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Yorktown Falls to Speedy White Plains, 40-21

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.  -- The Yorktown football team got to White Plains High School just as a thunderstorm hit and after the weather had cleared and the game began the Huskers found themselves chasing lightning as the speedy Tigers rolled to a 40-21 victory.

White Plains kick returner Darrell Everett set the tone for the game by taking the opening kickoff back 95 yards for a touchdown and the Tigers scored three more times to take a 27-0 lead before the Huskers responded. Everett later raced past the Yorktown defense with a 54-yard pass reception from quarterback Jeff Avery.

The Huskers (3-3) were four scores behind before fullback Connor Vercruyesse scored the first of his two 1-yard touchdown blasts to pull the Huskers to within 27-6.

White Plains (3-2) won its third straight game and showed balance and consistent play on offense and defense, stretching leads to 34-6 and 40-13 to put the game out of reach.

Junior quarterback Nick Mariano, who scored the Huskers' final touchdown on a quarterback keeper, did his best to get the offense moving, taking off on several long runs to move the yard markers. But the Huskers turned the ball over three times and had three drives stalled when they could not make third-down plays.

The Huskers look to get back to a winning record when they host North Rockland Friday night at 7 p.m.

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