Excerpts from the Enterprise sports page, Monday, September 28, 1964:
"Golden Knights Tie AuSable Forks - 32-32"
"The Golden Knights of St. Pius tied AuSable Forks 32-32 Saturday afternoon in a rugged sea-saw battle while the lead changed hands several times before the final whistle."
"AuSable was caught flat-footed as Art Clark charged around end for a quick touchdown. Quarterback Dick Willette ran the ball over for the extra point."
"The Knights came back with another strong march from their 35. Tim Hanrahan carried for 10 yards and a first down to the 45 and Jim McCormick bulled to the 38 just short of a first down. Willette then carried to the 29 for an easy first down."
"AuSable fumbled on their second down and the Knights recovered on their own 40. Willette went to the air throwing to Tim Hanrahan for a near touchdown but Hanrahan was pulled down on the enemies' 10. Jim McCormick took it to the 2. Willette handed off to McCormick who dove over for the touchdown. The try for the extra point was good, putting the Knights ahead 32-26. The lead was short-lived as 'Hurry Up' Hackett ran the Knights kickoff back to the Pius 20. AuSable tied the score in two more plays. As time ran out for the Knights a Willette to Hanrahan pass was intercepted and the game was over with a tie score."
The complete St. Pius Knights lineup: Dick Willette, Tim Hanrahan, Art Clark, Jim McCormick, Mike Hanrahan, Steve Clark, Craig Munn, Tom Dukett, Dan Delcore, Gary Ryan and Rich Riley.
Redskins lose opener to Malone 19-2
"The Malone Huskies soiled the 1964 grid opener of the high-spirited Redskins last Saturday on the Saranac Lake gridiron, 19-2. The Redskins lacked the experience the Malone Huskies had but made up for it by showing more spirit than the Redskins teams in the past five years have shown."
"Shortly after Malone received the opening kickoff, Redskin defensive end Walt Lattrell pounced on a fumble giving the Redskins the ball on the Malone 39. After gaining little headway on the first two plays, quarterback Pete Sullivan called for a quick kick and with fullback George Swentusky kicking the ball it took a Redskin bounce to the Malone two-yard line."
No lineup was published with the Redskin story, but others mentioned in the story were Pete McIntyre, John Riley and Terry Aubin. That game was covered by Bob Goetz. The Pius game was covered by Bill McLaughlin.
Bobcat harriers win
"Coach Ken Norton's Bobcat harriers from Paul Smith's College entered their first competition of the season at New Delhi Saturday and captured a 48-15 victory from the cross country runners of Delhi A.T.I.
"The first five men across the finish line behind first place winner Dave Wallingford were: Pete Tarwin, Dave Johnson, Art Birkmeyer, Jim Bryant and Aaron Morse."
Tupper loses opener to Potsdam 21-7
"Tupper Lake lost their opening game to a strong Potsdam squad 21 to 7. Most of the scoring in this game was done in the first quarter, the results of a series of power plays. Jim Rovito rammed over from the one yard line for the Jacks and kicked the extra point."
Matty League ends season
"The Saranac Lake Matty and Larry Doyle Leagues completed a successful season with their annual banquet at the Cedar Post on Saturday evening. Officials and managers and their wives (no names in the story) were present.
"League Commissioner James Murray pointed out that over 330 boys in the area participated in the league. The budget for the year was approximately $3400. This money went into making sure that every player had a uniform and necessary protection equipment.
"The money for the league came from the village ($300) and the town ($400) and from sponsors and civic and fraternal organizations who made contributions. Sponsors received certificates to honor their participation in the league.
"The Matty League trophy for first place went to the Bloomingdale Bees and first place trophy for the Larry Doyle League went to the Lake Placid American Legion team.
"Rene Gendron of the Gendron Lumber team received a humorous citation for last place."