Potsdam, Gouverneur, Ogdensburg, Canton Win Week 7 Games

Final 2014 Section X Football Standings

x-Ogdensburg Blue Devils
Potsdam Sandstoners
Massena Red Raiders
Gouverneur Wildcats
Malone Huskies
Tupper Lake Lumberjacks
Canton Golden Bears
St. Lawrence Central Larries
Div.     NLg  Overall   PF    PA
7-0      0-0       7-0    245   105
6-1      0-0       6-1    242   135
4-3      0-0       4-3    182   126
4-3      0-0       4-3    132   120
3-4      0-0       3-4    191   196
2-5      0-0       2-5    154   208
2-5      0-0       2-5    191   218
0-7      0-0       0-7      63   287

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Canton’s Peyton VanBibber (23) breaks through three St. Lawrence Central defenders including Keith Felix (20) and Isiah Lyon (44) to gain the first down and put Canton in the red zone. The Golden Bears and the Larries battled to a 14-14 tie midway through the second quarter. Then Canton scored 33 straight points to win 47-20.  Game Gallery


Games of Week 7: October 17-18, 2014

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Potsdam 44, Malone 21
Gouverneur 35, Tupper Lake 20
Ogdensburg 25, Massena 8



Canton 47, St. Lawrence Central 20

VanBibber, Yerdon lead cANTON over larries 47-20

Canton’s Peyton VanBibber (23) breaks through three St. Lawrence Central defenders including Keith Felix (20) and Isiah Lyon (44) to gain the first down and put Canton in the red zone. The Golden Bears and the Larries battled to a 14-14 tie midway through the second quarter. Then Canton scored 33 straight points to win 47-20.  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Mike Plante breaks the tackle and scores the first touchdown for the Larries to tie the game.

St. Lawrence Central stayed even with Canton well into the second quarter, but then they were unable to prevent Bears’ running back Peyton VanBibber from racking up a career day. In the first quarter, Canton’s Hunter Yerdon dashed 56 yards down the sideline to score, then St. Lawrence Central’s Mike Plante tied the game 8-8 when he recovered a Bears’ fumble for a 33-yard touchdown. Canton regained the lead when VanBibber jetted 75 yards to score, but Plante tied the contest again, 14-14, on a four-yard burst early in the second quarter. The Bears then scored 33 straight points to seize the win. VanBibber put Canton in the lead for good with a 73-yard jailbreak. Quarterback Jake Fenlong then wired Cole Zeller on a 21-yard TD pass to build a 26-14 lead at the half. Canton put the game away with three touchdown scores in the third quarter, including a 67-yard score by VanBibber who racked up 337 yards on 19 totes. Yerdon and Hunter Barcomb each scored on four-yard runs. The Larries produced the final score of the game when Plante scored for the third time from the Canton 33. The Bears closed the regular season at 2-5, while St. Lawrence is 0-7.

potsdam rallies for 30 straight in beating malone

 Potsdam’s John Mangual (24) stiff arms his way past a Malone defender to pick up a first down. The Huskies and Sandstoners traded points in the first half, in Malone closed with a 21-14 halftime lead. Potsdam came out strong in the second half and put up 30 unanswered points to pick up a 44-21 victory. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Malone’s Zach Raymond (21) bounces to the outside and stiff arms Potsdam’s Chase Palmer (30) to the helmet.

After trading opening touchdowns for a 14-14 tie midway through the second quarter, Malone gained a 21-14 lead at the half – all on touchdown passes of 12, 15 and 61 yards from quarterback Camron Gallagher. Ryan Hooper reeled in two of the Huskies’ TD passes. Potsdam’s first-half scores came on short-yardage touchdowns on keepers by quarterback Max Warden who muscled through the pile from the five-yard line and scored on an 11-yard scamper. However, after intermission, it took Potsdam just three plays, to cut the lead to 21-20 on a Chase Palmer 11-yard touchdown. Palmer finished with 14 carries for 146 yards. Warden bullied in from the seven-yard line to put Potsdam into the lead. John Mangual also had 14 carries for 141 yards and delivered the pigskin for touchdown scores of three and 14 yards in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Potsdam. The Sandstoners closed the regular season at 6-1. Malone finished at 3-4.

ogdensburg tops massena to secure unbeaten season

Ogdensburg’s Joe Dalton (15) keeps the ball and avoids multiple Massena defenders to move the chains. The Blue Devils took a 17-8 lead into the halftime break. The O.F.A. defense held strong in shutting out the Red Raiders in the second half. Ogdensburg won 25-8 to secure an undefeated regular season. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

