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2017 CVAC Football Leaderboard STANDINGS FOLLOW ON TWITTER Team Ticonderoga Moriah Saranac Beekmantown Plattsburgh High Peru Saranac Lake AuSable Valley

W 7 6 4 4 4 1 1 1

L 0 1 3 3 3 6 6 6

PF 331 421 195 220 167 235 187 72

PA 138 156 284 197 203 305 265 304

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RUSHING Rushing Cris Arzola Connor Anderson Jarrett Ashton Hayden Scuderi Trevor Parent Evan Graney Kasen Brennan Chance LaPier Mitch Senecal Matthew Pray

School BCS MCS SLCS TCS TCS TCS PCS AVCS PHS AVCS

Att 142 148 128 70 100 50 91 56 83 30

Yds 1,097 949 864 693 621 563 438 352 349 296

Avg 7.7 6.4 6.7 9.9 6.2 11.2 4.8 6.2 4.2 9.8

TD 14 13 10 12 7 8 3 1 9 2

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PASSING

RECEIVING Receiving Austin Carpenter Jacob Nolan Jerin Sargent Robert Reynolds Andy LeBeau Isaac Garman Ian Detulleo Talon Bushey Ryan Meyer Braden Swan

School PCS SCS MCS PCS SCS SCS PHS PHS SLCS MCS

No 45 23 15 21 20 22 10 11 14 5

Yds 737 512 410 367 305 269 227 222 208 192

Avg 16.3 22.2 27.3 17.4 15.2 12.2 22.7 20.1 14.8 38.4

TD 9 7 6 2 2 2 2 3 2 2

Passing Ryley O’Connell Luke Maye Mitch Senecal Dylan Trombley DJ Morgan Dalton McDonald Brandon Belrose Evan Graney Dominick Bordeau Rhett Darrah

INTERCEPTIONS Interceptions Ian Detulleo Jarrett Ashton Braden Swan Dylan Trombley Andy LeBeau Jalen Belrose Cris Arzola Austin Carpenter Aidan Stone Jacob Nolan Luke Maye

School PHS SLCS MCS MCS SCS BCS BCS PCS PHS SCS SCS

No. 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

School PCS SCS PHS MCS SLCS AVCS BCS TCS BCS SLCS

Com 105 76 54 35 66 35 15 13 16 8

Att 182 158 142 69 123 140 34 29 38 14

Int 10 8 3 4 7 12 2 1 4 2

Yds 1,604 1,215 848 801 739 459 273 255 226 92

TD 17 12 10 10 5 2 3 6 3 1

FG 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Points 90 88 86 84 75 69 54 53 50 46

SCORING Scoring Hayden Scuderi Connor Anderson Cris Arzola Jarrett Ashton Austin Carpenter Mitch Senecal Evan Graney Jerin Sargent Trevor Parent Jacob Nolan

School TCS MCS BCS SLCS PCS PHS TCS MCS TCS SCS

TD 12 13 14 13 12 9 9 7 8 7

2pt 0 5 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 2

XP 18 0 0 4 1 10 0 5 0 0

INSIDE AuSable Valley Beekmantown CVAC schedule Moriah Peru Plattsburgh High Saranac Saranac Lake Ticonderoga Section VII record holders

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This publication was designed by Staff Writer Joey LaFranca, and stories were written by Sports Editor Ricky St. Clair, Staff Writer Willie Santana and LaFranca. Photos were taken by Staff Photographer Kayla Breen and freelance photographer Alicia Brandes.


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Patriots hungry to rebound from recent struggles BY WILLIE SANTANA Press-Republican

worked himself back and had a good summer,” CLINTONVILLE — The McCallister said. AuSable Valley football team “Then he comes has several big shoes to fill. in six days before The Patriots lost two three-year we are going to starters to graduation in Dalton start, and he has McDonald and Chance LaPier. (mononucleosis). McDonald finished sixth in We were countthe CVAC in passing yards, ing on that we had while LaPier was second on the Matty back. team in rushing yards. “We know that Starting at quarterback will be teams were going to junior Evan Snow, who saw time be geared up to stop last year in the secondary. the run on him, so AuSable Valley coach Ed Mc- we should be able Callister is in his fourth season to make some short at the helm. little pop passes, “Evan is quick,” McCallister but now we don’t P-R FILE PHOTO said. “His decision making will have Matty.” hopefully be a strong point for M c C a l l i s t e r Matt Pray (right) is expected to help lead AuSable Valley in 2018 once he can return to the team healthy. The Patriots him. He can get out of the pocket said there is no will look to rebound from their 1-7 record a season ago. and has the ability to make some exact timetable plays with his legs. He also has a for his return. lister said Patrick Durgan will be he’s your friend. You say you good arm.” “The good thing is if and when the defensive anchor and will also feel bad because he can’t be AUSABLE VALLEY Heading into the season, the we do get him back, he’s going be a starter on the offensive line. here, then work hard.’ Head coach: Ed McCallister Patriots were hoping to rely on to be healthy with fresh legs, “I don’t know if that’s why “Pat is a big kid, and he’s 4th year (8-18) senior Matt and that’s worked hard during the winter they are doing it, but they truly No. Name “We have guys that something I and the summer for us,” McCal- are working really hard.” Pray, who led 2 Evan Snow the team in can make plays. The Patriots will play at home keep telling lister said. 3 Luis Perez rushing yards We just have a lack the guys that “If he keeps putting in the ef- against Beekmantown for their 4 Rowen Dulka despite missCarter Matzel of depth, but I’m not we can build fort he’s putting in, he’s going to season opener at 7:30 p.m. today. 8 ing most of the going to use that as an from,” McCal- be our guy that is going to set the 10 Troy McDonald season after 11 Trevor Wilkinson tone for our defense.” lister said. Email Willie Santana: excuse. Our guys are 21 Jason Fletcher he broke his AuSable Valley will also have “Right now, wsantana@pressrepublican.com going to have to play we are trying Perez and Fletcher back to lead 22 Brian Carter collarbone in Twitter: @willies_ psports hard and put forth 23 Steven Malakis Week 2 against to find the guy its defense. that effort for us to until Matty is “We have guys that can make 25 Tyler McLean Ticonderoga. 28 Matt Pray win. We’re going to back with us.” plays,” McCallister said. “We just Pray was 30 Mason Dubay 2017 RESULTS able to make a have to earn everything Jason Fletch- have a lack of depth, but I’m not 32 Kyle Bradley AuSable Valley (1-7) that we want.” return in Week er and Mason going to use that as an excuse. 33 Caleb Schlenz 8 for the play“Our guys are going to have Dubay will see 38 Will McDonough AuSable Valley 38, Saranac Lake 30 - AuSable Valley coach offs but broke time at run- to play hard and put forth that 44 Mason Douglas Ticonderoga 44, AuSable Valley 0 Ed McCallister his collarbone ning back with effort for us to win. We’re going 49 Trent Gravelle PHS 41, AuSable Valley 6 once again. to have to earn everything that Pray out. 50 Kyler Besaw Peru 34, AuSable Valley 8 Pray showed signs of being McCallister said the team needs we want.” Saranac 31, AuSable Valley 0 54 Joe Lloyd a star after he rushed for 259 to have a next-man-up mindset. Beekmantown 48, AuSable Valley 14 56 Ross Douglas McCallister said the group has Moriah 41, AuSable Valley 0 72 Garret Pray yards and two touchdowns in The Patriots return a veteran rallied around Pray’s injury. Section VII Class C semifinal 73 Patrick Durgan the season opener against Sara- receiver core with junior Luis “They all look up to Matty,” Saranac Lake 35, AuSable Valley 6 76 Isaac Rivers nac Lake. Perez and senior Mason Douglas. McCallister said. “He worked out all winter, “And I told them, ‘You say On the defensive side, McCal-


