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September 27, 2013

Football rivals square off this weekend

PLATTSBURGH — It’s rivalry weekend in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football.

Ticonderoga plays host to archrival Moriah at Sentinel Field at 7 p.m. tonight.

Peru will travel up the Adirondack Northway to the Eagle’s Nest where it will face Beekmantown, while AuSable Valley will challenge Saranac Lake at Ken Wilson Field Saturday.

TONIGHT

Moriah (2-1) at Ticonderoga (2-1), 7 p.m.

Each of the two Class D schools are coming off monumental Week 3 wins.

Ticonderoga is believed to have knocked off Saranac Lake at Ken Wilson Field for the first time since 1987, while Moriah defeated Saranac in come-from-behind fashion Saturday.

The Sentinels are looking to avenge their 16-6 loss to the Vikings in last year’s Section VII Class D championship game.

Bob Sutphen’s Ticonderoga team owns a dynamic one-two punch in the backfield with Cameron Wright (74 carries, 333 yards and three touchdowns) and Jarryn Granger (47 carries, 330 yards and five touchdowns).

The two seniors rank second and third in league rushing, respectively.

Down 14-0 in the second quarter, Moriah outscored the Chiefs 28-8 in the final 33 minutes of play to win 28-22.

Cole Gaddor, a senior signal-caller, ranks third in CVAC passing yards with 353, while running back C.J. Raymond sits fourth behind Granger and Wright with 311 yards on the ground.

The Vikings average 26.6 points per game on offense in comparison to the Sentinels’ 24.6 mark.

Saranac at Plattsburgh High

With Plattsburgh High forfeiting its remaining games due to a low number of athletes, Saranac will register a forfeit win.

The Hornets’ JV and modified football programs will remain intact with full participating, according to a Plattsburgh High press release.

Saranac attempted to fill the hole in its schedule with a nonconference game but was unable to do so on short notice, coach Mark Burrell said.

SATURDAY

Peru (3-0) at Beekmantown (2-1), 1:30 p.m.

The two Class B foes will square off in a Section VII Class B championship game preview.

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