Ticonderoga Wins 4th Straight Playoff Shutout in State Semifinal

Final 2015 Section VII Football Standings


Moriah Vikings+
Ticonderoga Sentinels
Peru Indians+
Beekmantown Eagles+
Saranac Lake Red Storm+
AuSable Valley Patriots+
Plattsburgh Hornets+
Saranac Central Chiefs*
Div.     NLg  Overall   PF    PA
7-0      0-0       7-0    204     78
5-2      0-0       5-2    208     86
5-2      0-0       5-2    153     96
4-3      1-0       5-3    121   109
3-4      1-0       4-4    112   109
3-4      0-1       3-5      65   184
1-6      0-1       1-7      67   216
0-1      0-0       0-1        6     61

*Season Ended After Injuries Left Too Few Players For Team
+Includes forfeited win vs. Saranac Central Chiefs

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Gouverneur’s Chad Curcio (8) drives forward while lineman Cody Finny (60) blocks AuSable Valley’s Chance LaPier (69) to the ground. Curcio scored Gouverneur’s first touchdown. The Wildcats shut down Patriots 24-0 to advance to the New York State Class D quarterfinal.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

 

Playoff Games of Weeks 10-12: November 6-20, 2015

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

N.Y. State Class D Championship at Syracuse
Ticonderoga (VII) 32, Tuckahoe (I) 0

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1015

N.Y. State Class D Quarterfinal
Ticonderoga (VII) 32, Whitehall (II) 0

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1015

N.Y. State Class B Opening Round at Plattsburgh
Malone (X) 34, Beekmantown (VII) 21

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015

N.Y. State Class C Opening Round at OFA
Gouverneur (X) 24, AuSable Valley (VII) 0
N.Y. State Class D Opening Round at AuSable
(VII) Ticonderoga 50, (X) Tupper Lake 0

 N.Y. STATE FOOTBALL games

TICONDEROGA 32, WHITEHALL 0
Ticonderoga continued its impressive defensive post-season with its third straight shutout, as the Sentinels marched past Section II Whitehall 32-0 in the New York State Region II Championship, earning them a berth in the New York State Final Four. Despite key offensive injuries to quarterback Evan Graney and center Caleb Munson, Ticonderoga’s lockdown defense was the hallmark of another victory. Plus the Sentinels received stepped-up performances from Brody Rocque and Ryan Trudeau who were “next man up” for their fallen comrades. The Sentinels scored eight points in each quarter. Ti broke out on top just 3:25 into the game when Rocque carried the mail from the five-yard line, then Trudeau ran in the two-point conversion. At 5:36 of the second quarter, Rocque drove through the line from a yard out, increasing the lead to 14-0. The Sentinels were unable to convert the two-point followup, but picked up two points late in the half on a safety by Hayden Scuderi. The Sentinels (10-1) scored twice within 78 seconds on back-to-back scores from Trudeau – a five-yard run with 61 seconds left in the third quarter and 27-yard scamper just 17 seconds into the final frame. He finished with 22 carries for 111 yards. The Railroaders, who lost for the first time in ten games this season, also lost a key running back Daryl Hillman early in the game after just three carries for minus-11 yards.

MALONE 34, BEEKMANTOWN 21
Section X’s Malone pulled out to a 28-7 halftime lead, then held off a second-half Beekmantown surge to pull out a 34-21 victory in the New York State Class B opening-round playoff game at AuSable Valley. In the game’s opening drive, the Huskies’ Zach Raymond pounded the football four times for 71 yards, ending with a two-yard touchdown just 62 seconds into the game. It launched another impressive performance in which the senior rusher would tote the ball 25 times, grind out 229 yards and cross the end line four times. The Huskies expanded the lead to 14-0 just 45 seconds into the second quarter, when Raymond took the ball to the house on a five-yard run. Beekmantown countered with a 67-yard TD run from Tyler Myers (23 carries, 218 yards rushing). On Malone’s next scoring drive, Raymond returned the kickoff 55 yards, then quarterback Camron Gallagher finished with an eight-yard touchdown keep to extend the lead to 21-7. The Huskies closed the first half with a critical interception by Raymond, who returned the ball to the Beekmantown 10, then inflicted further damage with a one-yard blast to score with 38 seconds left to forge a 21-point halftime spread. After a scoreless third quarter, Eagles’ quarterback Dominick Bordeau (13 completions for 188 yards) scored on a two-yard dive, then tossed to Nate Handy (7 catches for 188 yards) for the conversion, trimming the lead to 28-15. Raymond restored the Huskies’ three-possession lead with a 41-yard carry to open the ensuing drive, then converted a five-yard run. Bordeau aerialed Matt Villa on a 21-yard TD strike to draw the Eagles back within two scores, 34-21, but the clock had drained to 1:37 left. Malone covered then onside kick attempt and ran the clock out.

