FALCONER - Another top-flight rushing performance was enjoyed by Cody Dustin of Falconer in a heart-breaking loss Friday night in Class C South football.
Dustin had his third straight prolific performance as he rushed for 261 yards on 18 attempts, but Falconer (2-3, 2-3) fell to Gowanda (1-3, 2-3), 39-38, on a touchdown pass and an extra-point kick in the final minute.
Dustin raced 76 yards to paydirt with four minutes left to give the Golden Falcons a 38-32 lead. But back came Gowanda with Lucas Brawdy hitting Jordan Young from 40 yards and the former kicking the extra point with only 53 seconds left for the decisive point.
Falconer’s Cody Dustin breaks a Gowanda tackle en route to scoring the Golden Falcons’ first touchdown during a Class C South football game Friday night. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Mark L. Anderson
Brandon Geiger was the top rusher for Gowanda with 204 yards on a workmanlike 39 carries. He scored two touchdowns on runs of 55 and 5 yards.
Dustin also crossed the goal line on runs of 19 and 63 yards and brother Ryan Dustin hit paydirt on a 13-yard run for Falconer. Jake Youngberg raced 78 yards and Sean Jackson went 46 yards for the other scores in the loss.
Brawdy tossed three touchdown passes with his other strikes being to Young for 59 yards and Chase Williams for 26 yards for the winners.
Devin Clark recovered fumble in the end zone for Gowanda.
Jackson had 71 yards rushing on four attempts for the Golden Falcons. Linebacker Cody Dustin led with 14 tackles and middle linebacker Nathan Burnett had 12 stops.
Gowanda 14 12 6 7 - 39
Falconer 18 6 0 14 - 38
Fal - C. Dustin 19 run (kick failed).
Gow - Geiger 55 run (kick failed).
Fal - Youngberg 78 run (run failed).
Gow - Young 59 pass from Brawdy (Brawdy kick).
Fal - C. Dustin 63 run (pass failed).
Fal -Jackson 46 run (kick failed).
Gow - Geiger 5 run (kick failed).
Gow - Williams 26 pass from Brawdy (kick failed).
Gow - Clark recovered fumble in end zone (kick failed).
Fal - R. Dustin 13 run (C. Dustin run).
Gow - Young 40 pass from Brawdy (Brawdy kick).
WARRIORS HANG ON
SALAMANCA - In a game of two different halves, Salamanca (3-1, 4-1) was able to hang to defeat Southwestern (2-2, 2-3), 20-14.
Salamanca dominated the first half in racing out to a 20-0 lead with a 256-50 edge in total yards. But in the second half, Southwestern outscored Salamanca, 14-0, in racking up a 222-46 advantage in yardage..
Southwestern was stopped on the Salamanca 10-yard line on a fourth-and-one late in the game and its final chance was intercepted by Sean Greene at the Salamanca 28.
Tadd Beattie scored on a 1-yard run for the first Salamanca touchdown in the opening 12 minutes.
Joe Hinman snared a 24-yard touchdown pass from Fish, Tyler Siperek ran over from the 1 and Jarron Ball caught a conversion pass from Jared Fish for a 20-0 Salamanca lead.
Southwestern came out recharged in the second half and got on the scoreboard when Nico Pannes was on the receiving end of a 6-yard scoring pass from Noah Weinstein in the third stanza.
Nick Swanson went over from the 11 in the fourth quarter and Tanner Hoose kicked his second extra point to bring the Trojans within 20-14.
Beattie rushed for 66 yards on 10 carries and Siperek 54 yards on 12 attempts for the Warriors. Fish connected on 6-of-11 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown pass in the win.
For Southwestern, Hunter Peterson gained 71 yards on 14 attempts followed by Swanson with 63 yards on 12 carries. Weinstein was 6-of-11 for 83 yards and a touchdown pass.
Jimmy Nye of Salamanca also intercepted a pass.
Southwestern0 0 7 7 - 14
Salamanca 6 14 0 0 - 20
Sal - Beattie 1 run (kick failed).
Sal - Hinman 24 pass from Fish (run failed).
Sal - Siperek 1 run (Ball pass from Fish).
Sou - Pannes 6 pass from Weinstein (Hoose kick).
Sou - Swanson 11 run (Hoose kick).
