Malone Repeats as Regular Season Champs; Gouverneur Wins

Final 2015 Section X Football Standings


x-Malone Huskies
Canton Golden Bears
Ogdensburg Blue Devils
Gouverneur Wildcats
St. Lawrence Central Larries
Massena Red Raiders
Tupper Lake Lumberjacks
Potsdam Sandstoners
Div.     NLg  Overall   PF    PA
7-0      0-0       7-0    242     94
5-2      0-0       5-2    149   140
5-2      0-0       5-2    235   147
4-3      0-0       4-3    230     79
3-4      0-0       3-4    127   181
3-4      0-0       3-4    127   164
1-6      0-0       1-6    163   276
0-7      0-0       0-7      48   208


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Gouverneur’s Connor Fenlong (11) fakes the handoff to Chad Curcio and keeps the ball for a five-yard run at midfield to earn the Wildcats a first down. Gouverneur and St. Lawrence Central battled 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats quickly turned the game around and scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, en route to a 49-8 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

 

Games of Week 7: October 16-17, 2015

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FRIDAY,OCTOBER 16, 2015

Ogdensburg 59, Tupper Lake 26
Massena 14, Potsdam 8

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

Malone 28, Canton 6
Gouverneur 49, St. Lawrence Central 8

O.F.a. blue devils RACK UP
59-26 WIN OVER TUPPER LAKE


 Ogdensburg’s Jared Barr (7) breaks a tackle from a Tupper Lake defender to earn a first down at the Tupper Lake three-yard line.  The Blue Devils scored four touchdowns in the first quarter, setting the pace for a 59-26 victory over the Jacks on O.F.A. Senior Night. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery  

From the kickoff, Tupper Lake's Alex Gagnier (12) breaks past an Ogdensburg defender for good field position.
 

OGDENSBURG 59, TUPPER LAKE 26
Ogdensburg scored on its first three possessions, then added a Pick Six on Nate McCartney’s interception all in the first quarter in setting the pace for a 59-26 win over Tupper Lake. Avery Love scored O.F.A.’s first two touchdowns to build a 14-0 lead. Noah Santana wired an 81-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Becker to cut the margin to 14-8. OFA quarterback Adam Rickett the hit Anthony Pope for a touchdown on fourth and goal from the 5. Jared Barr, who rushed for 215 yards, also scored two touchdowns. Ogdensburg led 34-8 at the half. Sean Montalvo and Kevin Joanette also rushed for touchdowns for the Devils (5-2). Santana and Brasen LaVassaur added touchdowns for the Lumberjacks (1-6).

MALONE BEATS CANTON 28-6 FOR REGULAR-SEASON TITLE


Canton’s running back Larecus Dobbs (20) is pursued and tackled by Malone’s Matthew Gadway (22) near the right sideline for a loss of a few yards. Malone defeated Canton 28-6 for the conference regular-season title.  (Ryan Moore photo)

Canton back Larecus Dobbs (20) makes a cut back to the outside as the Huskies’ Austin Lane (77) gives chase.
 

MALONE 38, CANTON 6
Zach Raymond provided several key plays on both sides of the football – scoring three touchdowns and recovering three Canton fumbles – in Malone’s 28-6 win over the Canton Golden Bears in a head-to-head finish for the regular-season title. With the win, Franklin Academy finished with an unblemished 7-0 record and the regular-season championship. Raymond – who racked up 158 of Malone’s 277 total rushing yards – scored on short touchdown runs of one, one and seven yards. Quarterback Camron Gallagher provided 199 yards afoot, while pitching for 60 yards and one touchdown, a five-yard completion to Jordan Scarf. Canton’s lone score came on a two-yard plunge from Ian Erlichman in the second quarter.

Gouverneur earns #3 seed defeating ST. LAWRENCE 49-8


Gouverneur’s Connor Fenlong (11) fakes the handoff to Chad Curcio and keeps the ball for a five-yard run at midfield to earn the Wildcats a first down. Gouverneur and St. Lawrence Central battled 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats quickly turned the game around and scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, en route to a 49-8 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence’s Isaiah Lyon (12) slips around the Gouverneur defense to earn a first down in the Wildcats territory.
 

GOUVERNEUR 49, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 8
After a scoreless first quarter, the Gouverneur Wildcats pounced on St. Lawrence Central for four scores in the second quarter to open a 28-0 lead. Quarterback Connor Fenlong (156 yards rushing, 89 years passing) launched the scoring with a sneak from the one-yard line. That was quickly followed by touchdown runs of two yards from Jack Ferrand, one yard from Tristan Pataky and a 20-yard jaunt by Cody Orr. Gouverneur went to the air to start the second half, with Chad Curcio hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass, followed by Fenlong’s 19-yard keeper. St. Lawrence Central got on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter when Luke Collins blasted into the end zone from the one-yard line. Wildcat Dan Mullin finished the scoring with another one-yard run. Joey Bush also made five catches for 90 yards for Gouverneur.

massena holds off potsdam for close 14-8 victory


Potsdam quarterback Cameron Talcott (12) led the Sandstoner offense against the Massena Red Raiders. The Red Raiders took a 8-0 lead to open the game, then held on to capture a 14-8 victory over Potsdam to close out the regular season. (Donnie King photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Brandon Buffham muscles the ball into the end zone to score the lone Potsdam touchdown to tie the game.
 

