Nate Lenhart of Ticonderoga finds open field against Franklin Academy in Northern Football Conference play Sept. 16. Ticonderoga lost, 28-6.
Ticonderoga and Moriah fell in Northern Football Conference play last week. The Sentinels dropped a 28-6 decision to Franklin Academy of Malone, while Moriah was shut out by Peru, 34-0.
Franklin 28, Ticonderoga 6
Mitchell Gallagher was just too much to handle for Ticonderoga Sept. 16.
Gallagher, the Franklin Academy quarterback, accounted for 309 of his team’s 342 yards and three touchdowns as the Huskies won.
Gallagher hit Harvey Smith with a 77-yard TD pass in the first quarter to get Franklin Academy on the board. He then connected with Austin Dunleavy on a 13-yard scoring pass as the Huskies took a 14-0 halftime lead.
Gallagher made it 21-0 when he broke free for a 26-yard scoring run in the third quarter.
Ticonderoga finally mounted a drive in the fourth quarter. Ryan Borho capped the 55-yard march with a 19-yard TD run.
Franklin Academy capped the scoring with a 1-yard TD burst by Korey Prue.
Borho paced Ticonderoga, running for 105 yards. Jay Hebert ran for 66 yards.
Peru 34, Moriah 0
Moriah played undefeated Peru tough for a quarter Sept. 17, but a punt return for a score seemed to knock the Vikings for a loop.
Tyler Murphy returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown to give Peru a 7-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Shawn Hendrix intercepted an errant Moriah pass and returned it 4 yards for a TD and it was 14-0. After forcing a Moriah punt, Peru then drove for another score, this time on a 16-yard run by Jeff Kurz.
In a span of four minutes the contest went from scoreless to a 20-0 Peru advantage.
Peru added two more touchdowns in the third quarter to account for the final score.
Tom Ida led Moriah with 74 yards rushing, 61 one a single play in the first quarter. Jimmy Curran ran for 55 yards for the Vikings.