The Massena Central and St. Lawrence Central varsity football teams will be hosting the two remaining undefeated teams this Saturday in week four of the 2012 NAC season.
MASSENA HOSTS POTSDAM
At Mike Nicholas Field, the Raiders are slated to go up against Potsdam Central in their annual Hall of Fame Game which is a matchup of the only two teams competing for Section 10s bid to the New York State Class A playoffs.
Massena enters the game at 2-1 following a 27-6 win at home over St. Lawrence Central last Saturday while Potsdam improved to 3-0 after handing Franklin Academy its first regular season loss in three seasons.
The Raiders have produced the majority of their offense with a balanced ground game that features four ball-carriers with at least 189 yards rushing through two games. Junior Jeremiah Reagan has emerged as the leading rusher with 275 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries. Senior Jordy Mitchell has gone for 266 yards and three touchdowns on 34 tries followed by classmate Isaiah Perry (27-206yds, 3TD) and junior Connor Paquin (36-189yds, 1TD). Junior quarterback Rory Corcoran has been steadily improving at the Raider helm, completing 11 of 30 passes for 119 yards with just one interception. Hes also carried the ball eight times for 38 yards. Junior Xavier Viskovich (4 catches, 47 yards) and Reagan (3-31) lead the Massena receiving corps.
The Sandstoners, who worked their way to a commanding 21-point lead last Saturday before settling for a 35-27 win over the Huskies, have featured a potent running game led by junior Oden Robertson with 324 yards and eight touchdowns on 40 carries. Hes also returned a kick-off 91 yards for another touchdown. Senior Adam Lewis is the teams second-leading rusher with 282 yards and four touchdowns on 36 runs while junior quarterback Will Coleman has gone 83 yards and scored twice on 12 carries. Hes also completed four of seven passes for 66 yards with classmate Shawn Clark on the receiving end of all four.
Saturdays game kicks-off at 1:30 p.m.
SLC HOSTS GOUVERNEUR
The matchup at Brasher Falls pits the winless Larries against an undefeated Gouverneur squad that is coming off a 14-13 win over Tupper Lake where a blocked field goal attempt secured the victory.
After suffering lopsided setbacks in their first two outings, the Larries are coming off an encouraging 27-6 loss to Massena where they only trailed by eight points at halftime.
Senior quarterback Devon Euto leads the way offensively for SLC, having completed 17 of 36 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown while being intercepted twice. Dakota Vallance was emerging as another offensive leader but was sidelined for the season after injuring his left elbow when he hit the turf awkwardly on his first carry from scrimmage against Massena last Saturday. Sophomore David Plante had a team-high 31 yards on eight carries and caught a 34-yard touchdown pass to highlight the offensive effort against the Raiders. Todd Ramsdell is the teams leading receiver while juniors Corey LaBarge, Tyler Smith and Jesse Greer have all run the ball for positive yardage through three games this fall.
Quarterback Mark Horne is Gouverneurs leading offensive threat. Tanner Spillman is coming off a 110-yard performance in the win over Tupper Lake that included touchdown runs of 50 yards and nine yards. The Wildcats knocked off OFA in their season opener then downed Canton convincingly before holding on for the one-point win over the Lumberjacks that lifted their record to 3-0.
Kick-off on Saturday at Randy Riggs Field is slated for 1:30 p.m.