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Ticonderoga posts homecoming victory

Ticonderoga celebrated homecoming with a 26-6 victory over Saranac in Northern Football Conference action Oct. 5. The Sentinels used a punishing ground attack and took advantage of several Saranac mistakes as they improved to 5-1 on the season. Their one loss was a one-point overtime setback to undefeated Tupper Lake. Krys Ross ran for 127 yards and a TD and Josh Huestis galloped for 75 yards and a score to lead Ti. Huestis got Ticonderoga on the board with a 8-yard touchdown run in the opening period. The Sentinels added to the lead minutes later when Jake Kelly recovered a Saranac fumble in the end zone for a TD. Matt Streeter booted both PATs for a 14-0 lead. Saranac made it 14-6 at the half, returning an interception 55 yards to pay dirt. Ross and Huestis iced the game in the second half, though. Ross broke free to score on a 46-yard run in the third period and Huestis returned a blocked punt 40 yards for the final TD in the fourth quarter. At halftime of the contest, the Ticonderoga Sentinel Booster Club Sports Hall of Fame inducted a new class. Darren DAttilio (class of 1991), Sean McLaughlin (class of 1992), Beth Jzyk MacKenzie (class of 1996) and Susan Pocket-Tucker, (class of 1997) were inducted along with the Ti High 1960 football team the only undefeated football team in school history. Saranac Lake 15, Moriah 6 Moriah fell to Saranac Lake, 15-6, in Northern Football Conference action Oct. 6. The game was played in a driving rain, which caused fumbles and bad snaps throughout the day. Saranac Lake got on the board in the first period when Pat Davison broke free for a 49-yard touchdown run. The Red Storm made it 8-0 late in the opening period when they recovered a fumbled Moriah snap in the end zone for a safety. Keith Karkoski got Moriah close in the second period, scoring on a 7-yard TD run. The Vikings couldnt get any closer, though. Saranac Lake sealed the deal with a 23-yard TD pass in the third period. Steve Owens ran for 58 yards to pace the Viking offense. He also had an interception on defense. The loss dropped Moriah to 4-2 on the season.

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