CLYMER - A rally in the second half carried Clymer to a non-league victory Saturday afternoon.
Clymer did all its scoring in the second half in rallying to defeat Cassadaga Valley, 22-18, to rack up its sixth straight win and sixth in seven games to finish the regular season.
After CassadagaValley (3-4) held a 12-0 lead on a 4-yard run by Jordan Crabtree and a 33-yard punt return by David Meadows, Jake Wiggers took over for Clymer.
Wiggers raced 74 yards for a touchdown and Matt DeStevens hit a two-point conversion pass to Mitch Einink.
Then, Wiggers went 4 yards for a score and Jarred Dunnewold's placement was good to tie the game at 14-14.
Jordan Boughton rambled 69 yards to put Cassadaga back in front, 20-15, only to see Wiggers enter the end zone again on an 8-yard run. Dunnewold kick the extra points.
Wiggers finished with 154 yards 23 carries and intercepted a pass and quarterback Matt DeStevens was 5-of-12 passing for 68 yards.
Connor Payne had 53 yards in 18 carries while making seven tackles and causing a fumble for the Pirates.
Defensively besides Payne, Austin Cramer had eight tackles and two fumble recoveries. Dan Lictus eight tackles and a fumble recovery and Tom Heiser seven tackles in the win.
The Pirates allowed a lone first down on Boughton's run and only 81 yards total offense. Boughton had 57 yards on eight attempts and the defense has allowed just four touchdowns in the last five games.
''We have a lot of respect for Cassadaga Valley. They are a C school going to the playoffs and it is exciting playing a school from another division like this,'' said winning coach Dave Bodamer. ''Our special-teams play cost us a couple of touchdowns today, which is not normal for us, but the boys wouldn't quit, This was really a good game. Each team team played hard and, thankfully, we came out on top. It is great for our seniors to win the last one at home, too.''
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Cassadaga Valley 0 6 6 6 - 18
Clymer 0 0 8 14 - 22
Cas - Crabtree 4 run (kick failed).
Cas - Meadows 33 punt return (kick failed).
Cly - Wiggers 74 run (Einink pass from DeStevens).
Cly - Wiggers 4 run (Dunnewold kick).
Cas - Boughton 69 run (kick failed).
Cly - Wiggers 8 run (Dunnewold kick).
TROJANS FALL AT EDEN
EDEN - A Southwestern pass fell incomplete in the end zone from 35 yards away and the Trojans failed to pull off the upset, losing, 8-7, to Eden.
The Raiders' Garrett Distefano caught a 16-yard pass from Matt Bialy with six minutes remaining and Bialy's 2-point conversion pass to Gallivan Connor gave the hosts a lead they would not relinquish.
Southwestern got the ball back with 12 seconds left and completed a pass to the 35-yard line before its final attempt came up unsuccessful.
The Trojans (2-5) opened the scoring in the second quarter when Hunter Peterson scored on a 40-yard run and Tanner Hoose added the point after.
Peterson led Southwestern with 113 yards on 15 carries while Peter Trathen had 12 tackles and an interception. Jesia Hogue had 10 tackles with an interception and Ryan Schutte had 10 tackles.
Nick Sarratori had 14 carries for 58 yards to lead Eden (6-1).
Southwestern 0 7 0 0 - 7
Eden 0 0 0 8 - 8
Sou - Peterson 40 run (Hoose kick).
Ede - Distefano 16 pass from Bialy (Connor pass from Bialy)
FORESTVILLE - A three-way tie has developed for the championship in the Class DD football.
Sherman (5-1) joined Clymer (5-1) and Ellicottville (5-1) as tri-champions after blasting Forestville (0-6, 0-7), 47-6.
The Wildcats, in winning a share of crown for the first time in several seasons, got off to a terrific start with a 24-0 edge in the first quarter.
Chris Greiner, who had 87 yards in 15 carries, scored the first two touchdowns from the 10 and 14. John Luden snared a 39-yard pass from Andrew Graham and after the TDs Graham ran in two conversions and passed to Trevor Enterline for the other.
Luden had another touchdown reception of 28 yards from Graham and Graham again converted the extra points for a 32-0 halftime lead.
Ryan Forbes caught a 15-yard pass from Jake Nosbisch to account for the Forestville score in the third quarter.
Graham ran 5 yards for a TD and Ethan Lyon converted the extra points and Enterline hit paydirt from the 2 and Graham booted the placement for the Wildcats.
Graham contributed 45 yards in nine carries while Enterline made nine tackles, Jacob Toy had eight stops with two sacks and Zack Reyes also had two sacks.
Sherman 24 8 8 7 - 46
Forestville 0 0 6 0 - 6
She -Greiner 10 run (Enterline pass from Graham).
She - Greiner 14 run (Graham run).
She - Luden 39 pass from Graham (Graham run).
She - Luden 28 pass from Graham (Graham run).
For - Forbes 15 pass from Nosbisch (run failed).
She - Graham 5 run (Lyon run).
She - Enterline 2 run (Graham kick).