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Red Storm remain undefeated; Lumberjacks fall

Lance Ackerson, 24, scored two touchdowns for the Red Storm, here getting an extra boost from lineman Kellen Munn, 76.

Lance Ackerson, 24, scored two touchdowns for the Red Storm, here getting an extra boost from lineman Kellen Munn, 76. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

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— The Peru Indians, Saranac Lake Red Storm and Moriah Vikings reminded their respective Section X foes which side used to own the Northern Football Conference Nov. 3.

The day started in Clintonville, as the Red Storm scored 35 unanswered points to turn a 7-6 edge into a 42-12 trouncing of Ogdensburg Free Academy.

Matt Phelan continued his impressive season as the Storm signal-caller, connecting for three touchdown passes while running for another.

Phelan connected with Kevin Morgan from 10 yards out to open the scoring after OFA deferred on the coin toss to give the Red Storm a 7-0 lead. After OFA scored to cut the lead to 7-6, Phelan again found Morgan for a 65-yard scoring play. Phelan closed out the scoring in the first quarter with a 40-yard run while closing out his team’s scoring in the third quarter on a 34-yard pass to Seth Pickreign.

Phelan finished 12-for-14 passing for 256 yards and three scores while rushing for a total of 26 yards. Morgan finished with 87 receiving yards while Pickreign had 122 total yards.

Lance Ackerson added 30 yards rushing anc scored from 15 and three yards out in the second quarter.

In the nightcap, the Peru Indians broke open a 7-0 game at halftime with 28 points in the second half, 21 in the final quarter, to score a 35-0 win against Franklin Academy.

Four different players scored five times on the ground for the Indians, with Hunter Bruno scoring from two and one yards, totaling 49 yards from scrimmage.

Mackenzie LaRocque scored the opening touchdown from 12 yards in the first quarter. He finished with 92 rushing yards.

After a pair of Bruno scores, Tim Remillard scored on a three yard play in the fourth quarter as he finished with 91 yards rushing and 47 yards receiving.

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