ALLEGANY - Senior Cody Dustin came through with the second highest rushing total in leading Falconer to its first football win of the season in Class C South on Friday night.
Dustin rushed 38 times for 376 yards while hitting paydirt five times as the Golden Falcons (1-2) outlasted winless Allegany-Limestone (0-3), 45-28.
The rushing yardage and carries are bettered only by 391 yards on 50 carries by Curt Jones in 2004.
Dustin began his scoring with a 17-yard pass from brother Ryan Dustin, who scored the first touchdown on a 1-yard run, in the first period.
Then, Cody Dustin raced 30 yards for a score in the second quarter that still found Golden Falcons behind at the halftime, 21-18.
Cody Dustin ran wild in the second half as he found the end zone from distances of 37, 65 and 25 yards when the Golden Falcons outscored the hosts, 27-7.
Drew Irwin connected for his first varsity field goal of 25 yards for Falconer.
The Golden Falcons amassed 399 yards on 49 carries and passed for 136 yards.
Defensively, middle linebacker Jacob Youngberg made 15 stops, and tackle Kyle Ross and end Jake Stimson collected nine tackles each for Falconer.
Falconer 8 10 13 14 - 45
Allegany-Limestone 14 7 7 0 - 28
Fal -R. Dustin 1 run (Nathan Burnett run).
All - 23 run (kick good).
All - 20 run (kick good).
Fal - C. Dustin 17 pass from R. Dustin (Irwin kick).
All - 36 run (kick good).
Fal - Irwin 25 field goal.
Fal - C. Dustin 30 run (kick failed).
All - 42 run (kick good).
Fal - C. Dustin 37 run (Irwin kick).
Fal - C. Dustin 65 run (kick failed).
Fal - C. Dustin 25 run (C. Dustin run).
FREDONIA - Matt McCarthy had another impressive performance and Fredonia's defense did enough Friday night as the Hillbillies (3-0) upended Salamanca (2-1), 35-22.
McCarthy scored on runs of 31, 99 and 84 yards, and finished with 273 yards on 12 carries.
Weston Ley chipped in with 66 yards on nine carries, including a 22-yard touchdown in the third quarter, while John Piper finished 5-of-9 passing for 79 yards, 61 of which came on a touchdown pass to Nick Johnston on the Hillbillies' second drive of the game.
McCarthy got the Hillbillies on the scoreboard first after his 31-yard scamper with 10:15 left in the first quarter, but it was his 99-yard touchdown that was his most important, as it came with the Hillbillies up 14-6 late in the first half.
For Salamanca, Cyrus Spruce scored on runs of 1, 12 and 29 yards while teammate Tyler Siperek led the Warriors with 161 yards on 28 touches.
The Warriors finished with 351 yards on 48 carries.
SILVER CREEK PREVAILS
SILVER CREEK - Jake Nosbisch accounted for all the touchdowns as Silver Creek/Forestville blanked Gowanda, 20-0.
Nosbisch ran in from 8 yards out in the second period and tossed a 60-yard pass to Kraig Gilbert for a second score later in the stanza. Nate Serio booted the extra point for a 13-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Nosbisch tossed a 60-yard aerial to Jacob Lewis and Serio made the placement to complete the scoring.
Gowanda 0 0 0 0 - 0
Silver Creek/Forestville 0 13 7 0 - 20
Sil - Nosbisch 8 run (kick failed).
Sil - Gilbert 60 pass from Nosbisch (Serio kick).
Sil - Lewis 60 pass from Nosbisch (Serio kick).
CLASS B SOUTH
DUNKIRK - The offensive woes continued for Dunkirk on Friday night as the Marauders (0-3) fell to Pioneer, 35-6.
The Panthers (2-1, 2-0) opened the scoring at the eight-minute mark of the first quarter, when on fourth-and-seven quarterback Bryce Little hit 6-foot-5 tight end Justin Bliss on a 43-yard touchdown pass.
Pioneer took a 21-0 lead into the break.
The lone bright spot for Dunkirk came late in the fourth quarter when Nick Barlette punched the ball into the end zone.
Barlette finished the game with 73 rushing yards on 11 carries, while teammate Josh Goodwin was 4-of-6 through the air with 75 yards.
Leading the Dunkirk defense was Lucas Lugen with 11 tackles to go along with a fumble recovery while Isaiah Rivera had 10 tackles and Nick Jones eight.