GOWANDA - Southwestern opened the 2013 season on a winning note as the Trojans came through with a strong fourth quarter to earn a 20-14 victory over host Gowanda in Class C South football on Friday night.
The Panthers (0-1) got on the board in the first quarter as Brennan Geiger scampered 26 yards for the touchdown and things remained the same until the third quarter when Southwestern's Noah Weinstein scored the first of his three touchdowns. The extra-point try failed and Southwestern trailed, 7-6.
Geiger put Gowanda back in the lead in the fourth quarter, scoring on an 80-yard run to give the Panthers a 14-6 lead, but it was all Southwestern from that point on as Weinstein scored on runs of 4 yards and 2 yards.
Falconer’s Cody Dustin, right, pulls away from Salamanca’s Marcus Zaprowski during Friday night’s Class C South football game. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson
Southwestern's Jake Chamberlin had 57 yards on four carries, Weinstein racked up 16 carries and 55 yards with three touchdowns and he also went 7-for-12 for 84 yards passing with one interception and Hunter Peterson added 71 yards on eight carries.
Defensively, Corey Bryerton had two interceptions, along with seven tackles, Jordan Bryerton contributed 11 tackles and Pete Page had eight tackles.
For Gowanda, Gegier ended his outstanding night with 204 yards on 30 carries.
On defense, Chase Williams had one interception, Dalton Francis added six tackles and John McCarthy produced eight tackles.
Southwestern 0 0 6 14 - 20
Gowanda 7 0 0 7 - 14
Gow -Geiger, 26 run, Brawdy kick
Sou -Weinstein 7 run, kick failed
Gow - Geiger, 80 run, Brawdy kick
Sou - Weinstein 4 run, Chamberlin run
Sou - Weinstein 2 run, kick failed
FALCONER - Tyler Siperak rushed for 106 yards in 15 attempts and Jared Fish passed for 115 yards on 7-of-14 passing as Salamanca defeated Falconer, 12-0.
The first touchdown came on the final play of the first half when Joe Hinman snared an 11-yard pass from Fish to put Salamanca ahead, 6-0.
Then with 5:16 left in the third quarter, Fish ran in from 1 yard away to make it 12-0.
Falconer threatened in the first half by getting to the Warriors' 8 before losing the ball on downs and in the second half to the Salamanca 13 before also losing the ball on downs.
Marcus Zaprowski led the Warriors with eight tackles while Jacob Youngberg paced the Golden Falcons with 50 yards in 14 carries and made 12 tackles from his linebacking post. Nose guard Jacob Penhollow had five tackles, two for losses, and 1 sacks.
Salamanca 0 6 6 0 - 12
Falconer0 0 0 0 - 0
Sal - Hinman 11 pass from Fish (pass failed).
Sal - Fish 1 run (pass failed)
BARTOSZEK WINS OPENER
ELLICOTTVILLE - Phalla Musall scored four touchdowns as Ellicottville-West Valley downed Cassadaga Valley, 26-11, to give coach Chad Bartoszek a successful debut as head coach.
Musall, who rushed for 144 yards on 22 carries, hit paydirt from the 3-yard line, from the 15 twice and the 13. He also ran in a two-point conversion.
Matt Hallowell cracked over from the 1, Tyson Gugino had a safety and Kyle Ruge booted a 40-yard field goal for Casssadaga Valley.
Calum Watt made 14 stops and Dylan Paprocki 11 for the Eagles.
Zack Mower led Cassadaga Valley with 58 yards on 15 attempts.
Cassadaga Valley 0 8 0 3 -11
E-West Valley 6 8 6 6 - 26
E-WV-Musall 3 run (kick failed).
CV-Hallowell 1 run (pass failed).
E-WV-Musall 15 run (Musall run).
CV-Ruge 40 field goal.
E-WV-Musall 15 run (run failed).
CV-Safety (Gugino tacked runner in end zone.)
E-WV:-Musall 13 run (run failed).
BEARS OVERWHELM PV
SOUTH DAYTON - Linebackers Trevor Spicer and Kevin Rogers made 11 tackles each to lead the defense as Frewsburg overwhelmed Pine Valley, 35-0.
The Bears' defense was outstanding as they limited Pine Valley to three first downs, including two by penalties.
Spicer was also a force on offense as he scored the opening touchdown on a 2-yard run with 7:45 left in the first quarter. He finished with 68 yards on 11 attempts.
With 1:11 remaining in the first period, Jordan Ingerson went in from the 5-yard line for a 12-0 lead. Caleb Eckman had a safety with three seconds left for a 14-0 edge.
In the second quarter, Ingerson scored again on a 25-yard run and Bryce Peterson returned an interception 60 yards to paydirt. Nick Long ran in the two-point conversion.
The only score in the second half came when Garrett Steele snared a 52-yard pass from Brady Collver. Craig Rodgers booted the placement.
Frewsburg14 14 7 0 - 35
Pine Valley 0 0 0 0 - 0
Fre- Spicer 2 run (kick failed).
Fre-Ingerson 5 run (kick failed).
Fre- Safety -Eckman tackled runner in end zone.
Fre-Ingerson 25 run (kick failed).
Fre-Peterson 60 interception (Long run).
Fre-Steele 52 pass from Collver (Rodgers kick).
WILDCATS POST SHUTOUT
FRANKLINVILLE - Sherman scored two touchdowns in the second half to defeat Franklinville, 12-0, in Class DD football.
Korey Ayers put the Wildcats on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a 6-yard run and Andrew Graham tossed a 14-yard scoring pass to Dylan Scouten in the fourth period.
Devin Moorhead had 16 carries for 102 yards and Ayers finished with 12 attempts for 78 yards in the win.
Defensively, Chris Greiner had 10 tackles, Nick Eades six tackles and two sacks and Jake Toy five tackles and two sacks for the Wildcats, who didn't allow Franklinville to get any further than the Sherman 30.
Sherman0 0 6 6 - 12
Franklinville0 0 0 0 - 0
She - Ayers 6 run (run failed).
She - Scouten 14 pass from Graham. (run failed)
ALLEGANY - Justin Forster accounted for three touchdowns when Cattaraugus-Little Valley prevailed over mistake-prone Allegany-Limestone, 21-0.
Forster scored first on a 72-yard fumble recovery and then ran in six yards followed by Kyle O'Donnell conversion pass to Anthony Bernardi for a 14-0 lead.
Forster threw a 47-yard halfback-option to Colt Agnew for a touchdown and Agnew kicked the extra point in the second half.
Turnovers were the key as Cattaraugus-Little Valley forced Allegany-Limestone into six mistakes with four fumbles and interceptions by Forster and Matt Andrews.
Forster led the ground game with 74 yards on 19 carries while Thomas Nye was tops for A-L with 52 yards on 12 carries.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley 6 8 7 0 - 21
Allegany-Limestone 0 0 0 0 - 0
C-LV: Forster 72 fumble recovery kick failed).
C-LV: Forster 6 run (Anthony Bernardi pass from Kyle O'Donnell).
C-LV: Agnew 47 pass from Forster (Agnew kick).