October 12, 2012

Football teams head out of division this week

Each of the four Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football games this weekend showcase non-divisional matchups. Beekmantown, Peru, Plattsburgh High, and Saranac have one final tune-up before the Class B semifinals get under way next Saturday afternoon.

Saranac Lake has already secured home field advantage but looks to keep its undefeated season alive at Saranac. Moriah and Ticonderoga continue to jockey for seeding in Class D with just two regular season games remaining. AuSable Valley continues its search for an elusive victory under the lights against Beekmantown.


Peru (5-1, 3-0) at Moriah (3-3, 0-1)

Peru travels to Linney Field in hopes of collecting its sixth consecutive victory since a Week 1 loss to Saranac Lake. During the last five games, the Indians have outscored their opponents 204-30.

The Indians are led by sophomore quarterback Blake Altizer, who is 42-for-73 on the season with 800 yards and 14 touchdowns through the air.

His primary targets include Bre Boyer (nine receptions, 203 yards, four touchdowns) and junior all-purpose player Zane Bazzano (12 receptions, 179 yards, seven touchdowns.

The Peru rushing attack has accumulated nearly 1,200 yards on the ground led by Tim Remillard, who has carried over one third of the workload at 402 yards and six touchdowns.

Moriah sports the league’s leading rusher in junior tailback Cameron Wright (123 rushing attempts, 865 yards, nine touchdowns). The Vikings are coming off a 32-21 win last week against AuSable Valley.


Beekmantown (4-2, 2-1) at AuSable Valley (0-6, 0-1)

Beekmantown hopes to regroup following a 40-6 road loss to Saranac Lake.

The Eagles have turned to the ground game over 73 percent of the time, and are led by Dustin Pickering (71 rushing attempts, 359 yards, two touchdowns) and Michael Guerin (37 rushing attempts, 233 yards, one touchdown) in the backfield.

After Zachary Myers started the first five games under center, the Eagles called upon versatile junior Jacob Remchuk to play the quarterback position while Myers was out with an injury. Remchuk went 7-for-14 for 93 yards and a score in last week’s 34-point loss.

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