by Rick Pezzullo
The Irvington varsity football team finished the regular season 3-5 under first year head coach Steve Yurek.
The Bulldogs started off 2-1 after victories over Croton-Harmon and Yonkers Montessori Academy but then lost four straight before ending strong with a 20-7 win over Hastings on October 22.
In the Hastings contest, junior Tim Meszaros rushed for 146 yards on 17 carries, while the defense came up big with four sacks, one interception and one blocked punt.
In its season opener on the new turf field at Irvington High, the Bulldogs bested Croton 22-8. Meszaros rushed for 99 yards and, fittingly, scored the first touchdown on the new surface at Meszaros Field, named after Harold Meszaros, a distant relative. Sophomore wide receiver Sidney Thybulle had three key catches for 67 yards and one touchdown.
In its 24-22 road win over Yonkers Montessori Academy, QB Liam Toolan threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns, including one to RB Joey Clewell, who racked up 110 yards. The Bulldogs recorded two safety’s in the game.