 Ogdensburg’s Deven Compo (55) wraps up Massena’s Isaiah Dillabough (44) on a third-quarter carry and takes him to the ground. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

After scoring the opening touchdown with a nine-yard pass to John Rogers, the Ogdensburg Blue Devils dropped behind the Massena Red Raiders 8-7 when Jason Zembeck sprinted 23 yards for a score and bowled into the end zone on the two-point conversion. But the Blue Devils methodically marched on the Red Raiders, grinding out 10 unanswered points on long possessions to close the first half with a 17-8 lead. Taylor Richardson pulled in a short screen pass and dashed 55 yards to put O.F.A. back in front for good. David Prudhomme nailed a 27-yard field goal with just under two minutes left in the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Massena threatened to cut the lead with a promising drive to the O.F.A. 4-yard line, but was unable to score and turned the ball over on downs. The Blue Devils marched to midfield, then Richardson sliced through a seam dashed 43 yards for the game’s final score. O.F.A. quarterback Joe Dalton finished with 223 yards passing, including 159 yards to Richardson. Isaiah led Massena with 12 carries for 63 yards, allowing him to surpass the 1,000-yard mark for the season. Nate Bressard had two interceptions for the Raiders, one which stopped the Blue Devils just a few yards from scoring. Ogdensburg closed the regular season undefeated at 7-0. Massena finished at 4-3.

Wildcats surge in 4th to defeat tupper lake 35-20

Gouverneur’s quarterback Benjamin Casey (7) breaks a tackle from Tupper Lake defender Jason Wood (3) and others to score the first touchdown of the game, one minute into the first quarter.  Gouverneur broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter by scoring the final three touchdowns to capture the win 35-20.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Tupper Lake runningback Brasen LaVassaur (31) breaks a tackle from Gouverneur’s Justin Garrison (55) and runs 15 yards to pick up a first down.

The Gouverneur Wildcats emerged from a 20-14 deficit by scoring the final three touchdowns of the contest to overcome the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks 35-20. Quarterback Ben Casey, who racked up 199 yards rushing and 62 yards through the air, scrambled into the end zone for all three of the final scores, helping the Wildcats to polish off a winning regular season at 4-3. Gouverneur’s Jose Flores sprinted 53 yards for a touchdown, on his way to a 100-yard rushing performance. The Lumberjacks closed the regular season at 2-5. They will begin post-season play with a return of the Mayor’s Cup Game against Section VII’s Saranac Lake next week, before hosting St. Lawrence Central in the playoffs in two weeks. Gouverneur travels to Potsdam for their playoff opener next week.


Games of Week 6: October 10-11, 2014

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Potsdam 42, Massena 32
Ogdensburg 28, Tupper Lake 17



Gouverneur 41, St. Lawrence Central 0
Malone 41, Canton 39 (OT)


St. Lawrence Central’s Isiah Lyon (44) powers forward, but is wrapped up by Gouverneur’s Joey Bush (4).  The Wildcats came out firing and took a commanding 32-0 lead into the half. Gouverneur extended its lead in the second half, en route to a 41-0 win.  The Wildcats improved to 3-3 on the season. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Shilo Winters (5) attempts to corral a pass, while Gouverneur’s Chad Curcio (8) and Daniel Mullin (10) double-team the play on defense.

Gouverneur scored four quick touchdowns and took control of the game early, in rolling to a 41-0 win over St. Lawrence Central. Wildcat quarterback Ben Casey threw for 81 yards and carried for 65 more, including a 48-yard touchdown, in Week 6 action at Randy Riggs Field in Brasher. Gouverneur also manufactured three touchdowns from kicks and a turnover. Cody Orr’s “Pick Six” was returned 73 yards. Chad Curcio returned a punt 70 yards to score. After the Wildcat defense forced a Larries’ safety, Jose Flores reeled in the ensuing free kick and dashed 62 yards for a touchdown. Gouverneur squared its record at 3-3, while St. Lawrence Central is 0-6.

O.F.A. Blue Devils overcome lumberjacks in fourth 28-17

On a keeper, Ogdensburg quarterback Joe Dalton (15) breaks through the Tupper Lake defensive line for a seven-yard gain and a first down. The Lumberjacks gave the unbeaten Blue Devil offense trouble all evening, but a late O.F.A. touchdown in the fourth quarter proved to be the game winner in a 28-17 Ogdensburg win.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery 

Tupper Lake’s Anson Gagnier (85) busts through the Blue Devil defensive line for a three-yard gain.