MASSENA 14, POTSDAM 8
Massena scored on the game’s opening drive, but the game at Potsdam turned into a low-scoring defensive battle. Quarterback Maddox Merry scored on a three-yard keeper to open an 8-0 score that held until the final quarter. Potsdam’s Brandon Buffham, who carried 33 times for 187 yards, tied the game on a three-yard run on the opening play of the fourth quarter. With 4:22 remaining, Merry fired off a 23-yard touchdown pass through a driving rain. Montana Pierce caught the ball between a pair of Potsdam defenders in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown 14-8.

 

Games of Week 6: October 9-10, 2015

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FRIDAY,OCTOBER 9, 2015

Tupper Lake 38, Potsdam 6
Ogdensburg 22, Gouverneur 12
Massena 26, Canton 14

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015

Malone 53, St. Lawrence Central 14

MALONE UNBEATEN, POWERS PAST ST. LAWRENCE 53-14


Malone’s Zachary Raymond (21) bursts past St. Lawrence Central defender Nick Phippen (66) to score a 17-yard rushing touchdown to begin the third quarter. The Huskies got on the board quickly carrying a 46-0 lead into halftime. Malone remains undefeated picking up the 53-14 victory over the Larries. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Camron Gallagher (15) sprints around the Larries' defensive line, then leaps over defender Gavin McGrath (30) to score the fifth touchdown of the game.
 

MALONE 53, ST. LAWRENCE 14
The Franklin Academy Huskies pounded out 53 straight points, including three touchdown runs and three scoring passes from quarterback Camron Gallagher to anchor a 53-14 victory over St. Lawrence Central at Randy Riggs Field in Brasher. The Huskies are 6-0 heading into the final week of the season, facing second-place Canton (5-1) with the regular-season title on the line. Gallagher (eight carries, 115 yards) scored on touchdown rushes of 17, 26 and 66 yards. Jordan Sharfe was the recipient of two TD passes, including a tip-toe catch in the back of the end zone. Brandon Woods hauled in a 68-yard scoring strike. The Larries held Zach Raymond to under 100 yards rushing (93), but Huskies’ power runner still inflicted major damage with touchdown runs of one, 10 and 17 yards. Mark Crump provided both touchdowns for the Larries with a seven-yard run and a 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown from quarterback Isaiah Lyon. In their regular-season finish, the 3-3 Larries will travel to face the other 3-3 team Gouverneur.

TUPPER LAKE EXPLODES TO BEAT POTSDAM IN 38-6 ROMP

TUPPER LAKE 36, POTSDAM 8
In a matchup of teams seeking their first win, the host Tupper Lake Lumberjacks cut down the Potsdam Sandstoners 36-8. Potsdam got off to a positive start, opening with an eight-yard touchdown run by Kaleb Parker.  Brandon Buffham (34 carries, 153 yards), carried over the two-point conversion. However, the lead was short-lived. Tupper Lake’s Brandon LaVassaur (15 carries, 105 yards) hauled in the ensuing kickoff and eluded the Potsdam defense in a 69-yard sprint to the house, launching the Jacks’ 30-point, first-half explosion. ” LaVasseur also delivered an eight-yard rushing touchdown at the end of the half. Quarterback Noah Santana fired four passes for 147 yards and tossed a 23-yard TD pass to Thomas Sexton, who also ran back an 80-yard “Pick Six.”

o.f.a. surges in 2nd half to hold off gouverneur 22-12


Gouverneur’s running back Chad Curcio (8) goes end around, looking upfield for a 23-yard gain. Ogdensburg’s linebacker Austin VanGorden (5) and defensive back Avery Love (2) were in on combined stop. After a 6-6 first-half score, O.F.A. pulled away with the 22-12 victory. The Devils scored back-to-back touchdowns in the second half to secure the win.  (Ryan Moore photo)  Game Gallery

 Gouverneur’s defensive back Devin Matice (2) makes a shoestring tackle to stop the run by O.F.A.’s Avery Love.
 

OGDENSBURG 22, GOUVERNEUR 12
Ogdensburg emerged from a 6-6 halftime tie with the lone touchdown in the third quarter, then fended off Gouverneur’s hopes for a comeback in a 22-12 win on Friday. For the Blue Devils, it was a comeback of their own, after a humbling 54-28 shelling at Malone the previous week. However, with the win, OFA earned a home-field berth in the upcoming Section X playoffs. Ogdensburg got on the scoreboard first when Jared Barr (18 carries, 102 yards) muscled 13 yards through the middle of the Wildcat line to open a 6-0 lead. However, Gouverneur was quick to answer when quarterback Connor Fenlong laid a perfect floater over the OFA defense, into the waiting arms of Joey Bush who dashed 60 yards to paydirt and tied the score 6-6. Adam Rickett’s quarterback keeper restored the O.F.A. lead 14-6 midway through the third quarter. With 5:31 left in the fourth quarter, the Devils stretched the lead to 22-6 when Avery Love (nine carries, 53 yards) scrambled 26 yards to score. Gouverneur kept its hopes alive on a 20-yard quarterback scamper to close the gap to 22-12, but the Wildcats could not convert the necessary two-point follow-up. OFA recovered the onsides kick attempt and ran out the clock.

