Cameron Wright led Moriah to a 32-21 win against AuSable Valley in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football action Oct 5. Wright ran for 244 yards and three scores in the contest.
Ticonderoga and Moriah won in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football action last weekend.
The squads are both 3-3 on the season and deadlocked atop the Class D standings, although Ti holds the tiebreaker by virtue of its win against the Vikings earlier in the campaign.
Ticonderoga 34, Saranac 12
Mike Graney had a big game for the Sentinels as they beat Saranac, 34-12, Oct. 6. Graney
threw for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
Ti also controlled the line of scrimmage, running for 285 yards. Tanner Wright ground out 165 yards and Miles Austin added 109 as the Sentinels pushed Saranac up and down the field.
Austin got the Sentinels on the board, scoring on a 40-yard run in the opening quarter. His conversion run made it 8-0.
Saranac moved with 8-6 at the intermission, before Graney went to work. Graney connected with Jarryn Granger on a 44-yard score and then with Anthony DuShane on a 32-yard TD as Ti extended its lead to 22-6.
Wright closed out Ticonderoga’s third period barrage with an 81-yard TD run for a commanding 28-6 advanatge.
Saranac gained a measure of respectability with a TD in the fourth quarter, but Graney dashed any Chief comeback hopes when he passed 12 yards to Wright for Ti’s final touchdown.
Ticonderoga’s line was dominate on both sides of the ball, limiting Saranac to a mere 53 yards rushing.
Moriah 32, AVCS 21
Moriah rallied behind its defense in the second half to beat AuSable Valley, 32-21, Oct. 5.
Trailing 21-16 at the intermission, the Viking defense shutout AVCS in the second half while recording a pair of safeties and forcing a fumble.
That defense and the stout running of Cameron Wright led the Vikings to victory. Wright ran for 244 yards and three scores in the contest.
With AVCS on top 7-0, Moriah got a score from Jessup Calins as he hauled in a 22-yard pass from Cole Gaddor. The conversion gave the locals an 8-7 lead.
After AVCS took a 13-8 lead, Wright scored on a 44-yard run. The conversion gave Moriah a 16-14 edge.
AVCS then answered for a 21-16 lead at the half. After that, it was all Moriah.
Just two minutes into the second half Moriah’s defense caught the AVCS quarterback in the end zone for a safety to make the score 21-18.
On the ensuing possession Wright capped a drive with an 8-yard TD run and the Vikings had the lead for good, 24-21.
Another safety made it 26-21 before Moriah’s Richie Stockwell recovered an AVCS fumble to set up Wright’s clinching 3-yard TD burst.
Schroon 5, Indian-Long Lake 1
Schroon Lake pounded Indian-Long Lake, 5-1, in Northern Soccer League boys action Oct. 4.
Jesse Shaughnessy scored three times to pace the Wildcats.
Jim Bowen and Justin Lough added goals for the winners.
Caleb Maisonville recorded five saves in goal for Schroon.