HERKIMER, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Herkimer Magicians entered their contest Thursday night against fellow storybook character, the Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights, as an honorable mention in the latest New York Sportswriters Association poll, but grinded out an 11-point victory over their Center State Conference foe to earn a resume-building victory and move to 8-2 overall on their year. The team’s only losses this season to state-ranked Dolgeville and fellow honorable mention Little Falls.

Frankfort-Schuyler drops to 5-4 with the loss in a tight contest, getting as close as a 43-43 tie with six and a half minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but not able to keep up with the magic from their opponents.