O.F.A. Fends Off Raider Threat; Tupper Loses Heartbreaker 28-27

Final 2018 Section X Football Standings

x-Gouverneur Wildcats
Ogdensburg Blue Devils
Canton Golden Bears
Malone Huskies
Potsdam Sandstoners
St. Lawrence Larries
Massena Red Raiders
Eight-Man Football
Tupper Lake Lumberjacks
Div.  Class  Overall  PF    PA
6-0      2-0       7-0    214     50
5-1      1-1       7-1    179     66
4-2      1-0       4-3    176   141
3-3      1-0       4-3      92   134
2-4      0-1       3-4    152   118
1-5      0-2       1-6      50   153
0-6      0-1       0-8      53   222

2-5      0-0       2-5    164   260

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Ogdensburg’s Tristan Lovely (33) runs to the right, six yards for the touchdown on the Blue Devils first drive of the game.  After O.F.A. lead 7-0, Massena scored the only other touchdowns of the first half to lead 14-7.  However, the Blue Devils dominated the second half with 30 unanswered points, as Ogdensburg went on to win 37-14 over Massena in the final game of the regular season. (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery


Games of Week 7-8: October 12-19, 2018

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Ogdensburg 37, Massena 14
Section III Eight-Man Football
South Lewis 28, Tupper Lake 27



Gouverneur 42, Malone 0
Canton 51, Massena 19
Section III Eight-Man Football
West Canada Valley 46, Tupper Lake 6

Non League

South Jefferson 20, St. Lawrence Central 12



Ogdensburg 20, Potsdam 18

 Gouverneur steamrolls PAST Malone IN 42-0 win

Gouverneur’s Peyton Schmitt (44) stiff arms Malone’s Timothy Langdon (10) in the backfield.  Schmitt made the corner and picked up a 15-yard gain to set up Gouverneur for their first touchdown of the game.  Gouverneur steamrolled Malone 42-0 to complete their third straight undefeated regular season.  (Zachary Matthie photo)  Game Gallery Gouverneur’s Garrison Gonyeau (25) breaks several tackle attempts from Malone’s defense on a 65-yard run that resulted in a touchdown to increase the lead 14-0.   Jake Link, Garrison Gonyeau, Caleb Farr and Cayden Stowell each scored one touchdown, while Schmitt scored twice for Gouverneur. Farr ended the game with one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown for 64 yards to Stowell.

  Ogdensburg'S FINAL PLAY DEFEATS Potsdam 20-18

Ogdensburg’s Tristan Lovely (33) surges forward for a two-point conversion giving the Blue Devils an 8-6 lead in the first half.  In a seesaw battle, both teams scored in the final minute.  However, OFA quarterback Stephen Morley wired Jackson oiano with the game-winning touchdown on the game's final play at the buzzer, to overtake Potsdam 20-18.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Will Varney (23) runs outside for ta 37-yard touchdown to take back the lead, 12-8 late in the third quarter.

In a classic back-and-forth contest, the Ogdensburg Blue Devils scored on the very last play of the game, and with time expired finished the last play in the end zone, to spoil Potsdam’s last-minute comeback and Sandstoners’ Senior Night, in a 20-18 final. It also completed OFA’s third comeback in a game that saw the Blue Devils feature their fourth quarterback this season, due to injuries to the first three signal callers in previous games. Both teams scored on their opening drive. Potsdam strung out a long seven-minute drive that finished with a five-yard touchdown run by Will Varney. Ogdensburg countered on its first drive with a one-yard sneak from quarterback Stephen Morley, then followed with a two-point conversion that lifted OFA into an 8-6 advantage, a lead would be unchanged from then through the end of the third quarter. After a somewhat lackluster three quarters with several turnovers, the fourth quarter was greatly-contested, breathtaking fun. Potsdam regained the lead on the first play of the quarter when Varney bounced outside the Blue Devil defense and jetted 37 yards along the left sideline, untouched to the house. Varney racked up 24 carries and 159 yards on the night, to bring his regular-season total to 1,153 yards. Potsdam held a 12-8 lead. Ogdensburg capitalized on a muffed punt attempt to start their next drive at the Potsdam 19. Wyatt Kirby broke free for a 10-yard touchdown run that returned OFA to the lead 14-12. With the game down to its final minute, neither team had completed a passing attempt, but the final fireworks featured to unforgettable launches. Potsdam’s Zach Kirka spun a 60-yard touchdown aerial, connecting with Hunter Sheeran who raced across the field and away from the Devils’ defense to vault Potsdam into an 18-14 lead. Their third missed conversion would come back to haunt. In yet another stunning drive, OFA brought the ball back to the Potsdam 30, with just 3.6 seconds left. Last chance: Morley escaped two would-be tacklers and fired off a desperation pass deep toward Jackson Troiano. The Devil receiver pulled down the pass at the three-yard line, also spun away from a tackle and darted into the end zone where he was mobbed by jubilant teammates. OFA 20, Potsdam 18.

