CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWNY) - It’s another football Friday night around the north country with plenty of gridiron action. We focus in on Carthage as the Comets entertain Indian River. The last time these two teams met was under the big top at the Carrier Dome in the Section 3 Class A Championship game.
Carthage avenged that loss to the Warriors Friday night.
Fombo Azah set the tone early for the Comets. His first carry of the game went for 25 yards. That set up a 38 yard field goal by Casey Farrell, putting Carthage goes on top 3-0.
Indian River was looking to get something going but the Warriors fumbled the football. It was recovered by the Comets.
Later in the drive, quarterback Nick Cavalier took it 42 yards for a Carthage touchdown. The Comets go on top 10-0. Later in the first quarter, Fombo Azah took it in from 7 yards out, extending the Carthage lead to 17-0.
Fombo Azah was doing well on the defensive side of the ball, blocking a pass attempt. Azah’s forte though is offense as he takes a 55 yard jaunt to the end zone. Before the second quarter ended, Jalen Jones scored from 3 yards out: 30-0 Carthage. Carthage goes on to beat Indian River 51-8.
Besides the game in Carthage, there was plenty of other football action involving local teams Friday night.
A Section 3 Class D showdown was in Cape Vincent as the Thousand Islands Vikings hosted Beaver River. In the 1st quarter, Emmett Baker went in from 4 yards out, putting the Vikings go on top 8-0. Still in the first. Now 8-6 Vikings, Sam Bush aired it out, finding Noah Zehr who breaks tackles and goes 75 yards for the touchdown. Beavers on top 12-8.
In the 2nd quarter, the Vikings regain the lead. Baker scored his 2nd touchdown of the game, this one from 12 yards out: 14-12 Vikings.
The Beavers answered on their next possession as Bush found Zehr again and Zehr made some great moves and takes it in from 60 yards out. Score: 18-14 Beavers. Beaver River beat Thousand Islands 31-28.
Also in Section 3 Class B football, South Jeff was at Westhill. Anthony Rasmussen found an opening and took it to the house, upping the Spartans lead to 36-0. Carter Pooler added to the lead as South Jeff beat Westhill 42-0.
In Section 3 Class C football from Dexter, the General Brown Lions hosted Jordan Elbridge in Class C play. In the 3rd quarter, the score 35-6 General Brown. Chandler Moody took it 26 yards for the touchdown, increasing the Lions lead to 42-6. Then it was Cory Smith plowing his way into the end zone from 4 yards out. The Lions go on top 49-6. General Brown goes on to beat Jordan Elbridge 70-19.
In N.A.C. football at Watertown high, the Cyclones hosted St. Lawrence Central. In the 1st quarter, Jaiden Ramsey takes it in from 4 yards out, putting the Cyclones go on top 8-0.
In the 2nd quarter the game was tied at 8. Ramsey scored his 2nd touchdown of the game, putting the Cyclones go back on top 16-8. Watertown win 28-24.
Friday Sports Scores
- Waterville 13, Sandy Creek 6
- South Jefferson 42, Westhill 0
- St. Lawrence C. 24, Watertown 28
- Tupper Lake 6, South Lewis 48
Boys’ HS Soccer
- General Brown 4, Carthage 1
Girls’ HS Soccer
- Belleville Henderson 3, Lyme 2
- Sackets Harbor 4, Alexandria 1
- Morristown 0, Edwards Knox 2
- Heuvelton 1, Hermon DeKalb 4
- Tupper Lake 0, Madrid Waddington 4
- Canton 2, Malone 0
- Parishville Hopkinton 0, Norwood Norfolk 1
- O.F.A. 0, Potsdam 5
- Salmon River 0, Massena 2
- SUNY Potsdam 1, Brockport 5
- Brockport 2, SUNY Potsdam 1
- St. Lawrence 5, New Hampshire 5
- Clarkson 4, Minnesota-Duluth 2
Girls’ HS Swimming
- Malone 107, O.F.A. 62
- Edwards Knox 54, Salmon River 40
- Canton 55, St. Lawrence C. 39
- Tupper Lake 0, Potsdam 3
- O.F.A. 3, Malone 1
- St. Lawrence 3, Hartwick 1
- Morristown 3, SUNY Canton 0
- St. Lawrence 3, Morrisville 0