July 14, 2013

Stars open EFL season with big win over Ice Storm

BURLINGTON — Hardly anything went wrong for the Plattsburgh North Stars on Saturday night.

Quarterback Harry Rascoe threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Stars opened their Empire Football League season with a 49-0 thrashing of the Vermont Ice Storm at South Burlington High School.

“This makes our trip to Maine look a lot better,” said Stars coach Scott Aguglia, referring to the team’s nonleague loss. “We learned a lot from that game.

“I was very pleased with our overall effort (Saturday) on offense, defense and special teams. Everyone contributed.”

Plattsburgh wasted little time taking control of the game.

Josh Nephew scored from two yards out, Bret Boyer hauled in a 60-yard touchdown reception from Rascoe and Dexter Geoghagan ran back a 65-yard punt return for a score — all in the first quarter.

Rascoe added a two-yard touchdown run in the second stanza.

Rascoe then tossed a 30-yard scoring pass to Craig Bujold in the third and a 12-yard connection with Geohagan in the fourth.

Elijah Parks closed out the scoring with a one-yard run.

Defensively, Brandon St. John intercepted a pass on the Ice Storm’s first possession of the game. B.J. Godfrey, Cody Kirlew, Jason Remillard and Craig Livsey were in on a number of tackles.

“Our defensive line did a great job with pressure,” Aguglia said. “We were concerned about their running game, but we never allowed them to get going. Getting a shutout showed how well the defense played.”

The Stars are home next weekend for a 7 p.m. contest against Glens Falls at the Plattsburgh High School Athletic Complex.

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