August 10, 2013

North Stars ready for test at Watertown

PLATTSBURGH — After reeling off four consecutive Empire Football League (EFL) wins, the Plattsburgh North Stars are set to tackle one of their toughest road tests of the season tonight.

The North Stars (4-0), led by second-year coach Scott Aguglia, travel to Watertown to take on the Red and Black (2-2, 1-2) at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds.

The two organizations share a storied history, and Aguglia expects a hard-fought challenge.

“In Watertown, records go out the window,” Aguglia said. “They have a great following, and we expect a lot of spectators. The whole town gets involved, and it’s a different environment than what the guys are used to seeing.”

Plattsburgh is led on offense by quarterback Harry Rascoe.

The signal-caller has completed 38-of-62 pass attempts for 727 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Rascoe’s primary target is Dexter Geohagan, who made six interceptions and 92 tackles as a defensive back at Moorhead State University from 2010 to 2012.

Geohagan has grabbed 13 of Rascoe’s 38 completions for 275 yards and seven touchdowns.

Andrew Price (170 yards and three touchdowns) and Brett Boyer (87 yards and two touchdowns) have also made significant contributions at wide receiver.

Josh Nephew is the team’s leading rusher, totaling 146 yards and one touchdown.

The North Stars’ offense is scorching opponents, averaging 50.3 points per game.

“We’re going to continue doing what we’ve been doing — try to be balanced,” Aguglia said. “It wouldn’t make sense for us to change now. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

On the defensive side of the football, Plattsburgh has suffocated its opponents, allowing 25 points in all.

Co-captain B.J. Godfrey leads the team in total tackles with 22, while Jason Remillard (18), Craig Livsey (16) and Cody Kirlew (15) have all combined for 49 on the season.

Brandon St. John has collected two interceptions, scoring a 30-yard touchdown in the team’s last game against Syracuse July 27.

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