Beekmantown races past Ticonderoga, 42-12


Beekmantown's Connor McGinnis (32) dashes toward the end zone in front of Ticonderoga's Owen Stonitsch (back right) and Terrence Benedict (back left) during a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football game Saturday at Plattsburgh High.

PLATTSBURGH — Connor McGinnis rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns in Beekmantown’s 42-12 win over Ticonderoga Saturday at Plattsburgh High.

Nate Finley threw for 121 yards and three scores, and Carson LaPier chipped in a pair of touchdown receptions.

The Eagles (2-0) rolled up 393 yards of offense.

Beekmantown raced out to a 22-0 lead with 7:52 left in the second quarter, and the Eagles made it a four-possession game on LaPier’s 20-yard touchdown catch midway through the third.

“Well, we all came out ready to go,” McGinnis said. “We’ve been practicing hard all week, and we all wanted it really badly, and we knew it was gonna be a tough game against Ti, so we had to come out and really punch ‘em in the mouth.

“The offense is really balanced. If you didn’t notice, we have two sets of backs that always come in every other play or every two plays, so we try to get everyone on the offense plays. Mostly everyone knows what to do.”

Beekmantown had 11 players get touches, and Finley hooked up with five different receivers.

“Nate did a great job,” Beekmantown coach Jamie Lozier said. “We talked about how Ticonderoga’s gonna be in your face real fast. Our passing game made a big difference.

“He’s got some size, and we haven’t had the luxury of having big quarterbacks in the past. He can see everything well, and he’s quick.”

Terrence Benedict paced the Sentinels (1-1) by completing 11 of 18 passes for 125 yards and a 27-yard touchdown strike to Dillon Schlogl.

Benedict added a 7-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.

The Eagles will travel to Saranac at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

Ticonderoga will host rival Moriah at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

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