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Peru looks to stay unbeaten

PLATTSBURGH — Six Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football teams enter Week 3 of the young season with a 1-1 mark.

Peru, the lone unbeaten team, travels to Clintonville to take on AuSable Valley tonight, while Plattsburgh High plays host to Beekmantown.

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Saranac welcomes Moriah for its homecoming matchup. Ticonderoga travels to Ken Wilson Field to challenge Saranac Lake Saturday.

TONIGHTPeru (2-0) at AuSable Valley (1-1), 7:30 p.m.

AuSable Valley ended its 11-game losing streak, knocking off Plattsburgh High 42-6 last Friday.

Offensively, the Patriots are led by running back Dillon Savage and quarterback John Goodnough. Savage has amassed 226 yards and two touchdowns on 38 carries. Goodnough has found the end zone on five occasions, totaling 141 yards on 22 carries.

After two weeks, AuSable Valley has averaged 346 yards of offense per game.

For Peru, ranked ninth in the state in Class B, generating offense wasn’t a difficult task in Week 2.

The Indians finished with 277 yards on the ground and 219 through the air in a 53-7 defeat of Ticonderoga at the Apple Bowl.

Quarterback Blake Altizer has shown the way during his junior campaign, completing 27-of-38 passes for 420 yards and seven touchdowns.

Senior transfer Jozua Cote went off for 174 yards and three touchdowns against the Sentinels and has accumulated 241 yards and four touchdowns on the year.

Beekmantown (1-1) at Plattsburgh High (0-2)

After a 6-6 tie in the first quarter, Plattsburgh High surrendered 36 unanswered points in its loss to AuSable Valley Friday.

Ryan Desrocher returned a kickoff for a 78-yard touchdown, while Quran Carroll was the lone bright spot for the Hornets on offense. The sophomore running back picked up 30 yards on nine carries in the loss.

Eight days removed from its road loss to Ticonderoga in Week 1, Beekmantown responded for a 41-8 defeat of Saranac in its home opener.

Devin Fessette ran for 132 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, while quarterback Jacob Remchuk was 6-for-8 through the air with 131 yards and three touchdowns.

SATURDAY Ticonderoga (1-1) at Saranac Lake (1-1)

Saranac Lake rebounded from its opening-week loss with a 20-14 win over Moriah at Linney Field.

Red Storm coach Eric Bennett has continued to alternate sibling quarterbacks under center. Sophomore Tristan Fitzgerald is 8-for-16 with 66 yards and one touchdown on the year. His brother, Trent Fitzgerald, has started each of Saranac Lake’s first two games. The senior signal-caller is 6-for-19 with 37 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Senior running back Lance Ackerson played a pivotal role in the Red Storm’s victory, rushing for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Ticonderoga was held to 97 rushing yards on 33 attempts in its 53-7 loss at Peru Saturday.

Moriah transfer Cameron Wright paces the Sentinels in total yardage with 197 on 55 carries this fall. Jarryn Granger has added 127 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for Bob Sutphen’s Ticonderoga team.

Moriah (1-1) at Saranac (1-1)

Saranac was unable to defend Beekmantown’s Delaware Wing T in its 41-8 loss at the Eagle’s Nest Saturday.

The Chiefs, who look to break out of their funk with a win on homecoming, are led by senior quarterback Ethan Goslin. Goslin has thrown for 308 yards and owns a 55.1 completion percentage after two games.

Senior running back John Maye totaled 185 yards and four touchdowns versus AuSable Valley in Week 1 but was held to 75 yards and one touchdown against Beekmantown.

Like Saranac, Moriah is also looking to bounce back from a setback.

The Vikings couldn’t finish on a fourth-quarter drive in their 20-14 loss to Saranac Lake.

Ticonderoga transfer C.J. Raymond is the team’s workhorse, running 35 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

Senior quarterback Cole Gaddor is 10-for-17 through the air with 174 yards and two touchdowns.



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