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October 26, 2013

DuShane's catch leads Ti over B'town in OT

TICONDEROGA — Anthony DuShane and Michael Graney won’t ever forget the finish of their last game at Sentinel Field.

Down six points in overtime, DuShane hauled in a miraculous pass from Graney in the corner of the end zone on a 20-yard strike. Ty Denno’s ensuing point after touchdown helped Ticonderoga to a 28-27 overtime defeat of Beekmantown in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football Friday.

“Earlier in the game, we connected on the same play,” Graney said. “We saw Anthony had a mismatch, and we were going to use his size.

“I threw it up to the corner of the end zone. I told him to get right to the pylon. All the credit goes to him on staying focused through it. That was the best catch I’ve ever seen.”

The touchdown reception was DuShane’s second of the game.

“The line gave Graney enough time to get the pass off,” DuShane said. “I just went up and got it, I guess. I tried selling it hard (to the) inside and was able to get to the corner.”

After Justin Stevens helped the Eagles (4-4) to a 27-21 lead on a one-yard run in overtime’s opening possession, Beekmantown elected to go for a two-point conversion on the following play.

Rolling out of the pocket, Jacob Remchuk’s pass fell incomplete.

“I think the biggest play of the night was our defensive stop on the (two-point conversion),” Graney said. “It shows a lot of character for Beekmantown going for two. All the credit goes to our defense for making that play. That was huge.”

The Eagles got off to the start they were looking for, maintaining a 14-0 lead after the first quarter’s conclusion. Kyle Dupigny and Cameron Garceau opened the game’s scoring.

The Sentinels (6-2, 7-1), however, registered 14 unanswered points in the second quarter to tie the game at 14-all heading into halftime.

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