TICONDEROGA 50, TUPPER LAKE 0
Section VII’s Ticonderoga scored six touchdowns in the first half and pitched a game-long shutout, in crushing Section X representative Tupper Lake 50-0 win in the opening round of the New York State Class D playoffs at AuSable Valley High School. The Sentinels’ Brody Rocque (10 carries, 161 yards) broke loose for touchdown runs of 50, 40 and nine yards, while Ryan Trudeau (six carries, 66 yards) added a pair of touchdown scampers of 30 and 25 yards, all within the first five drives and 18 minutes of the contest. Quarterback Evan Graney, who had four completions for 68 yards, fired off a 31-yard scoring pass to Griffin Hughes for the other score before intermission. Ticonderoga led 42-0 at the half. Their lone score of the second half was a 79-yard touchdown pass from Cody Huestis to Collin Bresett in the fourth quarter. Tupper Lake (2-7) was led by Brassen LaVassaur who carried 14 times for 66 yards.

TICONDEROGA HEADED TO N.Y. CLASS D FOOTBALL FINALE

TICONDEROGA 32, TUCKAHOE 0
In all four post-season playoff games this year, Ticonderoga’s suffocating defense has left the opposition without a point. In its fourth straight shutout, Section VII’s Ticonderoga blanked Section I champion Tuckahoe 32-0 in the New York State Class D semifinal and punched their ticket to the state title game at the Syracuse Carrier Dome for the first time since 2007. The Sentinels will face Section IV champion Tioga for the state crown next Friday, November 27th at noon. The Sentinels have now gone over 194 straight minutes without relinquishing a score. While the defense kept the Tigers off balance all afternoon, including the containment of Tuckahoe’s top rusher Chris Corrado, the Sentinels gradually piled up a touchdown in each of the first three quarters, then sealed the victory with two scores in the final frame. Jevyn Granger plowed in from the one-yard line in the first quarter. Ryan Trudeau tacked on a nine-yard rushing touchdown midway through the second frame. Brody Rocque, who racked up 146 yards rushing, delivered the mail from the seven-yard line in the third quarter, then again from the two-yard line with 6:42 remaining in the game to lock up the win. Rocque also contributed an interception, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble at the eight-yard line as the Tigers threatened to score. Cody Huestis added an insurance score with a five-yard dash with 1:22 left.

AUSABLE VALLEY FALLS TO GOUVERNEUR 24-0 IN STATES


Gouverneur’s Chad Curcio (8) drives forward while lineman Cody Finny (60) blocks AuSable Valley’s Chance LaPier (69) to the ground. Curcio scored Gouverneur’s first touchdown. The Wildcats shut down Patriots 24-0 to advance to the New York State Class D quarterfinal.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Gouverneur quarterback Connor Fenlong (11) dashes past Ausable Valley’s Kobe Parrow (14) on his way to another first down. Fenlong scored one of the Wildcats’ three touchdowns.
 