The Lumberjacks’ defense and special teams proved to be a formidable challenge again, keeping the unbeaten Ogdensburg Blue Devils (6-0) within reach in Friday’s encounter at Frank Tice Field in Tupper Lake. After the Lumberjacks scored to pull within a score at 21-14, and still five minutes remaining in the third quarter, special teams recovered an onsides kick. Tupper Lake (2-4) was able to net a 41-yard field goal and close the gap to 21-17 in one of O.F.A.’s toughest challenges of the season. But a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Joe Dalton sealed the Blue Devils’ 28-17 win and first place in the regular-season standings with just one week remaining. Dalton accounted for 261 all-purpose yards, dealt two TD passes and scampered for a third in leading O.F.A. Taylor Richardson carried nine times for 88 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown. Brasen LaVassaur led all rushers with 34 carries for 298 yards and touchdown runs of 36 and 50 yards.

malone comes from behind to edge canton in overtime

Canton QB Jake Fenlong (10) pitches the ball to Peyton VanBibber (23) just before he gets hit by Malone’s Garrett Duval (20). The Huskies took a 19-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Bears scored 25 unanswered to take the lead into the half. Malone rallied to force overtime and ultimately beat Canton 41-39. (Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Camron Gallagher (15) rolls to the right while pursued by Canton’s Shane Mackin (45). (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

A wild seesaw battle between the Malone Huskies and Canton Golden Bears deserved bonus time. During a season of the greatest parity among Section X teams in recent memory, the Huskies owned the first quarter and jumped to a 19-0 advantage, only to have the lead collapse by halftime. The Golden Bears owned the next two quarters. The Bears reeled off 33 straight points and led 33-19 to start the fourth frame, only to have Malone take control and tie the game 33-33 at the final horn. In overtime, Canton quarterback Jake Fenlong dove in from the two-yard line, but the Bears were stopped on the two-point conversion. Malone then answered with a two-yard score from Zach Raymond, tying the game 39-39. The Huskies put the ball back in Raymond’s hands for the two-point conversion and the 41-39 win. Raymond collected 119 yards rushing, while QB Camron Gallagher contributed 231 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to lead the Huskies. Canton was led by Peyton VanBibber who amassed 214 yards rushing, including a 54-yard TD scamper. Fenlong tossed for 137 yards.

potsdam tops Massena in battle for second place

Potsdam’s Logan Ford (33) attempts to stiff arm his way past Massena’s Nate Bressard (32).  The Red Raiders scored a touchdown just two minutes into the game, but could not keep up with Potsdam’s strong aerial and rushing attack as the Sandstoners led 30-18 at the half.  Potsdam hung on to win 42-32. (Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

Massena’s Isaiah Dillabough is brought down by Potsdam’s Josh Laing (44) and Dequan Pitts (85) during a second-quarter drive.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

After Massena scored the opening touchdown on the opening drive, Potsdam outscored the Red Raiders 30-6 before the half, in what proved to be the difference in the Sandstoners’ 42-32 victory at Mike Nicholas Field in Massena. The win cements Potsdam in second place and the Raiders in third, with just one week remaining in the regular season. Quarterback Max Warden (117 yards passing) hooked up with Logan Ford on three touchdown passes, including a floater to the back corner of the end zone in the second quarter to open a 22-6 lead. Josh Mangual barreled into the end zone on a six-yard run for a score to open an 18-point advantage. Mangual carried 30 times for 180 yards to lead Potsdam. However, Massena kept battling back, getting to within 10 points with just over seven minutes still remaining. The Raiders’ comeback showed promise when they recovered the next onsides kick, but it was followed by two reciprocating turnovers by each team that broke any momentum, drained the Raiders of timeouts and chewed away the clock. Massena quarterback Maddox Merry also connected on three touchdown aerials, two of them to Josh Manley. Many caught six passes for 132 yards, including a 50-yard score in the second quarter. Isaiah Dillabough also carried for 106 yards for Massena.


Games of Week 5: October 3-4, 2014

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Potsdam 30, Tupper Lake 7
Massena 34, Canton 12



Ogdensburg 34, Gouverneur 6
Malone 54, St. Lawrence Central 18

potsdam scores thirty unanswered to top jacks

 Tupper Lake’s Brasen LaVassaur (31) plows his way through the Potsdam defense, but is eventually brought down by Potsdam’s Nathan Moose (55) and Josh Laing (44). The Lumberjacks found the end zone in the opening two minutes, but the Sandstoners scored 30 unanswered points to win 30-7. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Josh Mangual (24) explodes past Tupper Lake’s Roger Delair (5) on his way to the end zone.  After Tupper Lake opened with a 59-yard touchdown run from Brasen LaVassaur, Potsdam countered with 30 straight points.

