Gridiron Gains

High School Football Season Opens In Area

Southwestern’s Alex Card catches a touchdown over Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Nolan Palmatier during the third quarter of the Trojans’ 35-8 win over the Titans on Friday night at Charles A. Lawson Field.
Jamestown quarterback Drew Boggs throws over the West Seneca East defense during the Red Raiders’ 34-12 loss on Friday night at Strider Field.

High school football got underway in the area Friday night with a full slate of games.

At Southwestern’s Charles A. Lawson Field, the Trojans’ Cole Snyder threw for 223 yards and five touchdowns — three to wide receiver Alex Card — as the hosts picked up a 35-8 win over Franklinville/Ellicottville.

Meanwhile, at Jamestown’s Strider Field, the Red Raiders jumped out to a 12-0 lead only to see West Seneca East score 34 unanswered points in a 34-12 non-league victory.

Randolph/Frewsburg’s second season as a merged program got off on the right foot as the Cardinals beat Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, 41-12, in Randolph.

Curt Fischer’s first game as the head coach at Chautauqua Lake/Westfield was also a success in Mayville as the longtime Maple Grove coach added to his career wins total with an 18-7 victory over Allegany-Limestone.