GOUVERNEUR 24, AUSABLE VALLEY 0
Section X’s Gouverneur Wildcats scored on their first two drives, while the defense pitched a shutout in defeating the AuSable Valley Patriots 24-0 in the New York State Class C playoff opener at Ogdensburg. The Wildcats kept the Patriots’ defense on the field, grinding out an 80-yard drive that chewed up the first 8:44 of the contest. Chad Curcio (15 carries, 64 yards) finished off the opening drive with an end-around scamper to the right side of the end zone. Devin Matice booted his first of three successful extra-point kicks to make the score 7-0. AuSable Valley went on offense for all of 1:34 late in the first quarter, before the Daniel Mullin ripped the ball loose and the Wildcat defense pounced on the fumble near midfield. Quarterback Connor Fenlong (44 yards rushing, 23 yards passing) fired off a 30-yard pass to Cody Orr, then finished the drive with a fake handoff and five-yard keeper to extend the lead to 14-0. After forcing the Patriots to punt late in the first half, Gouverneur methodically marched the ball inside the 20-yard line, but with just four seconds left. With a stiff breeze at their backs and Matice hitting practice kicks of up to 43 yards in the warmups, the Wildcats opted for a 35-yard field-goal attempt. As time ran out, Matice split the uprights with plenty of distance to spare to expand the lead to 17-0 at halftime. Orr (20 rushes, 146 yards) scored the lone touchdown of the second half on a 10-yard run with 10:37 remaining to seal the win. For the game, eight Wildcats rushed for a total of 326 yards. The Wildcats next travel to Mohonasen High School in Schenectady next Friday at 7:00 p.m. to face Greenwich (10-0) that pounded Hoosic Valley 49-14 for the Section II championship.

 

Playoff Games of Weeks 8-9: October 23-31, 2015

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015

Section VII Class D Championship at AuSable
(#2) Ticonderoga 6, (#1) Moriah 0 (OT)
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1015

Section VII Class B Championship at AuSable
(#2) Beekmantown 47, (#1) Peru 13
Section VII Class C Championship at AuSable
(#2) AuSable Valley 20, (#1) Saranac Lake 14

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

Crossover Games
Peru (VII) 34, Massena (X) 20
Malone (X) 30, AuSable Valley (VII) 6

Ticonderoga (VII) 29, Hoosick Falls (II) 19

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015

Class B Semifinal
(#2) Beekmantown 33, (#3) Plattsburgh 0

Peru earns crossover win past red raiders 34-20


Massena’s running back Josh Cameron (32) plunges his way up the middle for a short gain, with multiple Peru defenders in on the tackle.  After Massena closed within a touchdown at 28-20, Peru put the game away in the closing minutes for a 34-20 victory.  (Ryan Moore photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s defensive lineman Austin Thompson (24) recovers a fumble after knocking the ball loose.
 

PERU 34, MASSENA 20 (non league)
Peru quarterback Jordan Guay completed 15 passes, including four touchdown tosses and 250 total yards, in pulling away from Massena with a 34-20 non-league, crossover victory. The Raiders rallied to close the lead to 28-20 in the fourth quarter, but the Indian put the game away with a final score with just five minutes remaining. Guay tossed scoring passes of 21 and 74 yards in the first half, then 15 and 39 yards in the second half, as the Indians improved to 6-2. The Red Raiders (3-5), who will have a week off before traveling to Section II for the opening round of New York State playoffs, were led by Cedric Maurer who carried 21 times for 135 yards, and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the first half, before a 44-yard TD run in the fourth quater.  Montana Pierce scored the Raiders' first touchdown to draw the Raiders within a point at 7-6 early.

 week 8 crossover games

MALONE 30, AUSABLE VALLEY 6
Zach Raymond was handed the ball to finish off all four touchdowns for the Malone Huskies. Raymond plunged for one yard and three yards, then muscled in an 11-yard score. Raymond also broke coverage for a 62-yard scoring scamper for his final touchdown of the night, as Malone defeated AuSable Valley 30-6 in a non-league crossover game. Malone remained unbeaten at 8-0. Mark Whitney scored on a 72-yard dash for the lone touchdown for the Patriots (2-6).

Peru earns crossover win past red raiders 34-20


With the game knotted at 14-14, AuSable Valley's Shay Landon's sack-fumble on Storm quarterback Drew Sturgeon (12) late in the fourth quarter would prove to be pivotal, as Patriots would capitalize on the Red Storm turnover with a game-winning touchdown in the waning seconds.  (Greg Ferguson photo)  Game Gallery

Saranac Lake wideout Joe Viscardo reaches over Patriots' defender Quentin Gonzalez (5) to secure the touchdown pass from Drew Sturgeon that would give the Red Storm a 7-6 first-quarter lead.  AuSable Valley would rally in the fourth quarter for a 20-14 win in the Section VII Class C final.
 