Potsdam’s Josh Mangual piled up 216 yards rushing and got the Sandstoners rolling with a 37-yard touchdown run. After Tupper Lake’s opening score on a 59-yard touchdown by Brasen LaVassaur, Potsdam reeled off the final 30 points in a 30-7 win. Mangual took the handoff and bolted through the line for a second touchdown of 27 yards. Logan Ford’s seven-yard end-around run put Potsdam up 12-7 before the half. Ford contributed 87 yards total. Quarterback Max Warden’s seven-yard keeper in the third quarter was repeated for the final score in the fourth quarter. LaVassaur led the Lumberjacks with 150 yards rushing. Potsdam improved to 4-1, while Tupper Lake slipped to 2-3.


The Malone offense hung three touchdowns on the Larries in each of the first two quarters, breaking out to a 42-0 halftime lead, then cruised to a 54-18 win over St. Lawrence Central. Malone improved to 2-3. Zach Raymond powered the Huskies’ running game with 13 rushes for 213 yards and touchdowns of 35, 39 and 53 yards. Quarterback Camron Gallagher fired two touchdown passes Brandon Woods, then keeping on a two-yard run for another score. Justin Cartier and Matt Galway also took handoffs for Malone touchdowns. St. Lawrence Central (0-5) was led by Mike Plante who rushed 18 times for 107 yards and all three Larries’ touchdowns on runs of 15, 20 and 25 yards.


O.F.A. remains unbeaten in 34-6 WIN OVER Gouverneur

Gouverneur’s Aaron Bush (24) returns the kickoff up the middle, but is brought down by Ogdensburg’s Austin VanGorden (5). The Blue Devils recovered a fumble for a touchdown on the first play of the game and never looked back as they coasted to a 34-6 victory over the Wildcats to remain unbeaten.  (Brandon Solon photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Jack Manke slams down Gouverneur QB Ben Casey for a sack. (Brandon Solon photo) Game Gallery

On the game’s first play from scrimmage, the ball was snapped over Gouverneur quarterback Ben Casey and back into the end zone. Ogdensburg’s Taylor Richardson pounced on the football. And without a single play from scrimmage, the Blue Devils were up 6-0. It would be the start of a long and frustrating day for the Wildcats, whose only points came with 11.5 seconds remaining in a 34-6 Ogdensburg victory. Richardson also accounted for 128 yards rushing and offensive touchdowns of 19 and 33 yards in the second half. O.F.A. quarterback Joey Dalton also wired a 25-yard TD pass to Cody Rolfe as the Blue Devils improved to 5-0. The Wildcats (2-3) staved off a shutout when Jose Flores broke free for a four-yard touchdown in the closing seconds.

RED RAIDERS run through golden bears FOR 34-12 WIN

Canton’s Ian Erlichman (32) bursts through the middle and breaks the tackle of Massena’s Ethan Marcello (80) on his way to picking up a first down. The Red Raiders took the lead early and led 14-6 at the half. Massena’s offense surged to put up points in the second half, as they topped the Golden Bears 34-12. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Jason Zembeck (23) bounces to the outside past Canton’s Cole Zeller (88) to pick up a the first down.  The Red Raiders broke away from a 14-6 halftime lead to down the Golden Bears 34-12.  (Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

Isaiah Dillabough plunged in from the two-yard line to open the scoring, then went on to rack up 150 yards rushing and two more touchdowns to lead the Massena Red Raiders to a 34-12 victory.  Two drives later, Canton countered when Jake Fenlong (102 yards passing) connected with Cole Zeller on an eight-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 7-6. At 1:26 of the second quarter, Massena QB Maddox Merry restored the Raider lead with a 12-yard aerial hookup to Josh Manley. Dillabough got the call for another two-yard TD late in the third quarter. Dillabough’s 61-yard scamper and a four-yard touchdown by Jason Zembeck (117 yards rushing) closed out the Raider scoring. Fenlong wired a 12-yard pass to Louden Porter for Canton’s other score. Massena improved to 4-1. Canton is 1-4.


