O.F.A. Deals Canton's First Loss; Malone, Tupper, Gouverneur Win

2018 Section X Football Standings

Gouverneur Wildcats
Canton Golden Bears
Ogdensburg Blue Devils
Potsdam Sandstoners
Malone Huskies
St. Lawrence Larries
Massena Red Raiders
Eight-Man Football
Tupper Lake Lumberjacks
Div.  Class  Overall  PF    PA
3-0      2-0       4-0      78     28
3-1      0-0       3-1    103     80
2-1      0-1       3-1      95     28
1-2      0-0       2-2      90     71
1-2      0-0       2-2      37     77
1-3      0-1       1-3      37     84
0-2      0-0       0-4        6     46

1-1      0-0       1-1      44     40

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 Potsdam’s Will Varney (23) burst up the middle for the touchdown, his second TD of the game in guiding Potsdam to its first league win of the season 16-0.  Varney's two touchdowns and two-point conversions all came in the second half, in breaking a scoreless game at intermission.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery


Games of Week 4: September 21-22, 2018

 NCSN Football Scoreboard


Potsdam 16, St. Lawrence Central 0
Non League
Gouverneur 48, Thousand Islands 0



Ogdensburg 32, Canton 6
Malone 16, Massena 0
Section III Eight-Man Football
Tupper Lake 38, Morrisville-Eaton 18

O.f.a. stops Canton's three- game win streak 32-6  

Ogdensburg’s Wyatt Kirby (5) runs from the outside for the touchdown, the first of three O.F.A. carries to the house in the second quarter.  Ogdensburg dealt Canton its first loss of the season with a 32-6 win at Ron Johnson Field in Ogdensburg. Both teams are now 3-1 overall.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Robert Beaudin (1) receives the handoff from Bears' quarterback Declan Porter (49) for the first down.

In the midst of sometimes heavy downpours, a scoreless first quarter led to a stormy second quarter in which Ogdensburg Blue Devils rained down three times on the Canton end zone. O.F.A. (2-1 league, 3-1 overall) rushed out to an 18-0 halftime lead, en route to a 32-6 victory over previously unbeaten Canton (3-1). Ogdensburg employed a mix or quarterbacks, alternative Jackson Jones and MeSean Johnson, in the absence of Michael Reed who suffered a broken collarbone in the Devils’ game last week at Gouverneur. O.F.A. got on the scoreboard first on a 38-yard pass-and-run from Jones to Jackson Troiano, who leapt the final four yards over a tackler and into the end zone early in the second quarter. Wyatt Kirby, who carried nine times for 101 yards, swept wide left around the Canton defense and into the end zone on a 22-yard run, extending the lead to 12-0. MeSean Johnson (8 carries, 70 yards) hauled a 16-yard keeper to the house to complete the 18-0 second quarter. After holding Canton on its first drive to open the second half, Jones completed the Devils’ first drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass completion to Troiano, while Stephen Morley (nine carries, 70 yards) tacked on the point-after kick for a 25-0 lead. The Golden Bears’ lone score came in the fourth quarter on a one-yard plunge from Robert Beaudin (10 carries, 75 yards) to trim the margin to 25-6. Harry Powers wrapped up the night’s scoring with a 22-yard TD run.

VARNEY LEADS Potsdam PAST st. lawrence central 16-0

Potsdam’s Will Varney (23) burst up the middle for the touchdown, his second TD of the game in guiding Potsdam to its first league win of the season 16-0.  Varney's two touchdowns and two-point conversions all came in the second half, in breaking a scoreless game at intermission.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Benjamin Horner leaps between two Sandstoner defenders to snare a pass completion on the Larries' second drive of the second half.

Will Varney was Potsdam's workhorse amassing 37 carries for 186 yards rushing, two touchdowns and carrying the two-point conversions in leading the Sandstoners to a 16-0 win over host St. Lawrence Central.  The defenses controlled the first half, with neither team able to reach the end zone.  Varney, who ran for 66 yards in the first half, upped his game with 120 yards after intermission, and carried a four-yard rush to score on Potsdam's first series of the second half.  The Larries saw two subsequent drives snuffed out by interception, including Brayden Busch's pickoff in the end zone that launched a second Stoner scoring drive.  Varney plunged off a right-side block for three yards on his second touchdown.  Potsdam improved to 1-2 league, 2-2 overall.  The Larries slipped to 1-3.

malone surges in second half to BEAT MASSENA 16-0

Malone running back Timothy Langdon (10) breaks past a Massena defender to reach the first down midway through the second quarter. Hunter Swann and Tyler Preven each scored a touchdown lifting the Huskies to a 16-0 shutout victory over the Red Raiders. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Massena running back Chris Page (22) breaks around Malone defensive lineman Anthony Lamica (55) to set up a first-and-goal late in the first half.