AUSABLE VALLEY 20, SARANAC LAKE 14
AuSable Valley scored on their opening drive, but had to rally to defeat Saranac Lake 20-14 and end the Red Storm string of Class C championships. Mark Whitney scored on a one-yard run at 6:28 of the opening quarter establish a 6-0 lead. With three-yard quarterback Tristin Fitzgerald sidelined with a lower-leg injury, Drew Sturgeon took over quarterback duties, fashioning a counter drive that culminated with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Joe Viscardo. With the extra-point kick, Saranac Lake went on top 7-6 with 1:20 still remaining in the first quarter. After the teams traded three straight punts, Sturgeon hooked up with Viscardo again on a 20-yard touchdown completion, extending the Red Storm advantage to 14-6, which they carried into halftime. In the first half, Saranac Lake totaled 176 yards, comparted with 95 for the Patriots. After the teams exchanged punts on failed drives to the start the second half, the momentum shifted toward AuSable. Brandon Snow snagged the first interception, which the Pats turned into points on Dalton McDonald’s 11-yard TD pass to Kobe Parrow. Following Whitney’s two-point conversion, the game was tied 14-14 with 4:37 left in the third quarter. With 3:38 remaining and still tied, the Red Storm held AuSable Valley for the third straight drive and got the ball back on their own 31. However, on the first play from scrimmage, the Patriots recovered a critical fumble. The calculated drive took the ball to the Red Storm four-yard line and the clock under two minutes. McDonald went back to Parrow on a four-yard TD slant to put AuSable back in the lead 20-14 with 1:20 remaining. Saranac Lake started at their own 45, and after two incomplete passes, got fresh downs after a 16-yard passing completion to Tyler Callahan. With the ball on the AuSable 33, Saranac Lake’s third-down rushing play is stacked up at the line of scrimmage with 22.6 seconds remaining. On 4th-and-4, Sturgeon, under heavy pressure, fired a desperation pass that dropped incomplete, turning the ball over on downs. AuSable Valley won the 2015 Section VII Class C crown and will face Gouverneur in the first round of state playoffs.

TICONDEROGA UPSETS MORIAH IN OVERTIME FOR "D" TITLE

TICONDEROGA 6, MORIAH 0
The Ticonderoga Sentinels did something no one else had done all season. But not just beat the previously-undefeated Moriah Vikings, the Sentinels held them scoreless through regulation and overtime, and shut down Section VII’s most successful passing offenses this season in the Class D championship game at Linney Field in Moriah. However, the Viking defense held Ticonderoga scoreless through the first four quarters as well. It took quarterback Evan Graney’s one-yard touchdown drive in overtime to break the scoreless bout and send the Sentinels on to the New York State Class D opening round against Section X Class D Champion Tupper Lake.

 

Games of Week 7: October 16-17, 2015

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FRIDAY,OCTOBER 16, 2015

Moriah 49, AuSable Valley 12
Ticonderoga 41, Plattsburgh 12

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

Beekmantown 14, Saranac Lake 6 (OT)
Saranac Central at Peru (canceled)

 


 

 

 

 

Beekmantown defeats red storm in overtime victory


  Beekmantown Eagles' running back Tyler Myers (2) slips past Red Storm defensive back Dondi Duffy (51) for the game-winning touchdown in overtime to defeat Saranac Lake 14-6. The Storm sported red and black uniforms in their final home game in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. (Greg Ferguson photo)  Game Gallery

Red Storm linebacker Dylan Farr dives into the Beekmantown backfield trying to tip a ball from Eagles' quarterback Dominick Bordeau (14) during 4th quarter action at Ken Wilson Field. Beekmantown captured the victory over Saranac Lake 14-6 in overtime.

 

