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Parade of champions in Sections VII, teams prepare for regionals

Red Storm players celebrate their Nov. 5 game against AuSable Valley.

Red Storm players celebrate their Nov. 5 game against AuSable Valley. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Section VII fall sports season has come to an end, but not for all, as champions in soccer, football, cross country, volleyball and swimming now prepare for regional and state competition.

Football

Class B

The Peru Indians jumped out to a 21-0 lead then held on as the Beekmantown Eagles scored 14 unanswered and may have scored the tying touchdown if not for a strange play during the Section VII Class B title game Nov. 5.

The Indians, who captured the title with a 21-14 score, were able to force a fumble after Beekmantown’s Luke Weaver had caught a pass and ran for what appeared to be a 66-yard scoring play. However, the officials never blew their whistles, and Peru recovered the fumble.

“The officials said that he had never crossed the plane,” Beekmantown head coach Jamie Lozier said. “However, we didn’t do anything in the first half and it is frustrating when we prepared as hard as we did throughout the week and then had a lot of things go wrong.”

“I would have preferred to have ended a little better on defense, “Peru head coach Nick Damiani said. “We did a nice job defensively through the first three quarters, but the combinations of Carter Frechette and Luke Weaver started clicking. They played tough, and they had an opportunity to get the ball and tie the game.”

Damiani said that the title was something that would sink in later on, and that the team would enjoy it until it was time to prepare for Schalmont on Monday.

“I told them to enjoy tonight and tomorrow, then on Monday we come back to the practice field and do it all over again. We want to take Section VII football down to Section II and make some noise.”

Class C

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