October 4, 2013

Patriots, Vikings host games tonight

PLATTSBURGH — Entering Week 5 of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football season, three of seven teams boast a 2-2 record.

AuSable Valley plays host to Ticonderoga tonight, while Beekmantown heads to Linney Field to challenge Moriah.

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Peru, the section’s lone unbeaten, travels to Saranac Saturday.


Ticonderoga (3-1) at

AuSable Valley (1-3), 7:30 p.m.

AuSable Valley hopes to bounce back from its 34-21 Class C loss to Saranac Lake.

The Patriots were without their leading rusher, Dillon Savage, who ranks ninth in CVAC rushing yards at 227. The senior, who has accounted for nearly 20 percent of AuSable Valley’s total offense, returns this week.

The Patriots, though, are led on offense by senior signal-caller John Goodnough. Goodnough has 794 all-purpose yards — 543 passing yards and 251 rushing yards.

Jacob Ashline ranks eighth in receiving yards at 126, including a 31.1-yards per catch average.

Ticonderoga is coming off a monumental 24-12 win over archrival Moriah at Sentinel Field.

Cameron Wright ran for 139 yards on 20 carries, while Ty Denno caught four passes for 119 yards and one touchdown in the victory.

Wright is part of one of the most dangerous rushing tandems in the section. He and Jarryn Granger have combined for 868 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground for the Sentinels.

Granger, a utility player, has also hauled in seven catches for 114 yards. Denno, however, is the team’s leading receiver at 167 yards, which includes two touchdowns on seven catches.

Beekmantown (2-2) at Moriah (2-2), 7:30 p.m.

Moriah’s roller coaster season continued with a 24-12 setback to Ticonderoga on the road in Week 4.

The Vikings could only muster 72 rushing yards and one touchdown on 30 total attempts.

Despite Moriah running the ball 72 percent of the time, quarterback Cole Gaddor leads the offense in total yardage.

The senior has thrown for 521 passing yards and five touchdowns. Gaddor has completed 31-of-58 pass attempts, good for a 53.45 completion percentage.

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