Tim Remillard of Peru hauls in a fourth down touchdown pass over the outstretched arms of Beekmantown defender Cameron Van Natten during the Section VII/Class B championship game. The Indians won, 48-0.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
The Section VII football champions were each crowned over the weekend, with Peru and Saranac Lake cruising to the Class B and C titles, respectively, while Moriah pulled off an upset over top-seeded Ticonderoga in Class D.
Thirteen more sectional titles will be on the line this weekend, with footballs starting their regional rounds with familiar foes from the former Northern Football Conference Days.
The Peru Indians scored 21 points in the opening quarter and capped a statement-making sectional run with a 48-0 win against the Beekmantown Eagles at the Apple Bowl Oct. 27. In their previous meeting, the Indians scored only 21 points in beating the Eagles.
Tim Remillard scored four times for the Indians, twice on the ground with runs of 58 yards (on the first play from scrimmage) and 13 yards for the final score of the game in the fourth quarter. Remillard also caught two touchdown passes, one for 24 yards out just before the end of the first quarter and the other from 58 yards out three minutes into the second. Overall, Remillard combined for 197 yards of total offense and the four scores.
Indian quarterback Blake Altizer added a third touchdown pass to Bret Boyer for 29 yards, finishing 9-of-13 passing for 208 yards. Boyer had 58 receiving yards.
Mackenzie LaRocque added scoring runs from 21 and 15 yards in each of the first two quarters, totaling 73 yards on the ground. Hunter Bruno added 74 yards rushing on nine carries.
Dustin Pickering ran for 42 yards for the Eagles, who were held to 54 rushing yards and 54 passing yards on a 4-for-13 performance from Zachary Myers.
The Indians, who enter regional play at 8-1, will play their against former Northern Football Conference foe Franklin Academy, who also enters the game with an 8-1 record. The game will be played at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.