In football action the Massena Silver and Black came up short against Lake City despite a valiant 4th quarter comeback by a score of 27-21. Massena was down 27-7 late in the 3rd quarter of their Empire Football League match-up. Lake City found the end-zone with their second offensive possession on a 13 yard TD pass to Chris Fish from Jadarian Moore. Donnie Collidge extended the North Stars lead to 12-0 with a 67 yard interception return. Both defenses caused turnovers in the 2nd quarter but could not capitalize. With just 31 second remaining in the first half Trevor St. Clair caught a 21 yard TD pass and Jordan Keleher caught a pass from Moore for the 2 point conversion putting the score at 21-0 in favor of Lake City. All was not lost for Massena however and they ended the first half with momentum on their side after Mike MacPherson connected with Buddy Compeau for 62 yard bomb of a TD pass, leaving the score at half time 21-7 in favor of the North Stars. Things were tight in the 3rd quarter until the North Star’s Marvin Jenkins scored on a 5 yard TD run that was a result of a Massena fumble. The conversion failed however due to a bad snap. Massena capitalized on another bad snap and recovered the ball in Lake City’s end-zone bringing the Silver and Black to 27-14. In a play harkening back to the Oakland Raiders of old Massena connected on another deep pass, this time a 50 yarder from MacPherson to Steve Zakakarus setting the ball very close to the goal line.. Pass interference was called on the defense on a pass play attempt in the end-zone setting the ball at the 1 years line which lead to Shaun Harkes scoring on a short run. With the score set at 27-21 that would be as close as Massena would get as Lake City held on to win.
There were highs and lows in the weekend action for the Ben Cordwell Memorial Senior Golf League playing at St. Lawrence State Park. The high was attained by Bob Simpson who’s round of 36 regained him medalist honors. On the other hand the low was achieved by Dick Kline turning in a rare all bogeys round. Pete Montpetit earned overall low net honors with a round of 31.
And finally in High School baseball news 7 players from Section 10 were honored with New York State Sportswriters Association All-State selections. Leading the recipients was Heuvelton’s Jesse Hargrave, a catcher who batted .543 for the season with 33 RBI’s and 26 stolen bases. Hargrave is bound for SUNY Cobleskill in the fall.
David Putnam a teammate of Hargrave was also named. Putnam proved to be one of the best shortstops in the NAC West and batted .623 for the year.
Eric Dwyer of Chateaugay was named after he pitched 13 scoreless innings over 2 consecutive days during the sectionals helping Chateaugay to win the Class D title.
Eric Barr who was a junior catcher for OFA this past season was named after he finished second in Section 10 in runs scored with 27, home-runs with 4, and third in RBI’s with 24 and doubles with 7. His batting average for the season was .509
Massena Junior pitcher Matt Jenack was added after he finished 6-2 on the season. He batter .518 for the season with 24 RBI’s and 29 runs scored; he also hit 5 doubles and 1 round tripper.
The last players named were Norwood-Norfolk teammates. Adam Stone was named after strong season on the mound and at the plate. His record on the hill was 8-1 with a dental floss thin ERA of 1.93. At the plate he batted .373. Nick Belisle was also named after a monster season with 5 home-runs and five doubles while also walking 26 times.