Games of Week 6: October 9-10, 2015

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015

Ticonderoga 35, AuSable Valley 7
Non League
Woodstock VT 38, Plattsburgh 30

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

Moriah 25, Beekmantown 20
Peru 14, Saranac Lake 10

MORIAH HOLDS OFF EAGLES' RALLY 25-20 FOR SIXTH WIN

MORIAH 25, BEEKMANTOWN 20
Two scoring spurts – a pair of touchdowns 30 seconds apart in the first quarter and two more touchdowns less than two minutes apart in the third quarter – carried the Moriah Vikings to a 25-20 victory over Beekmantown in Week 6. However, the Eagles produced two quick scores in the final minute to make the game close. The Vikings, 6-0 on the season and ranked eighth in New York State Class D, was forced to resort to a solid inside running game for three of its four touchdowns, while the Beekmantown defense effectively limited Moriah’s outside receiving game. Cody Stockwell and Colin Harris carried the majority load of rushes, but it was Harris who broke through for a touchdown run of nine yards, then after a Beekmantown fumble, scamped 11 yards to build a 13-0, first-quarter lead. Beekmantown opened the scoring in the second half when quarterback Dominick Bordeau connected with Nate Handy on a 21-yard TD pass, cutting the Moriah lead to 13-6. Moriah responded with two more scores in the final two minutes of the third quarter. Harris scored on a two-yard run, then Adam Jaquish wired long distance to Noah Gilbo on a 41-yard touchdown completion to extend the lead to 25-6. Beekmantown scored twice in the final minute when Bordeau (170 yards passing) sent scoring passes to Handy for five yards and Christian Wawrzynski for 20 yards, just 28 seconds apart. However, a final onside-kick attempt failed with just four seconds remaining to finish the game.

TICONDEROGA 35, AUSABLE VALLEY 7
Ticonderoga quarterback Even Graney tossed just seven passes, but racked up 160 yards in completions and three touchdowns in propelling the Sentinels to a 35-7 win over AuSable Valley. Ti jumped in front 14-0 with successful finishes on their first two drives. Graney tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jevyn Granger, then Ryan Trudeau returned an interception 37-yards on the Pick Six. AuSable Valley shortened the lead to 14-7, following a four-yard TD pass from William Coats to Cody Parrow, but that was all of the scoring the Patriots could muster. Graney hit Griffin Hughes with a 30-yard scoring pass to close the half at 21-7. Jacob Spaulding hauled in a 54-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter, and Justin Granger exploded for a 55-yard TD run to close the scoring with 1:17 left in the game.

WOODSTOCK, VT. 38, PLATTSBURGH 30 (non league)
The Hornets’ offense was buzzing with four touchdowns in the second half, but the Wasps stung Plattsburgh with a 38-30 loss in a cross-pollination of New York and Vermont teams on Friday night. Plattsburgh’s lone score of the first half was a 63-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Senecal to wide receiver Jason Moore. Woodstock, VT built a 24-6 halftime lead, but the Hornets bounced back with a pair of Brady Pennington rushing touchdowns of 12 and 20 yards to trim the lead to 24-18 by the end of the third quarter. The teams then traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter. After the Wasps extended their lead to 32-18, Pennington polished off the next drive with a two-yard stinger up the middle, making it 32-24. Ezra Astbury then struck for his second TD of the quarter, but Quran Carroll answered for the Hornets with a five-yard touchdown run with 3:33 remaining before the final buzzer.

PERU HOLDS ON TO EDGE RED STORM IN 14-10 THRILLER


Peru's Troy Lawyer (1) twists into the end zone late in the third quarter to give Peru their first lead 14-10. Lawyer's TD proved to be the game-winning score as the visiting Indians held off the Red Storm 14-10.  Lawyer scored both touchdowns on four-yard rushes.  (Greg Ferguson photo)  Game Gallery

Saranac Lake's Drew Sturgeon drills a 37-yard field goal late in the first half to give the Red Storm a 10-7 lead.
 

PERU 14, SARANAC LAKE 10
In a game where every key moment counted, Peru shifted momentum on a fumble recovery, a fourth-down quarterback sack and clock-consuming drives in the second half, to edge the Red Storm 14-10 at Ken Wilson Field in Saranac Lake. The Storm struck on their first possession when Tristin Fitzgerald wired a 61-yard touchdown pass to Jarrett Ashton just 2:31 into the contest. Peru completed a successful scoring drive, culminating with Troy Lawyer’s four-yard quarterback keeper to tie the game 7-7. Saranac Lake (3-3) regained the lead with 1:40 left in the half when Drew Sturgeon’s 37-yard field goal narrowly cleared the crossbar to open a 10-7 lead. Sturgeon had a second FG opportunity from 44 yards, but just missed as the half expired. With 38 ticks left in the third quarter, Lawyer repeated a four-yard TD keeper to put the Indians (4-2) in the lead. Ward Walton’s interception at the Peru 45-yard line provided the Red Storm with one last opportunity to pull out the win late in the game. Fitzgerald marched the Storm to the Indians’ 21, but on a crucial fourth-down play fumbled the ball and Peru ran out the clock.

