Hunt was the game's star. Hunt, out of Christ the King High School, ran for one touchdown and passed for another. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Hunt completed 4 of 5 passes for 52 yards. He ran for 31 yards on 11 carries, totals that included a 19-yard scramble down to the Upstate 2-yard line and a subsequent 1-yard keeper that blew the game open 20-7 with 4:09 remaining in the third quarter.
Gilbo, who plans on playing football at Hudson Valley Community College this fall, hoped to use the game to catch the eye of a Division I program.
"There will be a lot of players going to Syracuse University and the University of Buffalo in the game," Gilbo said. "This is a chance to see how I stack up against them."
Bill Larrow, Moriah Central School superintendent, is pleased Gilbo represented his school at the Upstate vs. Downstate Classic.
"This is a great honor for Nick to be selected as only New York's best football players are picked to attend this contest," Larrow said.
"Nick is a great role model for the youth in our town," he added. "He is very supportive in all youth activities and values family as a major part in his life. Whether it be PAL football or youth basketball, Nick is always present supporting his family members or helping out as a volunteer.
"As a student, Nick has been a pleasure to have as a member of our school community," Larrow said. "He has always been very polite and respectful toward his teachers and fellow classmates. Nick has also demonstrated positive leadership skills that will help him be successful in what ever he decides to do in the future."