Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
Blue Devils Play Well, Fall Short in Firemen's Classic
For as long as I can remember the home opener for the Poultney football team has been billed as the Firemen's Classic. The Poultney Fire Department presents a trophy to the winning team. This year the trophy will reside in the trophy case at Mount Abraham.
The Eagles scored late in the game to break a 14-14 tie and held on to win 20-14 at Dean Houghton Field.
Mount Abraham led 14-6 in the fourth quarter. The Eagles scored first but Poultney responded with a touchdown run by Eric Kendall.
In the final stanza Payton Book scored on a 20 yard scamper to bring Poultney within 14-12. Book also converted the conversion run to tie the game at 14.
Mount Abraham answered. Lucas Allen took off on a 55 yard run to set the Eagles up in good position. Jamison Couture then found the end zone for the game-wnning score.
Mount Abraham is 1-0. Poultney is 0-1.
Stillwater Tops Greenwich in Opener
Stillwater raced out to a big halftime lead and went on to blank Greenwich 3-0 in the non-league season opener for both teams.
Stillwater led 27-0 at halftime and cruised in the second half.
Luke Lilac ran for two touchdowns for th Warriors. Both of Lilac's scores were from five yards out.
Colby Paffen scored on a four yard run and and tossed an eight yard TD pass to Trevor Cowin.
Jaxon Mueller added a two yard scoring run and rushed for 100 yards.
Paffen was 7 for 9 passing for 152 yards.
Stiilwater is 1-0. Greenwich is 0-1.
Mountaineers Fall in Opening Contest
The Corinth/Fort Edward/Hadley-Luzerne Mountaineers made their debut as a merged porgam, falling to Ichabod Crane on the road on Saturday.
The Riders got84 yards rushing and four touchdown runs from Zon Evans.
Jacob Lafaver put his name in the record books as he scored the first ever touchdown for the Mountaineers on a 15 yard run in the fourth quarter.
Ichabod Crane is 1-0. The Mountaineers are 0-1.
With the Border Coutry Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.