Ogdensburg comes back in 2nd half vs. MASSENA 37-14 

Ogdensburg’s Tristan Lovely (33) runs to the right, six yards for the touchdown on the Blue Devils first drive of the game.  After O.F.A. lead 7-0, Massena scored the only other touchdowns of the first half to lead 14-7.  However, the Blue Devils dominated the second half with 30 unanswered points, as Ogdensburg went on to win 37-14 over Massena in the final game of the regular season. (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s David Hutchinson (88) hits a big gap and bursts up the middle for a 25-yard touchdown to tie the game 7-7.

Massena made an early statement, outdueling Ogdensburg on both sides of the football in the first half, to take a 14-7 lead into intermission. But the Blue Devils made adjustments and overcame a lackluster first half in dominating Massena 30-0 in the final two quarters for a 37-14 win on Senior Night in the final game of the 2018 regular season. OFA (6-1) pounded out 16 points in the final eight minutes to seal the win. After Ogdensburg scored on its opening drive on a six-yard run by Tristan Lovely, Massena hammered out two rushing drives behind a Power-I formation that burrowed holes in the Blue Devil line. While holding OFA to just 72 yards, the Raiders’ David Hutchinson flew through a gaping hole to the right and jetted 25 yards untouched to the house. With the extra-point boot from Mike Kuhn, the game was all even at 7-7. On Massena’s next drive, Ethan Miller also got good blocking and slipped through a seam to the right on a four-yard carry, putting Massena ahead 14-7. Ogdensburg opened the third quarter with two drives that restored the lead for good. Quarterback Stephen Morley scampered into the end zone on a four-yard carry. But a Pick Six from Hayden Ives who raced 90 yards to score was the momentum swing that the Devils needed to take command. Wyatt Kirby scored on a three-yard run, capping a 15-carry, 113-yard performance. Massena was led by Zack Goolden’s 28 carries for 120 yards. Both teams will play for class titles next Saturday. O.F.A. will play the winner of the Gouverneur-St. Lawrence matchup in the Class B finale, while Massena will travel to Canton in the Class A championship.


Trailing 21-0 after three quarters, South Lewis outscored Tupper Lake 28-6 over the final 12 minutes in a heartbreaking 28-27 home loss for the Lumberjacks. Tupper notched a touchdown and booted all three extra points in each of the first three quarters, while holding South Lewis scoreless for the first three frames. The Jacks (1-5) missed an extra point for a tie, and were unable to score to complete a promising drive in the fourth quarter that could have produced the win.


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) fires a pass over Massena’s Matthew Phillips (30) into the end zone.  Patrick Recker made a leaping grab over two of Massena’s defenders.  Canton rolled over Massena in a 51-19 victory. Canton ends the regular season 4-3 as Massena slipped to 0-7.  The win secures home-field advantage for the Bears in the Class A championship vs. Massena in two weeks. (Zachary Matthie photo) Game GalleryMassena’s Dominic Monacelli (35) throws a screen pass to Zachary Goolden (12) who breaks a tackle from Canton’s Chauncey Douglas (27) and scores a 40-yard touchdown.


Games of Week 6: October 5-6, 2018

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Gouverneur 52, Massena 0
Malone 13, Potsdam 8
Non League
Lowville 38, Canton 6



Ogdensburg 27, St. Lawrence Central 6
Section III Eight-Man Football
Weedsport 80, Tupper Lake 34

   Lowville RACKS UP EARLY SCORING TO BEAt Canton 38-6

Canton’s Chauncey Douglas (27) shakes off a Lowville defender on the punt return. Douglas ran toward the sideline and jetted for a 25-yard return for the Golden Bears. Lowville dominated Canton in a 38-6 victory in a Section X-Section III matchup.  (Zachary Matthie photo)  Game GalleryCanton’s Patrick Recker (5) intercepts the ball in the end zone for a touchback and turning aside the Red Raiders' drive.  The Golden Bears managed just one scoring drive.  Greg Mastro produced the Canton score on a 13-yard run.


Tupper Lake found undefeated Weedsport to be a touchdown scoring machine in a Friday night road loss 80-34. Weedsport outscored the Lumberjacks 36-6 in the first quarter. Skyler Pickering’s first quarter, five-yard touchdown was the bright spot, to put the Jacks on the board at 21-6. But Weedsport tacked on 22 points in the second quarter for 58-12 lead at the half. Tupper gained some traction in the final quarter with three touchdowns scored for a total of 34 points on the night. Zach Numec’s 64-yard pass from Owen Mabbett broke the game open at 14-0 early. Max Horsford’s 48-yard pick-six and Steve Allen’s 30-yard catch helped seal the deal for Weedsport 3-0, 4-0 overall. Tupper Lake fell to 1-2, 1-3 overall and fourth in the six-team division.

