SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Section 3 football championships continued Saturday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse with the Lowville Red Raiders looking to keep their perfect season alive as they met undefeated Cato-Meridian in the Class C championship game.
The Red Raider defense was up to the challenge. Jared Beyer recorded a tackle for a 4 yard loss. Andrew Beyer then gets into the act, getting to the quarterback for a 5 yard loss.
It was a scoreless first quarter, in the second, the Lowville offense gets untracked courtesy of the legs of quarterback Chad Bach. Bach showed his speed and elusiveness by taking the ball 35 yards for the first touchdown of the game.
Foreign exchange student, Niko Skuggedal connected for the extra point, putting Lowville on top 7-0.
Meanwhile, the Lowville defense continued it's fine play. Trent Widrick sacks the quarterback.
With less than a minute left in the first half, Chad Bach led his team down the field once again. With time running down before the half, Bach connected with Aiden Zehr from 19 yards out. Score: 13-0 Lowville at the half.
In the first drive of the third quarter, Bach scored from 5 yards out: 20-0 Lowville. Lowville goes on to capture the Section 3 Class C title, defeating Cato Meridian 41 to 6.
Friday night at the Carrier Dome, the Carthage Comets captured their first Section 3 Class A football championship in 6 years, rolling past Auburn 55-7.
It was a big night for Comets senior running back Fomob Azah, who ran for 249 yards and 4 touchdowns, and in the process broke the single season rushing record in the school's history.
Azah was also named the "Most Outstanding Player" for the Comets.
The Comets advance to State Regional play, where they will meet Union Endicott at Vestal High School on Friday night at 8 PM.
"It's gonna be- at this point in the season- it's gonna be a big mental battle. So we're just gonna have to keep ourselves in it. We're gonna have to maintain the intense focus throughout these like next few weeks, and I feel like if we can do that then we'll pull it off," said Carthage runningback, Fombo Azah.
At O.F.A., the State Class C Sub-regionals took place as Gouverneur met Saranac Lake. Four minutes in, Cayden Stowell goes 53 yards for the touchdown to put the Wildcats on top 8-0.
On the Wildcats next series, Mitchell Tyler comes up with the big play, a 60 yard touchdown scamper. Gouverneur was up 16-0 after 1. Rhett Darrah gets Saranac Lake on the board, going 22 yards to paydirt: 16-6 Wildcats. Gouverneur answered 58 seconds later as Caleb Farr takes it to the house. Wildcats extend their lead to 24-6.
In the Boys’ State Class C soccer quarterfinals from Hantz Field at Clarkson University, Madird Waddington met Voorheesville with a trip to the State Final 4 on the line. Voorheesville’s Shaun Turnbull would score the only goal of this contest at 7:10 of the 1st half. Voorheesville blanks Madrid Waddington 1-0.
Another State Quarterfinal game at Hantz Field, this one a State Class B contest as O.F.A. met Schuylerville. The Horses got an early goal from Kelson Hooper and that would stand up as Voorheesville blanks O.F.A. 1-0 to advance to the State Final 4 next weekend.
The South Lewis Lady Falcons dominated at the Section 3 Cross Country championships at V.V.S. Saturday. South Lewis would win the C-2 title and Hannah Ielfield and Lexi Bernard finished 1st and 2nd, with Brynn Bernard placing 4th.
South Jeff runners Alexa Doe and Karsyn Bush finished 6th and 7th and the Lady Spartans finished 2nd in the C-1 championship.
On the boys' side, Beaver River won the D-1 title and the overall D Championship with Colton Kempney, Corey Demo and Josiah Evan finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
The Clarkson Women's hockey team hosted Cornell in a battle of the top women's teams in the country.
In the 3rd period, no score when Izzy Daniel dented the back of the net, putting Cornell on top 1-0. A little under 3 minutes later, Clarkson ties it when Elizabeth Giguere tickles twine. The game finishes in a 1-1 tie in overtime.
In women’s college basketball from Canton, the Lady Saints of St. Lawrence hosted St. John Fisher. Olivia Middleton would score 15 points and Ava McCann added 10. They were the only 2 Lady Saints who scored double figures as St. Lawrence lost their season opener to St. John Fisher 62-58.
The Lady Saints will be back in action Friday night as they play host to Colby College. Tipoff is set for 7:30 PM.
Saturday Sports Scores
- St. Lawrence 51, University of Rochester 19
Boys’ State Class D Soccer Quarterfinals
- Chazy 1, Lisbon 0
Girls’ State Class D Soccer Quarterfinals
- Hammond 1, Chazy 0
Women’s Liberty League Semi-finals
- St. Lawrence 2, William Smith 0
Men’s N.A.C. Playoffs
- Thomas College 2, SUNY Canton 1
Men’s Liberty League Playoffs
- Clarkson 0, R.P.I. 0
Women’s Liberty League Volleyball
- Clarkson 3, Ithaca 2
Women’s N.A.C. Playoffs
- SUNY Canton 3, NVU-Johnson 1
- SUNY Cortland 3, SUNY Potsdam 0
- Buffalo State 6, SUNY Canton 2
- Cazenovia 76, SUNY Canton 61
- Coast Guard 81, SUNY Potsdam 74
- J.C.C. 72, Adirondack C.C. 37
- J.C.C. 76, Adirondack C.C. 61