Moriah tops Ti; wins section title

Moriah looked like a champion, claiming the Section VII-X Class D football title Nov. 6.

The Vikings routed Ticonderoga, 42-12, to earn a berth in the state tournament.

A year ago Moriah advanced to the state Class D championship game before falling.

After a scoreless first quarter, Moriah broke open its contest against Ti. The Vikings scored three times to grab a 21-0 lead at the intermission.

Ron Schofield tallied on a 9-yard run, Nick Gilbo crashed in from 3 yards away and Nate Gilbo heaved a 2-yard pass to Tom Tesar as Moriah rolled to the big lead. Ryan Mascarenas booted all three extra points.

Ticonderoga showed life as Robert Kearns took the second half kick off and returned it 80 yards for a TD.

But any Sentinel comeback hopes were immediately dashed as Schofield returned the ensuing kick off 71 yards for a Moriah scored a 28-6 lead.

Schofield added a 7-yard TD run later in the third period and Moriah stretched its advantage to 35-6.

Sergio Camacho closed out the scoring for the Vikings with a 2-yard TD run in the final quarter.

Todd Carr scored on a 3-yard run for Ti late in the contest.

Schofield had a big game for Moriah, running for 165 yards and scoring three touchdowns.

Dan Morrison paced Ti, running for 49 yards.

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