Games of Week 4: September 26-27, 2014

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Ogdensburg 36, Malone 34



Tupper Lake 40, St. Lawrence Central 25
Potsdam 36, Canton 28
Massena 28, Gouverneur 14

warden leads potsdam to 36-28 victory over canton

Canton’s Peyton VanBibber (23) powers his way through Potsdam defenders James Root (65) and Chase Palmer (30) to score a touchdown. The Bears and Sandstoners were deadlocked 20-20 at the half. Max Warden had two rushing touchdowns in the second half to propel the Sandstoners to a 36-28 win. (Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Max Warden rushes up the middle, but is brought down by Canton’s Chris Tompkins (54). (Gearsbeck photo)

A touchdown, a successful on-sides kick and clock control in the fourth quarter helped the Potsdam Sandstoners preserve a 36-28 victory over the upset-minded Canton Golden Bears. After Potsdam took a two touchdown lead in the second quarter, Canton roared back tie tie the game 20-20 at halftime. Potsdam capped a six-play, 40-yard drive with Max Warden’s quarterback keeper to score from the two-yard line for a 26-20 lead. After pouncing on the on-sides pooch, Potsdam finished a seven-play drive with another two-yard QB sneak, Warden’s third touchdown of the game. Canton answered when Peyton VanBibber took a direct snap to the house and, with the conversion, cut the score to 34-28. For the second week in a row, the Bears gave up a late safety and could not break through on their final drive. The Sandstoners got balanced rushing from John Manual with 109 yards, Chase Palmer with 102 yards and Warden’s 91 yards on the day. Canton quarterback Jake Fenlong tossed for 155 yards and two touchdowns, while Hunter Yarden had three receptions for 86 yards.

Massena defeats wildcats in homecoming game 28-14

Massena’s Jason Zembeck (23) cuts through the Gouverneur defensive line breaking the tackle of Adrian MacShane (15) for a first down. The Wildcats and Red Raiders battled to a tough 6-6 tie at the half.  But the Raiders surged in the second half, putting up 22 points to capture the 28-14 win.  Game Gallery   NCSN Game Broadcast

Gouverneur’s Daniel Mullin (10) catches the pass from Troy Gates and cuts around two Massena defenders for the first down near the Massena goal line.  (Cody Jenne photo)

Massena pulled away from a first-half, 6-6 defensive battle with three straight touchdowns, to pull off a 28-14 victory over Gouverneur. Massena primarily relied on its run game, while Gouverneur worked its passing game. Isaiah Dillabough broke containment for 185 yards and touchdowns runs of 58, 42 and one yard to lead the Raiders who improved to 3-1. Maddox Merry went 7-for-10 passing for 123 yards. Jason Zembeck contributed 76 yards in carries. For the 2-2 Wildcats, Ben Casey went aerial for 223 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown catch-and-run to Troy Gates. Gates reeled in five passes for 162 yards total.

O.F.A. holdS off huskies in FINAL seconds TO WIN 36-34

Malone’s Zach Raymond (21) took a pitch, but was chopped down by Ogdensburg’s Cody Rolfe to force the Huskies to punt early in the first quarter. Malone  took a commanding 13-0 lead. The Devils stormed back to take the lead early in the second half. OFA fought off the Huskies in the closing seconds to win 36-34. (Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

  Ogdensburg’s Joey Dalton (15) is taken down behind the line of scrimmage by Malone’s Zachary Raymond (21). Malone  took an early 13-0 lead.  However, the Blue Devils stormed back to take the lead early in the second half.  O.F.A. fought off the Huskies in the closing seconds to win 36-34 in Week 4 action. (Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

The Malone Huskies came in with a game plan and ran it to near perfection early in the game, building a 13-0 advantage over the only undefeated Section X team, the Ogdensburg Blue Devils. A touchdown late in the first half and a quick score to open the second half lifted O.F.A. back into the battle that would rage for the remainder of the Week 4 encounter. With over 2,000 people on hand for Senior Night, the dedication of its new turf complex and naming of the press box for longtime reporter Dave Shea, the Blue Devils did not disappoint the home crowd. Malone quarterback Camron Gallagher fired over the middle to Brandon Woods for the three-yard touchdown for the game’s first score. Zach Raymond also too the ball to the house, as Malone took a 13-0 lead early. Even after falling behind again 26-14, the resilient Devils rose a second time. Joe Dalton fired off four touchdown passes – three of them in the fourth quarter – and engineered three two-point conversions to cap each scoring drive. In the 22-point fourth quarter, Dalton rolled touchdown spirals to Anthoni Pope (29 yards) and Cody Rolfe (69 yards). The Jon Rogers tied the game 34-34 with 1:54 remaining on a 13-yard touchdown reception, after galloping 41 yards for paydirt in the third quarter. O.F.A.’s two-point conversion on their final drive provided the 36-34 difference.


