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Yorktown football team tops Herndon, earns playoff berth

Patriots will be the seventh seed in region tournament
Yorktown quarterback Hudson Greene threw for 178 yards against Herndon.

The Yorktown Patriots (6-4, 3-3) rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the visiting Herndon Hornets, 14-3, in a Liberty District high-school football contest Nov. 3 and clinch a region-playoff berth as the No. 7 seed.

The region berth is Yorktown’s third straight and sixth in the last seven seasons. Yorktown will play a first-round road game against the undefeated and No. 2 seed South Lakes Seahawks (10-0).

Yorktown coach Bruce Hanson said the win in the Patriots’ final regular-season game made what has been a frustrating season a bit better. The Patriots’ four losses have been by a total of 16 points.

“We didn’t run the ball much, or well, but our passing game was good,” Hanson said. “We also did a good job stopping them defensively, and stopping their option running attack.”

Herndon’s offense and drives were stalled by some untimely holding penalties.

Senior quarterback Hudson Greene led the Yorktown offense. He was 14 of 22 passing for 178 yards and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Chris Montecino, who had eight catches for 124 yards.

“Chris Montecino made some big plays and he was a difference-maker,” Hanson said. “Hudson threw the ball well and made big passes.”

Coby Casalengo had a one-yard run for Yorktown’s other touchdown and Max Yoon kicked two extra points. Casalengo ran for 58 yards on 13 carries and Greene ran for 18.

Finn Luca and Adam Rafi each caught three passes for Yorktown.

On defense for Yorktown, Alek Yaskin had an interception, his third of the season. Van Tranfa and Jackson Freeman-Moore made multiple tackles.