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Ticonderoga football wins; Moriah falls

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Tyler Pratt had a pair of big kick returns — one for a 76-yard touchdown and another for 74 yards to set up a score — during Moriah’s lost to Peru in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football action Oct. 12.

Tyler Pratt had a pair of big kick returns — one for a 76-yard touchdown and another for 74 yards to set up a score — during Moriah’s lost to Peru in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football action Oct. 12. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

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Ticonderoga posted a gridiron victory this weekend, while Moriah lost in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.

Ticonderoga 34, Plattsburgh 6

Ticonderoga’s defense dominated the game as the Sentinels beat Plattsburgh, 34-6, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football play Oct. 13.

The Ti defense held the Hornets to 27 yards rushing on 26 carries. Plattsburgh mustered just 176 yards in total offense and turned the ball over twice.

The Sentinels dominated from the start, scoring three touchdowns in the opening period to take a commanding lead.

Miles Austin scored from a yard out, Jarryn Granger plunged to pay dirt from three yards away and Mike Graney scored from a yard as Ti streaked to a 20-0 advantage.

Granger hit Garrison Hughes with a 28-yard scoring pass in the second period and Ti held a 27-0 lead at the intermission.

Hughes then threw a five-yard TD pass to Jacob Crowe in the third period as Ti concluded its scoring.

Peru 52, Moriah 16

Peru rolled over Moriah, 52-16, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football play Oct. 12.

Blake Altizer threw four touchdown passes as the 6-1 Indians dominated play.

Moriah, which relies on a powerful running game, was held to just 99 yards on the ground and 152 yards in total offense. Cameron Wright the league’s leading rusher, was held to 29 yards on 10 carries. Peru also forced five Moriah turnovers.

Cole Gaddor led Moriah, running for 39 yards and completing 5-of-11 passes for 53 yards and touchdown.

After Peru had taken a 15-0 lead, the Vikings got on the score board when Tyler Pratt returned a kick off 76 yards for a TD. Ryan Shpur scored the two-point conversion on a pass from Gaddor.

With the score 22-8, Pratt again sparked Moriah. This time he returned a kick off 74 yards to the six yard line. From there Gaddor hit Rainier Garnica with a TD pass. The pair connected again on the two-point conversion.

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