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Eagles motivated by early playoff exit BY WILLIE SANTANA Press-Republican BEEKMANTOWN — Loading up on talent is a staple of Beekmantown football. This season is no different. The Eagles boast 41 players on their roster, a huge offensive line and playmakers on both sides of the ball. Beekmantown coach Jamie Lozier said the team will look to use its depth to gain an edge. “Our philosophy is to play as many kids as we can and stay competitive,” Lozier said. “Practices are going well. We are doing extra conditioning and spending a good amount of time in the weight room. Things are starting to come together.” The Eagles’ focus on conditioning stems from the team’s lackluster performance in its 26-21 loss to Peru in the Section VII Class B semifinal.

Beekmantown wrapped up the season with a 4-4 record. Lozier said the defeat is motivation this season, especially for the senior class. “We made a lot of mental mistakes in the Peru game,” Lozier said. “Our focus for the beginning of this year has been to cut back on our mental mistakes. We’ve upped our conditioning because that’s where the mental mistakes really come from.” Beekmantown lost 18 seniors, including Dominick Bordeau and Cris Arzola, who finished with 15 touchdowns and led Section VII in rushing yards (1,215). Under center for the Eagles will be senior Cade Preston. “He’s a big kid,” Lozier said. “He can throw, and he’s a smart kid. We are looking to give him a go, but you’re definitely also going to see Brandon Belrose at quarterback. “He’s too talented not to have him back

there. He’s got a gift for making plays, so he’ll be a big part of our offense as well. Hopefully, Cade can work out of the quarterback spot, and we’ll use Brandon when we need to or when we want to.” Lozier said the Eagles have several backs that will step in to fill the void left by Arzola. “The guys who are back there are just as fast as Arzola, so we’re pretty lucky there,” Lozier said. “Christian Moura is a senior, and he’s the quickest kid on our team. He’ll be in the backfield sharing time with Kaden Myers and Garrett Stephens, so we have a nice mix.” When it comes to newcomers, Lozier said JV call-up Carson Lapier will have an impact right away at tight end. “He’s about 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds,” Lozier said. “He doesn’t drop anything within his radius. He is huge. You put him down with our big offensive line, and we have high hopes for this year.” No. On the defensive end, Lozier 1 said that the team has plenty 2 of speed but will need a lot of 3 younger guys to step up and con4 tribute as well. 7 As far as coaching personnel 8 goes, Beekmantown will wel9 come Joe Fish, who received a 10 teaching job at the school, as a 11 volunteer coach. 14 Fish was the head coach for Sa15 ranac last season. 19 Lozier said Fish will help in 20 the team’s push for being much 21 more versatile. 22 Among other duties, Fish has 23 been working with the defensive 24 and offensive lines. 27 “Joe is from Beekmantown,” 28 Lozier said. “I coached him. It’s 31 really cool. 32 “Joe is smart. He’s bringing 33 in a lot of experience and dif50 ferent ideas.” 54 Lozier said he has an experi55 enced and hardworking coach57 ing staff with Pete Villa at special 60 teams and Jeff Jolicoeur, who will 61 be assisting with the offense.

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Beekmantown (4-4)

Ticonderoga 25, Beekmantown 7 Beekmantown 41, Peru 40 (OT) Moriah 50, Beekmantown 7 PHS 28, Beekmantown 14 Beekmantown 44, Saranac Lake 14 P-R FILE PHOTO

Beekmantown’s Brandon Belrose (left) will be looked upon to showcase his playmaking abilities and help lead the way on offense and defense.

Beekmantown 48, AuSable Valley 14 Beekmantown 38, Saranac 0 Section VII Class B semifinal Peru 26, Beekmantown 21

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“He (Pete) coached me,” Lozier said. “He did special teams way back in ‘95. He’s doing our special teams now, and it’s unbelievable. I learn every time he does special teams. “Our other focus is going to be to have the best special teams in the section. We’re dedicating more practice time to it, and Pete Villa is one of the best, if not the best, in the area.” The Eagles open their season at 7:30 p.m. today at AuSable Valley. Email Willie Santana: wsantana@pressrepublican.com Twitter: @willies_ psports

BEEKMANTOWN

Head coach: Jamie Lozier 8th year (41-25) Name Pos. Jalen Belrose 4B/DB Jaden Maldonado 3B/LB Kaden Myers 4B/DB Jaden Desrocher SE/DB Brandon Belrose QB/DB Cade Preston QB/LB Austin Cook 3B/DE Zachary Downey SE/DB Christian Moura 4B/DB Kyle LaGrave SE/DB Dylan Ferrigno SE/DB Kagan Livsey SE/DB Matthew Dion 2B/LB Nathaniel Bordeau 2B/DB Garrett Stevens 4B/LB Isaiha Pasley 4B/DB Jacob Dixon SE/DB Aidan Hoogkamp 3B/LB William Colvard 3B/LB Mathew Lavalley 2B/LB Connor McGinnis 3B/LB Kogan Briquer 3B/DT Timothy VanAlphen G/DT Ethan Barber G/DT Evan Davison G/DT Riley Quackenbush C/DT Shawn Jimenez G/DT Gavin Fessette T/DT Ryan Bone G/DE Grant Decker G/DT Jarod Kemp G/DT Bailey Marsh C/DT Jacob Lamare T/DT Devin Gagnon T/DE Chase Sawyer T/DE Jonah Phaneuf C/LB Dylan Seymour T/DT Andrew St. Hilaire T/DE Carson Lapier TE/DE Alex Trudeau TE/LB Ryley Rafalko G/DT

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Week 1 Friday, Aug. 31 Saranac at Moriah, 7:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Plattsburgh High, 7:30 p.m. Beekmantown at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 Ticonderoga at Peru, 1:30 p.m.

