SHERMAN - Devin Moorhead had the big offensive game for undefeated Sherman in Class DD football under the lights Friday night.
Moorhead gained 159 yards on 16 rushes and scored twice when the Wildcats (4-0) downed Pine Valley (0-4), 32-6.
It didn't start well for the Wildcats as Pine Valley got on the scoreboard first on Dan Weaver's 40-yard run in the opening period. Andrew Graham tied it for Sherman with a 50-yard run and Moorhead ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-6 lead. Moorhead rambled 12 yards to paydirt and Graham converted the two points via run to make a 16-6 in favor of Sherman.
Sherman’s Andrew Graham breaks the tackle of Pine Valley’s Michael Isula en route to a 50-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Friday’s Class DD football game. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
Before the half, Moorhead crossed the goal-line from eight yards and made the conversion run for 24-8 margin at halftime.
In the fourth quarter, Dylan Scouten scored on a 28-yard pass from Graham and later Nick Eades tackled the punter in the end zone for a safety for the Wildcats.
Graham supported Moorhead with 92 yards on eight carries while teammates Chris Greiner, Scouten and Jake Toy excelled defensively for the Wildcats. Greiner, the middle linebacker, was in on seven tackles and four assists, Scouten, the outside linebacker, had eight tackles and three assists and Toy, the defensive tackle, added six tackles, one assisted, and a sack in the victory.
Calvin Snyder made 10 tackles and three assists for Pine Valley.
Pine Valley6 0 0 0 - 6
Sherman8 16 0 8 - 32
Pin - Weaver 40 run (kick failed).
She - Graham 50 run (Moorhead run).
She - Moorhead 12 run (Graham run).
She - Moorhead 8 run (Moorhead run).
She - Scouten 28 pass from Graham (run failed).
She - Safety - Nick Eades tackled punter in end zone.
CATTARAUGUS - Justin Forester and Kyle O'Donnell each scored two touchdowns as Cattaraugus-Little Valley (3-1) handled Clymer (0-4), 40-6.
After Clymer opened the game with a 70-yard scoring drive that was capped by Matt DeStevens' 6-yard run, the hosts went to work starting with a 20-point second quarter.
A safety was rewarded when a bad snap sailed over the punter's head and through the end zone to put C-LV on the scoreboard.
Then on the ensuing drive, Forester rambled 23 yards to paydirt to put the hosts ahead to stay at 8-6. O'Donnell hit paydirt from the 6-yard line and Forester went over from the 5 for a 20-6 halftime lead.
The second half was all C-LV as O'Donnell crossed the end zone from the 5, Forester tossed a 46-yard scoring strike to Colt Agnew, and Anthony Bernardi went 14 yards for another score.
Forester had 83 yards on 13 attempts and O'Donnell 42 yards on only three carries for the winners. Outside linebacker Matt Hanft made six stops and cornerback Kyle O'Donnell added an interception in the win.
Garrett McAfoose rushed for 102 yards in 23 carries for Clymer, which was playing without leading rusher Jake Wiggers who is sidelined with a sprained ankle.
Clymer6 0 0 0 - 6
C-LV 0 20 14 6 - 40
Cly - DeStevens 6 run (kick failed).
C-LV - Safety as punt went through end zone.
C-LV - Forester 23 run (kick failed).
C-LV - O'Donnell 6 run (pass failed).
C-LV - Forester 5 run (kick failed).
C-LV - O'Donnell 5 run (Agnew kick).
C-LV - Agnew 46 pass from Forester (Agnew kick).
C-LV - Bernardi 14 run (kick failed).
CLASS C SOUTH
GOWANDA - Allegany-Limestone's Ron Cunningham had a solid night as the Gators rolled to a 30-8 win over Gowanda.
Cunningham racked up 154 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns, his longest a 57-yard scamper to open the scoring, followed by scoring runs of 5 and 15 yards. Tom Mason also added a 1-yard run for a touchdown.
Defensively for the winners, Zach Johnston had a 45-yard interception and Dalton Bliss grabbed another for 36 yards.
For the Panthers (1-3), Brennan Geiger led the way with 132 yards on 22 carries while Lucas Brawdy threw a 20-yard pass to Jordan Young for Gowanda's lone touchdown. Brawdy was 4-for-10 for 85 yards passing.
John McCarthy had nine tackles and Brawdy added an interception in the losing effort.
Allegany-Limestone 14 9 0 7 - 30
Gowanda 0 0 0 8 - 8
All - Cunningham 57 run, Zach Hemphill kick
All - Todd Mason 1 run, Hemphill kick
All - Cunningham 5 run, Hemphill kick
All - Safety
Gow - Safety
Gow - Young 20 pass from Brawdy, pass failed
All - Cunningham 15 run, Hemphill kick
ELLICOTTVILLE - Franklinville (1-3) held the lead after three quarters, but host Ellicottville (3-1) came through with a touchdown in the final stanza to pull out a 14-13 victory.
The Panthers were leading 13-6 entering the fourth quarter, but the Eagles' Cam Wilson ran in from a yard out for the touchdown, then topped it off with a successful run for the 2-point conversion to secure the win. Wilson also scored on an 18-yard run in the second quarter.
Overall, Phalla Musall was the workhouse for Ellicottville with 65 yards on 22 carries and had eight tackles on defense. Alex Delity led with 10 tackles.
For Franklinville, Peter Kopp racked up 68 yards on 14 carries and scored on runs of 3 and 15 yards. He also led the team in tackles with 10.
Franklinville 0 7 6 0 - 13
Ellicottville 0 6 0 8 - 14
Fra - Kopp 3 run, Bays kick
Ell - Wilson 18 run, pass failed
Fra - Kopp 15 run, kick failed
Ell - Wilson 1 run, Wilson run