September 15, 2013

Stars all out to beat Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS — Eight weeks separated the Plattsburgh North Stars from their 64-7 blowout win over Glens Falls and their rematch with the Greenjackets Saturday.

It’s safe to say the North Stars (6-2) saw a completely different team in their second go-around.

Harry Rascoe tossed three touchdown passes, while Dexter Geohagan scored on three occasions in Plattsburgh’s 26-24 Empire Football League (EFL) defeat of Glens Falls at East Field.

“They’re a much-improved team,” North Stars coach Scott Aguglia said. “Not playing in three weeks, we were a bit rusty. It was a pretty eventful game.”

Geohagan helped Plattsburgh put up its first points of the ballgame by taking the opening kickoff 90 yards to the end zone, making it 7-0.

Then, Rascoe hit Geohagan to make it a two-possession game.

The Greenjackets (4-5), though, responded for 10 unanswered points before the halftime break.

“I had to take my hat off to Glens Falls,” Aguglia said. “We were up 14 early, and they got themselves back into the football game.”

Rascoe hit Chris Fish from five yards out in the third quarter’s lone scoring play.

“Offensively, we were real good at times,” Aguglia said. “Other times, the rust showed.”

After exchanging back-to-back touchdowns, Glens Falls scored just before the two-minute warning to cut the differential to two points.

The Greenjackets attempted an onside kick, but it failed.

“I thought our defense played pretty well,” Aguglia said. “Defensively, we did OK. We moved some personnel around. We played a pretty solid football game defensively.”

The North Stars host Watertown Saturday.

“We’re looking forward to having another good week of practice heading into the Watertown game,” Aguglia said.

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