N.Y. State Class D Quarterfinal; Moriah Beaten By Cambridge

Final 2017 Section VII Football Standings


x-Ticonderoga Sentinels
Moriah Vikings
Saranac Central Chiefs
Plattsburgh Hornets
Beekmantown Eagles
Peru Indians
Saranac Lake Red Storm
AuSable Valley Patriots
Div.   Class Overall  PF    PA
7-0      1-0       7-0    270     90
6-1      0-1       6-1    265     74
4-3      2-0       4-3    147   186
4-3      2-0       4-3    147   151
4-3      1-1       4-3    199   171
1-6      0-2       1-6    171   226
1-6      0-2       1-6    140   238
1-6      1-1       1-6      66   268


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Gouverneur’s Connor Fenlong (11) calls his own number for the touchdown, expanding Gouverneur's early lead to 22-6. Gouverneur came back from a tough second quarter and a lead of just 28-25 at the half, to beat Peru 52-31 in the New York State Class B regional semifinal.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

 

Section VII Playoffs: October 20-November 10, 2017

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

NYSPHSAA Class D Quarterfinal - AuSable HS
Cambridge (II) 54, Moriah (VII) 20

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

NYSPHSAA Class B Opening Round at AuSable
Gouverneur (X) 52, Peru (VII) 31

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

NYSPHSAA Class C Opening Round at Potsdam
Ogdensburg (X) 50, Saranac Central (VII) 20
NYSPHSAA Class D Opening Round at AuSable
Moriah (VII) 57, Tupper Lake (X) 6

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

Section VII Class C Championship
(#1) Saranac Central 21 (#3) Saranac Lake 12
Section VII Class B Championship
(#3) Peru 7, (#1) Plattsburgh 6

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

Section VII Class D Championship - at AuSable
(#2) Moriah 28, (#1) Ticonderoga 22

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

Section VII Class C Semifinal
(#3) Saranac Lake 35, (#2) AuSable Valley 6
Crossover Games
Ogdensburg (X) 45, Plattsburgh (VII) 14
Ticonderoga (VII) 39, Niskayuna (II) 20
Moriah 51 (VII) Whitehall (II) 0

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

Section VII Class B Semifinal
(#3) Peru 26, (#2) Beekmantown 21
Crossover
Gouverneur 36, Saranac Central 7

o.F.A. captures 50-20 WIN over saranac IN REGIONAL


Ogdensburg’s Mecci Johnson (11) receives the catch past a Saranac Central cornerback for the two-point conversion in the first quarter. The Blue Devils jumped to a quick 30-8 lead by halftime and held off the Chiefs comeback attempts to capture the 50-20 win to advance to the quarterfinals of the NYSPHAA Class C Tournament. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

 Saranac Central quarterback Luke Maye (14) breaks away from Ogdensburg defender Zach Bogardus, then launches the ball downfield for a big-yardage gain in the third quarter.  (See story in left column)
 

OGDENSBURG 50, SARANAC CENTRAL 20
The Ogdensburg Blue Devils wasted no time in putting Saranac Central into a deep hole – so deep that even their very spirited and ambitious efforts to swing the momentum could not overcome. With just 50 seconds gone in the second quarter, the Blue Devils had pounded, sprinted and passed themselves into a 30-0 lead in the New York State Class C regional semifinal at Potsdam Central. The Chiefs closed the gap to 22 points and forced a turnover, looking like they might get back within striking distance before the half, but a promising drive was grounded when they were unable to convert on fourth down. The Devils rampage started on the game’s first drive. Wyatt Kirby scored on a three-yard sweep and Ogdensburg jumps out to an 8-0 lead with Kirby catching the two-point conversion in the middle of the end zone. The second drive was more smash-mouth, with six points added on a one-yard keeper in which QB Michael Reed disappeared under the pileup at the goal line. After several seconds and digging through the pile of players, two officials signaled the touchdown. Mecca Johnson caught the extra points in the corner of the end zone, 16-0 OFA. Zach Bidwell then stared a 29-yard TD pass for the Devils’ third strike. And on the ensuing Chiefs’ drive, Luke Maye's pass was picked off by Hayden Ives who juked 51 yards for the touchdown. 30-0. But the Chiefs showed the resilience that marked their first-ever Section VII Class C title and this, their first-ever state playoff game. Maye called his own number on the next drive and scrambled 25 yards to paydirt. 30-8 with 2:24 remaining in the half. The Chiefs quickly snagged an immediate Blue Devil turnover on the next drive and seemed poised to score again, but were unable to capitalize before half ended. After two failed attempts to score to start the third quarter, O.F.A. put the final nail in the Chiefs’ hopes. Reed aerialed to Jackson Troiano on a 14-yard TD pass and Ogdensburg put the game out of reach with 1:58 left in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Jared Barr made his triumphant return after sitting out nine weeks healing from a broken leg. Barr dashed 11 yards to paydirt at 2:26 in the quarter. The Chiefs made a couple of good runs to the house. Jacob Nolan lateraled to Isaac Garman for a 30-yard TD run. Johnny Devins scored Saranac's final touchdown on a six-yard catch as time expired. Sandwiched between was the final OFA score when John Powers IV muscled into the end zone from the five-yard line. The #13-ranked Blue Devils (9-1) advance to the regional championship next Saturday to face #8-ranked Section II Champion Holy Trinity (9-1), making their first state appearance, starting at 4:00 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School.