MASSENA RALLIES IN 4TH QTR. TO DEAL CANTON'S FIRST LOSS

MASSENA 26, CANTON 14
Massena quarterback Maddox Merry made the best of Senior Night, airing out 15 passes for 243 yards and three passing touchdowns in guiding the Red Raiders to an upset 26-14 win over the previously-unbeaten Canton Golden Bears. After a scoreless first quarter, Merry fired a screen pass to Cedric Maurer who dashed 45 yards to paydirt to open a 6-0 lead, midway through the second frame. Canton quarterback Jake Fenlong countered with a 10-yard spiral to Dylan Scanlon with just 45 seconds remaining in the half. However, Massena (2-4) restored its lead by mobilizing the ensuing drive across midfield. As the first-half clock expired, Maddox launched what could be called a 48-yard “Hail Merry” to Nate Bressard carried home. Canton scored the lone touchdown of the third quarter to tie the game 14-14, when Ian Erlichman pounded the ball over from the one-yard line. The Raiders dominated the fourth quarter, regaining the lead on a 10-yard Maurer run. Canton (5-1) turned the ball over twice, allowing Maddox to perform this third 40+ touchdown pass. The pass over the middle found Bobby Todd who jetted 45 yards for the final score.

 

Games of Week 5: October 2-3, 2015

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FRIDAY,OCTOBER 2, 2015

Canton 29, Potsdam 22
St. Lawrence Central 44, Tupper Lake 23

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

Malone 54, Ogdensburg 28
Gouverneur 48, Massena 20

BLISTERING FIRST HALF LIFTS GOUVERNEUR PAST RAIDERS


Massena running back Cedric Maurer (22) dives through the line on the carry. Gouverneur line backer Dean Tarus wrapping up the ball carrier with the tackle. Gouverneur outscored the Red Raiders 40-6 in the first half, en route to a 48-20 victory in Week 5. Gouverneur advanced to 3-2 while the Raiders fell to 1-4.  (Ryan Moore photo)  Game Gallery

 Gouverneur running back Chad Curcio pushes for extra yards, while he’s brought down by a group of Massena defenders.
 

GOUVERNEUR 48, MASSENA 20
On Gouverneur’s “Wall of Fame Weekend,” Gouverneur rolled to an opening-half 40-6 lead, scoring on all six drives of the first half, en route to a 48-20 victory over Massena. Wildcat running back Chad Curcio was unstoppable on three of his first four carries, taking each handoff to paydirt on scores of 30, 12 and 11 yards. Curcio (eight carries, 90 yards) also returned an interception 44 yards to score his fourth touchdown late in the second half. Cody Orr also scored on a 22-yard run, quarterback Connor Fenlong (69 yards rushing) added a 13-yard touchdown and Derek Stowell (78 yards rushing) dashed 46 yards for the other score. Massena finally broke onto the scoreboard when Cedric Maurer (14 carries, 62 yards, 11-for-94 passing) carried the ball 24 yards to score. Montana Pierce added 17 carries for 86 yards.

S.L.C. BEATS TUPPER 46-22: 3RD WIN IN ROW, MOST SINCE 2001

ST. LAWRENCE 46, TUPPER LAKE 22
St. Lawrence Central quarterback Isaiah Lyon tossed for one touchdown and scrambled for another to guide the Larries to their third straight victory, a 46-22 win at Tupper Lake. Luke Plante scored a pair of touchdowns, helping St. Lawrence Central (3-2) to their first three-win season since 2001. Tupper Lake, which took undefeated Malone into overtime before falling a week earlier, dropped to 0-5 on the season.

canton Bears Survive thriller in potsdam 29-22


Potsdam’s Cameron Talcott (12) sticks with making a tough tackle, while Canton’s Louden Porter (85) fights for an extra couple yards up the sideline.  Rallying from a 22-0 deficit, the Golden Bears protected their undefeated season, advancing to 5-0,with a 29-22 victory over the Sandstoners.  (Ryan Moore photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam running back Matthew Deon (20) fights for extra inches as he’s brought down by the Canton defensive line.
 

