SALAMANCA - The streak is finally over.
For nearly four years, the Southwestern Trojans had known nothing but the taste of victory, collecting 42 regular-season wins, starting on Oct. 12, 2007.
But in rainy conditions Friday night, Salamanca (3-1, 3-0), put an end to the Trojans' winning ways, handing them a surprising 21-10 loss in Class C South football, thanks to a solid effort by Tanner John.
Frewsburg running back Chad Intihar battles for yardage in Friday’s win over I-Prep/Grover. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com. See story on Page B3.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
The Warriors took the lead early when John cut loose for a 65-yard run and a touchdown.
Southwestern responded with a drive, but could not put the ball in the end zone and Tanner Hoose came on and kicked a 21-yard field goal to cut the lead to 6-3.
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In the third quarter, John pounded the ball into the end zone on a 1-yard run and the Warriors were up 13-3 and increased their lead in the fourth quarter after John threw a 25-yard scoring strike to Devin Raynor to make it 21-3
The Trojans' final score of the game came from quarterback Jake Pilling, who crossed the goal line on a 4-yard run.
John racked up 159 yards on 15 carries with his two rushing scores and was 4-for-8 for 42 yards. In total, Salamanca (3-1, 3-0) produced 301 yards of offense. Anthony Caputi led the defense with 11 tackles.
Southwestern (3-1, 2-1) was limited to 79 yards rushing as Pilling passed for 144 yards in the losing effort
Southwestern 3 0 0 7 - 10
Salamanca 6 0 7 8 - 21
Sal - John 65 run (kick failed)
Sou - Hoose 21 field goal
Sal - John 1 run (Harrington kick)
Sal - Raynor 25 pass from John (John pass)
Sou - Pilling 4 run (Hoose kick)
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Wolverines (3-1) are slowly catching the attention of Class C.
After having one of their worst halves of the season Friday night, the Wolverines found their groove in the second half and rallied past Cattaraugus-Little Valley (1-3), 28-14.
Westfield travels to undefeated Salamanca, a 21-10 winner over Southwestern, next week for a chance to share first place in Class C South. The Wolverines will square off against the Warriors on Friday night.
"When we played Southwestern, it opened eyes up," Westfield coach Bob North said. "Next week we play Salamanca for a piece of the pie. It will be a big game. We control our own destiny."
Cattaraugus-Little Valley's Samuel Agnew opened the scoring as he found Josh Forster for a 40-yard touchdown strike. After Westfield botched a fake punt, the Timberwolves scored again as Forster hit paydirt from 15 yards out and a 14-0 advantage.
Westfield's Mike Okerlund took the opening kickoff of the third quarter 75 yards to the end zone for a score.
Two drives later, Trey North tied the score with a 17-yard touchdown run.
With Westfield having success in the running game, the Timberwolves stacked the box, forcing Westfield to throw the ball.
The plan backfired as North found Jon Coe for a 35-yard touchdown pass and the lead.
North capped the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 21-yard run on a counter play.
Aiding in the win was Westfield's defense as it forced seven turnovers. Austin Alonge led the way with seven tackles. Brent Morrison and Mason Samonia each had 5tackles. Cody Merrill recovered two fumbles.
Offensively, North ran 17 times for 92 yards while Okerlund rushed for 43 yards. Coe had two catches for 71 yards.
CLASS B SOUTH
PIONEER 13, DUNKIRK 7
DUNKIRK - Some football enthusiasts will tell you that games are won and lost in the trenches.
On Friday night at Dunkirk's Karl Hoeppner Field, Pioneer (4-0, 3-0) won that battle, as it dropped Dunkirk (2-2, 2-1), 13-7, in Class B South action.
Pioneer jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a 27-yard field goal from Tyler Wiedemann with 8:29 left in the first quarter.
Neither team's offense was able to produce much the rest of the opening quarter, nor for much of the second, until Pioneer's Corey Vail capped off a drive with a 1-yard plunge into the end zone. Wiedemann's extra point gave the Panthers a 10-0 lead with 3:50 left in the first half.
After a Pioneer turnover, the Marauders found paydirt after Kevin Holmes hauled in an 8-yard pass from Kevin Burns, helping cut the lead to 10-7 with 1:13 left in the second quarter.
The game moved back to a defensive struggle in the second half, as neither team was able to produce much.
The only other points came on a 31-yard field goal by Wiedemann with 2:34 left in the third quarter.
Burns finished 12 of 21 for 139 yards, a touchdown and a late interception that helped the Panthers seal the victory.
The Panthers' offense was led by Vail, who finished with 132 yards on 21 carries while Nate Woodruff backed him up with 62 yards on 18 touches.
FREWSBURG - Thad Johnson and Devone Adelgren starred on offense and Nick Mitchell on defense as Frewsburg (2-1, 3-1) drubbed International Prep at Grover (0-2, 0-4), 41-6.
Johnson gained 146 yards in 14 carries and tallied three touchdowns and Adelgren added 118 yards in only seven attempts and scored once when the Bears rushed for 341 yards in 32 attempts.
Defensively, Mitchell was all over the field with 19 tackles, including six for loss, and Chad Intihar made nine tackles, recovered two fumbles and caused a fumble. Johnson also recovered a fumble.
