DOING WORK — Branden Mooney of Adirondack gets tackled by Westmoreland’s Andrew Scalise and Sean Klopfanstein, right, on Oct. 18 in crossover action. Mooney scored twice and led the Wildcats to a 20-6 victory. (Clinton Record photo by John Clifford)

Bulldogs end football season with loss

Published Oct 24, 2018 at 4:00pm

Visiting Adirondack beat Westmoreland, 20-6, in a crossover football game on Oct. 18 for its first win of the season.

The Wildcats were down 6-0 and then scored the final three touchdowns.

Adirondack ends its season at 1-7, as do the Bulldogs.

David Piersall ran in from 1 yard out in the first quarter to open the scoring.

Adirondack’s Branden Mooney had a 17-yard run to even the score then he ran in a two-point conversion to put the Wildcats up 8-6 in the second quarter. He caught a screen pass from Lance Allen in the third quarter and scored from 26 yards out. Later in the quarter, Allen ran in a score from the three to make it 20-6.

Mooney had 15 carries for 114 yards to go with four receptions for 56 yards. Allen had 12 carries for 65 yards and was 4-for-7 passing for 59 yards.

Defensively, Joey Wilcox led the team with seven tackles. Justin Kratzenberg had five tackles, caused a fumble and recovered two fumbles.

For Westmoreland, Mike Alloggio had 10 carries for 54 yards. Sean Klopfanstein led the Bulldogs with 13 tackles, and Richie Holmes and Austin Millington had nine each.

Clinton finishes with a win

Clinton defeated Port Byron, 24-6, in a road crossover game to end its season on a winning note.

The scoring started with a second-quarter safety by Clinton’s Brandon Brown. The team stretched the lead to 10-0 later in the quarter when Wilcox caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Deveans and Dustin Hopler caught a pass to convert the two-point attempt.

The lone score of the third quarter was a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown by Clinton’s Preston Sperduto. The team scored on another pick six in the fourth quarter, a 65-yard return by Wilcox. Sperduto caught a pass for the two-point conversion and it was 24-0.

Port Byron got on the scoreboard with a late 3-yard touchdown run.

Deveans had 13 carries for 120 yards and was 7-of-15 passing for 111 yards. Brown had 10 carries for 73 yards. Defensively for the Warriors, Carter Hinderling had 10 tackles. Aiden Walters had five tackles and two sacks.

Clinton finishes the season at 2-6 overall, 1-5 in the C East.