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Potsdam hosts FA, Massena welcomes SLC in Week 3 football matchups

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Potsdam Central hosts a matchup of early-season unbeatens against Frankllin Academy while Massena Central welcomes Rt. 420 rival St. Lawrence Central this Friday night in Week Three of the Northern Athletic Conference varsity football season.

POTSDAM HOSTS FA

Two teams off to impressive starts will go head-to-head as the Sandstoners get set to take on the Huskies in their first regular season game at home under the lights of their turf field since 2010.

Coached by Jim Kirka, the Sandstoners have outscored their first two opponents 93-20 as they get set to take on the two-time defending Class A champion Huskies, who are competing in Class B this fall.

Senior Adam Lewis anchors a bruising Potsdam ground game with 248 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries. Junior O’den Robertson has also been a leading offensive threat in his two first games running the ball out of the Sandstoner backfield having generated 159 yards and five touchdowns on 15 carries. He’s also had a 91-yard kick-off return for a touchdown. Junior quarterback Will Coleman has shown his versatility in capably orchestrated the Potsdam offense, running the ball seven times for 81 yards and a touchdown while completing four of seven passes for 66. Classmate Shawn Clark has recorded all four receptions.

The Huskies have also dominated their first two games, reeling off 99 points while giving up just eight. Senior quarterback Mitch Gallagher leads a potent FA offense, having run for 220 yards and completed 14 of 20 passes for another 209. John Picaro (11x161yds) and Jake Perry (18x155yds) are the next leading rushers while Harvey Smith is the team’s leading receiver with 154 yards on seven grabs.

Friday night’s game kicks-off at 7 p.m.

MASSENA HOSTS SLC

At Mike Nicholas Field, the host Raiders (1-1) will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to OFA against a Larries’ squad that stands at 0-2 after opening with lopsided defeats against Potsdam and FA.

After finishing as the fourth-leading rusher out of the Massena backfield in a season-opening win at Tupper Lake, junior JP Reagan moved to the top of the team rushing standings with 139 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries in the loss to OFA. He now had 205 yards on 16 carries followed by the trio of Jordy Mitchell (16x175, 2td), Isaiah Perry (20x157, 3td) and Connor Paquin (19x118). Junior quarterback Rory Corcoran has completed six of 17 passes for 54 yards. Xavier Viskovich has three catches for 23 yards.

For the Larries, who have been outscored 88-8 in their first two games, senior quarterback Devon Euto has been the most productive offensive player with 41 yards on 10 carries while having completed 11 of 21 passes for 89 yards with two interceptions. Dakota Vallance went for 21 yards on 11 carries in the loss to FA and has accounted for all the SLC scoring this year with a touchdown run and catch for two-point conversion.

Friday night’s game is slated to kick-off at 7:30 p.m.

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