CANTON 29, POTSDAM 22
Potsdam’s ground game racked up a three-touchdown, 22-0 lead and had possession of the ball midway through the second quarter when the game turned around. The Sandstoners, having completely dominated the Canton defensive line with its rushing prowess for the first 16 minutes, gambled on a fourth-and-two at their own 9-yard line. The Golden Bears made their most crucial stand of the night, thwarting the rush and taking over the ball just 10 yards out. Then just two plays later, Canton quarterback Jake Fenlong (214 yards passing) tossed to Louden Porter for the first of two touchdowns, swinging the momentum before halftime. The Sandstoners’ opening was swift with rushing touchdowns from Cameron Talcott, Matthew Deon and Brandon Buffham (188 yards to lead Potsdam), showing a change up in offense that scored more points in 16 minutes than the first four games of the season. In the third quarter, the third Fenlong-to-Porter hookup, a 25-yard TD strike, tied the game 22-22. The Bears (5-0) took the lead with under two minutes remaining when Fenlong went long on a 54-yard TD catch-and-run to Chris Recker.

RAYMOND RUSHES PAST O.F.A. IN HUSKIES' 54-28 TRIUMPH

MALONE 54, OGDENSBURG 28
The Malone Huskies engineered an impressive first-half 35-0 lead, en route to a 54-28 triumph over the Ogdensburg Blue Devils. The five touchdowns in the opening half was highlighted by Zach Raymond’s goal-line interception and electrifying 100-yard return to close out the first half. Raymond also struck for two other big-yardage touchdowns of 65 and 39 yards, and carried the ball over from the three-yard line for his fourth score. Huskies’ quarterback Camron Gallagher dashed for two more touchdowns and tossed a two-yard TD pass to Matt Galway to build the lead. The Blue Devils generated four second-half touchdowns, three of them by Jared Barr. O.F.A. scored to open the second half to cut the lead to 35-7, but Malone immediately answered with Raymond’s three-yard plunge to thwart any potential comeback.

 

Games of Week 4: September 25-26, 2015

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FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

Ogdensburg 49, Potsdam 6

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

Malone 42, Tupper Lake 34 (OT)
Canton 20, Gouverneur 16
St. Lawrence Central 16, Massena 6

canton outlasts wildcats in 20-16 seesaw thriller


Canton cornerback Louden Porter (85) looks to deflect the pass intended for Gouverneur receiver Cody Bishop (12).  (Nick Kilionski photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Matthew Gollinger (12) looks to throw down field to an open receiver during Saturday’s matchup between the Golden Bears and the Wildcats. Canton would go on to defeat Gouverneur 20-16.
 

CANTON 20, GOUVERNEUR 16
In a seesaw battle that saw five lead changes, Canton (4-0) emerged with a 20-16 victory over the Wildcats (2-2). Gouverneur’s final drive with 28 seconds left, ended three yards short of the goal line as the clock expired. The exciting duel also pitted quarter backing cousins Jake Fenlong of Canton and Connor Fenlong of Gouverneur against each other. Jake scored the lone touchdown of the first half on a three-yard keeper. Gouverneur scored on a safety by tackling the Canton punter in the end zone for a 7-2 halftime score. Early in the second half, Connor dialed his own number for a13-yard touchdown to put Gouverneur up 10-7. Canton answers on the next drive, when Jake delivered a bomb to Louden Porter for 35 yards, setting up Ian Erlichman who blasted into the end zone from the two-yard line to put Canton back on top 14-10. Gouverneur marched right back. Connor broke free for a 33-yard touchdown and the Wildcats regained the lead 16-14. With under a minute to play, Jake went over the middle on a seven-yard TD strike to Louder Porter in the end zone. Canton went ahead 20-16, leaving Gouverneur 28 seconds left. Immediately, Connor dialed long distance to Chad Curcio reeled in a long-range pass for a 65-yard gain to the 15-yard line. On second down with just two seconds left, the Canton defense angled the Wildcats’ final rushing play to the sideline and out of bounds at the three-yard line as time ran out.

TUPPER LAKE NEARLY PULLS OFF UPSET OF HUSKIES (OT)

MALONE 42, TUPPER LAKE 34 (OT)
In a 2015 season already full of upsets and surprises through just four weeks, the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks, in search of their first win of the season, nearly pulled off another stunner by rallying from a 28-14 halftime deficit and taking undefeated Huskies to overtime, before falling 42-34 at Crowner Field in Malone. Zach Raymond pounded home his fourth touchdown of the game, then scrambled for the two-point conversion in the extra period to win the game. Raymond and Matt Galway scored touchdowns, before Ryan Decker’ 85-yard put return to end the first quarter at 14-7 Malone. Raymond and Zach Monica delivered rushing touchdowns in the second frame, before Tupper Lake quarterback Noah Santana fired off an 88-yard TD strike to Thomas Sexton to make it 28-14 at the half. The game turned in the second half when Tupper Lake would score three unanswered touchdowns – Santana to Chase Bedore on a 50-yard pass; Brasen LaVassaur on a one yard run to tie the game 28-28 at the end of the third quarter; and then Santana to Bedore on a seven-yard pass to give the Lumberjacks a 34-28 advantage. Raymond tied the game just 66 seconds later on a seven-yard run with 4:26 remaining, before carrying the winning scores in overtime.

ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 16, MASSENA 6
Mark Crump carried 15 times for 89 yards and scored both Larries’ touchdowns in lifting St. Lawrence Central to a 16-6 win over the visiting Massena Red Raiders, on Hall of Fame Weekend in Brasher. The victory marked the first for a Larries’ team over the Raiders since 1998. The Larries (2-2) led 3-0 at the half on a field goal from the 21-yard line by Keith Felix. During the second half, the relentless Larries’ defense continued to stymie the Raiders (1-3) up the middle with a sturdy interior line. The Raiders were held to just 61 yard rushing in the first half. Massena took the lead with 3:57 left in the third quarter when quarterback Cedric Maurer jetted the left sideline 20 yards to paydirt and put Massena ahead 6-3. However, the Larries regained the lead when Crump scored his first eight-yard touchdown with 0:19 left in the third quarter to make it 10-6, then closed out the scoring with another eight-yarder with 2:07 left in the game.

O.F.A. GETS BACK ON TRACK, ROLLING OVER POTSDAM 49-6


Ogdensburg linebacker Austin VanGorden (5) intercepts a Potsdam pass near the line of scrimmage and returns the ball to the two-yard line in the first quarter. Ogdensburg went on to win 49-6.  (Nick Kilionski photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam quarterback Cameron Talcott (12) tosses a pass downfield against OFA in second quarter action.
 

OGDENSBURG 49, POTSDAM 6
Ogdensburg scored on its first three drives, then cruised to a 49-6 win over the Potsdam Sandstoners. OFA scored 14 points in the first quarter, tacked on three touchdowns for 21 points in the second frame, then added single scores in the final two quarters. On OFA’s first drive of the game, Avery Love (11 carries, 89 yards) went end-around for an eight-yard touchdown. 7-0 Blue Devils. On Potsdam’s first drive, the ball was picked off by Austin VanGordon, who returned it to the Potsdam two-yard line. Two plays later, Jared Barr (16 carries, 104 yards) drove over the middle to score and up the OFA lead to 14-0. Potsdam most promising drive in the first quarter advanced to the Devils’ 23-yard line. On fourth-and-long, quarterback Camron Talcott went deep for Garrett Mattimore, who was unable to hang on for an incomplete pass at the two-yard line. In the second quarter, it was Love again on the carry for OFA who took the ball to the one-yard line, but fumbled when he attempted to extend the ball over the goal line. Barr recovered the football in the end zone for a touchdown. 20-0 OFA. Quarterback Adam Rickett (seven carries, 76 yards) then took it to the house, 27-0 OFA. Love’s two-yard run and a successful two-point conversion increased the lead to 35-0 at the half. Rickett scored on a seven-yard run in the third quarter. Potsdam’s Brandon Buffham, who finished with 74 yards rushing, then carried the ball to paydirt from eight yards away to put the Sandstoners on the scoreboard 42-6. Kevin Joanette’s 18-yard run rounded out the scoring for the Blue Devils.

LARRIES BEAT MASSENA 16-6; 1ST WIN VS. RAIDERS SINCE '98


St. Lawrence Central running back Luke Collins (21) shakes Massena defender Alex Battan (12).  After managing only a field goal in a 3-0 first half, the Larries came back from a 6-3 deficit with 13 unanswered points, in a 16-6 victory.  (Nick Kilionski photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Tyler Pryce (42) brings Massena runningback Nate Brassard (32) to the ground during Saturday’s game at Brasher.  The Larries improved to 2-2. Massena fell to 1-3.

 

Games of Week 3: September 18-19, 2015

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Canton 28, Ogdensburg 16
Malone 35, Gouverneur 21
Massena 41, Tupper Lake 16
St. Lawrence Central 20, Potsdam 6

MALONE BEATS GOUVERNEUR 35-21 IN BATTLE ON UNBEATENS


Gouverneur running back Chad Curcio (8) attempts to swing the run to the outside with some blocking from teammate Daniel Mullin (10). Malone lineman Joshua Dora (74) and corner back Brandon Woods (10) are in on the tackle. The Huskies broke a 21-21 tie with scores in the second and fourth quarters for a 35-21 win over the Wildcats. (Ryan Moore photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Malone running back Zachary Raymond (21) fights for an extra few yards as Gouverneur line backer Dean Tarus (21) brings him to the ground.
 

MALONE 35, GOUVERNEUR 21
After Malone and Gouverneur traded touchdowns for the first 20 minutes of the football game, the Huskies scored late in the second quarter and early in the fourth frame to beat the Wildcats 35-21 in a game of previously undefeated. After the teams played to a 21-21 tie midway through the second frame, the Franklin Academy defense came up with two turnovers and solid defense, particularly at the corners, to hold the Wildcats scoreless. Zach Raymond scored the go-ahead touchdown and a second-half insurance TD, capping a three touchdown, 29-carry, 288-yard afternoon. When Gouverneur attempted to tie the game with a big-play bomb on its first drive of the second half, it was Raymond who slipped inside receiver Devin Mattice for the interception. Malone signal caller Camron Gallagher tossed for 103 yards, while Gouverneur’s Connor Fenlong threw for 116 yards. Malone improved to 3-0, while Gouverneur slipped to 2-1.