The Huskies and Red Raiders played a defensive, scoreless first half, but it was Malone that weathered the storms in a 16-0 win at Massena’s Mike Nicholas Field. But when the heavy driving rain moved in after intermission, the Huskies were able to overcome the sloppy conditions with a touchdown in each of the third and fourth quarters. Quarterback Hunter Swan’s 11-yard touchdown scamper with 4:14 left in the third quarter, along with the two-point conversion, opened an 8-0 lead for Malone (1-2 league, 2-2 overall). Then with 8:56 to go in the contest, Tyler Preve gave the Huskies a two-possession separation, carting the football three yards on a reverse. Tim Langdon polished off the scoring for the night with a two-yard rushing conversion. Massena was led by quarterback Zack Goolden who rushed 24 times for 88 yards, one pass completion and 17 tackles on defense. The Raiders were unable to capitalize for any points after fumble recoveries by Dylan Bullock, Dylan Lahore and Preston Gunyup.


Games of Week 3: September 14-15, 2018

 NCSN Football Scoreboard


Canton 29, Potsdam 20
St. Lawrence Central 30, Massena 6
Gouverneur 22, Ogdensburg 20
Non League
Malone 27, Watertown 21



Section III Eight-Man Football
APW 22, Tupper Lake 6


Touchdown grab: Canton's Greg Mastro (8) snags a 39-yard TD pass that extended the Golden Bears' lead to 16-0 over Potsdam, with the two-point conversion on the Bears' third drive.  Canton went on to defeat Potsdam 29-20, to improve to 3-0.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam's Bobby Voss (11) gains 14 yards on a run in the second quarter.

Canton’s Declan Porter dealt an impressive 13-for-17 pass completions for 203 yards and three touchdowns in guiding the Golden Bears to a 29-20 victory over rival Potsdam. Porter also delivered two booming punts of 60 and 55 yards. Canton’s opening drive of seven plays for 70 yards, culminated with a four-yard touchdown run frm Chauncey Douglas that set the tone just 2:53 into the contest. On the Bears’ third drive, Porter launched a 39-yard TD pass to the extended arms of Greg Mastro, and with Ian Rayburn’s two-point conversion run, the Bears went up 16-0. Mastro’s 48-yard reception set up Canton’s third score, a seven-yard aerial connection to Patrick Recker, who also kicked the extra point to garner a 23-0 lead in the first half. Potsdam’s best chance to score came just before the break, carrying down to the Canton 10-yard line with 0.4 seconds remaining, but Mastro deflected a pass attempt to the end zone to end the half. Potsdam shifted the momentum on the first series of the second half. The 89-yard drive ended with a one-yard Will Varney plunge to cut the lead to 23-6. Canton extended the margin to 29-5 on Mastro’s second TD reception of 15 yards, still in the third quarter. Potsdam’s last two scores in the fourth quarter cam on a 29-yard TD pass from Bobby Voss to Gavin Mattimore and an 83-yard scamper from Logan McCargar.


St. Lawrence Central snagged its first win on Rivalry Weekend, defeating neighboring Massena 30-6 at Randy Riggs Field in Brasher. The Larries (1-2) were led by Jah Robinson’s 154 yards rushing, while the Larries stacked up four touchdowns. Massena was led by Chris Paige who carried eight times for 75 yards, in the Red Raiders’ league opener (0-1, 0-3 overall).

Malone wins thriller 27-21 over Watertown (non-lg)

In a tight contest between two teams battling for their first win, quarterback Hunter Swan scrambled on a 14-yard keeper with 10:24 remaining in the game to break a 21-21 deadlock and lead the Malone Huskies (1-2) to a 27-21 victory over the Watertown Cyclones (0-3) in a non-league contest at Crowner Field in Malone. Swan’s arm also dished six completions on 13 attempts for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Tim Langdon added 99 yards on the ground, including a 45-yard rushing score. Watertown was led by quarterback Kalub Conway who passed for 151 yards, including two TD passes.


Gouverneur's Peyton Schmitt (44) follows the blocking of teammate Jacob Link (42), in guiding one of the Wildcats' three touchdowns on the afternoon.  In a thrilling seesaw battle before a large crowd at the Gouverneur Fairgrounds Field, the Wildcats outlasted the Ogdensburg Blue Devils 22-20.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg's Mesean Johnson (15) jukes around a would-be tackler, then follows the lead block from Nate Jenkins (26) for first-down yardage.

