AuSable Valley 20, Canton 12
CLINTONVILLE - AuSable Valley relied on good defense and a strong running game as they rallied to defeat Canton in the Northern Football Conference Sept. 17.
Jordan Bouyea led the way for the Patriots, rushing for 123 yards on 22 carries and scoring the deciding touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, quarterback Austin House amassed 102 rushing yards of his own and threw 3-of-9 for 85 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown pass to Connor Manning just before halftime that erased Canton's early 6-point lead. House took it on himself in the third to give AuSable the lead.
The Golden Bears also showed strength in the running game, led by Jesse Miller with 136 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries. Victor Sanders opened the scoring with an end zone dive in the first. AuSable Valley's defense proved too much, however, forcing three interceptions and a fumble.
Tupper Lake 49, St. Lawrence 32
TUPPER LAKE - St. Lawrence outscored the Lumberjacks 32-14 in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late as Tupper Lake held on for the win in the Northern Football Conference Sept. 18.
Led by the running attack of Josh Facteau with 222 yards on 15 carries and five touchdowns, the Lumberjacks cruised to their first win of the season, holding St. Lawrence to 45 first-half yards and building a 35-0 lead after three quarters.
Tupper Lake averaged more than 10 yards per carry as a team.
Backup quarterback Corey Labarge led the late rally for the Larries, hitting 3-of-5 for 92 yards, including touchdown passes to Tyler Smith and Quinn Patraw.
Facteau continued to elude the St. Lawrence defense, however, breaking free for touchdown runs of 26 and 65 yards in the fourth quarter.
Saranac Lake 41, Seton Catholic 0
SARANAC LAKE - The Red Storm continued their unbeaten streak with a convincing win against Seton Catholic in the Northern Football Conference Sept. 18.
Saranac Lake's starting offense put 22 points up on the board within the first seven minutes of the game with rushing touchdowns from Mike Phelan and Peter Madden and a 23-yard pass from Forrest Morgan to Austin McDonough.
The Red Storm reserves then continued the onslaught, helped by a stalwart defense that held Seton to just 100 yards of total offense with two interceptions. Mark Ryan accounted for much of the Knights' effort with 44 yards on eight carries.
Ethan Barge led the Saranac Lake rushing attack with five carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Collectively, the Red Storm had 18 carries for 188 rushing yards. Phelan, Morgan, and Ben Monty combined to pass 5-of-9 for 98 yards.