MASSENA'S FAST START LEADS TO 41-16 WIN VS. TUPPER LAKE

MASSENA 41, TUPPER LAKE 16
Massena scored a pair of touchdowns in each of the first three quarters, en route to a 41-16 victory over Tupper Lake. The Raiders rolled out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on rushing touchdowns byMontana Pierce from the one-yard line and Cedric Maurer from the eight yards out. Tupper Lake’s John Bouck reeled in a nine-yard TD pass from Noah Santana, and Kristopher McCallops was credited with a safety to pull the Lumberjacks back within six points at 14-8. But the Raiders did not waste the fast start they enjoyed in the first quarter. Michael Brown scored on a 19-yard reception, then Maurer jetted 26 yards to rebuild the Raiders’ lead to 28-8 at intermission. The Raiders locked up the win with Pierce’s six-yard run, and a five-yard TD pass from Maurer to Nate Bressard in the third quarter. Josh Cameron led the raiders with 13 carries for 130 yards. Tupper Lake was led by Brasen LaVassaur who pounded out 157 yards rushing.

CANTON COMEBACK SHOCKS O.F.A. IN FIRST WIN SINCE 1978

CANTON 28, OGDENSBURG 16
“It was not a misprint,” texted Canton assistant football coach Bill Porter. It was followed by a smiley face. When coaches, players and fans from other teams heard the score, they had to verify. Canton snapped a 38-year drought against the Ogdensburg Blue Devils in a come-from-behind victory that featured shutout defense in the second half, and two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the now 3-0 Golden Bears. In three games to start the season, the Bears have as many wins as the last four years combined. On Saturday during Canton’s Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton beat OFA for the first time since 1978, by a final of 28-16. After a scoreless first quarter, Ian Erlichman (33 carries, 153 yards) plunged across the end line from two yards away to give Canton a 7-0 lead on the first play of the second frame. O.F.A. (2-1) immediately crushed the lead and celebration when Kevin Joanette reeled in the ensuing kickoff and hauled it back 85 years to score. Quarterback Joey Dalton completed the two-point conversion pass to Avery Love to jump the Blue Devils to an 8-7 lead. O.F.A.’s next drive culminated with a three-yard burst by Jarred Barr, and with Andrew Layng’s two-point conversion put the Devils ahead 16-7, with 6:34 left in the half. The rest of the game belonged to Canton – offensively and defensively. The defense came up with perhaps its biggest play of the game late in the second quarter when O.F.A.’s punt snap sailed, was blocked and Canton recovered the ball on the Blue Devils’ 15-yard line. Two plays later, Erlichman scored from the five-yard line. Louder Porter, who was 4-for-4 on extra-point kicks, converted again to shave the O.F.A. lead to 16-14. The defenses on both sides pitched another shutout in the third quarter, before Canton turned the game around in the final frame. Just 20 seconds into the quarter, Canton QB Jake Fenlong dropped back from the 20-yard line and fired to the middle of the end zone. The ball tipped off a Canton receiver, but landed in Porter’s arms as he slid across the back of the end zone. Thus Canton went ahead 21-16. The Bears immediately got the ball back by covering the onside kick, but were unable to capitalize on a missed field-goal attempt. As Ogdensburg marched inside the red zone for perhaps a go-ahead score, the Bears’ defense came up with another huge play. Jared Barr fumbled at the 15, and Canton’s Cooper Newman recovered. The Bears sealed the victory with a three-yard QB keeper. Fenlong finished the day with 12 carries for 109 years, along with three completions for 55 more yards.

LARRIES WIN FIRST OF SEASON BEATING POTSDAM 20-6


Potsdam defensive back Brandon Buffham (32) is in on the stop of St. Lawrence Central running back Keith Felix (20). Both Felix and Buffham scored a rushing touchdown in the game. The Larries earned their first victory of the season with a 20-6 win over Potsdam. St. Lawrence built a 20-0 lead on pair of aerial touchdowns and a rushing score, before Potsdam tallied in the third quarter. (Ryan Moore photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Brian Waite (80) stops the carry by Potsdam’s running back Kaleb Parker (30).

ST. LAWRENCE 20, POTSDAM 6
St. Lawrence Central scored three first half touchdowns, then held off Potsdam 20-6 for their first win of the season. Isaiah Lyon unloaded a pair of touchdown passes in the first half that built a 14-0 lead. Lyon hit Hunter Storrin for 24 yards on the first score, then a 21-yard spiral to Devin Barnhart for the second TD with :19 left before halftime. Keith Felix scored on a rushing touchdown from the six-yard line. With 90 yards gained, Mark Crump led a Larries’ rushing corps that totaled 282 yards. Potsdam (0-3) scored its first touchdown of the season in the second half. Brandon Buffham who carried 12 times for 64 yards, plowed in from the three-yard line in the third quarter.

