VESTAL, N.Y. (WWNY) -The quarterfinals of the State High School Football Tournament on Friday night involved three local schools.
We head to the gridiron in Vestal for the State Class A Quarterfinal where Carthage rivaled Union- Endicott. Fombo Azah takes it in early for Carthage, and a little Carthage defense, as Thomas Albright comes up with an interception. It was Azah with a touchdown up the gut from 20 yards out.
Carthage was also doing it through the air! It was Nick Cavalier to Thomas Albright for the touchdown.
It was Fombo Azah one more time, from about 50 yards out. Final score: Carthage 38, Union-Endicott 14.
Gouverneur met Stillwater in the State Class C quarterfinal. There was only one touchdown in this game as Caleb Farr takes it in for Gouverneur. The Wildcat defense does the rest. Final score: Gouverneur 10, Stillwater 2.
In the State Class B football quarterfinal, Potsdam hosted Schuylerville on a snowy turf at O.F.A.
Schuylerville's Owen Sherman pushed through the right side of the line, giving the Horses an 8-0 lead following a two-point conversion. Will Varney had a seven-yard run, he racked up 140 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown for Potsdam.
Sam McGarrahan was on a three-yard run to extend the Schuylerville led to 14-0. The Horses go on to beat Potsdam 28-8.
A trio of area high school athletes inked letters of intent Friday to continue their playing careers at the next level.
Lowville Academy was the site for the first college signing of the day as Red Raiders senior Hannah Freeman signed a letter of intent to continue her soccer career at Division 1 Rider.
Freeman is coming off a season that saw her score 28 goals for the Lady Red Raiders who finished 13-3-1 and lost in the first round of the Section 3 Class B Championships.
It was a special day for a special talent.
"This means everything I've worked for since I was a little girl. I started as a ball girl for the varsity team and watching those girls play and some of them signing themselves, it just it really inspired me and this is a day I've dreamed of since then," said Hannah Freeman.
"Hannah is someone that works just as hard in the classroom as she does on the field and she's dedicated and passionate about everything she does," said Hannah's coach, Leo Sammon.
The second signing of the day also took place at Lowville Academy, where Micah Roes put pen to paper and signed a letter of intent to continue his wrestling career at Division 1 Binghamton.
Roes is coming off a stellar season on the mat that saw him post a 42-4 mark and finish 2nd in Division 2 at 113 pounds in the state wrestling championships.
"It means a lot but it wasn't nearly just me. There's so many people that helped me every step of the way, and if it were just me, I wouldn't be anywhere," said Micah Roes.
"You know his character, his work ethic, his drive, his determination. You know he checks all the boxes in that regard," said Lowville wrestling coach, Joe Widrick.
The final signing of the day took place in Adams at South Jeff, where Megan Whitley signed a letter of intent to continue her lacrosse career playing for Division 1 UConn.
The three sport star had some words of wisdom for area athletes aspiring to take their talents to the next level.
"I wanted to make sure that everybody knows, like, you don't have to go all across the country to find a good school for you. If they really want you, they can find you," said Megan Whitley.
“[Megan is] probably one of the hardest workers that has ever come through this program, has only scratched the surface of her playing ability,” said South Jeff lacrosse coach, Jen Williams.
Friday Sports Scores
- Carthage 38, Union-Endicott 14
- Gouverneur 10, Stillwater 2
- Schuylerville 28, Potsdam 8
Men’s College Hockey
- Cornell 4, Clarkson 2
- Colgate 4, St. Lawrence 1
- Buffalo State 6, SUNY Potsdam 3
Women’s College Hockey
- Mercyhurst 1, Clarkson 4
- Watertown 5, Battle Creek 2
Men’s College Basketball
- Clarkson 73, Alfred State 65
- SUNY Canton 52, Wentworth 61
Women’s College Basketball
- Clarkson 65, Morrisville 53
- Westfield State 0, Clarkson 3
- Jefferson 1, Central Lakes, MN 3