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Massena, Potsdam football games postponed to today

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Friday evening lightning dimmed the Friday night lights at both the Massena Central and Potsdam Central football fields.

Massena’s game against longstanding Rt. 420 rival St. Lawrence Central at Mike Nicholas Field was postponed to this afternoon at 2 p.m. while Potsdam’s home matchup of early-season unbeatens against Franklin Academy was pushed to this morning at 10 a.m.

In the lone NAC football game to survive the strong series of thunderstorms that drenched the North Country on Friday, OFA outscored Canton 34-6.

Controlling the ball meant controlling the ground and the game for OFA in a rain-soaked game that was delayed nearly an hour.

The Devils capitalized on a bad snap in punt formation by Canton to open the scoring on a one yard quarterback keeper by Nate Angel and Jake Garrison followed with the first of two PATs on night.

A fumble recovery by Thomas Lumbard set up what proved to be 0-3 Canton’s only scoring of the night on a two-yard run by tailback Peyton VanBibber (12-41).

The fumble signaled OFA’s shift to a wishbone formation which immediately generated a ball control drive fueled by determined running of Zach Sharpe (9-80) and Jordan McCormick (13-91).

The drive culminated with Alex Farrell racing 20 yards to the endzone on a misdirection play. Farrell scored the two-point conversion on the same play for a 15-6 halftime lead.

The Devils quickly pulled away as Sharpe broke free for a 27-yard touchdown run and Hunter Planty scored on a four-yard run in the third quarter. The only scoring of the fourth quarter saw Dylan Hoover crossing the endzone on a one-yard run.

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