St. Lawrence Central broke through with its first points of the season, but was unable to stop Tupper Lake from a 40-25 victory in Brasher Falls. The Lumberjacks’ Brasen LaVasseur handled 14 carries, including three touchdown deliveries (11, 14 and 43 yards), as Tupper Lake squared its record at 2-2. LaVasseur finished the day with 155 yards rushing. Anson Gagnier hauled in a kickoff and sprinted 80 yards to paydirt for the Jacks. St. Lawrence Central quarterback Shiloh Winters completed two long touchdown passes – a 65-yarder to Isaiah Lyon and a 41-yard spiral to Hunter Storrin. Mike Plante also had a long touchdown run of 57 yards, while rushing for 158 yards rushing on just six carries.


Games of Week 3: September 19-20, 2014

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Ogdensburg 41, Potsdam 34
Malone 14, Tupper Lake 11



Gouverneur 15, Canton 12
Massena 28, St. Lawrence Central 0

Gouverneur squeezes out win over canton bears 15-12

Gouverneur’s Adrian MacShane (15) cuts past Canton defender Hunter Yerdon (1) to gain the first down for the Wildcats.  Quarterback Ben Casey and running back Jose Flores each scored a touchdown in the second half to give the Wildcats a come-from-behind 15-12 victory over the Bears.   Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Canton’s Cole Zeller (88) celebrates as he breaks a tackle to score the game's first touchdown late in the first quarter.  The Golden Bears controlled the first half, breaking out to a 12-0 lead, but Gouverneur made key defensive changes and scored 15 unanswered points in the second half to pull out a 15-12 win on Homecoming Weekend in Canton.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

After intermission, the Gouverneur Wildcats bottled up the running lanes and stopped the Golden Bears rushing attack that ran loose and free in the first half. The scoreless defensive effort allowed the offense good field position to rally from a 12-0 halftime deficit to a 15-12 victory on Homecoming Weekend in Canton. Peyton VanBibber, who carried 20 times for 110 yards, broke containment and dashed 41 yards to paydirt to open a 6-0 lead for the Bears, who just missed breaking the plane of the goal line on the two-point conversion. Canton added another six points when quarterback Jake Fenlong hooked up on a 16-yard TD pass to Cole Zeller for a 12-0 lead. Gouverneur mounted an impressive third quarter drive that was aided by two damaging penalties by the Bears. Quarterback Ben Casey muscled his way to the end zone from the three-yard line, then running back Jose Flores gave Gouverneur its first lead with several positive rushes, ending with a six-yard run to score in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats tacked on two more points late in the game when a Canton punt snap at the 15-yard line sailed high and out of the back of the end zone. Gouverneur improved to 2-1, while Canton slipped to 1-2.

Malone Tops Tupper Lake Lumberjacks in close finish

Malone’s Cameron Gallagher (15) breaks the tackle from Tupper Lake’s Nathan Boyea (50) for a fifteen yard gain and the first down for the Huskies in the red zone. Malone was first to strike putting up the touchdown and the extra point to begin the second quarter. The Malone Huskies defeated the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks 14-11.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Anson Gagnier (85) bursts through three Malone defenders to pick up the first down.  (Jenne photo)

On a night when the defenses dominated, Zach Raymond’s third-quarter touchdown run proved to be the difference in Malone’s 14-11 win over Tupper Lake, in a battle of Franklin County’s two gridiron teams. Malone quarterback Camron Gallagher threw a quick one-yard TD pass to Brandon Woods, then Gallagher booted the extra point to give the Huskies an early 7-0 lead. Tupper Lake marched down to the two-yard line, but had to settle for a field goal by Anson Gagnier trim the Huskies’ lead to 7-3. Raymond scored on a 35-yard carry in the third quarter to give Malone some breathing room at 14-3. The Lumberjacks put up eight points on a late rally, culminated by Brasen LaVasseur’s 13-yard run and two-point conversion, for the 14-11 final. Both teams left the field with 1-2 records on the season.

blue devils squeak out victory over potsdam 41-34

Ogdensburg’s Taylor Richardson (20) explodes through the middle of the field to pick up the first down, but is wrapped up by Potsdam’s Logan Ford (33) and Matt Deon (20). The Sandstoners and Blue Devils battled to a 14-14 tie at the half. Both offenses picked things up in the second half, but OFA squeaked out the 41-34 victory.  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Chase Palmer breaks free for a big gain, but is brought down by Ogdensburg’s Anthoni Pope (85) and Jack Manke (88). (Drew Gearsbeck photo)