Week 3 Friday, Sept. 14 Ticonderoga at Moriah, 7:30 p.m. Peru at Plattsburgh High, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 AuSable Valley at Saranac Lake, 1:30 p.m. Saranac at Beekmantown, 1:30 p.m.

Week 6 Friday, Oct. 5 AuSable Valley at Moriah, 7:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Ticonderoga, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 Peru at Saranac, 1:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Beekmantown, 2:30 p.m.

Week 2 Friday, Sept. 7 Plattsburgh High at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m. Beekmantown at Ticonderoga, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 Moriah at Peru, 1:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Saranac, 1:30 p.m.

Week 4 Friday, Sept. 21 Plattsburgh High at Moriah, 7:30 p.m. Saranac at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Ticonderoga, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 Peru at Beekmantown, 1:30 p.m.

Week 7 Friday, Oct. 12 Ticonderoga at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 Moriah at Beekmantown, 1:30 p.m. Peru at Saranac Lake, 1:30 p.m. Saranac at Plattsburgh High, 2 p.m.

Week 5 Friday, Sept. 28 Beekmantown at Plattsburgh High, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 AuSable Valley at Peru, 1:30 p.m. Ticonderoga at Saranac, 1:30 p.m. Moriah at Saranac Lake, 1:30 p.m.

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receiving corps. “We have some receivers; that’s one thing,” Tesar said. “When I go four wide, Swan, Sargent, Owen Fleury and Bougor can get out there and catch the ball. Maddox Blaise is 6-foot-2, and he’s a big target that can jump and is very athletic. “We have the receivers, but it’s just a matter of getting everything all set.” On defense, the Vikings graduated CVAC co-Defensive Player of the Year Ryan Flack, fellow linebacker Matt Pelkey and Trombley, who was a First Team All-Star at safety. Tesar said Larrow and Rollins, who stand at 250 and 285 pounds, respectively, have been anchors on the defensive line during the preseason. “Mike Rollins has P-R FILE PHOTO good footwork and Moriah’s Braden Swan (3) and Jerin Sargent (2) will be looked upon to help lead a somewhat inexperienced can move,” Tesar roster the Vikings showcase, serving as two-way players. said. “Teams will be douStrieble was the JV quarterback ble teaming last year, and he’s very athletic. him, so that should free We have some skilled players to up the linebackers.” No. fill in those spots, but it’s just a Moriah will be throw2 matter of getting the repetitions.” ing out three new line3 Two backs — Braden Swan backers who have no 4 and Dyllon Bougor — will be experience playing the 10 getting significant touches. the kids coming up from JV are position, but they will be BY RICKY ST. CLAIR 11 Bougor is back playing this backed by Sargent and pretty decent, and we’ve got some 17 Press-Republican year after missing the last two skilled players.” 25 Gone from the Vikings’ of- seasons with a lower32 MORIAH — Moriah was hit fense are Champlain Valley body injury. 37 2017 RESULTS hard by graduation, but the Vi- Athletic Conference Offensive “They’re both inter44 Moriah (9-2) kings have been in this situation Player of the Year Dylan Trom- changeable between 45 Moriah 40, Peru 20 50 before under coach Don Tesar, bley and 1,000-yard back Con- halfback and tailback,” Moriah 31, PHS 8 54 and they’ve always rebounded. Tesar said. “I told them, nor Anderson. Moriah 50, Beekmantown 7 55 Moriah 36, Saranac 12 Moriah lost 15 seniors, includMoriah, however, does return ‘There is no reason to 56 Ticonderoga 20, Moriah 16 ing seven two-way starters, from First Team offensive linemen pound somebody for 58 Moriah 51, Saranac Lake 7 a football team that finished 9-2 Alex Larrow and Mike Rollins 25.’ They both have 59 Moriah 41, AuSable Valley 0 and was arguably one of the sec- along with Jerin Sargent, who skill and are quick. 60 Moriah 51, Whitehall 0 tion’s best last year. “They will both finished third in the section in 62 Section VII Class D championship “I don’t have a lot of kids back receiving yards. block for each other, 68 Moriah 28, Ticonderoga 22 that had a lot of game experiSargent could have a new role and they will both get NYSPHSAA Class D regional semifinal 70 ence,” said Tesar, who is entering when the Vikings have the football. 15 carries a game.” Moriah 57, Tupper Lake 6 75 his 19th season. “We’re going When Moriah goes “At the quarterback spot, we’ve NYSPHSAA Class D regional 76 through the growing pains of try- been working Jeff Strieble and to the air, Tesar is Cambridge 54, Moriah 20 77 ing to get them ready. But some of Jerin Sargent,” Tesar said. “Jeff optimistic about the

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Fleury in the secondary. “We lost all our linebackers, most of our defensive line and have only two guys back in the secondary,” Tesar said. “We were hit hard by graduation pretty good. “It’s guys like Alex Larrow, who is healthy this year, who is gonna have to play both ways and be a leader for us. Sargent played two ways, and Swan did a lot. Other than that, everybody is pretty much new.” The Vikings will look to defend their Section VII Class D crown against Ticonderoga in Week 9. With Tupper Lake leaving Section X’s Northern Athletic Conference to play eight-man football, the winner will have the luxury of a bye week before meeting the Section II representative in the state playoffs. “We both graduated a bunch of kids, and they lost their whole backfield,” Tesar said. “They’re in the same boat we are with brand new kids coming in. We meet each other in Week 3, so we’ll see how we measure up right away.” Email Ricky St. Clair: rstclair@pressrepublican.com Twitter: @Ricky _ StClair

