EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Jack Hassleman is establishing himself as Andrew Livingstons go-to receiver when the Rye quarterback throws the ball.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Hasselman was instrumental in Ryes offense erupting in a 35-13 win against Eastchester in a Section 1 Class A football game Saturday.
Hasselman caught a game-high six passes for 67 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown on an outstanding individual effort just before halftime.
We had a really good week of practice, Hasselman said. We really solidified the relationship between the receivers and Andrew this week.
Hasselman asserted himself during Ryes 13-play, 92-yard drive just before halftime. Hassleman collected four of his sixth catches during the drive. His 26-yarder set up his touchdown.
They were playing further off the line than we expected so that enabled me to run some underneath patterns, Hasselman said. I was also able to run some patterns behind their linebackers because they were not dropping. I was fortunate enough to catch the passes that came my way.
Hassleman ran a crossing pattern on his touchdown. Livingston connected with Hasselman at the Eastchester 4-yard line. He was hit, but the big receiver dragged the tacklers into the end zone.
The linebacker never picked me up, Hasselman said. Once I felt contact, I just kept my legs moving. When I looked up, I saw the ref staring at me with his arms in the air.
Hasselman said he enjoys the offenses balance.
I definitely feel lucky to have Andrew as our quarterback, Hasselman said. He has a great arm and zips the ball in to us.
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