Class State Semifinal: First Half Woes Sink O.F.A. in 55-22 Defeat

Final 2018 Section X Final 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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 Season Tied Records broken by head-to-head results. Second tiebreaker: In-class won-lost record.


Ogdensburg’s MeSean Johnson (15) throws for a two-point conversation to Jackson Troiano as the Blue Devils take an  8-0 lead in the first quarter. Ogdensburg would go up by 16 before the half, then go on to beat #1-ranked Cambridge-Salem from Section II 16-6 to advance to the State Class C semifinal in Middletown.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery


Playoff Games of Week 10-12: November 2-9, 2018

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NYS Class C East Region Final - Middletown HS
Dobbs Ferry (I) 55, Ogdensburg (X) 22



NYS Class C Region II Championship- Potsdam HS
Ogdensburg (X) 16, Cambridge-Salem (II) 6



NYS Class B Opening Round - Massena HS
Beekmantown (VII) 15, Potsdam (X) 0
NYS Class C Opening Round - Plattsburgh HS Ogdensburg (X) 20, Saranac Central (VII) 7

Beekmantown blanks Potsdam in class c states

 Potsdam’s Will Varney (23) takes the handoff from quarterback Zach Kirka and runs to the right for the first down on the Sandstoners' longest drive of the contest, to keep the game completitive in a scoreless second half.  However, the Beekmantown Eagles scored on the opening kickoff, then on a one-yard rush, carrying a 15-0 halftime lead to the finish in the opening round of the New York State Class B playoffs.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Beekmantown’s Christian Moura (11) takes the opening kick and returns the football 85 yards up the left sideline for a touchdown just 16 seconds into the game to take an early 8-0 lead the game's first play.  Beekmantown's Jayden Maldonado added the two-point conversion.  In the second quarter, Brandon Belrose powered into the end zone from a half-yard out. The extra-point kick made it 15-0.  In the second half, the Sandstoners' best chance starts with a 22-yard pass from Zack Kirka to Gavin Mattimore who juggled but hung on in traffic.  On fourth down, Kirka went to the end zone, but the pass fell incomplete.  Potsdam closed its season at 4-5.

  Ogdensburg TAKES OUT

Ogdensburg’s MeSean Johnson (15) throws for a two-point conversation to Jackson Troiano as the Blue Devils take an  8-0 lead in the first quarter. Ogdensburg would go up by 16 before the half, then go on to beat #1-ranked Cambridge-Salem from Section II 16-6 to advance to the State Class C semifinal in Middletown.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Jackson Troiano (88)works inside and snags the ball in front of the Cambridge cornerback, then sprints 55 yards for the Devils' second touchdown.  After forcing a fumble and recovering to shut down Cambridge's first drive, OFA's Wyatt Kirby scampered 23 yards to set up a three-yard touchdown from Stephen Morley.  MeSean Johnson hit Jackson Troiano for a leaping catch for the two-point conversion -- 8-0 Blue Devils. The Indians tried to get on the board with a field goal, but was blocked by OFA's Eric LaMay. Two plays later, the big play of the game came when Johnson connected with Troiano again for the 55 yards to the House. Johnson pitched to Hayden Ives for the extra two points.  16-0 OFA.  CS' lone score was a 42-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.  Blue Devils advance to next weekend's East Region Championship at Middletown.


After a 6-0 lead at the half, the Section X champion Ogdensburg Blue Devils battled back from a 7-6 deficit to beat the Section VII champion Saranac Central Chiefs in the opening round of the New York State Class C Football playoffs.  The Blue Devils scored the only touchdown of the first half when, facing a third-and-long, quarterback Mesean Johnson fired off a 32-yard touchdown pass to Mecci Johnson.  The two-point conversion was incomplete.  Saranac took the lead with the only score of the third quarter when quarterback Luke Maye sent a 41-yard aerial to Jacob Nolan, who put on a couple of nice moves against the OFA defense and dashed to paydirt. Garrett Adolfo connected on the extra point kick with 4:59 remaining in the third quarter. Hayden Ives restored the Ogdensburg lead with a pivotal Pick Six, intercepting and carrying the pigskin 57 yards to the house, midway through the fourth quarter for a 12-7 lead. Ives added the insurance tote for the Devils on a five-yard carry with 3:43 remaining. Jackson Troiano snared the two-point conversion pass to close out the 20-7 victory.  OFA will host Section II Champion Cambridge-Salem in the state quarterfinal on Friday, November 9, starting at 7:00pm at Potsdam High School.


Playoff Games of Week 8-9: October 20-28, 2018

 NCSN Football Scoreboard


Section X Class A Championship
(#1) Canton 48, (#2) Massena 34
Section X Class B Championship
(#2) Potsdam 2, (#1) Malone 0

Section X Class C Championship
(#2) Ogdensburg 28 (#1) Gouverneur 0
Section X Eight-Man Football
Tupper Lake 27, Unadilla Valley 22



Section X Class C Playoffs
(#1) Gouverneur 54, (#3) St. Lawrence Central 14


Ogdensburg’s Hayden Ives runs to the right for a five-yard touchdown to take a 22-0 lead in the third quarter.  The Blue Devils beat Gouverneur 28-0 in the Section X Class C championship. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s Peyton Schmitt (44) hands the ball off to Caleb Farr (5) for a short gain and the first down.


Gouverneur’s Peyton Schmitt (44) breaks to the outside and jets 22 yards for the touchdown on the Wildcats’ first play from scrimmage, en route to Gouverneur's 54-14 win over St. Lawrence Central in the Section X Class C semifinal game.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Jah Robertson (20) takes the handoff and scrambles for a first down.  The Wildcats dashed out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, scored on a safety capitalized on two turnovers to score two more touchdowns before the half. Schmitt, quarterback Caleb Farr and rusher Cayden Stowell each scored two touchdowns. Jake Link also rushed to paydirt. For St. Lawrence Central, Jonah Ramsdell produced a pair of touchdowns.  Top-seeded Gouverneur advances and will host the Class C title game against second-seeded Ogdensburg.


Canton quarterback Declan Porter (49) rolls to the left and wires a 15-yard touchdown pass to John Mahoney in the end zone to increase Canton's fourth quarter lead to 34-22.  The Golden Bears rallied from a 22-8 deficit with 36 straight points.  Canton went on to defeat Massena 48-34 to capture the Section X Class A championship, the Bears first football title since 2002.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Chris Paige (22) runs the ball to the 40-yard line for a first down.  After Massena jumped out to a 22-8 lead in the first half, the momentum swung against the Raiders on turnovers.

Potsdam wins CLASS B TITLE 2-0 over malone on safety

Malone’s Timothy Langdon (10) follows his blockers through the hole for n eight- yard pickup to give the Huskies a first down. Potsdam’s Dustin Agen (40) shed a block to make the tackle to prevent the touchdown.  The Huskies' muffed snap near its own end line early in the fourth quarter was recovered by a Malone player, but with a knee down in his own end zone for a safety, the only score of the game.  Potsdam beat Malone 2-0 to win the Section X Class B championship game.  (Zachary Matthie photo) Game GalleryOut of shotgun formation, Potsdam’s Zach Kirka (2) throws the ball to a wide-open receiver, but the ball is tipped by Malone’s Anthony Lamica (55).