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Peru eyes title repeat with humble mentality BY JOEY LAFRANCA Press-Republican

PERU — It’s not how you start, but how you finish. That may be cliché, but that’s the motto the Peru football team followed in 2017. The Indians finished the regular season 1-6 but rattled off a 26-21 victory against Beekmantown in the Section VII Class B semifinal before taking down Plattsburgh High, 7-6, for the sectional championship. Peru’s year ended with a 52-31 loss to Section X’s Gouverneur in a NYSPHSAA regional semifinal, but Indians coach Ryon O’Connell said his 2018 squad can take plenty of lessons from the past and apply them to the present. “Last year, the theme was ‘Rise as one,’” O’Connell said. “This year, the theme is ‘We’ll never give up.’ “That’s what we stress to the kids after the way we started last season and how we ended up. We stressed that if they kept going, good things would happen. We got fortunate in the semifinals, and

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Head coach: Ryon O’Connell 4th year (16-14)

Name Pos. Kasen Brennan RB-FS Robert Reynolds WR-LB Devin Blake WR-LB Austin Carpenter WR-FS Carson Cunningham TE-DE Trent VanValkenburg TE-LB Braden Choules OL-DL Brayden Miner WR-LB Ian Joy WR-DB Dustin Goddeau OL-LB Ryley O’Connell QB-DB Avery Ruddy OL-LB Keagan LaGrave WR-DB Connor LaVair WR-DB Alex Palmer RB-DB Damian Branden OL-DL Kellen Blake RB-LB Gavin Padron RB-LB Hunter Brown OL-DL Tanner Wright OL-DL Zach Swyers OL-LB Lester Trombley OL-DL Tyler Ormsby OL-DL Shawn Joiner OL-DL Alec Harblin-Bowlby OL-DL Cooper Poirier OL-DL Dalton Criss OL-DL Derek Fagan OL-DL Chris Mitchell OL-DL Xavier LaFountain OL-DL Jamie Rhoden OL-DL Josh Longtin OL-DL Mason Maulding OL-DL Matt Latinville OL-DL

then, our defense showed up in the championship game. “It’s about not giving up and grabbing the opportunity when you have it because you don’t know when you will get it back.” Peru’s roster features 34 players, including 16 seniors, 16 juniors and two sophomores, making experience one of the Indians’ top strengths. “Experience helps the kids in a close game and feel like they can win,” O’Connell said. “It also allows the coaches to be a little more creative on offense and defense since the kids are already familiar with how we do things. We are already leaps and bounds ahead of where we were last year, and it’s exciting to see that.” Ryley O’Connell is primed to return to the quarterback position for his senior season. The three-year starter racked up 2,083 passing yards and 23 touchdowns KAYLA BREEN/STAFF PHOTO Yr. last season and 11 wants Peru’s offense From left, Ryley O’Connell, Robert Reynolds, Matt Latinville and Austin Carpenter are expected to be 12 to continue to build leaders on and off the field for Peru. The Indians won the Section VII Class B football title with a 7-6 11 off past success. defeat of Plattsburgh High last season. “We are capable 11 of big things,” he Senior Matt Latinville will help power Peru’s 12 top receivers on the field with him again this year, said. “We are really looking forward as junior Austin Carpenter and senior Robert linemen core. 12 to getting out on the field because Reynolds both return to the squad. Latinville said the Indians need to focus on 11 we are going to move the ball, and Carpenter led the Indians last season with 894 re- working as a cohesive unit and realize nothing 11 we are going to be really fast. ceiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Reynolds will be accomplished unless Peru plays as one. 11 “Like always, the goal is to im- added 456 receiving yards and three touchdowns. “Last year, we did not have the attitude we 11 prove and get better. Improving the “The more options we have, the more the de- needed in terms of teamwork, but we have the 12 record is one of the top goals as well fense has to worry about,” Reynolds said. “They right attitude this year,” Latinville said. 11 as making the playoffs because it’s can’t try to double one of us and then leave some“Working together, having a positive attitude 12 always our goal at the beginning of one else open. Any one of our receivers has the and never giving up is important. Last year, we 11 the season to be in the playoffs and ability to go out there and make plays. No de- just gave up, and it shows by our record. I want 12 succeed in the playoffs.” our record to be a lot better than it was last year.” fense will be able to focus on just one player.” 11 Ryley O’Connell will have his two The Indians open their season with a 1:30 Carpenter acknowledged he wants to leave 12 his previous achievements in the past and just p.m. contest Saturday against Ticonderoga at 10 the Apple Bowl. concentrate on the present. 12 As the season begins and progresses, Ryon “Last year was last year,” he said. “My suc11 2017 RESULTS O’Connell said, Peru needs to showcase a cess in the past was not anything that is going 10 Peru (3-7) to happen again or guaranteed, and it’s 100 hardworking and humble mentality to achieve 12 Moriah 40, Peru 20 percent not just Ryley and I on the field. If we its overall goals. 11 Beekmantown 41, Peru 40 (OT) “We have to get better each week, and we keep it that way, we will be fine. 11 Saranac Lake 32, Peru 9 can’t get complacent,” he said. “We definitely have a lot more depth this year 11 Peru 34, AuSable Valley 8 “We were fortunate to win the championthan we did last year. We have wide receivers 12 PHS 29, Peru 22 ship last year, but our record did not show the that can step up and make plays.” 12 Saranac 21, Peru 13 Ryon O’Connell said the Indians need to potential we have. 12 Ticonderoga 55, Peru 33 “We are the underdog until we win some concentrate on limiting turnovers, increasing 11 Section VII Class B semifinal time of possession, maintaining drives and football games and prove differently.” Peru 26, Beekmantown 21 11 finding ways to keep momentum. Section VII Class B championship 12 The fourth-year head coach also noted how Peru 7, PHS 6 Email Joey LaFranca: 12 there’s plenty of talent on both sides of the football NYSPHSAA Class B regional semifinal 12 jlafranca@pressrepublican.com and a quality mixture of returners and newcomers Gouverneur 52, Peru 31 12 Twitter: @JoeyLaFranca on the offensive and defensive lines.


