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.
Tyler Pratt (237 receiving yards and two touchdowns) and Rainier Garnica (187 receiving yards and two touchdowns) rank third and sixth in league receiving yards, respectively.
C.J. Raymond has been the workhorse on the ground, running for 363 yards and six touchdowns on 77 attempts.
Beekmantown is coming off its 36-14 Class B loss to undefeated Peru.
The Eagles held the Indians offense to 31 yards on 17 plays from scrimmage in the first half, managing a 7-6 halftime lead. Peru, however, was able to weather the storm and outscore the Eagles 30-7 in the final 24 minutes of play.
Beekmantown will be without its leading rusher, Justin Stevens, tonight. Stevens has scored 48 of the Eagles’ 124 points on offense.
Devin Fessette, who runs behind Stevens in the tailback spot, has 335 yards on 27 carries and six touchdowns.
Senior quarterback Jacob Remchuk is 22-for-49 through the air with 302 passing yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Remchuk’s primary target is Cameron Garceau, who ranks fourth in league receiving yards at 187. Garceau has also hauled in two touchdowns.
Saranac Lake (2-2) at
Plattsburgh High (0-4)
With Plattsburgh High forfeiting its remaining games due to a low number of athletes, Saranac Lake will register an automatic win.
Peru (4-0) at Saranac (2-2)
With Plattsburgh High disbanding, Saranac was credited with a forfeit win in Week 4.
The Chiefs are 14 days removed from their last game, a 28-22 loss to Moriah on homecoming.
Saranac’s impact player this fall has been running back John Maye.
Maye, a senior, has totaled 480 yards and six touchdowns on 76 attempts, good for 6.3 yards per carry.
Quarterback Ethan Goslin has fired 336 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air. Goslin’s primary target is Lance Hackett, who is fifth in CVAC receiving yards with 184.
Peru’s last victory was a come-from-behind defeat of Beekmantown Saturday.
The Indians, who are led by junior quarterback Blake Altizer, are averaging more than 372 yards of offense per game.
Altizer is 45-for-69 through the air with 673 passing yards and 11 touchdowns.
Zane Bazzano and Anthony Gallo are a powerful one-two punch at wideout. Gallo has 20 catches for 282 yards and five touchdowns, while Bazzano has accumulated 11 catches for 242 yards and five scores.
Jozua Côté, Peru’s leading rusher with 250 yards and five touchdowns, returns to the lineup this week.
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