke Morgan ran for a 74 yard touchdown on the game's second play to put the Raiders up 7-0.

Hoosick Falls scored the next 27 points.

Pine found Randy Tutunjian for a six yard TD pass on the Panthers' first possession to to even the score at 7. After a Hornell three-and-out, Pine kept the ball on a dazzling run down to the Hornell five yard line. He scored moments later.

A Hornell fumble gave Hoosick Falls the ball back at the Raiders' 22 yard line. Pine hit Josh Brogue on the next play to make it 21-7. Burns added a 37 yard rushing score to put the Panthers up 27-7 before the half.

The Red Raiders showed life in the third quarter when Richie Harkenrider lofted a 45 yard scoring pass to Brendan Buisch, cutting the lead to 27-14.

However, Burns quickly answered with a 59 yard TD jaunt and the Panthers were back in front 33-14. Both Burns TDs were straight ahead dives and Burns ran only straight ahead. In both cases, he was barely touched.

Buisch caught a 21 yard TD in the fourth quarter, but Hornell never really threatened. The 51-game winning streak was the second longest in state history, behind Massena's 55-game streak that ended in 1957.
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