 

Games of Weeks 4-5: September 25-October 3, 2015

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015

Beekmantown 27, Ticonderoga 13
Moriah 23, Saranac Lake 13

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

Peru 36, Plattsburgh 6
AuSable Valley at Saranac Central (canceled)
Non League
Whitehall 41, AuSable Valley 0

 

FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

AuSable Valley 13, Plattsburgh 7
Moriah 35, Peru 21

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

Ticonderoga 26, Saranac Lake 0
Saranac Central at Beekmantown (canceled)
Non League
Beekmantown 27,Coxsackie-Athens 21

WEEK 5 GAME SUMMARIES

MORIAH 23, SARANAC LAKE 13
Moriah rallied from a 13-3 halftime deficit with three unanswered touchdowns to register a 23-13 triumph over Saranac Lake, to remain unbeaten at 5-0. The Vikings’ lone score of the first half was a 22-yard field goal by Ray Bryant to cap off Moriah’s first drive. Both touchdowns for the Red Storm came in the second quarter. Tristan Fitzgerald aerialed Brandon Meyer with a 21-yard touchdown pass, then just over two minutes later, Jarrett Ashton scored on a one-yard plunge. Moriah answered in the third quarter with an 11-yard rushing score by Cody Stockwell, then took the lead with a pair of touchdowns in the final period. Jarrod MacDougal scored on an 11-yard pass from Adam Jaquish. Stockwell posted his second TD on a 31-yard run. With the loss, Saranac Lake slipped to 3-2 overall.

TICONDEROGA 27, BEEKMANTOWN 13
After a 7-7 first half, Ticonderoga outscored Beekmantown 20-6 after intermission to beat the Eagles 27-13 on Friday night. The Sentinels posted the game’s first score on their first possession when Evan Graney fired off a 14-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Trudeau. Beekmantown countered in the second quarter when Troy Myers scored on a one-yard rush. Trudeau scored the lone touchdown of the third quarter on a three-yard run to restore the Sentinels’ lead 14-7. Brody Rocque (239 yards rushing) delivered two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, on runs of 20 and two yards, to secure the win. Beekmantown posted the final score of the game with 2:08 remaining when Dominick Bordeau tossed a nine-yard TD strike to Nate Handy.

PERU 36, PLATTSBURGH 6
Peru racked up 36 straight points in the first three quarters (15, 14 and 7) in rolling past Plattsburgh 36-6 in the lone Section VII league game on Saturday. The Indians’ Brandon Sawyer returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, then added a three-yard TD run three minutes later, to open a 15-0 lead, before going out for the day with a leg injury. The Indians completed a pair of second-quarter passes for scores – one to Troy Lawyer to Bridgeman for 39 yards, the other from Dylan Gregware to Cunningham for five yards – to build a 29-0 lead. Lawyer hooked up with Luke Carpenter on a 64-yard bomb in the third quarter to close out the Indians’ scoring. Plattsburgh’s lone score came early in the fourth quarter when Mitch Senecal wired a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jason Moore.

WHITEHALL 41, AUSABLE VALLEY 0
Section II’s Whitehall spread its scoring over all four quarters – a touchdown in the first and fourth quarters and two touchdowns in the second and third frames – to chip away for a 41-0 win over AuSable Valley. The Patriots held #11-rated Whitehall off the board until 37 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Led by Section II’s leading rusher Daryl Hillman, the Railroaders racked up 413 yards to 44 for AuSable. Hillman rushed for 236 of those yards and scored four of the six touchdowns.

TICONDEROGA DEALS STORM'S FIRST SHUTOUT SINCE 2008


Sentinel defensive back Cody Huestis (1) leaps to disrupt a Tristin Fitzgerald pass intended for Red Storm wideout Brandon Meyer (11), during second half action at Ken Wilson Field.  The Saranac Lake Red Storm suffered their first defeat of the season, a 26-0 shutout to Ticonderoga.  (Greg Ferguson photo)  Game Gallery (posted shortly)

After gaining positive yardage, Ticonderoga Sentinel running back Ryan Trudeau (44) is dragged down by Red Storm defenders Ward Walton (15) and Brett Dawson (24).
 

