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Ticonderoga wins big game; Moriah supervisor loses bet

PORT HENRY Tom Scozzafava was disappointed as his hometown Moriah Vikings lost to archrival Ticonderoga in high school football Oct. 12. The Moriah supervisor wasnt very happy at the county board meeting Oct. 15, either. Hes bound to be very upset next July 4. Scozzafava and Ticonderoga Supervisor Bob Dedrick, both ardent football fans and alumni of the schools, made a wager on last weeks big game. If Moriah won, Dedrick would have worn a Moriah team jersey at the county board meeting and worn it again as he marched in Moriahs bicentennial parade next summer. That didnt happen as Ticonderoga posted a 15-7 victory so Scozzafava wore a Ticonderoga jersey to the county meeting Oct. 15 and will don the purple shirt again to march in Ticonderogas annual Best Fourth in the North parade next July 4. While honoring his wager, Scozzafava attempted a fast one during the county meeting by putting his sport coat on atop the jersey. He was immediately chastised by fellow supervisors who demanded he remove his coat and display the Ticonderoga jersey. Scozzafava complied, but promised not to smile while in enemy uniform. It was a tough day for Scozzafava, but he knows the worst is yet to come. He will be subject to the catcalls of hundreds of Ti fans during the annual July 4th parade. I dont want to do that, he said of marching in the Ti parade. I should have thought about this before agreeing (to the bet). Dedrick seems quite pleased with the wager and its outcome. I think its great, he smiled.

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