GOUVERNEUR TRUMPS CHIEFS WITH FAST START IN 36-7 WIN

GOUVERNEUR 36, SARANAC CENTRAL 7
Section X regular-season champion Gouverneur stacked up three first-quarter touchdowns and a 22-0 lead, before cruising to a 36-7 win over Section VII’s Class C top-seeded Saranac Central in a crossover contest. Quarterback Connor Fenlong broke free from 20 yards out just 2:48 into the contest. Jacob Link completed the second drive from the Chiefs’ five-yard line and Alex Fuller found paydirt from the 23-yard line in the first-quarter assault. Johnny Devins put the Chiefs on the scoreboard at the 3:36 mark on a four-yard run. But with lightning speed, the Cats answered with two quick touchdowns. Less than two minutes after the Chiefs’ lone score of the game, Robert Klimowicz snared a five-yard touchdown pass from Fenlong (4-for-4 passing, four carries, 148 yards total), then two minutes later, Section X’s new all-time single-game rusher Peyton Schmitt (six carries, 65 yards) pounded the ball into the end zone on a 19-yard touchdown. Gouverneur (8-0) will host Potsdam for the Section X Class Championship, while Saranac Central will host Saranac Lake for the Section VII Class C crown. Both games will be on Saturday, October 28th.

WILDCATS ESCAPE SCORING FRENZY BEATING PERU 52-31


Gouverneur’s Connor Fenlong (11) calls his own number for the touchdown, expanding Gouverneur's early lead to 22-6. Gouverneur came back from a tough second quarter and a lead of just 28-25 at the half, to beat Peru 52-31 in the New York State Class B regional semifinal at AuSable Valley.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Peru’s Austin Carpenter (3) charges in for the touchdown from the six-yard line, cutting Gouverneur's lead to 22-18.
 

GOUVERNEUR 52, PERU 31
Coaches preach defense. Defense wins championships. But defense seemed to be nowhere to be found in the first four minutes of the New York State Class B opening round playoff game at AuSable Valley. In a surreal start, perhaps one of the most bizarre starts in state football playoff history, the two teams combined to score five touchdowns on just seven plays from scrimmage, all in a span of one minute 28 seconds! Less than four minutes into the contest, the scoreboard read: Gouverneur 22, Peru 12. Said one NYSPHSAA official, “It started like a track meet.” Gouverneur struck first when quarterback Connor Fenlong scored on a 46-yard sprint just 2:07 into the game. The cheering barely subsided when Peru’s Kasen Brennan answered on the first play from scrimmage with a 60-yard run up the middle to cut the Wildcat lead to 8-6, just 19 seconds later. Gouverneur had two quick responses: tailback Peyton Schmitt’s first touch traveled 65 yards up the right sideline to paydirt 12 seconds later, then after recovering an onside kick and Fenlong busted up the middle 40 yards and scored again 22 ticks later to push the lead to 22-6, just 2:53 into the game. Peru countered when QB Ryley O’Connell wired a 59-yard pass to Aaron Carpenter to chop the lead to 22-12 in a drive that lasted just 42 seconds. The defenses then showed up finally established complete calm on both sides of the football for more than a quarter. Peru owned the end of the second quarter. Carpenter scored at the end of an extended drive on a six-yard pass play. Andrew LaPlant snared a 15-yard TD pass in the back of the end zone to counter. Carson Cunningham then reeled in a nine-yard toss. When the dust settled at the half, Gouverneur narrowly escaped with a 28-24 lead. Both coaches made adjustments during intermission and both openly admitted they were unhappy with their own play calling in the first half. But Gouverneur took perhaps its most pivotal defensive stand to start the second half; and a made solid defensive statement for the whole second half. With the Indians itching to use first possession to grab their first lead, the Wildcat defense stopped Peru’s first drive cold, three plays and out. Gouverneur wasted no time in capitalizing and replenishing the lead three plays later, when Fenlong broke a pair of tackles, stiff-armed a third defender and jetted to the house. Two points later on the conversion, the lead expanded to 36-24. While the Cats continued to shutout Peru, Schmitt eluded the Indian posse to the end zone on a 26-yard scamper late in the third quarter and Fenlong capped a final scoring drive with a two-yard run to put the game out of reach 52-24 early in the fourth quarter, all on Gouverneur’s first three possessions. The lone Peru score in the second half was a 51-year-old TD pass from O’Connell to Brennan. In total, Gouverneur racked up 576 yards of rushing. The two teams stacked up just short of 1,000 yards. Fenlong and Schmitt combined for 384 yards rushing and six touchdowns.  Gouverneur advances to face Section II's Glens Falls in the state quarterfinal next Saturday.