   Gouverneur undefeated with 52-0 win over massena

Gouverneur’s Caleb Farr (5) hands the ball to Peyton Schmitt (44) for a four-yard run touchdown run, increasing the Wildcats' lead toe 20-0 over Massena.  Gouverneur dominated with a 52-0 win over Massena.  Gouverneur improved to 6-0 and Massena fell to 0-6. (Zachary Matthie photo) Game GalleryGouverneur’s Garrison Gonyeau (25) breaks out of tackles from Massena’s Jordan Foster (12) and Nicholas Taylor (78) in the backfield to power a 25-yard gain for a touchdown.  Schmitt and Gonyeau each scored three touchdowns. Mitch Tyler and Cayden Stowell each scored a touchdown. Caleb Farr threw for two TDs, one each to Stowell and Gonyeau.


Ogdensburg’s MeSean Johnson (15) dashes past the St. Lawrence Central defense and into the end zone to give the Blue Devils a 6-0 lead midway through the first quarter.  The Blue Devils surged in the second half to capture the 27-6 victory over the Larries.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  

St. Lawrence Central quarterback Ansen Weegar (7) breaks through the Ogdensburg defensive line to earn a first down and place the Larries into Blue Devil territory midway through the first quarter.  Johnson called his own number and went end-around for a six-yard touchdown. OFA went up 6-0. Johnson again with the three-yard keeper in the opposite direction to put the Blue Devils up 13-0. In the second quarter, St. Lawrence Central's Jah Robertson off the kick-fake delivered an aerial strike to Ben Horner for a first down, keeping the Larries' scoring drive alive. Jonah Ramsdell then scampered three yards to the end zone to make it 13-6.  However, the rest was all Blue Devils, who went on to score two second-half touchdowns to beat the Larries 27-6.


Games of Week 5: September 28-29, 2018

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Malone 42, St. Lawrence Central 7
Gouverneur 42, Canton 22



Potsdam 36, Massena 14
Non League
Ogdensburg 26, General Brown 20
Section III Eight-Man Football
Sherburne-Earlville 44, Tupper Lake 26

Potsdam Urges in 2nd
half TO BEAT MASSENA 36-14

Potsdam’s Zach Kirka (2) plows through the Massena goal-line defense for a touchdown on the Sandstoners' opening drive and the first score of the game.  The Sandstoners bounced back from a strong Massena effort in the first half trailing 14-12 and beat the Red Raiders 36-14.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  

Massena’s Chris Paige (22) breaks to the outside for a 69-yard touchdown run to take back the lead for the Red Raiders in the second quarter 14-12.

Potsdam and Massena traded scores in the first half. But Potsdam made adjustments in their running game and defense to open the second half and held the Red Raiders scoreless in the second half. The Sandstoners scored 24 unanswered points following the break to turn back Massena 36-14. Will Varney plowed through the Raider defense to stack up 36 carries and 237 yards, deliver two touchdowns and tack on two two-point conversions in the win. Zach Kirka got short-yardage runs of three, three and five yards to score the Sandstoners first three touchdowns. Massena led 14-12 at the break in one of their best showings of the season. Freshman quarterback Dominic Monacelli dished a 62-yard touchdown pass to Chirs Paige midway through the second quarter, vaulting Massena back into the lead at 14-12. Massena took its first lead back in the first quarter when Zach Goolden (14 carries, 53 yards) reached the end zone on a five-yard turn up the middle. Potsdam’s 80-yard drive to open the second half, capped by Kirka’s five-yard plunge, changed the momentum. Massena followed with turnovers on their next two possessions, allowing Potsdam to capitalize with final Kirka and Varney scores.

Gouverneur continues win streak BEATING BEARS 42-22

  Gouverneur's Caleb Farr charges hard for the touchdown on the quarterback keep for his first of two touchdown to assist in the Wildcat’s in 42-22 win over Canton.   Peyton Schmitt rambled for two touchdowns, while Garrison Gonyeau added a dash to the paydirt patch in the win.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  

Canton’s Chauncey Douglas (27) picks the interception in the second half.  However, Gouverneur intercepted a pass on the next play to set up a fourth touchdown.


In a tight suspenseful 48 minutes, the Ogdensburg Blue Devils broke a 20-20 tie, scoring midway through the fourth quarter, to pull out a 26-20 victory over highly-ranked General Brown on Friday. Mesean Johnson handed off to Steve Morley for the game winning score with under two minutes remaining. Wyatt Kirby opened the scoring with a two-yard run. Ogdensburg led by as much as 12 points early, but then let the Lions roar back to tie. The Blue Devils held high-scoring GB to just eight first-half points, before the Lions countered with 12 in the second half, with no extra-point additions.

After being shut out by Tupper Lake in the first half, Sherburne-Earlville outdueled the Lumberjacks 14-8 in the third quarter, then dominated Tupper Lake 30-6 in the final quarter, in rallying for a 44-26 home victory in eight-man football. Tupper Lake fell to 1-1 in league and 1-2 overall, tied with Sherburne-Earlville for third place in the Eight-Man Expansion Division.



Games of Week 4: September 21-22, 2018

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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

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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.