October 25, 2013

Football crossover games tonight

PLATTSBURGH — Week 8 of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football schedule features two crossover games, highlighted by a Section VII Class C semifinal.

Beekmantown travels to Ticonderoga tonight, while Saranac Lake ventures to Linney Field in Mineville to take on Moriah.

Third-seeded AuSable Valley will challenge second-seeded Saranac in a Section VII Class C semifinal bout Saturday.

Peru received a bye as finishing at the top seed in league play.


Beekmantown (4-3) at No. 20 Ticonderoga (5-2, 6-1), 7:30 p.m.

Ticonderoga dropped three spots in the latest New York State Sportswriters Association Class D poll after its 18-14 nonleague loss to Fonda-Fultonville of Section II.

The Sentinels, who were credited with a CVAC win over now defunct Plattsburgh High, managed a lead for the first 32:19 of play.

The Braves’ no-huddle, up-tempo offense, though, was too much for Ticonderoga to handle.

Cameron Wright was a bright spot for the Sentinels. The 5-foot-11-inch, 185-pound running back finished with 113 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries.

In Week 7, Beekmantown totaled 341 yards of offense in its 55-6 homecoming defeat of AuSable Valley. Senior quarterback Jacob Remchuk passed for 174 yards, and junior running back Justin Stevens rushed for 103 yards to lead the Eagles.

Beekmantown made a statement early when Stevens scored on a four-yard plunge just two minutes into the game, capping a 53-yard, six-play drive from the opening kickoff.

Remchuk, Kyle Dupigny, Quenton Barber and Devin Fessette also added scores in the 49-point win.

Ticonderoga defeated the Eagles in a Week 1 matchup at home 32-21.


Saranac Lake (4-3) at Moriah (3-4), 7:30 p.m.

Moriah is coming off a 49-42 shootout loss to Peru at the Apple Bowl, which saw it surrender 476 yards on defense.

The Vikings were able to record 42 points on six touchdowns, tying for the most points scored by an opposing team at the Apple Bowl since Nov. 15, 2003. It was also the third consecutive game Moriah amassed 42 points.

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