The Ogdensburg Blue Devils recovered from an early 14-7 deficit and emerged from halftime with a quick touchdown strike to break a 14-14 tie, in scoring a 41-34 victory in a gridiron thriller atop the Section X standings. The win left the Blue Devils as the only remaining undefeated team at 3-0, while Potsdam slipped to 2-1. Quarterback Joe Dalton completed 11-of-17 passes for 195 yards, including three touchdown spirals, and tacked on another 72 yards on 13 running plays to lead the Devils’ attack. Jon Rogers took the ball to the house to open the scoring. Potsdam quarterback Max Warden broke out of a swarm of OFA defenders and rumbled 41 yards to tie the contest. Warden plowed in from the one-yard line on the next drive to put Potsdam ahead 14-7. Rogers went untouched to the end zone on an end-around run that drew OFA even, with 1:49 left in the half. Taylor Richardson added 11 carries for 111 yards and a 56-yard TD scamper in the second half. Nick Sweeney was Dalton’s primary touchdown target with 38- and 30-yard scoring receptions that put the Devils ahead for good. Potsdam rallied to within a point twice in the second half. Chase Palmer led the Sandstoners with 27 carries for 154 yards, a 10-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion run. Warden, who was 6-for-12 for 115 yards through the air, also completed a passing touchdown and rushing TD in the second half.


The Massena Red Raiders shrugged off last week’s heartbreaker at Tupper Lake and dominated the St. Lawrence Central Larries on Hall of Fame-Homecoming Weekend at Mike Nicholas Field. Jason Zembeck carried 14 times for 143 yards, two rushing touchdowns and a safety, in leading the Raiders to a 28-0 victory in Week 3. Zembeck toted the ball for touchdowns of 32 and 35 yards. Isaiah Dillabough hauled 20 ties for 94 yards and scored the Raiders’ two other touchdowns. Massena led 15-0 lead at halftime. The Raiders improved to 2-1. St. Lawrence Central has faced three tough division leaders to open the season – OFA, Potsdam and Massena – and is 0-3.


Games of Week 2: September 12-13, 2014

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Tupper Lake 27, Massena 25
Ogdensburg 40, Canton 7



Potsdam 36, St. Lawrence Central 0
Gouverneur 15, Malone 6

Gouverneur shuts out huskies in 2nd half to win

Gouverneur’s Benjamin Casey (7) keeps the ball himself, but is dragged down by Malone’s Brent Lamica (85) and Brian Swan (75). The Wildcats led the Huskies 7-6 at the half. Gouverneur’s defense held Malone scoreless in the second half. Casey fired a touchdown in the fourth quarter to secure the Wildcats’ victory 15-6. (Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s Jose Flores (1) picks up a first down, but is brought down by Malone’s Brent Lamica (85).  Gouverneur broke open a close 7-6 contest with a score early in the fourth quarter to capture their first win of the season, 15-6 over the Malone Huskies. Wildcat quarterback Ben Casey dove for a two-yard score in the first half, pitched a two-yard pass to Troy Gates, then ran for the two-point conversion. Gates was the rushing workhorse for the 1-1 Wildcats, running for 161 total yards. Gouverneur travels to Canton next weekend. Malone’s lone score came on a 34-yard TD run by Zach Raymond who totaled 102 yards on the ground. The Huskies fell to 0-2 and visits Tupper Lake next weekend.


The Potsdam Sandstoners methodically ground out a 21-point halftime lead, en route to a 36-0 win over the host St. Lawrence Central Larries. The Sandstoners handed Chase Palmer the ball for a touchdown and 137 total yards, mostly in the first half, while capitalizing on two key turnovers for scores. John Mangual carried much of the load in the second half for 132 yards and both of Potsdam’s touchdowns runs (47 and 29 yards). With the win, Potsdam remained unbeaten at 2-0, headed into a showdown next week with Ogdensburg, the only other undefeated team in Section X. St. Lawrence Central fell to 0-2 and will travel to Massena next week.

blue devils rEEl off forty unanswered points to win

Ogdensburg’s Taylor Richardson (20) bursts through the middle, but is met by Canton’s Ian Erlichman (32) and Chris Tompkins (54). The Golden Bears got on the board just 52 seconds into the game on a Peyton VanBibber touchdown run, but the Blue Devils rolled off 40 unanswered points to win 40-7 and remained unbeaten on the young season.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Cody Rolfe (22) is dragged down to the ground by Canton’s Peyton VanBibber (23) and John Romanelli (60).  Both teams scored on their opening drive. Canton’s Peyton VanBibber cut through a seam and sprinted 52 years for a touchdown just 52 seconds into the game to give the Golden Bears a short-lived 7-0 lead. On the ensuing drive, Ogdensburg quarterback Joe Dalton faked the handoff, then scampered to paydirt to tie the game at 7-7 after David Prudhomme's extra point kick. Ogdensburg took the lead when Taylor Richardson carried the ball to the house. The Canton defense played a solid first half, keeping the score 14-7 at the half. However, the Blue Devils score 26 unanswered points in the second half to claim a 40-7 win and improve to 2-0 on the season. Canton fell to 1-1.


