Moriah, Ticonderoga set for Monday showdown

PLATTSBURGH — The two teams had to wait a couple extra days, but top-seeded Moriah (5-3, 4-3) and second-seeded Ticonderoga (1-7, 1-6) will clash in the Section VII Class D football championship at 7 p.m. tonight at Plattsburgh High.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but due to the State of Emergency in Essex County caused by high winds and heavy rain, Moriah was forced to close school.

The Vikings took care of business against the Sentinels in Week 3 of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season, picking up a 42-6 victory.

Maddox Blaise had a team-high two touchdowns in that game, and the junior running back leads Section VII in rushing with 1,482 yards.

Braden Swan has been a consistent scoring threat for Moriah, racking up 14 touchdowns throughout 2019.

The Vikings handled Section II's Whitehall, 24-12, in a crossover game last week.

Ticonderoga did not have as good of a time in its crossover game against Corinth, suffering a 40-0 defeat.

Senior quarterback Terrence Benedict has been a bright spot for the Sentinels, passing for more than 1,000 yards this season.

Monty Benedict is Ticonderoga's leading receiver, showcasing 30 catches for 342 yards.

The winner of the game advances to a NYSPHSAA regional at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, at Beekmantown.

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