Gouverneur quarterback Caleb Farr continued to guide the Wildcats with their third-straight victory in a 22-20 seesaw battle over the Ogdensburg Blue Devils. Farr (13 rushes, 76 yards) carried a one-yard keeper to paydirt for the only score of an 8-0 first quarter in a critical battle atop the Northern Athletic Conference. While Gouverneur improved to 3-0 with Canton top the division, O.F.A. slipped to 1-1 league, 2-1 overall. In the second quarter, Ogdensburg countered with a 35-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Jackson Jones to Hayden Ives to cut the margin to 8-6. Jones replaced starting QB Michael Reed who went out for the rest of the game with injury. The resilient Devils took their first lead later in the quarter when Tristan Lovely escaped containment and dashed 18 yards to the house, putting Ogdensburg ahead 14-8. But Garrison Gonyea restored the Wildcat lead with a 76-yard left sideline sprint with under three minutes remaining in the half to thrust the G-men back into the lead 16-14. The last of the scoring came in the third quarter. Ives reeled in a 35-yard pass from Jones to put OFA back on top 20-16, only to be countered by a 15-yard touchdown run from Peyton Schmitt 22-20 lead. The game was in the hands of the defenses the rest of the way. Garrison Gonyeau led the Wildcats’ rushing with 10 touches for 114 yards. Lovely led OFA with nine carries for 60 yards, while Wyatt Kirby gained 75 all-purpose yards (55 rushing, 20 receiving).

 Tupper lake falls 22-6 to apw in competitive game

First game of eight-man football for both teams: Tupper Lake’s Skyler Pickering (22) takes the carry for the first down.  Pickering would also score there first touchdown of the game for the Lumberjacks on an 89-yard run in the second quarter.  However, Tupper would fall to APW 22-6 in their opening game. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Noah Varden (3) and Ben Lanthier (41) latch on to an APW runner, to stop him on the fourth-down run.

With both teams making their debut in eight-man football, both the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks and APW Rebels fought more to gain turnovers than points in the first half.  Both teams forced a pair of turnovers and struggled to an 8-6 halftime lead.  But the jacks and Rebels showed strong promising football in the new format, which was tailor-fit for a small Class D school like Tupper.  After forcing a fumble on Tupper Lake's first drive, James Priest rambled 23 yards through the middle to score the Rebels first touchdown.  Tupper Lake answered following a fumble recovery of their own, when Skyler Pickering jetted 89 yards to the house, but without the conversion trailed 8-6 at the half.  Two fourth quarter TD's by Jon Comstock for 23 and 65 yards sealed the deal for APW.


Games of Week 2: September 7-8, 2018

 NCSN Football Scoreboard


Gouverneur 28, Potsdam 8
Canton 34, St. Lawrence Central 7



Ogdensburg 43, Malone 0
Non League
Carthage 49, Massena 0

o.f.a. puts away the huskies in FOURTH quarter 43-0

Ogdensburg's Hayden Ives (4) rushes for 35 yards on the Blue Devils' second drive against the Malone defense. Ogdensburg after a slow start, turning the ball over on their first two drives, but would put the game away with four unanswered touchdowns in the second half for a 43-0 win over Malone. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Timothy Langdon (10) scrambles for the first down after an interception early in the first quarter.

Ogdensburg got off to a rough start with turnovers on their first two drives. However, late in the first quarter, quarterback Michael Reed lofted a 27-yard TD pass to Hayden Ives (7 carries, 60 yards) in the end zone, then added the two point conversion – 8-0 Blue Devils. In the 2nd quarter, Reed rolled left, then tucked and scrambled five yards to paydirt, putting O.F.A. up 16-0 for the lone scores of the half. While the Huskies forced the Blue Devils to cough up the ball twice, they were held to short yardage after the turnovers and were unable to capitalize. Blue netted just one touchdown again in the third quarter when, with 3:14 left, Wyatt Kirby barreled into the end zone from six yards out; and Ogdensburg led 22-0. But it never felt like Malone was out of the game, pressing ahead into O.F.A. territory, but never seeming to get the big break to score. The floodgates on the Huskies in the fourth quarter when O.F.A. reached the end zone on three consecutive drives. Ives with a two-yard plunge, Jackson Jones with a one-yard finish and Owen Marshall with the final 10-yard run to stack up a 43-0 win. Tristan Lovely carried six times for 69 yards for O.F.A. In two games so far this season, the Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 98-0. However, they face the Gouverneur in Week 3. The Wildcats have not lost a regular season game over the past two years.


