Red Storm smothers AuSable Valley

The Patriots' offensive woes continued as a fumble on their next drive was picked up by Morgan, who brought it in from 41 yards for a touchdown. After AuSable Valley gave up another turnover in the red zone, Morgan added a third touchdown, reversing field for an 86-yard run to seal the third-quarter onslaught.

"The two of them have a really good sense of where to run the ball," Bennett said of McDonough and Morgan. "They see the field well when they get in open space."

Morgan finished with 180 yards rushing on just five carries while Madden added 65 on three carries. Collectively, The Red Storm averaged roughly 15 yards per carry.

"And Ben Monty; he came in and engineered a drive all the way down the field for us in the fourth quarter," Bennett added, "and capped it off with a nice run to the end zone."

AuSable Valley had a 13-yard run to the end zone called back for a penalty in the fourth, but became just the second team to score against the Red Storm when John Sikandar broke free on a kick return, outrunning defenders 90 yards to paydirt to avoid the shutout.

Saranac Lake improved to 7-0 with the win and have outscored opponents 316-16 along the way, but they face a tough challenge this week as they head to Moriah to face the reigning Class D champs, who also hold a 7-0 record this season.

"We're going to have to play sharp football if we expect to get a win," said Bennett.

Saranac Lake 50, AuSable Valley 8

1 2 3 4 - F

Saranac Lake 7 0 37 6 - 50

AuSable Valley 0 0 0 8 - 8

First quarter

SL- McDonough 14 pass from Phelan (Morgan kick), 8:19.

Third quarter

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