It was a tough weekend for the Ticonderoga and Moriah football teams.
Ticonderoga dropped a 35-7 decision to Peru in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action Sept. 7 and Moriah was thumped by Saranac Lake, 41-6, Sept. 9.
Peru 35, Ticonderoga 7
Ti played Peru tough for a half, but a key turnover to start the third period turned the game into a rout. The Sentinels trailed 14-7 at the intermission, but Peru intercepted a pass to start the third period and immediately turned it into points.
The turnover set up Hunter Bruno’s 8-yard touchdown run to put the Indians on top, 21-7.
After Ti turned the ball over on downs its next possession, Peru scored on an 81-yard pass from Blake Altizer to Brett Boyer and it was 28-7. Altizer threw another scoring pass, this one from 14 yards, and it was 35-7.
The three scores came in less than seven minutes and turned a close game into a run away.
After Peru had taken an early lead, Ticonderoga knotted the contest in the first period on Tanner Wright’s 10-yard TD run.
Wright finished the game with 63 yards rushing on nine carries. Mile Austin ran for 94 yards on 13 tries for the Sentinels.
Ti quarterback Michael Graney connected on 6-of-18 passes for 63 yards.
Saranac Lake 41, Moriah 6
Saranac Lake dominated the line of scrimmage in its win. The Red Storm ran for 236 yards and five scores en route to victory.
Lance Ackerson ran for three touchdowns and Matt Phelan had two rushing TDs to lead a balanced attack. Phelan ran for 76 yards and Ackerson had 44.
The Red Storm scored on runs of 16, 59, 4, 15 and 5 yards before a 46-yard pass play capped the scoring in the third period.