 

Games of Week 2: September 11-12, 2015

 NCSN Football Scoreboard

FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Canton 34, Tupper Lake 20
Malone 27, Massena 12

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

Gouverneur 20, Potsdam 0
Ogdensburg 26, St. Lawrence Central 13

O.F.A. FENDS OFF LARRIES IN PHYSICAL BATTLE 26-13


Ogdensburg's Jared Barr (7) reaches in on the tackle and nearly strips the ball from St. Lawrence running back Keith Felix (20).  The Larries took a 7-6 in the second quarter, but O.F.A. rallied for a touchdown in each of the final three quarters for a 26-13 win.(Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

On the fake, O.F.A. quarterback Joey Dalton fakes the handoff to Jared barr, then scampers 10 yards for a first down.

 

OGDENSBURG 26, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 13
The O.F.A. Blue Devils struggled to get the offense rolling against a physical St. Lawrence Central defense. But falling behind just before halftime, the Devils mustered an impressive aerial drive that changed momentum just as the second quarter ended. Jared Barr (78 yards rushing) called his own number and dashed 14 yards to score the game’s first touchdown midway through the second quarter. Mark Crump gave St. Lawrence Central a 7-6 lead when he plowed into the end zone from a yard out, with 38 seconds left in the first half. However, the lead was short-lived. Barr gave Ogdensburg a shorter field, returning the ensuing kickoff 29 yards. Three plays later, quarterback Joey Dalton (77 yards passing) floated a 25-yard TD pass to Andrew Layng in the corner of the end zone just as the first-half buzzer sounded for Ogdensburg to gain a 12-7 advantage. O.F.A. upped its lead to 20-7 when Dalton fired off a slant pass through the middle, sending the receiver on a 26-yard score. Barr also carried for three yards to extend the advantage to 26-7 in the fourth quarter. The Larries final score came with 4:20 remaining when Luke Plante jetted 87 yards on the kickoff return.

Malone huskies downs massena red raiders 27-12


Malone’s Zach Raymond (21) rushes past the Massena defense to score the second touchdown of the game. Though Massena made a late comeback, Malone prevailed on Friday night 27-12. (Noah Berliner photo) Game Gallery

Massena’s Cedric Maurer runs the ball attempting to stiff-arm Huskies' defender Anthony Martin (89).
 

MALONE 27, MASSENA 12
Camron Gallagher tossed for two touchdowns and legged out a 44-yard keeper to launch the Franklin Academy Huskies of Malone to a 27-12 victory over the Massena Red Raiders. The Huskies logged a 21-0 halftime lead on a steady mix of aerial work, while feeding the Raiders a steady diet of Zach Raymond’s power rushing. Gallagher spiraled a 29-yard TD pass to Brandon Woods on the Huskies’ second drive to open a 6-0 lead. The Huskies’ signal caller then fired a 59-yard screen pass to Raymond for the second score. Gallagher then called his own number, rushed left, then avoided several tackles by cutting across the grain and dashing 44 yards to paydirt for a 21-0 lead. Unable to wrapup Raymond, the Malone senior rusher racked up 224 yards on 22 carries and scored a third-quarter touchdown on a one-yard dive. The Huskies had finished their night’s scoring, before the Raiders posted two late touchdowns. Massena had moved the ball well all night, but were unable to finish drives. Finally, Cedric Maurer (23 carries, 163 yards) fired off a 14-yard TD pass to Nate Bressard late in the third frame to make it 27-6, then dashed 18 yards for the final score.

Wildcats fend off potsdam to earn 20-0 victory


Gouverneur’s Chad Curcio (8) broke the tackle from Potsdam defender Kaleb Parker (30) as he charged his way to the Sandstoners one-yard line.  Gouverneur held off Potsdam for a slim 8-0 halftime lead.  Gouverneur notched a touchdown each in the third and fourth quarters for a 20-0 victory. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Brandon Buffham (32) looks for a way through the Gouverneur defensive line  Buffham picked up the first down, before being brought down by Wildcat Michael Mandigo (57).
 

GOUVERNEUR 20, POTSDAM 0
Gouverneur was held to just one touchdown in the first half, against a Potsdam defense that made big improvements over Week 1 against Malone. Leading 8-0 at intermission, the Wildcats snagged a touchdown in each of the third and fourth quarters to pull away from the Sandstoners 20-0. Gouverneur’s Cody Orr rushed for just 57 yards, but two carries resulted in touchdowns (four and seven yards). Jack Ferrand led the Wildcat rushing corps with 79 yards. Adam Parker led Potsdam with 52 yards rushing.

Golden Bears hold off Lumberjacks for 34-20 win

 Canton’s Jake Fenlong (10) breaks the hold from Tupper Lake’s Noah Santana (7) to break free for the first touchdown for the Golden Bears. The Lumberjacks brought the game within six points at 12-6 in the first quarter.  However, Canton held off Tupper Lake to earn the 34-20 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Brasen LaVassour (31) charges through the Canton defensive line to earn a first down.

