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October 18, 2013

Ti takes on Section II team

PLATTSBURGH — For the second consecutive weekend, Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football is highlighted by a notable nonleague game.

Ticonderoga, which was slated to host now defunct Plattsburgh High, will welcome Fonda-Fultonville tonight.

The Braves, a Class C school in Section II, are 5-1 and ranked No. 17 in the latest New York State Sportswriters Association Class C poll.

The last weekend of the regular season features three games Saturday. Moriah travels to Peru, while AuSable Valley will challenge Beekmantown. Saranac goes to Ken Wilson Field, where it will face Saranac Lake in a pivotal Class C matchup.

TONIGHT

No. 17 Fonda-Fultonville (5-1) at No. 17 Ticonderoga (5-1), 7:30 p.m.

The nonleague bout features two teams ranked No. 17 in their respective classification.

Ticonderoga, who will be credited with a forfeit win in conference play, is 5-1 and has outscored its opponents 122-43 since Week 3. The game will not count toward CVAC standings or statistics.

“The no-stats, no-standings ordeal is nonsense,” Ticonderoga coach Bob Sutphen said. “This is a game to us, and we’re going to count it as a game. The situation at Plattsburgh High is really unfortunate, but each game is valuable. We want to play all these games whenever possible.”

The Sentinels own a number of playmakers on offense, including quarterback Michael Graney, running backs Cameron Wright and Jarryn Granger and wide receiver Ty Denno.

Wright and Granger have combined for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, while Graney has thrown for 451 yards and seven scores. Denno has hauled in 12 of Graney’s 24 completions for 262 yards and five touchdowns.

Fonda-Fultonville has outscored its Class C counterparts, 204-83. The Braves have run the ball 63 percent of the time, amassing 1,006 rushing yards.

Pat Hart ranks 18th in Section II rushing, which includes more than 60 participating football schools. Hart, a 5-foot, 10-inch, 160-pound junior, has 620 yards and seven touchdowns on 75 carries.

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