The Tupper Lake Lumberjacks pulled off a dramatic final touchdown with time expired to beat the Massena Red Raiders on Friday night. Roger Delair snared an eight-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Liam Lamere to thwart Massena’s second-half comeback and pull off a 27-25 stunning victory. The game-clinching play was set up on a 37-yard pass to Anson Gagnier, on a fourth down do-or-die play. After both teams traded touchdowns in their opening drives, the Jacks established a 21-7 halftime lead, capped by Brasen Lavassaur’s one-yard plunge with just over a minute left. Isaiah Dillabough scored the Raiders’ first-half touchdown, the Jason Stembeck carried the load and score two second-half touchdowns to put Massena ahead 25-21. Both teams are now 1-1.


Games of Week 1: September 5-6, 2014

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Ogdensburg 41, St. Lawrence Central 0



Canton 51, Tupper Lake 32
Massena 27, Malone 6
Potsdam 20, Gouverneur 6

Canton explodes in second half to beat tupper 51-32

Canton’s Hunter Yerdon (1) breaks the tackle of Tupper Lake’s Brasen LaVassaur (31) on his way to a first down. The Golden Bears and Lumberjacks got off to slow starts offensively, but Canton took a double-digit lead into the half. Both offenses picked it up in the second half, but Canton prevailed 51-32. (Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Louden Porter stiff arms his way past Tupper Lake’s Anson Gagnier (85).  Canton's Peyton VanBibber racked up a game-best five touchdowns, while Hunter Yerdon scampered to paydirt for three touchdowns, as the Bears captured a 51-32 win in their season opener.

potsdam's strong defense shuts down wildcats, 20-6

Potsdam’s Logan Ford (33) bursts through the middle while breaking the tackle of Gouverneur’s Aaron Bush (24) to pick up the first down. Ford got the Sandstoners on the scoreboard with a 19-yard run just 8.2 seconds before halftime for a 7-0 lead. Chase Palmer and Max Warden each had touchdown runs to open the second half to propel Potsdam to a 20-6 victory in the season opener. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Connor Prosper (2) skies to break up the pass attempt to Gouverneur’s Chad Curcio (8).  The Wildcats prevented a shutout in the final 4.2 seconds with a six-yard pass reception to cap a 14-play, 62-yard drive.

Ogdensburg captures first win on new turf field 41-0

Ogdensburg’s Joseph Dalton (15) breaks the tackle from St. Lawrence defensive linemen Nick Felix (32) for a 30-yard run to put the Blue Devils one yard shy of a touchdown. O.F.A. scored three times in the second quarter to take a commanding lead. Ogdensburg captured their first win of the season 41-0.

St. Lawrence Central’s Mike Plante (25) looks  around Nolan Rufa (56) for the first down.  St. Lawrence Central showed early signs of staying with the Blue Devils, but OFA found it could capitalize to the outside for two touchdowns late in the first quarter.  Jon Rogers ran for touchdowns of four and 29 yards.  Quarterback Joe Dalton added a 51-yard scoring pass to Nick Sweeney.  Taylor Richardson added two plunges from the one-yard line as the Blue Devils rolled to a 33-0 halftime lead.  The game was halted with 7:21 left in the third quarter due to lightning.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


The Massena Red Raiders' defense disrupted the Malone Huskies' offense for most of the contest, anchoring a 27-6 opening day victory.  Massena posted the game's first score when Isaiah Dillabough carried the football four yards for a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Malone's Zach Raymond answered  in the second quarter, capping a 13-play, 79-yard drive with a six-yard TD run to pull the Huskies even at 6-6.  But Massena QB Maddox Merry engineered a 52-year drive with Jason Zembeck scoring and the Raiders added six more points on Zach Plourde's eight-yard run to take a 20-6 lead at intermission, following a decisive 15-0 second quarter.  Massena completed the only scoring drive in the second half on a Dillabough 26-yard run to close out the win in the season opener for both squads.