CARTHAGE 49, MASSENA 0 (Non League)
Carthage quarterback Nick Cavellier rushed for a touchdown and fired off a TD pass for another score, as the Comets gained their first win of the season (1-1) in shutting out the Massena Red Raiders 49-0. Cavellier went 3-for-3 through the air for 64 yards, while rushing for 41 yards. Jake Demko had nine rushes for 113 yards, while taking the ball to the house twice. Calvin Harper also had two touchdowns – one on a pass, one on a rushing play. Other Carthage rushing touchdowns were scored by Fombo Azah, Ben Bowen and Angel Castillo.

gouverneur Pushes past Potsdam 28-8 on the road

 Gouverneur’s Jacob Shippee (3) pushes though the Potsdam defense of a touchdown in the fourth quarter.  Caleb Farr and Peyton Schmitt also scored touchdowns as Gouverneur beat Potsdam 28-8. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Hunter Sheehan (16) returns a punt for 80 yards and a touchdown for the Sandstoners' lone score of the game.

The Gouverneur Wildcats chipped away, scoring two first-half touchdowns and another pair after intermission, in carving out a 28-8 win over the Sandstoners on Potsdam Hall of Fame weekend. Quarterback Caleb Farr called his own number from the two-yard line to establish the first lead. Peyton Schmitt, who handled 14 totes for 126 yards and one rushing touchdown, also scored on a 75-yard punt return to push Gouverneur ahead 21-0. Hunter Sheehan pumped new life into the Sandstoners with an electrifying 80-yard kickoff sprint, trimming the lead to 21-8 in the third quarter. Jacob Shippee’s two-yard plunge in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the Wildcats. Garrison Gonyeau carried 13 times for 107 yards for the “G”.


Canton’s Robert Beaudin (1) rushes for the two-point conversion, following the touchdown by Declan Porter. The Golden Bears pulled away from a 14-7 lead with a shutout second half in a 34-7 win over St. Lawrence Central.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Jah Robertson (20) breaks free of a   sleuth of Bears for a 70-yard touchdown near the end of the first half, the Larries only scoring drive of the game.

The Golden Bears' Reese Ryan burrowed his way under the goal-line pile for the opening touchdown to put Canton ahead 6-0 in the first quarter. In the second frame, Declan Porter rolled right, then tucked and scampered seven yards for the score, 14-0 Bears. Before the half, Larries got on the scoreboard. Jah Robertson escaped a pile of would-be tacklers, then scampered 70 yards to the house, to cut the lead to 14-7. However, that would prove to be the Larries only touchdown. Porter threw two more TD passes and sprinted to paydirt on an 18-yard run, and Greg Mastro reeled in a 60-yard touchdown pass in leading Canton past St. Lawrence Central 34-7.


Games of Week 1: August 31-September 1, 2018

 NCSN Football Scoreboard


Gouverneur 28, St. Lawrence Central 0
Canton 34, Malone 21



Non League
Potsdam 46, Massena 14



Non League
Ogdensburg 55, Sauquoit Valley 0


The Ogdensburg Blue Devils wasted no time in taking control of their season opener vs. Sauquoit Valley at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Blue Devils scored on their first drive on a 27-year-yard touchdown run from Wyatt Kirby. Michael Reed fired off a two-point conversion pass to Jackson Troiano to make it 8-0. Reed ran 14 yards on the final snap of the second drive to extend the lead to 14-0, then passed to Stephen Morley for the extra two. MeSean Johnson’s 15-yard run and Reed’s 47-yard scamper pushed the advantage to 28-0 to end the first quarter. OFA capitalized on two Sauquoit turnovers in the first quarter. Morley added a 24-yard dash, and Tristan Lovely’s one-yard burst – along with point-after kicks by Morley – extended the OFA lead to 42-0 at the break. In the second half, John Powers ran for an eight-yard score and Mitchell Brenno completed the offensive with a one-yard finish.  The defense held strong, including shutting down SV at the OFA 6, late in the game.

canton's big comeback SINKS MALONE 34-21 IN OPENER

Canton’s Patrick Recker (5) makes a leaping fingertip catch for a four-yard touchdown to bring the Bears to within a point, 21-20 in a third quarter comeback.  The Bears scored 34 unanswered points after Malone opened a 21-0 lead.  The Golden Bears won their season opener 34-21 win over Malone.  (Sam Wangerin Photo)  Game Gallery

Malone’s Anthony Lamica (55) and Thomas Trombley (22) hold up Canton runningback Ian Rayburn (22) to momentarily slow Canton's offensive surge.

