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Vikings win opener; Ticonderoga defeated

Moriah dominated the action as it beat Bellows Falls, Vt., 20-0, in non-league football action Sept. 4.

The Vikings used a methodical ground game to chew up yardage and time as they scored on all three of their first half possessions.

At the same time, the Moriah defense held Bellows falls to 83 yards total offense and no points.

Moriah got a 9-yard TD run from Nate Gilbo to open the scoring.

Gilbo then hit Tom Tesar with a 15-yard touchdown pass, before Ron Schofield closed the scoring with a 11-yard run to pay dirt.

Ryan Mascarenas booted a pair of extra points for Moriah.

Moriah ran for 254 yards in the game, led by Schofield's 131. Nick Gilbo added 61 yards on the ground and Nate Gilbo ran for 22.

Beekmantown 44, Ticonderoga 12

Ticonderoga's youth and inexperience was evident as the Sentinels fell to Beekmantown, 44-12, in Northern Football Conference play Sept. 4.

Ti, which lost 23 players to graduation this spring, suffered from a pair of fumbles, missed tackles and other mistakes.

Beekmantown scored on seven of its first eight possessions as it cruised to victory.

The Eagles struck early, scoring on a 51-yard TD pass from Carter Frechette to Luke Weaver on its second play from scrimmage.

Ticonderoga fumbled on its next possession and Beekmantown's Frechette immediately threw a 10-yard scoring strike to Evan Bull.

The Sentinels fumbled again on their next possession, setting up a 4-yard TD run by Frechette.

It was 19-0 and Ticonderoga had barely run a play.

The Ticonderoga offense settled down in the second quarter, managing a pair of TDs.

Quarterback Robert Kearns broke free for a 36-yard TD run as Ti made it 19-6.

After another Beekmantown score, Kearns returned a kick off into enemy territory to set up a Ticonderoga touchdown. Bryant Austin reached pay dirt from 2 yards away.

Beekmantown closed out the scoring with a pair of second half TDs.

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