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comer has played in the Plattsburgh football program before. “The fact that, essentially, everyone has been in our program alPLATTSBURGH — After en- ready means they really know what during plenty of prior struggles, our goals are and what we want to Plattsburgh High experienced be as a team,” Keleher said. “I have found things have been some success last season. easier in terms of implementation, Now, the Hornets want more. Plattsburgh clinched the top seed and the kids have been around me in the Section VII Class B playoffs long enough now and really know with a 4-3 regular-season record but what we expect.” Plattsburgh will have to fill the dropped a 7-6 decision to Peru in the championship, leaving the Hor- void of Mitch Senecal who led the nets motivated to take the next step Hornets at quarterback for the past three seasons. in 2018. Keleher acknowledged that losing “Everybody on the team has had a little bit of success because both the Senecal to graduation certainly was varsity and junior varsity were suc- the most difficult challenge presentcessful last year,” Plattsburgh coach ed to Plattsburgh in the offseason. “Last year, we had one kid evPat Keleher said. “They are kind of hungry. We eryone could turn and look to, and have not had kids coming back with he could put everyone on his back,” expectations before, and they are he said. “We don’t really have a kid hungry, which is good. There’s a like Mitch this year, but we do realfeeling now of knowing we can win ly have a spread of athletic players, and I have told the kids that they are because we have in the past.” Plattsburgh opens its season at all going to have to contribute.” The Hornets have called upon 7:30 p.m. today at home against Sajunior Ian Detulleo to assume the ranac Lake. The Hornets feature a 27-player quarterback role, switching from his roster that includes 14 returners and position at slot receiver last season. “Ian is an athlete,” Keleher said. 13 newcomers, and all but one new“He is probably our most versatile athPLATTSBURGH HIGH lete. He can Head coach: Pat Keleher throw the ball, 5th year (5-28), 6th overall (6-36) and he can run. He has a No. Name Pos. Yr. very high foot2 Ian Detulleo QB-DB 11 ball IQ, and it 4 Kyle LaValley WR-DB 11 may be as good 5 Nick Tkacz WR-DB 12 as anyone on 8 Liam Rascoe SB-DB 12 the team.” 10 Liam Perkins QB-DB 10 Keleher 11 Joe Gonzalez-Lyons SB-DB 12 said his team’s 13 Tyler Phillips WR-DB 12 strongest aspects can be 15 Cameron Colburn WR-DB 12 found at the 21 Dylan Garrant SB-DB 11 skill positions, 22 Corbyn Burch RB-LB 11 pinpointing the 23 Jayvon Carpenter RB-LB 10 versatility his 40 Andrew Swiesz RB-LB 12

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42 44 50 55 56 57 58 62 70 72 74 75 77 80 88

Lestyn Williams Joey Jamison Tyrell Obert Humza Ali Nate Parmeter Brandon Cross Alex Brown Kaden LaDuke Dylan Loveless Andy Brown Zach Ero Matt Golden Vincenzo Panetti Hayden Dandrow Zack Bieber

RB-LB TE-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-LB OL-DL OL-LB OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL TE-LB TE-DB

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From left, Tyler Phillips, Nate Parmeter, Zack Bieber and Lestyn Willams will help lead the Plattsburgh High football team, which will look to rebound from its 7-6 loss to Peru in the Section VII Class B football championship.

receiving core showcases. Zack Bieber, Dylan Garrant, Joe Gonzalez-Lyons, Tyler Phillips, Liam Rascoe, Nick Tkacz and Cameron Colburn will all be expected to produce at the receiver position. In addition to the anticipated receiving skill, Lestyn Williams highlights Plattsburgh’s running backs. The senior dealt with nagging injuries during his junior year but wants to be a leader for his squad and contribute. “Last year, I was hurt and had to watch my team play from the sidelines in a big 2017 RESULTS championship, Plattsburgh High (4-5) and that really stuck with me,” Saranac 28, PHS 14 Williams said. Moriah 31, PHS 8 “I don’t ever PHS 41, AuSable Valley 6 want to be on PHS 28, Beekmantown 14 the sidelines PHS 29, Peru 22 this year. I want Ticonderoga 35, PHS 0 to be out on the PHS 27, Saranac Lake 15 field with my OFA 45, PHS 14 teammates and Section VII Class B championship sweating, cryPeru 7, PHS 6 ing, bleeding and working

hard. In my head, all I think about is the fact we lost 7-6 in the championship game, and that’s so close.” Inexperience, Keleher noted, on the offensive and defensive lines tops his list of concerns, admitting a lack of depth as well as experience up front could be problematic but not something that should create longterm consequences. Nate Parmeter, Andy Brown and Alex Brown have the most experience of all the linemen on Plattsburgh. Parmeter believes the Hornets can work together and develop a formidable force of linemen that can help Plattsburgh achieve its ultimate goals. “I want to go out and finish what we started last season and finish my senior season well,” Parmeter said. “It’s a lot of motivation when you think about how last season ended. That’s my motivation every day now, and I just want to work hard and want all of us to do the same.” Parmeter as well as Williams and Phillips, Keleher said, have taken it upon themselves as seniors to provide leadership for the Hornets. Keleher expressed Phillips’ skill at strong safety as a key aspect to Platts-

burgh’s pass defense and wants one of the Hornets’ top strengths last season to once again provide success. “Defensively, not many teams could throw the ball against us last year, but they ran it down our throats,” Keleher said. “We have to put teams in a position where they have to throw the ball because our strength is in the secondary and the perimeter.” Phillips said team speed needs to be the attribute Plattsburgh’s defense deploys the most as the Hornets eye a sectional championship. “We need to play together and play for each other instead of just as individuals,” Phillips said. “Playing in a championship last year is something I have wanted to do my whole career. I always wanted to play in a championship game like that. It’s a team goal for us and a personal goal for me as a senior as well to get back there. “After coming up short last year, we have to try and make up for that.” Email Joey LaFranca: jlafranca@pressrepublican.com Twitter: @JoeyLaFranca


