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Ti downs Vermont club; Moriah nipped in overtime

Ticonderoga posted a 20-7 non-league win against Woodstock, Vt., in football play Sept. 18.

The Sentinels were in total control, running for 282 yards and throwing for another 66.

Bryant Austin got Ti on the scoreboard, crashing into the end zone from a yard away late in the opening stanza.

The TD came after Ticonderoga had squandered several earlier scoring opportunities.

Woodstock showed life in the second period, taking a 7-6 lead, but Bryant answered with a 35-yard TD run. Luke Bartlett added the two-point conversion on a pass from Robert Kearns and Ti led at the intermission, 14-7.

The Sentinels totally controlled the third period, but were held scoreless by 55 yards in penalties.

Ti closed out the scoring in the final period when Kearns ran for a 9-yard TD.

Bryant finished the game with a 153 yards rushing and two scores.

Kearns ran for 70 yards and passed for another 66, hitting 5 of 10 throws.

Peru 19, Moriah 18 OT
Moriah fell to Peru, 19-18, in overtime in Northern Football Conference play Sept. 18.

It was second straight overtime loss for the tough-luck Vikings.

Moriah used a powerful running game to grab a 12-0 first ha;f lead.

Ron Schofield crashed into the end zone from 12 yards out and again from 4 yards away, but both extra point attempts failed.

Peru made defensive adjustments at half to shut down the Moriah attack and set the stage for a comeback.

Dave Raggone capped a drive with a yard TD plunge to make it a 12-6 game in the third quarter. Peru then knotted the game on a yard TD pass from Rob Duquette to Connor Keleher with less than four minutes to play in the final period.

In the overtime Moriah struck first as Schofield ran to pat dirt from 7 yards out. Again the PAT failed.

Peru answered with a 10-yard TD run from Duquette and this time Ben Whitney, who had missed two earlier attempts, booted the PAT for the victory.

Schofield had a big game for Moriah, running for 108 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Gilbo added 52 yards on the ground for the Vikings.

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