COLLVER SPARKS BEARS
FREWSBURG - Brady Collver's passing enabled Frewsburg (3-1, 3-2) to topple Sherman from the ranks of the undefeated (4-1, 4-1).
Collver hit on 11-of-20 passes for 220 yards and twice connected with Bryce Peterson on scores as the Bears stopped Sherman, 28-18, in Class DD football.
Collver opened up with touchdown passes of 60 yards and 25 yards to Peterson, and Jordan Ingerson ran in a conversion to enable the Bears to take a 14-0 lead in the first half.
But Sherman cut the deficit to 14-12 at halftime on runs of 3 and 2 yards by Devin Moorhead. The 2-yard score was set up by a Sherman fumble recovery.
Collver accounted for his third touchdown on a 1-yard run and Trevor Spicer ran back an interception 60 yards for the Bears in the second half.
A 61-yard scoring strike from Andrew Graham to Dylan Scouten accounted for the final Sherman touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Rogers led the Bears in rushing with 101 yards on 21 carries and Josh Nelson snared five passes for 87 yards.
Defensively, Ingerson had two interceptions for the Bears while linebackers Spicer and Nick Long had nine stops apiece and Garrett Steele added seven.
Graham was 8-for-16 for 117 yards in the loss.
Sherman0 12 0 6 - 18
Frewsburg 6 8 8 6 - 28
Fre - Peterson 60 pass from Collver (pass failed).
Fre - Peterson 25 pass from Collver (Ingerson run).
She - Moorhead 3 run (run failed).
She - Moorhead 2 run (run failed).
Fre - Collver 1 run (Garrett Steele pass from Collver).
Fre - Spicer 60 interception (pass failed).
She - Scouten 61 pass from Graham (run failed).
CATTARAUGUS - Justin Forster had a solid night for Cattaraugus-Little Valley, which rolled to a 35-0 victory over Franklinville.
Forster racked up 13 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown and Anthony Bernardi had 10 carries for 43 yards for the Timberwolves (4-1), who put up 28 points in the second quarter and added seven more in the third.
In that second quarter, Colt Agnew caught a 55-yard pass from quarterback Kyle O'Donnell. B.J. Stevens recovered a fumble and ran it back 49 yards. Forster scored on a 25-yard run and Bernardi added a 5-yard run for another score. Kyle Morton then scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter.
O'Donnell was 3-of-3 for 106 yards and a touchdown and also pulled down an interception. Forster also had five tackles.
Jamie Greiner was the leading tackler for the Panthers (0-5) with 10 stops.
Franklinville 0 0 0 0 - 0
Cattaraugus-Little Valley 0 28 7 0 - 35
Cat - Agnew 55 pass from O'Donnell, Forster run
Cat - Stevens 49 fumble return, kick failed
Cat - Forster 25 run, Agnew kick
Cat - Bernardi 5 run, Agnew kick
Cat - Morton 2 run, Agnew kick
DOUBEK, OLDRO SHINE
RANDOLPH - Chris Doubek led the offense and Cody Oldro the defense as unbeaten Randolph, the state's top Class D team, easily made it five straight wins.
Doubek gained 130 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns and a conversion run while Oldro had 10 tackles and three assists, blocked a punt, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass for a score as the Cardinals topped Silver Creek-Forestville, 42-7.
The Cardinals put up 28 points in the first quarter as Doubek scored twice on runs of 43 and 8 yards. Lucas Brown went over from the 9 and Oldro ran back an interception 57 yards. Bryce Morrison took care of the second-period scoring with a 9-yard run and a 13-yard pass from quarterback Mitchell Maycock.
Silver Creek-Forestville got on the scoreboard in the fourth stanza when Sherman Williams cracked over from the 1.
Doubek added 10 stops and three assists from his free safety position and Brown added seven tackles from his outside linebacking post for the Cardinals.
Williams gained 36 yards rushing in 12 carries in the loss.
Silver Creek-Forestville0 0 0 7 - 7
Randolph28 14 0 0 - 42
Ran - Doubek 43 run (run failed).
Ran - Brown 9 run (Doubek run).
Ran - Doubek 8 run (Micah Kehoe kick).
Ran - Oldro 57 interception (Kehoe kick).
Ran - Morrison 9 run (Kehoe kick).
Ran - Morrison 13 pass from Maycock (Kehoe kick).