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of returners and newcomers. “This roster that we have is exciting because we have a complete team, and I don’t think we really have a weak spot,” Everleth said. “We are well balanced with a ton of speed, but we have a ton of size as well. Our line has an average weight of about 280 pounds, and around here in this area, you can’t get much better than that.” Luke Maye will be back under center for his senior year with the Chiefs, looking to build off last season that saw him rack up 1,515 passing yards and 14 touchdowns to go along with 451 yards on the ground and seven rushing scores. The Saranac quarterback has high expectations for the Chiefs’ offense. “We’re capable of so much,” Maye said. “We have so much speed and agility, and I don’t think any team is really going to be able to stop us. We just have to keep working hard and keep moving forward with our ultimate goals. “It’s going to be nice not being the underdog for once.” Maye has some familiar targets to throw to thanks to Jacob Nolan (644), Isaac Garman (408) and Andy LeBeau (349), who combined for 1,401 receiving yards last season, all returning. The trio of senior receivers wants to produce at a high level once again, and Garman said the Chiefs want to continue their success and build for the future. “We want to start a legacy for Saranac football,” he said. “We really have not had that since we have been

here, and that’s something this se- is huge and fast. It scares me a little nior class can work to do. There’s bit to be honest.” The Chiefs start their season with a been years where teams have had some success, but we want to have a matchup at 7:30 p.m. today at Moriah. Consistency, Everleth noted, must special season.” In addition to his quarterback and be Saranac’s top concern as it begins wide receivers, Everleth expects the season. “I told the guys they have a ton Addison Kelting and James Conway to both contribute offensively at the of momentum coming into this season, but they have to realize they running back position. “Overall, we just have a bunch of have to work hard and earn it,” Everleth said. “They have to have great skill guys,” Everleth said. “We have two wicked running that chip on their shoulder and unbacks now and three great receivers, derstand that we are the team to and some of them are interchange- beat, and we can’t let anybody take able. These are the guys where I can that away from us.” As a first-year head coach, Everbring a receiver to running back or bring a running back to receiver and leth’s presence has already impacted his players. have no drop off. Nolan acknowledged Everleth has “Everything is so interchangeable.” While Nolan will be one of the been a perfect fit for the Chiefs. “He really understands us,” Noleaders offensively, he will also be a lan said. “Practices have been redefensive anchor at linebacker. Everleth believes his defense can ally smooth with him, and we have create havoc for offenses and said learned so much. “He works with us as a team and if his defensive line creates pressure, everything else should fall as individuals. “He works hard, and we want to into place. Nolan said Saranac’s offense should work hard for him.” produce every game, and the key comEmail Joey LaFranca: ponent to winning games will be limitjlafranca@pressrepublican.com ing the big plays on defense. Twitter: @JoeyLaFranca “As far as defense, teams are going to have a really hard time scoring on SARANAC us this year,” Head coach: Dylan Everleth Nolan said. 1st year “We are so big, so strong No. Name Pos. Yr. and so fast. 1 Noah Clausen RB/LB 12 Our numbers 8 Nick LeBeau TE/DE 12 are down a 10 Anthony LeBeau WR/DB 12 little bit, but 13 Jacob Nolan WR/LB 12 we just have so 14 Luke Maye QB/DB 12 many athletes 22 James Conway RB/DB 12 that can make 23 Bryce Smith WR/LB 11 this defense 25 Robert Foley RB/LB 11 special. Our 30 Chance Roe WR/DB 12 defensive line

Everleth takes over determined Saranac squad BYJOEY LAFRANCA Press-Republican SARANAC — The defending Section VII Class C football champions have a new head coach. Dylan Everleth will be at the helm for Saranac as the Chiefs look to build off their successful campaign a season ago. Everleth, a 2011 Saranac graduate who played three years of football at Cortland, will replace Joe Fish, who spent the past two years as the Chiefs’ varsity head coach. “I think the biggest challenge coming in was just being able to jump on the train when it’s already

rolling and getting acclimated to the kids and understanding what their strengths are,” Everleth said. “How things have gone so far is actually exceeding my expectations to the point where I feel comfortable just adding new goals and trying to find ways to keep improving.” Saranac claimed its sectional title last season, the first football championship in program history, by defeating Saranac Lake, 21-12. The Chiefs finished 2017 with a 5-5 overall record after losing to Ogdensburg Free Academy, 50-20, in a NYSPHSAA Class C regional semifinal. Saranac’s roster this season features 24 players with a balanced mix

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From left, Isaac Garman, Luke Maye and Jacob Nolan will be key components of Saranac’s offensive and defensive attacks. The Chiefs will look to defend their Section VII Class C football championship this season.

Saranac 28, PHS 14 Saranac 34, Saranac Lake 29 Ticonderoga 56, Saranac 21 Moriah 36, Saranac 12 Saranac 31, AuSable Valley 0 Saranac 21, Peru 13 Beekmantown 38, Saranac 0 Gouverneur 36, Saranac 7 Section VII Class C championship Saranac 21, Saranac Lake 12 NYSPHSAA Class C regional semifinal OFA 50, Saranac 20

32 33 35 42 44 52 54 60 66 74 76 77 79 80 88

Garrett Adolfo Parker Schwartz Addison Kelting John Church Alex Christman Connor Kiroy Casey Breyette Gavin Coryea Robert Velie Zack Islas Nick Bunker Nick Holzer Owen Rock Connor Recore Isaac Garman

RB/DB WR/DB RB/LB TE/DE RB/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL TE/DB WR/DE

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Red Storm showcase young roster

Bennett: ‘We’ve got a ton of kids competing at every position’

BY RICKY ST. CLAIR Sports Editor SARANAC LAKE — There are more questions than answers for the Saranac Lake football team heading into this season. The Red Storm, who graduated 17 seniors from last year’s 2-7 squad, could experience some growing pains. “We are a very young team that is trying to figure out how we are best gonna present ourselves on the field,” Saranac Lake coach Eric Bennett said. “We’ve got a lot of great athletes, and we’re looking for leaders right now. I’m really impressed with the level of commitment and work ethic of our group at this time.” Among the 17 players lost to graduation were quarterback DJ Morgan and 1,000-yard back Jarrett Ashton, so there were plenty of skill-position battles during the preseason. The Red Storm will be starting either junior Dylan Stewart or sophomore Rhett

SARANAC LAKE

Head coach: Eric Bennett 9th year (54-26) No. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 20 23 33 56 61 63 64 65 66 67 70 73 75

Name Braden Ryan Ben Munn Kenny Dashnaw Isaiah Buckley Ryan Meyer Jacob Shipman Zach Reyell Dylan Stewart Rhett Darrah Dawson Hough Logan Brown Austen Reyell David Rascoe Jeffery LaVair Robert Stephenson Patrick Alberga Ethan Schue Jackson Hunt-Lamb Austin Comiskey Carter Gagnon Ryan White Zach Jones Sean Sanford Keegan Tyler Ben McCauley

