NORTHEAST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Eight Blue Dragons scored touchdowns as HCC reached the 70-point plateau for the third time in 2011 to finish the year with a staggering team-record 601 points (50.1 points per game). The 70 points tied for the fifth-most points in team history.
Alford completed 15 of 25 passes for 253 yards and five touchdowns and was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player. Sophomore linebacker Tim Edmond had a game-high 11 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks and an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown to earn Defensive Most Valuable Player honors.
Alford connected with Patterson on a short route and Patterson made his way through the Falcons' defense for a 48-yard touchdown. On the play, Patterson set career receiving yards (1,832), single-season receptions (61), single-season touchdowns (24) and single-season scoring (150). Also on the play, Alford surpassed Robert Coates as HCC's career passing yardage leader (3,993 yards).
The Blue Dragons rolled up 464 total yards against the No. 4 defense in the NJCAA, getting 211 on the ground and 253 in the air. Freshman Terrell Lane had a 53-yard touchdown run. Deveon Dinwiddie added a 37-yard touchdown run.
Patterson had eight receptions for 188 yards and touchdowns of 48, 35 and eight yards. Jatavious Stewart had a s 36-yard touchdown in the second quarter while Miguel Johns had one catch, a 42-yard TD.
With the Blue Dragons up 14-0, sophomore linebacker Shane Smith intercepted a Devonta Farrell pass and returned it 23 yards for the first pick-six in Salt City Bowl history.
After HCC built a 25-0 lead, Lackawanna (7-4) got on the scoreboard when Farrell hit Marcus Snipes 22-yard touchdown catch with 14:10 to play in the second quarter. The Falcons got the ball right back on an interception and drove to the HCC 13.
Edmond slammed the door on the Lackawanna threat by intercepting a pass and returned it 86 yards for a touchdown and a 32-7 Hutchinson lead with 12:14 to play.
HCC blocked three kicks - a punt and and two extra points - to up its season total to a school-record 11 blocks of kicks. The Blue Dragons even recovered an onside kick.
Lackawanna finished 286 yards of total offense with 163 rushing yards and 123 passing yards.