Frewsburg jumped into a 21-0 lead after the first quarter with Johnson hitting paydirt from 17 yards with 7:48 left, Adelgren from 25 yards with 5:25 remaining and Johnson again catching a 13-pass from Adelgren with 1:13 left.
Fourteen more points went up in the second quarter as Dalton Peterson raced 65 yards with a punt return with 11:50 until halftime. With just nine seconds showing in the half it was Peterson latching onto to a 35-yard strike from Johnson, who was 2-for-2 for 60 yards.
In the third quarter, Johnson went into the end zone for the third time from six yards away in with 7:04 showing.
The visitors scored on a 3-yard run with 10:50 remaining in the game. Overall, the Frewsburg defense held I-Prep to just 123 yards.
I-Prep at Grover0 0 0 6 - 6
Frewsburg21 14 6 0 - 41
Fre - Johnson 17 run (kick failed).
Fre - Adelgren 25 run (Adelgren run).
Fre - Johnson 13 pass from Adelgren (Adelgren kick).
Fre - Peterson 65 punt return (kick failed).
Fre - Peterson 35 pass from Peterson (Johnson run).
Fre - Johnson 6 run (run failed).
I-Pr - 3 run (pass failed).
CARDS STILL PERFECT
RANDOLPH - Anthony Schwartz and Brent Robbins put together 100-plus rushing games and combined for five touchdowns for undefeated Randolph (4-0).
Schwartz ran for 176 yards in just six attempts and Robbins had 130 yards in 13 carries in a 434-yard ground assault as the Cardinals overpowered winless Portville (0-4), 46-12.
Things didn't start well for the Cardinals as they fumbled the ball away at their own four. However, the defense responded by pinning Portville all the way back to the 12 on fourth down.
Then, Randolph drove the field and Robbins capped it with a 23-yard touchdown run.
George Pitchford caught a 54-yard scoring pass from John Morgante followed by Schwartz hitting paydirt from 17 yards.
Morgante went over from the 30 and Robbins followed with a TD from four yards out. Next Schwartz rambled 70 yards for a touchdown as the half ended with a 40-0 Randolph lead.
Schwartz scored on a 70-yard touchdown run for the only Randolph score in the third period for a 46-0 margin.
Portville finally got on the scoreboard when Chad Lowe hit Marcellin from 62 yards and Pilger raced 39 yards for a score.
Coach Pat Slater credited the whole team with playing excellent defense as the Cardinals limited the Panthers to 66 yards passing and 49 rushing.
Portville0 0 6 6 - 12
Randolph14 26 6 0 - 46
Ran - Robbins 23 run (Dowiasz run).
Ran - Pitchford 54 pass from Morgante (run failed).
Ran - Schwartz 17 run (run failed).
Ran - Morgante 30 run (pass failed).
Ran - Robbins 4 run (Pitchford kick).
Ran - Schwartz 70 run (Pitchford kick).
Ran - Schwartz 70 run (run failed).
Por - Marcellin 62 pass from Lowe (pass failed).
Por - Pilger 39 run (pass failed)
T'BIRDS WIN AGAIN
MAYVILLE - Thanks to a solid offensive and defensive effort, Chautauqua Lake improved to 4-0 for the season with a 30-6 victory over Clymer (2-2).
The Thunderbirds held a 16-6 lead at the half, then delivered 14 points in the final quarter.
Chris Sampson was the leading rusher for Chautauqua Lake with 20 carries for 69 yards and two receiving touchdowns, the first a 34-yard pass from Jason McMahon and the second from 11 yards out. McMahon ended his night going 4-for-12 for 64 yards and two touchdown passes.
Defensively for the Thunderbirds, Chandler Baker had 11 tackles and Anthony Pezzulo 10 tackles.
Ryan Phelps had 24 carries for 132 yards and scored the Pirates' only touchdown, which came in the second quarter,
Clymer 0 6 0 0 - 6
Chautauqua Lake 8 8 0 14 - 30
Cha -Sampson from McMahon 34 pass (McMahon pass)
Cly - Phelps 77 run (pass failed)
Cha -Sampson from McMahon 11 pass (McMahon pass)
Cha-Russin 74-yard punt return (pass failed)
Cah -McMahon 5 run (McMahon pass)
FALCONER LOOKS 'SHARP'
FALCONER - After three weeks and three losses, Falconer finally found the winning formula Friday night as Nate Sharp helped the Golden Falcons shut out Lafayette, 34-0.
Sharp was almost unstoppable, rolling up 234 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns. In total, Falconer (1-3) had 384 yards on the ground in getting its first win of the season. Cody DiDominco also scored on a 1-yard run.
The Golden Falcons were equally tough on defense, holding Lafayette (0-3) to minus-22 yards rushing, led by Jacob Youngberg with nine tackles, Tyler Lamonica added four tackles and Kyle Petersen intercepted a pass in the second quarter.
Lafayette 0 0 0 0 - 0
Falconer 6 8 14 6 - 34
Fal -Sharp 12 run (run failed)
Fal - Sharp 5 run (Peterson pass to Cameron)
Fal -Cameron 1 run (Stimson kick)
Fal - Cody DiDominico 1 run (Stimson kick)
Fal - Sharp 28 run (kick failed)