Pos. WR/DB RB/LB WR/DB RB/LB WR/DB RB/DB RB/LB QB/DB QB/DB WR/DB RB/DT RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB RB/LB OL/DL OL/LB OL/DT OL/DT OL/DT OL/DL OL/OL OL/DT OL/DT OL/DT

Darrah at quarterback behind an all-new Junior Patrick Alberga is expected to be offensive line. a force on the defensive line. “They’re both very good athletes,” Ben“I love coaching football because I feel nett said. “They can like with enough attenboth run and throw the tion to detail and tech“We’re really looking ball. I can honestly say and scheme, if the forward to seeing who nique we don’t know who’s kids are buying in, you can do what. We’re a gonna be the guy.” can really have a signifivery young team, and Bennett said Saracant impact,” Bennett we’re really talking nac Lake has a few said. “We’re really just about perseverance and hoping that we can get backs in the stable. how to do things the He noted that Ben in the right places and do Munn will play a signifi- right way. Hopefully, that the right things and have cant role in the running translates to a special a season that is worthy of game, and Bennett said a Saranac Lake season, season for us.” the Red Storm are also for sure.” hoping for contributions Saranac captured its - Saranac Lake coach Eric Bennett from running back Jacob first football title of any Shipman, wide receiver kind with a 21-12 defeat Braden Ryan, Stewart and Darrah. of the Red Storm in the Section VII Class “We’ve got a fair amount of pretty good C championship game last season. junior athletes, and we’re all sort of doing Bennett expects the Chiefs to be right in a shootout right now for positions,” Ben- the thick of things in the Champlain Valley nett said. “We’re excited with their level of commitment, and we’ve got a ton of kids competing at every position. We don’t know a lot yet, so we gotta see what happens when we get out there. “I can say that fortunately we Yr. have athletes. I would characterize 11 our team as having a fair amount 11 of athletes that just need game 11 time experience. We’re obviously 11 very young, but hopefully we just 12 get better every week.” 12 11 On defense, Saranac Lake will 11 be anchored by Munn at lineback10 er, while Ryan and Darrah will 12 patrol the secondary. 11 12 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 11 11 11

Athletic Conference. “Well, I have no problem saying this: Saranac is loaded this year,” Bennett said. “I think they’ve got athletes everywhere, and they’re gonna be tough to beat. I think they got a great shot of beating anybody this year, and we hope to be competitive right there.” At 71-30, Saranac Lake has the most wins and best winning percentage of any team in the section over the last 10 years, and the Red Storm are striving to get back to their winning ways. “We’re really looking forward to seeing who can do what,” Bennett said. “We’re a very young team, and we’re really talking about perseverance and how to do things the right way. Hopefully, that translates to a special season for us.”

Email Ricky St. Clair: rstclair@pressrepublican.com Twitter: @Ricky_StClair

2017 RESULTS Saranac Lake (2-7)

AuSable Valley 38, Saranac Lake 30 Saranac 34, Saranac Lake 29 Saranac Lake 32, Peru 9 Ticonderoga 35, Saranac Lake 13 Beekmantown 44, Saranac Lake 14 Moriah 51, Saranac Lake 7 PHS 27, Saranac Lake 15 Section VII Class C semifinal Saranac Lake 35, AuSable Valley 6 Section VII Class C championship Saranac 21, Saranac Lake 12

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Rhett Darrah (10), Patrick Alberga (72), Jacob Shipman (7) and Ben Munn (2) help make up Saranac Lake’s 25-man roster that Red Storm coach Eric Bennett says is very athletic.


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Past prosperity means nothing to Ticonderoga

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BY RICKY ST. CLAIR Sports Editor TICONDEROGA — Ticonderoga captured each of the last two Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football titles. But the Sentinels are hoping to put their recent achievements in the rear-view mirror. Ticonderoga graduated five of its six First Team AllStars, including conference co-Defensive Player of the Year Hayden Scuderi, from its 8-1 team that suffered a 28-22 loss to Moriah in the Section VII Class D championship. “We’ll do what we’ve always done and just focus on the kids that we have,” Sentinels coach Scott Nephew said. “Good or bad in the past, we don’t focus on what we’ve done in past years. We have some returning kids that will just be in different spots. “They were kind of part of the positive experiences that we had last year.” Three-year quarterback Evan Graney was one of 14 seniors lost to graduation, leaving the door open for junior Terrence Benedict to take over under center. Nephew said Benedict spent the last few years quarterbacking Ticonderoga’s JV team. “Terrence will do whatever we ask of him,” Nephew said. “He’s a smart kid. He can throw the ball a little bit. “He can do what we need him to do.” The Sentinels could have plenty of options in the backfield, with senior Russ Gallo III showing the way as Ticonderoga’s primary back. “He got time last year but not as much as a ball carrier because of the other guys we had,” Nephew said. “He was more of a fullback type, and he played some wide receiver. “We also have Ty Schlogl, who is a returning player at wide receiver. He’ll move back there. Michael DuShane and Bryce Gautreau will both see time back there. Michael’s been a tight end for a couple years, and he’ll see time at tight end also.” The Sentinels will be without Dan Dorsett, who served as Ticonderoga’s defensive coordinator for several seasons. Late in the spring, Dorsett made the decision to step away and spend more time with family and focus on the Sentinels’ historically successful baseball program. Jim Decker will replace Dorsett, and Decker is no stranger to calling the defense. Nephew said Decker was a defensive coordinator for four or five years during Bob Sutphen’s tenure as Ticonderoga’s coach. “We did (collaborate well), and we have that connec-

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Senior Russ Gallo III (44) has been tabbed as Ticonderoga’s primary running back. Gallo and the Sentinels finished the regular season undefeated but fell to Moriah in the Section VII Class D championship last year. tion with our coaching staff, I feel, all the way through,” Nephew said. “Actually, Bob Sutphen is coming back. He took a year off, and then Jim Decker, who has been a varsity coach for us, moved up from JV last year. “We’ve all worked together in some capacity for the last 15 years.” Nephew said Gallo has done a nice job taking over at linebacker, and he’s Decker’s go-to guy for calling plays on defense. DuShane returns for a third year at defensive end, while Gautreau, who Nephew called a good, hardworking kid, will take on a more prominent role this year at linebacker. Schlogl started at corner last season, and he’s expected to be a contributor in the secondary. The Sentinels will begin their season against perennial favorite Peru Saturday at the Apple Bowl. “I think we definitely do have to be sharp from the getgo, especially going up there and playing on a Sat2017 RESULTS urday,” Nephew said. “We TICONDEROGA (8-1) know they return probably Ticonderoga 25, Beekmantown 7 the most guys of any team Ticonderoga 44, AuSable Valley 0 in the league. They’re Ticonderoga 56, Saranac 21 very well coached, and Ticonderoga 35,Saranac Lake 13 I expect them to be very Ticonderoga 20, Moriah 16 Ticonderoga 35, PHS 0 good on Saturday.” Email Ricky St. Clair: rstclair@pressrepublican.com Twitter: @Ricky_StClair