Malone pounded out a 21-0 lead late in the second quarter, but Canton scored 34 unanswered points the rest of the way in a 34-21 opening-day win at Crowner Field in Malone. Canton moved the ball well in the first half, but lost the ball on their opening drive and Malone took advantage. Huskies quarterback Hunter Swan took a two-yard plunge to paydirt with 2:06 left in the first quarter. Timothy Langdon then took Malone’s next handoff 90 yards to the house to up the score to 14-0, just seconds into the second quarter. Brendon Boulia reeled in an 18-yard pass from Swan with just 3:27 left in the half, and the Huskies were rolling. Tyler Preve booted all three extra points to build a 21-0 lead. It looked like it was going to be a long hot day for the Bears. But the brown-and-gold put together a solid drive, culminating with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Declan Porter to Patrick Recker with just 52 seconds left in the half to boost the Bears, who would also get the ball to start the second half. Canton’s first post-intermission drive successfully ended with a one-yard run by Ian Rayburn, and Canton had closed the gap to 21-12. Recker wrecked two Malone drives with critical interceptions, one which included a 30-yard return, putting the Bears in position to grab the lead. One the next drive, Porter scrambled on a naked bootleg, found Recker rushing across the back of the end zone and tossed a high floater that Recker reeled in with a fantastic leaping, fingertip catch with 4:36 to go in the third quarter. Four minutes later, Rayburn’s six-yard TD run put the Bears on top for the first time 28-21. In the fourth quarter, on fourth down, Porter rolled left and dealt John Mahoney a 13-yard TD strike, completing the scoring with 2:15 left. Malone out-rushed Canton 310-276. Langdon led the Malone rushing game with 13 carries for 187 yards. Rayburn paced the Bears with 22 carries for 117 yards.

potsdam pulls away from massena in 46-14 victory

Potsdam’s Will Varney (23) breaks past Massena defender Tyler McDonald (20) and dashes into the end zone for a touchdown to give the Sandstoners the 14-0 lead midway through the third quarter. After leading 24-8 at the half, Sandstoners surged in the second half to pull away from the Red Raiders and capture the 46-14 victory in a non-league season opener.  The two teams meet later for a regular-season game.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Massena’s Zack Goolden (12) leaps over Potsdam lineman Dustin Agen (40) to earn a first down late in the third quarter. Varney racked up 33 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns, as Potsdam shut down Massena 22-0 in the second half. Zach Kirka made his quarterback debut for Potsdam with 10 carries for 41 yards, along with 2-for-8 passing completions for another 37 yards. He also scored on a four-yard touchdown run. Brayden Bush lifted Potsdam to a 38-8 lead with a 78-yard Pick-Six. Logan McCargar added a 41-yard sprint and two-point conversion carry. Massena’s scoring came on a 90-yard touchdown catch from QB Zach Goolden to Chris Paige, and a 71-yard dash by Paige, who logged eight carries and two receptions for 192 all-purpose yards. Goolden finished 12 carries and three passes for 151 total yards.

Gouverneur shuts down class c rival larries 28-0

Gouverneur’s Tyler Michell (4) reaches and intercepts a pass from St Lawrence Central’s Ansen Weegar (7) to set up a 40-yard touchdown by Peyton Schmitt in Gouverneur’s 28-0 victory over the Larries in their season opener at Randy Riggs Field in Brasher.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery 

St. Lawrence Central’s Jah Robertson (20) hurdles over a Gouverneur defender to convert on fourth down, on a promising drive in the first quarter.

The Wildcats notched 14 points each in the first and fourth quarters. It was Schmitt and Farr, and Schmitt and Farr. And Gouverneur’s defense prevented any score in a 28-0 shutout over the St. Lawrence Central Larries in their season opener at Brasher. Peyton Schmitt rushed nine times and rolled up 163 yards to pace the Cats. Gouverneur’s new quarterback Caleb Farr (eight carries, 71 yards) dashed two yards for the game’s opening score in the first quarter. Schmitt carried the payload 40 yards to score later in the quarter, then Farr ran for the two extra points, opening up a 14-0 lead that stuck through the end of the third quarter. Schmitt seemingly put the game out of reach with an 89-yard jailbreak run, upping the lead to 20-0. The long run came just two plays after the Wildcat defense had stopped the Larries for the third drive inside the 10-yard line, with a defensive stand at the Wildcat 1 that halted a 77-yard drive. Farr’s second touchdown, a 14-yard scamper, closed out the scoring with 4:07 remaining. The Larries new QB Ansen Weegar passed for 74 yards on four completions. Jan Robertson carried 15 times for 62 yards.