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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 Saranac Lake Red Storm rolled out to a 57-0 lead, while the AuSable Valley Patriots scored twice in the fourth quarter as the Storm advanced to face Hoosick Falls for the second straight year in the Class C regionals with a 57-16 win Nov. 5.

Matt Phelan combined 42 yards rushing and a touchdown with 184 yards and four touchdowns passing to pace the Saranac Lake offense.

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Class B

The Beekmantown Eagles proved that their semifinal win over the Northeastern Clinton Cougars was not a fluke as the third-seeded Eagles scored a 1-0 win over the fifth-ranked team in the state, the Plattsburgh Hornets, to capture the Class B title.

“I was looking up the field and was able to run through the ball,” Austin Burl, who scored the lone goal for the Eagles, said.

“We focused 100 percent and made sure that we played every ball out in each game of the sectionals,” sweeper Keon Jahanbakhsh said.

“We are on a roll right now and I would like to see this team go deep into the state tournament,” Eagles head coach Ryan Loucy said.

Class C

The Northern Adirondack Bobcats jumped out to an early lead over the Lake Placid Blue Bombers and did not look back in scoring the 3-0 win.

Nolan Ferguson scored in the fourth minute of the game off an assist from Scott Kellett, while Shane Trudeau connected on a pass from Josh Rabideau in the 17th minute and Justin Kellett scored 1:13 seconds later to give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead that would hold for the rest of the contest.

Ethan Mousseau made seven saves in the win for the Bobcats, who advanced to regional play with a record of 7-8-0. J.P. Morrison made 14 saves in the loss, as the Blue Bombers finished the 2011 season with a record of 5-9-0.

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