Ticonderoga 55 Peru 33 Ticonderoga 39, Niskayuna 20 Section VII Class D championship Moriah 28, Ticonderoga 22

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No. 1 7 9 10 13 15 18 23 26 43 44 43 49 50 52/74 53 54 56 59 60 62 65 67 71 76 77 78 87 99

Head coach: Scott Nephew 5th year (35-9)

Name Dillon Schlogl Carter Dedrick Bryce Gautreau Ty Schlogl Carson Reeves Brett Moore Terrence Benedict Michael DuShane Michael Fitzgerald Brandon Veneto Russ Gallo III Brandon Veneto

Pos. RB/DB RB/LB RB/TE/LB WR/RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB QB/DB TE/RB/DE WR/DB RB/LB RB/LB RB/LB Nick Robarge-Greene WR/DB JD St. Andrews OL/DL Kenny Hayes OL/DL Kyler teRiele OL/DL Tony Martucci OL/DL Steven Barnaby OL/DL Ethan Hill OL/DL Dalton Gonyea OL/DL Lance Shaner OL/DL Zach Bush OL/DL Clayten Spaulding OL/DL John Wright OL/DL Derek Joiner OL/DL James Burke OL/DL Gabe Wertz OL/DL Kohl Tucker TE/DE Fahad Gondal WR/LB

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Section VII record holders RUSHING YARDS — SEASON Name Justin Stevens Sam Godfrey Tony Montemorra Jim Carlson Ryan Roberts Joe Slattery Dain Venne Brandon Sawyer Brad Cringle Ron Schofield

School BCS PCS PCS MCS SLCS MCS MCS PCS SCS MCS

Year 2014 1993 1986 2008 1998 1994 2000 2014 2003 2009

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS — SEASON Name Jim Carlson Wally Edwards Ryan Roberts Tony Montemorra Justin Stevens Sam Godfrey Nick Gilbo Travis Rabideau Brandon Keleher Brandon Keleher Kelly Gordon Duane Godfrey Ryan Ratelle Joe Slattery

School MCS MCS SLCS PCS BCS PCS MCS SLCS PCS PCS AVCS PCS SLCS MCS

PASSING YARDS — GAME Yards 414 376

Name Luke Maye Tyler Hoey

Yards 1,963 1,869 1,658 1,630 1,604 1,589 1,586 1,535 1,531 1,494

Year 2008 1991 1998 1986 2014 1993 2010 2004 2002 2001 2001 1997 1996 1994

TD 24 24 23 22 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

School SCS PCS

Year 2017 2006

360 352 351 340 330 330 327 320

William Coats Ben Weightman Ken Stay Pete Proctor Ryley O’Connell Shane Parliament Blake Altizer Carter Frechette

SLCS SCS PHS BCS PCS SCS PCS BCS

2016 2011 2006 1974 2017 1984 2014 2011

PASSING YARDS — SEASON Name Matt Bezio Blake Altizer Ryley O’Connell Matt Bezio Tyler Hoey Matt Phelan Chris Trombley Tristin Fitzgerald Ryley O’Connell Carter Frechette

School PCS PCS PCS PCS PCS SLCS PCS SLCS PCS BCS

Year 2001 2014 2017 2002 2007 2012 1999 2014 2016 2011

Yards 2,200 2,156 2,083 2,074 1,853 1,841 1,819 1,732 1,729 1,661

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS — SEASON Name Matt Bezio Matt Bezio Blake Altizer Blake Altizer Tristin Fitzgerald Matt Phelan Ryley O’Connell Carter Frechette Tyler Hoey Carl King

School PCS PCS PCS PCS SLCS SLCS PCS BCS PCS OLVA

Year 2001 2002 2014 2012 2014 2012 2017 2011 2007 1962

TD 31 29 28 25 24 24 23 23 23 22

RECEIVING YARDS — SEASON (1998-2017) Name Matt St. Clair Luke Weaver Kevin Morgan Austin Carpenter Joe Viscardo Evan Palmer Justin Swan Eric Zerrahn Alec Currier Anthony Gallo *No statistics for 2008.

School PCS BCS SLCS PCS SLCS PCS MCS AVCS PCS PCS

Year 2001 2011 2012 2017 2016 2016 2003 1998 2007 2014

Yards 1,014 977 904 894 892 857 843 839 817 809

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS — SEASON (1998-2017) Name Luke Weaver Kevin Morgan Matt St. Clair Eric Zerrahn Evan Palmer Anthony Gallo Austin Carpenter Zane Bazzano Alec Currier Zane Bazzano Mike Burpoe *No statistics for 2008.

School BCS SLCS PCS AVCS PCS PCS PCS PCS PCS PCS SLCS

SCORING — SEASON (1999-2017) Name Justin Stevens Matt McCormick Brody Rocque

School BCS PCS TCS

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Year 2011 2012 2001 1998 2016 2014 2017 2012 2007 2013 2011

TD 17 16 16 14 13 12 11 11 11 10 10

Year 2014 2003 2015

Pts. 166 143 139

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Brandon Keleher Nick Carte Matt McCormick Brandon Keleher Ron Schofield Evan Palmer Adam Porter *No statistics for 2008.

PCS PCS PCS PCS MCS PCS TCS

2001 1999 2002 2002 2009 2016 2002

136 134 133 132 128 127 127

Editor’s note: Unless noted, records in this publication include games through the completion of the 2017 season. The completeness and quality of the information in this publication is only as good as the material submitted. Statistics are continually corrected and updated as more accurate and reliable statistics become available. If any information included here is incomplete or incorrect, contact Sports Editor Ricky St. Clair at 518-565-4124. Special thanks to Jim Clark, Kris Doorey and Mike Deloria for their assistance with recordkeeping.

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