October 5, 2012

Saranac Lake, Beekmantown clash this weekend

Saranac Lake remains the only unbeaten football squad in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference heading into Week 6, and the Red Storm host Beekmantown Saturday in a contest that features opposing philosophies.

Peru looks to extend its winning streak to five with a win under the lights at Plattsburgh High, while injury-plagued Saranac hopes to get its season pointed in the right direction against Ticonderoga at home.

AuSable Valley searches for its first victory of the year against Moriah, who is coming off a 9-point loss on the road one week ago.


Peru (4-1, 2-0) at Plattsburgh High (1-4, 0-2)

Following its 51-0 victory over Saranac at the Apple Bowl, Peru is now on a four-game winning streak and has outscored opponents 148-19 during that span.

The Indians are led by Blake Altizer. The sophomore quarterback has completed morethan 52 percent of his passes, good for 599 yards and 11 touchdowns through the air.

Altizer’s primary target is Bret Boyer. The senior tight end has hauled in seven receptions for 140 yards and four touchdowns on the year.

Peru’s defense has suffocated its opponents with 46 total points allowed and has surrendered 7 or fewer points in four game.

On the other hand, the Hornets are looking to regroup following a 50-6 defeat against Saranac Lake at Ken Wilson Field.

Shawn Shea, who leads the team in rushing with 342 yards on 7.1 yards per carry, will be looked upon for production against a big defensive front.

After quarterback Shawn Courson suffered a hand injury in Week 3, D’Andre Lemieux has taken over responsibilities under center. The sophomore is 12-for-19 and has accumulated 126 yards and one touchdown in two starts.


Moriah (2-3, 0-1) at AuSable Valley (0-5, 0-1)

The Vikings look to end a two-game skid as they visit the Patriots.

The Patriots have given up 207 points on defense and have yet to register a win.

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