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Massena solves Malone after seven years


MASSENA — Massena scored three touchdowns in the second half to earn its first victory over Malone since the 2006 season in a 21-0 football win Friday night.

Running back Jeremiah Reagan scored all three touchdowns for Massena and finished with 84 yards rushing in the opening contest for both teams.

Reagan scored on runs of 5 and 14 yards in the third quarter and added a 12-year scoring run in the fourth.

Connor Paquin set up Massena’s final touchdown by blocking a punt, giving Massena the ball on Malone’s 17.

Josh Manley intercepted two passes for Massena.


The Blue Devils used a 22-point second quarter to build a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised past Canton in the opening game for each team in Ogdensburg.

Jordan McCormick rushed for 71 yards on six carries and scored two touchdowns for Ogdensburg Free Academy, and Josh Liebstein added 77 yards rushing on nine carries.

Peyton VanBibber led Canton, rushing for 111 yards on 14 carries, including a 70-yard touchdown run.


Jeremy Roussell’s 2-point conversion run after a Morgan Stevens 3-yard keeper five minutes into the fourth quarter, proved to be the game-winning points for the Lumberjacks in a season-opening win over St. Lawrence Central at Tupper Lake.

Mike Plante’s 51-yard touchdown run and David Plante’s 52-yard touchdown reception from Mike Burns in the third quarter helped the Larries to a 28-22 lead.

Tupper Lake’s Mitch Keniston caught a 57-yard touchdown pass from Stevens and ran back a punt for 77 yards. Cody LaPierre also scampered 78 yards for a kickoff touchdown return.

David Plante had a 91-yard punt return touchdown for the Larries.

Roussell collected 149 yards on 24 carries for Tupper Lake. Mike Plante finished with 105 yards rushing for the Larries.


Quarterback Bailey Wilkinson rushed for three touchdowns and the Comets rolled up 200 yards rushing as they opened the season with a Class A National road win over at New Hartford.

Wilkinson scored on runs of 5 yards and twice from one yard out for Carthage (1-0). Rodrick Groce carried the ball 18 times for 72 yards and Kahlil Payne added 79 yards for the Comets, who were also helped by a solid defensive effort.

“We were in their backfield all night,” said Carthage head coach Sam Millich. “Anytime you can get a road win in this league is good.”

Steve Tomaino scored on 29-yard run for New Hartford’s only touchdown and caught three passes for 58 yards.


Quarterback Denzel Barnes ran for touchdowns of 42, 28 and 3 yards, and threw for another score as the Warriors opened their season with a Class A National rout of the Buccaneers at Oswego.

Barnes finished with 116 yards rushing on 12 carries for Indian River (1-0). He also threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Deondre Grier.

Grier added a scoring run of 57 yards, while Zachary LaForest-Hurd and Dustin Sharrit each added a rushing touchdown for the Warriors, who scored the game’s first five touchdowns and led 27-0 at halftime.

LaForest-Hurd ran for 73 yards and Connor Brown added 87 rushing yards for Indian River.


Billy Larkins ran for 144 yards on just 11 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Red Raiders routed the visiting Rebels in a Class C North opener at Lowville.

Larkins scored on runs of 2, 5 and 61 yards for Lowville, which finished with 326 yards on the ground. Kyle Malik returned an interception 22 yards for one score, added a 10-yard TD run and caught seven passes for 115 yards. Isaac Widrick and Cameron Malik also scored for the Red Raiders.

Tom Canfield and Colin VanBuren scored for Altmar-Parish-Williamstown.

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