ADAMS, N.Y. (WWNY) - It’s another football Friday night around the north country with plenty of gridiron action. We focus in on South Jefferson as the Spartans entertain Cortland.
In the first quarter, Caleb Petrie was on the sweep for the Spartans, picking up 23 yards on his carry. Petrie then closes out the series by taking it in from 11 yards out putting South Jefferson up 6-0.
Austin Mesler then hit Jackson Worden for a 2 point conversion. Score: 8-0 Spartans. The Spartans defense was flexing it’s muscles as Anthony Rasmussen led a parade of Spartans for a tackle.
Later in the first quarter, the Spartans played the deflection to perfection as Austin Mesler connected with Colden Montague. Score: 14-0 Spartans. There was more defense by the Spartans as Josh Tanner tackled the ball carrier for a loss. South Jefferson goes on to beat Cortland 53-12.
Besides the action in Adams, there was plenty of other football games involving local teams.
In Section 3 football, Indian River was at Auburn. Guillermo Rosario Acosta scored his second touchdown of the game. Score: 32-0 Warriors. Gabe Lynch would score 5 touchdowns on the night as Indian River rolled past Auburn 53-20.
Also in Section 3 football, Carthage at Central Square. In the 2nd play from scrimmage, Alex Wurster coughed up the ball and Josh Demko took it in for the score. Score: 7-0 Comets. Fombo Azah went in from 18 yards out as the Comets roll to a 63-14 win over Central Square.
In Section 3 football from Lowville, the Red Raiders hosted Fowler. In the 1st quarter, Lowville took the lead when Chad Bach hit Gavin Macaulay for a 12 yard touchdown. Score: 7-0 Lowville. Still in the 1st quarter, it was Bach again. This time he was calling his own number, going in from 10 yards out. Score: 14-0 Red Raiders. On their next possession, Michael Hamburg found the endzone as Lowville goes on to beat Fowler 41-6.
In eight man football from Turin, South Lewis entertained Cooperstown. In the1st quarter, Brady Vosburgh found paydirt from 2 yards out. Score: 6-0 Falcons. Still in the 1st, it was Cody Spann with a pass to a wide open Colin Randall, increasing the Falcons lead to 14-0.
In the 2nd quarter, Vosburgh took the handoff and took it to the house as the Falcons went on to beat Cooperstown 46-8.
In N.A.C. football, Gouverneur was at O.F.A. Cayden Stowell went 17 yards for the touchdown. Score: 7-0 Wildcats. Jackson Jones answered with a touchdown pass to MeSean Johnson, but Gouverneur beat O.F.A. 42-14.
Watertown was in Massena facing the Red Raiders. Christian McSurdy gave Massena an early 7-0 lead. The Cyclones answered as Dante Hall took it 21 yards on the quarterback keeper for a touchdown. Score: 7-6 Massena. The Cyclones go on to beat Massena 36-21.
Canton was at St. Lawrence Central Friday night. Hunter Arquiett went in from 9 yards out, putting the Larries up 6-0. Ethan LaRock then cashed in from 9 yards out. Score: 13-0 St. Lawrence Central. Zach VanBrocklin got Canton on the board but St. Lawrence Central beat Canton 34-28.
Malone played at Potsdam. Zach Kirka took it in on the keeper. Score: 34-0 Potsdam. Dante Macaloon found paydirt as Potsdam beat Malone 42-0.
Alexandria Central School was a very loud and busy place Friday afternoon as the student body was taking part in a pep rally to honor the modified, junior varsity and varsity sports teams.
The school was making some history as both the varsity boys' and girls' soccer teams played under the lights at the school for the first time ever.
Diane Bush is co-coordinator of the athletic program. She says she feels it is a special day for the school and the students.
“Well this has been a tradition at Alexandria Central. Tonight is extra special because it’s senior night, it’s our pink out night, it’s homecoming, it’s River Rompers 5 k fun run tomorrow, and tonight is the first ever for Alexandria Centeral. Both our boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will be playing under the lights. We would like to thank our opponents, Lyme Central for making this event possible,” said Bush.
Friday Sports Scores
- Carthage 63, Central Square 14
- Indian River 53, Auburn 20
- General Brown 56, Port Byron 12
- Thousand Islands 12, Frankfort Schuyler 34
Girls’ HS Soccer
- Copenhagen 1, Sackets Harbor 0
- General Brown 0, Beaver River 0
- Lowville 7, South Lewis 0
- Sandy Creek 0, LaFargeville 3
- South Jefferson 6, Thousand Islands 0
- Lyme 8, Alexandria 3
- Heuvelton 1, Gouverneur 3
Boys’ HS Soccer
- Lyme 7, Alexandria 0
- Harrisville 2, Hammond 0
- Edwards Knox 2, Hermon DeKalb 3
- Gouverneur 1, Heuvelton 2
- Morristown 1, Lisbon 4
- Chateaugay 4, Norwood Norfolk 0
- Brushton Moira 2, Parishville Hopkinton 3
- Madrid Waddington 1, Colton Pierrepont 0
- Buffalo State 1, SUNY Potsdam 2
- SUNY Potsdam 2, Buffalo State 0
- St. Lawrence 1, Ohio State 4
- Clarkson 4, Syracuse 3
- Bard 0, St. Lawrence 3
- Vassar 0, Clarkson 3
- SUNY Potsdam 2, Geneseo 3
- Malone 3, Brushton Moira 0
Girls’ HS Swim
- Salmon River 31, Canton 129
- Massena 33, Malone 60