October 11, 2013

Patriots, Vikings meet tonight

PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football resumes this week, and there’s also a notable nonconference game on the schedule.

No. 8 Peru will travel to Albany to challenge No. 12 Hackley. The Indians (5-0) have outscored their CVAC counterparts 217-41 but will face an unbeaten Hornets (4-0) squad.

League play includes AuSable Valley at Moriah and Saranac at Ticonderoga tonight.

While work is being done to the water system at Beekmantown Central School, the Eagles will square off against Saranac Lake at the Plattsburgh High School Athletic Complex on Saturday.

AuSable Valley (1-4) at Moriah (2-3), 7:30 p.m.

Moriah hopes to shake off its 47-46 shootout loss to Beekmantown, while AuSable Valley will attempt to snap its three-game losing streak.

The Vikings were without running back C.J. Raymond a week ago, but Troy Welch emerged with a bang. Welch unofficially tied the section record for touchdown runs in a game with six.

Welch accumulated 254 yards on 32 carries.

Quarterback Cole Gaddor was 11-for-24 through the air with 203 passing yards. Gaddor, a senior, has completed 51.2 percent of his passes this season, including six touchdowns and one interception.

Ticonderoga spoiled the Patriots’ homecoming last Friday. AuSable Valley surrendered 35 points as Ticonderoga operated 29 plays from scrimmage.

John Goodnough and Dillon Savage were suffocated at the point of attack, registering 57 rushing yards on a combined 40 carries.

Saranac (2-3) at No. 19 Ticonderoga (4-1), 7:30 p.m.

This Week 6 matchup features two of the section’s top running backs.

Saranac’s John Maye (564 yards) and Cameron Wright of Ticonderoga (526 yards) rank 1-2 in league rushing, respectively.

Since their lone setback to Peru on Sept. 14, the Sentinels have outscored their opponents 94-31 in three straight wins.

Ticonderoga jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead, while five different players finished with touchdowns in its 35-6 defeat of AuSable Valley last Friday.

With quarterback Ethan Goslin suffering an injury last week, the Chiefs will likely be without their starting signal-caller.

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