TICONDEROGA 22, SARANAC LAKE 0
The Ticonderoga Sentinels handed host Saranac Lake its first loss the season and its first shutout in nearly seven years in a 26-0 defeat at Ken Wilson Field. The Red Storm’s last shutout loss was in October 2008, when the team lost to Ogdensburg 22-0. In a pivotal second quarter, Ticonderoga scored on three successive drives. Evan Graney on a four-yard run, Brody Rocque on a 17-yard dash and a 31-yard touchdown spiral from Rocque to Griffin Hughes. Ticonderoga tacked on the only points of the second half when Graney tossed to Jevyn Granger on a four-yard TD strike with 0:33 left in the third quarter. Both teams are now 3-1.

 


 

 

Games of Week 3: September 18-19, 2015

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FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

Moriah 28, Ticonderoga 6
Beekmantown 21, Plattsburgh 6

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Saranac Lake at Saranac Central (canceled)
Peru 30, AuSable Valley 13
Non League
Saranac Lake 30, Granville 20

AFTER AUSABLE'S BRIEF LEAD, PERU RALLIES TO WIN 30-13

PERU 30, AUSABLE VALLEY 13
Peru broke away from a 12-7 halftime lead with 12 unanswered points in the third quarter, in a 30-13 victory over AuSable Valley. Peru’s John Gallo scored on a 25-yard pass play at the four minute mark for a 6-0 lead. Just 30 seconds later, AuSable (1-2) jumped on top 7-6, following William Coats’ four-yard pass to Kobe Parrow. However, the Indians regained the lead when Brandon Sawyer scampered to the end zone from the AuSable four-yard line. Peru led 12-7 at the half. The Indians essentially put the game away in the third quarter with a touchdown pass to Mike Hayes and a 13-yard TD run by Sawyer. AuSable Valley kept its hopes alive when Brad Pray also carried for 13 yards to paydirt, making it 24-13 with six minutes remaining. Peru (2-1) banked an insurance touchdown on Hayes’ three-yard run with 2:41 remaining.

 


 

SARANAC LAKE RALLIES TO BEAT SECTION II'S GRANVILLE

SARANAC LAKE 30, GRANVILLE 20 (Non League)
Saranac Lake bounced back from a 20-10 hole, its biggest deficit of the season, to turn back Section II’s Granville 30-20 in an intersectional matchup at neutral Ticonderoga. Quarterback Tristin Fitzgerald rushed for three consecutive touchdowns in an unanswered 20-point run that rallied the Red Storm, after falling behind by 10 points with 5:40 remaining in the third quarter. The scoring began just 4:22 into the game when Saranac Lake’s Jarrett Ashton ran the ball in from the two-yard line to make it 7-0. Granville scored a pair of aerial touchdowns when quarterback Trace Bourn found tight end Morgan Williams for tosses of three and eleven yards. Both plays came after Storm miscues – a muffed punt and a fumble. Granville led 12-7 at the break. Drew Sturgeon pulled Saranac Lake within three points with a 24-yard field goal at 3:45 of the third frame. However, Bourn reeled off another 16-yard pass to Williams to put the Red Storm down 10 points. Saranac Lake rallied for three solid drives, all culminating with quarterback keepers of four yards in the third quarter, then one yard and 29 yards in the final frame for the victory. Key to the comeback was Ashton’s breakout for 110 yards rushing in the second half, after being restrained to just 24 yards before the break.

 


 

 

Games of Week 2: September 11-12, 2015

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FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Ticonderoga 26, Peru 22
Saranac Central at Moriah (canceled)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

AuSable Valley 8, Beekmantown 6
Saranac Lake 30, Plattsburgh 0

SARANAC LAKE PULLS AWAY TO BLANK PLATTSBURGH 30-0

SARANAC LAKE 30, PLATTSBURGH 0
Saranac Lake busted out for 17 points on two big passing plays in the third quarter, after managing just a touchdown in the first quarter, before posting a 30-0 win over Plattsburgh. The Red Storm scored on a 13-yard QB run by Tristin Fitzgerald for the only score of the first half. The Red Storm scored on a Drew Sturgeon 25-yard field goal, then touchdown passes from Fitzgerald to Joe Viscardo for 81 yards and Brandon Meyer for 43 yards late in the third quarter to give the Red Storm some breathing room. The Red Storm also had a fumble recovery for a score in the fourth quarter for the 30-0 final. Fitzgerald threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns, while Viscardo racked up 198 yards on eight catches and one touchdown. Plattsburgh quarterback Mitch Senecal tossed nine times for 90 yards.

