Keene soccer players crash the net off a corner kick as Zoran Karapetrovic looks to score with his head against Johnsburg Sept. 9.
While the AuSable Valley varsity football team was able to make a furious comeback in the second quarter to tie their Sept. 7 game against Saranac, the Chiefs used a strong second half to score a 42-28 victory in the opening week of Section VII football.
“We had a good mix of plays and we were clicking on all cylinders in the second quarter,” head coach Heith Ford said about the second 12 minutes of play where his team scored 20 points to enter halftime tied with the Chiefs at 20-20.
“We lost that toward the end.”
After Saranac scored the first seven points of the game, the Patriots responded with a 12 play, 60 yard drive that culminated with a John Goodnough bootleg score off a play fake to back Dillon Savage. After trouble on the ensuing snap, the Patriots were behind 7-6.
On the Chiefs next possession, Savage broke through the offensive line on the first play from scrimmage, scooped up a fumbled snap and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown to give the Patriots a 12-7 lead.
The Chief responded with the next two scores before Savage scored on a two yard touchdown run, following it up with a two-point conversion run to tie the game at 20-20.
The Chiefs then outscored the Patriots 22-8 in the final 24 minutes, with AuSable’s lone score coming on another Goodnough bootleg run of six yards.
“We had some key penalties and we did not have an answer for John Maye in the second half,” Ford said. “That was the difference.”
Goodnough in his varsity debut was 3-10 passing for 112 yards while throwing a pair of interceptions, He also ran the ball 15 times for 45 yards and two scores.
Savage ran the ball 20 times for 100 yards and the one score while adding a defensive touchdown. Jacob Ashline combined for 29 yards rushing and 44 yards receiving, while Chasm Perkett caught one ball for 54 yards. Connor Kennedy added one reception for 14 yards.
The Patriots will open their home schedule Friday, Sept. 13, hosting the Plattsburgh High Hornets at 7:30 p.m.
“We will lick our wounds and put together a plan that works as well as this one and hopefully leave with a better score,” Ford said.
Boys cross country
Northeastern Clinton 23 vs AuSable 36 Northeastern Clinton 38 vs Seton 20 Ausable 42 vs Seton 18
AVCS top finishers: Brandon Ruocco (third, 20:30); Alex Wilson (10th, 23:51); Micheal Guynup (13th, 25:48); Troy Straight (16th, 28:01)
Girls cross country
Seton 16 vs. Northeastern Clinton 39 Seton 15 vs. AuSable 40 AuSable 28 vs. Northeastern Clinton 29
AVCS top finishers: Rachel Ford (seventh, 28:26); Jessica Malskis (10th, 29:52); Emily Patenaude (11th, 30:58); Ashley Guynup (12th, 30:58); Madison Hall (13th, 32:15); Lydia Russo (14th, 32:15)
Northern Adirondack 6, Westport 0
WEST: Sam Napper 10 saves
Lake Placid 2. Elizabethtown-Lewis 0
ELCS: Justin LaPier 13 saves
Seton Catholic 5, Willsboro 1
WILLS: Nolan Murphy 1 goal, Seth Swires 1 assist; Lucas Cross 12 saves
Keene 3, Johnsburg 0
KCS: Brandon Dumas 1 goal, 1 assist; Gabe Warner 1 goal, 1 assist; Colton Venner 1 goal; Rory Riggins 1 assist; Max Rossi 3 saves
Plattsburgh High 2, AuSable Valley 1
AVCS: Zach Cosgrove 1 goal; Austin Facteau 1 assist; Jimmy Provost 14 saves
Seton Catholic 6, Westport 2
WEST: Wyatt Gough 1 goal; John Doyle 1 goal; Ryan Davis 1 assist; Connor Martin 1 assist; Sam Napper 10 saves
Northern Adirondack 3, Willsboro 0
WILLS: Nick Arnold 12 saves
Willsboro 2, Keene 0
WILLS: Zach Pierson 1 goal; Nate Yeager 1 goal; Nick Arnold 1 assist; Lucas Cross 6 saves
KCS: Colton Venner 11 saves
Lake Placid 2, Willsboro 0
WILLS: Stephanie Blanchard 16 saves
Westport 3, Schroonb Lake 0
WEST: Hannah Schwoebel 1 goal, 1 assist; Brendee Russell 1 goal; Emily Rascoe 1 goal; Ellie Schwoebel 1 assist
Chazy 3, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0
No stats available
Keene 2, Willsboro 0
KCS: Hanna Whitney 2 goals; Elly Smith 1 assist; Cori-Anne Stoner 1 assist; Tucker Geiger 10 saves
WILLS: Trina Bigelow 1 goal; Rachel Burt 1 assist; Gabi Yeager 1 assist; Stephanie Blanchard 8 saves
AuSable Valley 1, Keene 0
AVCS: Rachel Knapp 1 goal; Meghan Strong 1 assist; Bryce Douglass 2 saves; Kendra Niemann 1 save
KCS: Tucker Geiger 15 saves
Beekmantown 25-25-25 AuSable Valley 23-19-20
AVCS: Kills - Noelle Miller 7, Miranda O’Neill 7, Miranda Sheffer 6; Digs - Alexandra Lincoln 18, Sheffer 8, Lizzie Maloney 8; Miller 6; Aces - Sheffer 3, Miller 3; Assists - Mirrissa O’Neill 13