CANTON 34, TUPPER LAKE 20
Canton’s Jake Fenlong and Ian Erlichman each scored two rushing touchdowns guide the Golden Bears to a 34-20 win at Tice Field in Tupper Lake. Fenlong scored his touchdowns on runs of one yard and 52 yards on Canton’s first two drives, forging a 13-0 lead within the first 6:17. Tupper Lake got on the scoreboard four minutes later when Brasen LaVassaur (103 yards rushing) scored from the eight-yard line. Erlichman pushed Canton’s lead to 20-6 on a five-yard run with six seconds still left in the first period. Tupper quarterback scored on a one-yard keeper on the opening drive of the second quarter. The Bears’ special teams recovered a blocked punt in the end zone when Chris Thompkins landed on the loose ball to close out the first-half scoring at 26-14. Erlichman’s one-yard dive in the third quarter built a 34-14 Canton lead, before Tom Sexton snared a 19-yard TD pass from Santana with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter, for the game’s final score.

 

Games of Week 1: September 4-5, 2015

 NCSN Football Scoreboard

FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

Ogdensburg 35, Massena 8

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

Gouverneur 50, Tupper Lake 6
Canton 18, St. Lawrence Central 12
Malone 38, Potsdam 0

WILDCATS POUNCE ON TUPPER IN SEASON OPENING 50-6 WIN


Gouverneur’s William Leader (25) gets the hand off from Daniel Mullin and rushes around Tupper Lake defender Nick Rich (57) for a seven-yard gain and push the Wildcats in the red zone. Gouverneur scored a fast 50 points in the first en route to a 50-6 victory over the Lumberjacks in the season opener. (Cody Jenne photo)  NCSN Broadcast

Tupper Lake’s Alex Gagnier (22) breaks the tackle from a Gouverneur defender to earn a first down.
 

GOUVERNEUR 50, TUPPER LAKE 6
Gouverneur put away its season opener in quick fashion, with an impressive 50-0 lead over Tupper Lake by halftime. Quarterback Connor Fenlong tossed for 102 yards and three touchdowns, and scampered for a fourth TD in leading the Wildcats’ fast start. Joey Bush also dashed for 84 yards and a 63-yard TD. Tupper Lake was led by Anson Gagnier who rushed for 65 yards.

MALONE BLANKS POTSDAM 38-0 IN SEASON OPENING GAME


Malone running back Travis Beach (20) rumbles his way through the Potsdam defense before being tackled from behind by a Potsdam defender.  The Huskies scored quickly in the first quarter to beat Potsdam 38-0.  (Jason Aubrey photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam rusher Austin Caloren (2) gets a lead block and bounces to the outside against the Malone defense.
 

MALONE 34, POTSDAM 0
After gaining a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, Malone blow open a 28-0 lead by the half in downing Potsdam 38-0 in their season opener. Zach Raymond dominated the rushing game with 11 carreis for 115 yards, while quarterback Camron Gallagher contributed 120 all-purpose yards. Matt Gadway punched in touchdown runs of 16 and 20 yards. Brandon Buffham led the Sandstoners with 101 yards rushing.

Ogdensburg surges in 2nd half to beat massena 35-8


Ogdensburg’s Jared Barr (7) makes the catch and picks up a 35-yard gain to draw the Blue Devils within 20 yards of the end zone. On the next play, O.F.A.’s Avery Love notched the Devils' first touchdown to draw within two points at 8-6. Ogdensburg took over and defeated Massena 35-8 in the season opener. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Massena’s Michael Brown (31) catches the ball over O.F.A.’s Austin VanGorden (5) and runs the ball 27 yards for the first touchdown of the game, making the score 6-0.
 

OGDENSBURG 35, MASSENA 8
After giving up the opening eight points and having just a handful of plays in the first quarter, the Blue Devils scored 35 unanswered points in a 35-8 rout.  Massena's opening drive paid dividends when quarterback Maddox Merry (110 yards passing) hooked up with Michael Brown for a 38-yard touchdown and an 8-0 lead.  O.F.A.'s Jared Barr then ran for three touchdowns of 20, 16 and seven yards in leading the Blue Devils to the win.  Barr rushed for 141 yards, while quarterback Joe Dalton contributed 123 all-purpose yards.  The Raiders' Josh Cameron also rushed for 83 yards.

CANTON RALLIES IN 4TH QTR. TO BEAT ST. LAWRENCE 18-12


Canton quarterback Jake Fenlong (10) scoots to the outside and around the defense for a touchdown.  Canton came back with a fourth-quarter score to overcome St. Lawrence Central 18-12 in their season opener.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central rusher Keith Felix (20) fights to prevent the ball from being stripped by the Canton defense.
 

CANTON 18, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 12
In a seesaw battle at Brasher Falls, Canton opened with a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on a safety, then a 13-yard touchdown from quarterback Jake Fenlong. St. Lawrence’s Luke Collins counter with a Pick Six on an 86-yard scamper to cut the lead to 10-6. The Larries jumped into the lead 12-10 in the third quarter when Keith Felix completed a sustained drive and took the final carry from the nine-yard line. Canton answered when Ian Erlichman scored from the six-yard line with 7:55 remaining in the fourth quarter. St. Lawrence Central got a big break with just over two minutes remaining on a fumble recovery at the Canton 15, but was thwarted from regaining the lead when pushed back by the Bears defense.