Beekmantown stuns Moriah, 23-22

Sep. 18—MINEVILLE — There's a saying that goes don't stop until the whistle sounds.

Beekmantown did just that, and rallied from a 22-9 deficit with six minutes remaining, to defeat the host Moriah Vikings, 23-22.

Both head coach Scott Aguglia and quarterback Nate Parliament couldn't put the comeback into proper words, just saying the whole team believed in each other to get the job done.

"I can't even explain it," Parliament said. "It's nothing but a team win. From our defense to our offense and the guys on the sideline, everyone contributed. It's a complete team win."

Parliament finished the day 10-22 for 209 yards through the air. Probably his biggest plays came from his legs, as he would score the final two touchdowns for the Eagles.

After a short punt, Parliament returned it to the Moriah 30-yard line. A sack knocked them backwards, but Parliament connected with Patrick Hagadorn to put the ball on the one-yard line.

Parliament dove in for the touchdown from one yard out, and Hagadorn kicked an extra point and Beekmantown found themselves down 22-16.

"I've always had the motto of 'Team together. Stick through it together, no matter what,' Aguglia said. "These guys made the plays together and fought back into the game. This team made the plays when they needed to, and we walked out with a win."

After starting on their own 20-yard line, the Vikings went three and out and were forced to give the ball back to the Eagles.

Starting at the Moriah 47, with 3:51 to go in regulation, Louis Sweenor burst up the middle for a 17-yard gain. However, the Eagles would stall and be forced to convert on a fourth and seven from the 27.

Josh Sand, who finished the day with five catches for 123 yards, caught the pass from Parliament, for a fresh set of downs with the ball placed at the nine yard line.

"I mean I was running a post, and I saw the ball may be short," Sand said. "I didn't think it was coming to me but I went and got it. Nate just gives me a chance and I go and make it happen. Nate's a great quarterback."

Two plays later, Parliament found paydirt and Hagadorn added the go ahead extra point with :47 remaining.

On the ensuing series, the Eagles' Miguel Herrera intercepted Joe Pelkey to send the Eagles home with their first win of the season.

Pelkey finished the day 9-17 for 101 yards and two touchdowns. and the game ending interception.

"I think it all started with the coaching telling us that in Moriah, playing Moriah it's a true dogfight," Sweenor said. "Never let yourself down and always believe in your teammates.

"We knew in practice before the game that starting 0-3 was not an option. I think we just made it work and it all worked out in the end."

It would also be the first win for Beekmantown against Moriah since a 48-30 win in 2016.

Beekmantown (1-2, 1-1) stays on the road as they venture to Plattsburgh for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Moriah (2-1, 1-1) has an off week before hosting Plattsburgh High at Linney Field.

Beekmantown 23, Moriah 22

BCS 6 0 3 14 — 23

MCS 0 16 0 6 — 22

Scoring summary

First quarter

B- Sweenor 1 run (kick failed), 2:22.

Second quarter

M- Fleury 1 run (Pelkey pass to Fleury), 9:27.

M- Olcott 12 pass from Pelkey (Pelkey pass to Olcott), 0:24.

Third quarter

B- Hagadorn 25 field goal, 5:04.

Fourth quarter

M- Allen 25 pass from Pelkey (pass fails), 10:00

B- Parliament 1 run (Hagadorn kick), 5:28.

B- Parliament 3 run (Hagadorn kick), 0:47.

Individual statistics


B- Sweenor 16-59, TD; Parliament 10-3, 2TD; Rodier 1-0. Totals: 27-62, 3TD.

M- Fleury 11-30, TD; Pelkey 7-(-4); Gilbo 9-44; Valentine 7-4; Scorsome 1-2; O'Brien 2-11; Allen 2-4. Totals: 39-91, TD.


B- Parliament 10-22-0-209.

M- Pelkey 9-17-1-101-2TD.


B- Lapier 1-5; Willette 2-43; Sweenor 1-2; Sand 5-123; Hagadorn 1-36.

M- Valentine 1-14; Olcott 2-26, TD; Fleury 1-(-1); Gilbo 2-29; Mascarenas 1-4; Allen 2-29, TD.


B- Herrera.

Fumble recoveries

B- Duprey.