Hasbrouck Heights controlled the game from start to finish, beating Butler a second time this year, 41-7.
The Aviators put their stamp on the opening drive, when Spencer Lee completed a pass to Jasiah Purdie, who flipped the ball to Michael Robertson for a 21-yard score on fourth-and-8 on the hook-and-ladder.
In the second quarter, Heights went down the field again, with Lee completing a 33-yard pass to a diving Ian Rinke to the 11. After getting a first-and-goal on the one, Purdie went over the top and into the end zone for his first of five touchdowns. On the next possession, Purdie cut through the middle of the line and bounced outside, going 48 yards down the right sideline for the score. Purdie scored again just before the half from seven yards out to make it 28-0.
Heights came out the the ball in the third quarter and ran the flea flicker with Lee handing the ball to Purdie, who handed to Robertson, who handed back to Lee, who found Purdie for a 42-yard score. Butler got on the board when Sean Centinaro scored a 7-yard touchdown and the drive featured completed passes to Matt Wolowitz and John Cafasso. The Aviators scored again on a 24-yard run by Purdie, who dragged a tackler the final ten yards into the end zone.
Butler moved the ball again and had a first-and-goal, but the Heights defense stiffened and held them on the one, giving the Aviators the ball with a minute left in the third quarter. Heights proceed to drive down the field for the remaining thirteen minutes, taking a knee to end the game.
Hasbrouck Heights has won three straight sectional titles and now have a North Jersey bowl trophy. This makes it thirty-three wins in thirty-four games for the Aviators. It also signaled the end of Jasiah Purdie’s career at Heights, now becoming one of the bigger stars in Heights history, which says something. This was a team that improved, especially on defense, where they allowed 106 points for the year. This was a team that knocked off four undefeated teams in a row and followed that with beating two one-loss teams, including Butler, whose one loss was to Heights.