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September 13, 2013

Red Storm hope to avoid 0-2 start

PLATTSBURGH — Week 2 of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football season opens with Plattsburgh High at AuSable Valley and Saranac Lake at Moriah tonight.

The Hornets and Red Storm hope to avoid a 0-2 start, while the Patriots look to end a losing streak that dates back to October 2011.



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Fresh off a 38-6 win at Plattsburgh High, the Vikings return to Linney Field in Mineville.

Peru hosts Ticonderoga at the Apple Bowl, while Saranac travels to Beekmantown Saturday.

The Indians and Sentinels, each 1-0 on the young season, hope to keep their records unblemished.

The Chiefs outgunned AuSable Valley in a Class C matchup at home in Week 1. After falling to Ticonderoga, the Eagles hope to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2004.

TONIGHT

Plattsburgh High (0-1) at AuSable Valley (0-1), 7:30 p.m.

One week removed from a 14-point setback to Saranac, AuSable Valley will look to snap its 11-game losing streak that dates back to October 28, 2011.

Led by senior quarterback John Goodnough, the Patriots registered 290 yards of offense Saturday. Goodnough tossed 113 yards through the air while picking up 40 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

AuSable Valley will likely utilize Dillon Savage in the backfield tonight. Savage, also a senior, accumulated 81 yards and one touchdown in the first half versus the Chiefs but was slowed to seven yards on four carries in the final 24 minutes of play.

After giving up 347 yards of offense to Saranac six days ago, Patriots coach Heith Ford will be relying on his defensive unit to make big plays.

Plattsburgh High opened its season with a 38-6 loss to Moriah on opening night.

The Hornets finished the contest with -11 yards, gaining positive yardage on only six plays.

Plattsburgh High, though, scored with 7:47 remaining in the ballgame to put its first points of the season on the board.

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