PLATTSBURGH FALLS TO O.F.A. 45-14 IN CROSSOVER GAME


Ogdensburg’ John Powers (22) brakes away from a Plattsburgh defender and scampers to the house for the game's final touchdown as Ogdensburg defeats Plattsburgh 45-14 in a Section X-Section VII crossover non-league game.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Plattsburgh kicks for the extra point after a "pick six."
 

OGDENSBURG 45, PLATTSBURGH 14
Ogdensburg’s third play from scrimmage was a Wyatt Kirby 46-yard touchdown run. Kirby then completed the second OFA drive with an 18-yard scamper to the end zone. The Blue Devils grabbed the ensuing onside kick and quarterback Michael Reed pitched to Jackson Troiano on a 14-yard TD score to blow open a 22-0 first-quarter lead. It set the tone for a 37-7 halftime lead, en route to a 45-14 win in a crossover game featuring the Section X’s top Class C seed and Section VII’s top Class B seed. Plattsburgh’s lone offensive score came early in the second quarter when quarterback Mitch Senecal wired a 22-yard TD pass to Talon Bushey in the back of the endzone. The Blue Devils were quick to answer with a 14-yard touchdown sweep to Hayden Ives. Plattsburgh scored on a pick-six interception, returned 44 yards by Tyler Phillips. Harry Powers closed out the scoring with an 18-yard rush up the middle. Stephen Morley contributed 10 carries for 108 yards.

 

Games of Week 7: October 13-14, 2017

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

Moriah 41, AuSable Valley 0
Ticonderoga 55, Peru 33

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

Beekmantown 38, Saranac Central 0
Plattsburgh 27, Saranac Lake 15  

 




 

 

 

Games of Week 6: October 6-7, 2017

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

Moriah 51, Saranac Lake 7
Ticonderoga 35, Plattsburgh 0

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Saranac Central 21, Peru 13
Beekmantown 48, AuSable Valley 14

 




 

 

 

Games of Week 5: September 29-30, 2017

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Ticonderoga 20, Moriah 16*

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Saranac Central 31, AuSable Valley 0*
Plattsburgh 29, Peru 22*
Beekmantown 44, Saranac Lake 14

 




 

 

 

Games of Week 4: September 22-23, 2017

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Peru 34, AuSable Valley 8

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Ticonderoga 35, Saranac Lake 13
Plattsburgh 28, Beekmantown 14*
Moriah 36, Saranac Central 12

 




 

 

 

Games of Week 3: September 15-16, 2017

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Moriah 50, Beekmantown 7
Ticonderoga 56, Saranac Central 21

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Saranac Lake 32, Peru 9
Plattsburgh 41, AuSable Valley 6

 




 

 

 

Games of Week 2: September 8-9, 2017

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Moriah 31, Plattsburgh 8
Ticonderoga 44, AuSable Valley 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Saranac Central 34, Saranac Lake 29*
Beekmantown 41 Peru 40* (OT)

 




 

 

 

Games of Week 1: September 1-2, 2017

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Moriah 40, Peru 20
AuSable Valley 38, Saranac Lake 30*

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Ticonderoga 25, Beekmantown 7
Saranac Central 28, Plattsburgh 14*