Nate Lenhart hands the ball off to Jay Hebert for Ticonderoga Sept. 30.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued On defense, Cody Henthorn had four tables-for loss, while Lenhart had a fumble recovery and Joe Gonyea had an interception.
“We need to heal up,” Sutphen said about preparing for the Lumberjacks. “We are going to be excited to get to practice Monday and get ready for Tupper Lake.”
For the Patriots, House was 7-of-16 passing for 32 yards and one interception, while running the ball 12 times for 19 yards. Connor Kennedy ran the ball eight times for 40 yards, as the Patriots had 100 yards total offense as they head into a Oct. 7 game at the Vikings.
“We are going to go back to basics this week,” Ford said. “Any time you play Moriah, no matter their record, you have to respect them, especially when you have to travel to Linney Field. That field has magic in it, and it usually does not go for the visitors.”
As for the Vikings and the Lumberjacks, Tupper Lake scored in each quarter and shutout Moriah 16-0 in the second half to secure the win Oct. 1.
Tim Ropas had a huge game for the Lumberjacks, scoring three times on the ground and once receiving while rushing for 177 yards on 15 carries. Jordan Garrow had 49 yards of total offense and one receiving touchdown, while Morgan Stevens threw for 53 yards and the two passes for scores.
Jim Curran led the Vikings with 72 yards and the lone score of the game, the first scored by Moriah in Northern Conference play (the Vikings scored twice in non-league play against Utica-Notre Dame).
Indians capture B title
The Peru Indians wrapped up the regular season title in Class B, using a 22-0 second quarter en route to a 36-8 victory over Gouverneur Oct. 1.
The Indians blanked Gouverneur until midway through the fourth quarter in securing the regular season title, while scoring 30 total points in the opening half.