Southwestern Turns It On After Falling Behind

Southwestern’s Jameson Walsh looks for room to run during Friday’s Class C South football game in Mayville. Photo courtesy of Shelly Phillips

MAYVILLE — Southwestern scored 38 straight points after going down 10-0 to beat Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton 38-18 in Class C South football action Friday night.

“We’ve been in that situation before in the past couple of years. We came out a little slow,” Southwestern head coach Jake Burkholder said about trailing early in the game. “They relied on each other and rallied around each other to right the ship and get things going.”

Jameson Walsh scored on a pair of 3-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter to give the Trojans (3-1, 3-0) a 14-10 lead before Neves Hoose added a field goal, Jacky Ni caught a 10-yard touchdown from Owen Hayes and Declan Kennedy ran for a 62-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Brody Larson capped the Southwestern scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run.

“We have a handful of weapons with Jameson in the backfield with Brody and Declan,” Burkholder said. “We’re able to get some guys the ball in different ways and that makes it difficult to defend all facets of the game.”

Southwestern’s Bohdan Wendel looks for room to run during Friday’s Class C South football game in Mayville. Photo courtesy of Shelly Phillips

Carson Fairbank made a 28-yard field goal and Devin Hewes caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Brayden Gibbs in the first quarter for the Thunderbirds (2-2, 0-2). Fairbank capped their scoring with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Gibbs.

Walsh finished with 22 carries for 157 yards to lead the Southwestern offense. Tavio Hoose had eight tackles, including five for a loss, Walsh had five tackles and three sacks, and Ni and Larson each had six tackles defensively.

“They were able to move the ball, but a couple of penalties and turnovers on downs as well as two fumbles helped us out,” Burkholder said. “We were able to capitalize.”

Southwestern 0 14 17 7 — 38

CL/Westfield/Brocton 3 7 0 8 — 18

Salamanca’s Zach Trietley attempts to bring down Silver Creek/Forestville quarterback Gavin DeLong during Friday’s Class C South football game in Silver Creek. Photo courtesy of Levi Sponeybarger

CL/W/B–Fairbank 28 FG

CL/W/B–Hewes 5 pass from Gibbs (Fairbank kick)

Sou–Walsh 3 run (Hoose kick)

Sou–Walsh 3 run (Hoosek kick)

Sou–Hoose FG

Sou–Ni 10 pass from Hayes (Hoose kick)

Sou–Kennedy 62 run (Hoose kick)

Sou–Larson 5 run (Hoose kick)

CL/W/B–Fairbank 12 pass from Gibbs (run good)


SILVER CREEK — Salamanca led 42-0 at halftime and forced five turnovers en route to a 42-16 Class C South victory over Silver Creek/Forestville.

Arlen Newark scored on a 34-yard run and a 70-yard punt return for the Warriors (3-1, 3-0), who have won three straight and remained tied with Southwestern for first place in the league.

Zach Trietley caught a 43-yard touchdown from Maddox Isaac, J.T. Auman ran for a 15-yard touchdown, Lucus Brown caught a 24-yard touchdown from Isaac and Trietley ran for a 6-yard touchdown for Salamanca.

Max Tenamore ran for a 19-yard touchdown and David Barrett caught a 10-yard touchdown from Gavin DeLong for the Black Knights (0-4, 0-2).

Jaxson Ross, Auman and Camden Farmer recovered fumbles while Cory Holleran and Newark had interceptions for the Warriors, who will host Fredonia next Friday at Veterans Memorial Park.

Silver Creek/Forestville will host Falconer/Cassadaga Valley/Maple Grove next Friday.

Salamanca 7 35 0 0 — 42

Silver Creek/Forestville 0 0 8 8 — 16

Sal–Newark 34 run (Newark kick)

Sal–Trietley 43 pass form Isaac (Newark kick)

Sal–Auman 15 run (kick failed)

Sal–Brown 24 pass from Isaac (Newark kick)

Sal–Newark 70 punt return (Holleran pass from Isaac)

Sal–Trietley 6 run (Newark kick)

SC/F–Tenamore 19 run (run failed)

SC/F–Barrett 10 pass from Delong (Barrett run)


RANDOLPH — Griffin Nelson set a New York state record with 10 extra points as Randolph beat Cattaraugus-Little Valley 70-0 in Class D play.

The Cardinals (1-3, 1-1) led 42-0 after the first quarter and 56-0 at halftime. All that was left in the second half was seeing if Nelson would tie and/or break the record. He tied the mark, which was set by Tioga’s Gavin Fisher last season, with his ninth in the third quarter and then broke it with his 10th in the fourth quarter.

Talon Rowland carried four times for 185 yards and three touchdowns, Maverick Adams had four carries for 104 yards and three touchdowns, and Tristan Farnham had five carries for 100 yards and three touchdowns for Randolph, which amassed 438 yards on the ground.

Sophomore quarterback Jaxon Morrison returned to the lineup with a 10-yard touchdown run and a 26-yard touchdown pass to Adams.

Cattaraugus-Little Valley 0 0 0 0 — 0

Randolph 42 14 7 7 — 70

Ran–Farnham 54 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Adams 46 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Farnham 5 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Adams 46 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Farnham 24 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Adams 26 pass from Morrison (Nelson kick)

Ran–Morrison 10 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Rowland 71 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Rowland 37 run (Nelson kick)

Ran–Rowland 77 run (Nelson kick)


ELLICOTTVILLE — Hunter Smith ran 10 times for 203 yards and four touchdowns to lead Franklinville/Ellicottville to a 41-20 Class D victory over Wilson.

Owen Chudy caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Towne in the first quarter after Smith ran for his first score to give the Titans (4-0, 2-0) a 14-0 lead. Smith added a 50-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give Franklinville/Ellicottville a 21-0 lead.

The Titans then scored three times in the third quarter on runs of 60 and 35 yards from Smith as well as a 16-yarder by Billy Slavinski.

Gannon Callahan led the Franklinville/Ellicottville defense with nine tackles and an interception; Smith had six tackles; and Slavinski had a sack.

The Lakemen fell to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the league.

Wilson 0 7 0 13 — 20

Franklinville/Ellicottville 14 7 20 0 — 41

F/E–Smith 7 run (Doherty kick)

F/E–Chudy 55 pass from Towne (Doherty kick)

F/E–Smith 50 run (Doherty kick)

Wil–Lacker 35 pass from Ernest (Paul kick)

F/E–Smith 60 run (run failed)

F/E–Slavinski 16 run (Doherty kick)

F/E–Smith 35 run (Doherty kick)

Wil–Mahar 2 run (Paul kick)

Wil–Mahar 48 run (pass failed)


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