 


 

AUSABLE VALLEY RALLIES TO NIP EAGLES IN THRILLER

AUSABLE VALLEY 8, BEEKMANTOWN 6
It’s rare to see a football score at 2-0 into the third quarter, but it’s even more rare that a safety was the difference in the outcome, as a much-improved AuSable Valley squad came from behind late in the game to beat Beekmantown 8-6. In the second quarter, the Patriots’ Matt Whitney tackled the Eagles’ Aaron Maura in the end zone for the safety, and the only score till the third quarter. Nate Handy put Beekmantown on top 6-2 on an end-around, 15-yard run. Capping a four-minute, 71-yard drive, Jimmy Kelley (93 yards rushing) darted up the middle, shucked two tackles and slipped into the end zone from the five-yard line with just 1:17 remaining in the game to lift AuSable Valley to the 8-6 win.

 


 

 

Games of Week 1: September 4-5, 2015

 NCSN Football Scoreboard

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

Saranac Lake 16, AuSable Valley 12
Moriah 37, Plattsburgh 6

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

Ticonderoga 61, Saranac Central 6
Peru 30, Beekmantown 6

WEEK 1 SCORING RECAPS

MORIAH 37, PLATTSBURGH 6
Moriah’s Adam Jaquish tossed for one touchdown and 122 yards, while Jarred MacDougal reeled in four catches and one TD and Colin Harris added a touchdown on 117 yards carried, all leading Moriah to a season-opening 37-6 romp over Plattsburgh. The Hornets’ lone scored came on a two-yard sneak by quarterback Mitch Senecal in the second quarter, after Moriah had already completed three successful drives to make it 21-6. Senecal completed five passes for 146 yards, but was victimized three times by interceptions. Plattsburgh’s Jason Moore had two catches for 65 yards.

PERU 30, BEEKMANTOWN 6
Peru’s 23 unanswered points in the fourth quarter blew open what had been a 7-6 contest for the first three periods of Saturday’s home opener against Beekmantown. Peru’s John Gallo scored on an 11-yard run in the first quarter, only to be countered by Alex Archer’s 25-yard scamper to draw the Eagles within a point. And that’s the way it stayed until Gallo plowed in from the one-yard line and Troy Lawyer’s pivotal 86-yard punt return to gear up a 23-6 lead. Quarterback Jordan Guay polished off the win with a 35-yard TD strike to Cody Cunningham to close out the scoring.

SARANAC LAKE SURVIVES TOUGH GAME AT AUSABLE 16-12

SARANAC LAKE 16, AUSABLE VALLEY 12
Saranac Lake quarterback Tristin Fitzgerald tossed for 144 yards, completing 15 of 29 passes and one touchdown, in the Red Storm’s nail-biting 16-12 season opener at AuSable Valley. The Patriots outran the Red Storm 174-68 in the first half. The Patriots led 12-10 in the closing six minutes after quarterback William Coats rolled out and scampered six yards to score. The Red Storm’s Jarrett Ashton scored on a three-yard run to change the lead with 2:03 remaining. Joe Viscardo, who scored a touchdown in the first half, had three key catches in the drive. With one time out left, the Pats fumbled, got the ball back and advanced 28 yards before time ran out. In the first half, Coats hit Nate Manning on a 57-yard TD pass. SL’s Drew Sturgeon also notched a 31-yard field goal.

TICONDEROGA 61, SARANAC CENTRAL 6
Ticonderoga took advantage of an undermanned Saranac Chiefs team to rack up 26 points in the first quarter and 21 more points in the second frame, while cruising to a 61-6 win in their season opener. Saranac began the game with just 16 players. Injuries reduced that number to 12 players by the half. Ticonderoga’s Evan Graney and Brady Rocque posted touchdowns in the first three minutes. Brett Mosier snatched an interception and returned it 42 yards for the third score. Jevyn Granger, Cody Heustis and Zack Bennett also added touchdowns. The Sentinels racked up 310 yards rushing. Sean Ahern scored the lone TD for Saranac.