Southwestern Clinches Another League Title, Plus Other Local Scores

WESTERN NEW YORK – Friday night under the lights, there were some exciting games to watch, while others weren’t even close. 
The Southwestern Trojans improve to 7-0 after defeating the merged Falconer/Cassadaga Valley team 47-26.
With the victory, Southwestern clinches its league title for the third consecutive season.
Southwestern’s soon to be Rutgers University quarterback Cole Snyder had another great game throwing the football. Snyder went 16-24 for 224 yards and tied his own record with five touchdowns.
Senior wide receiver Alex Card was once again Snyder’s main man. Card caught seven passes for 125 yards and added a 65 yard punt return touchdown.
Mayson Mathews, another senior wide receiver, caught two of Snyder’s five touchdowns.
For Falconer/Cassadaga Valley, senior running back/linebacker Robbie Penhollow was a player on the loose. Penhollow ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, while also adding 144 yards and one touchdown on six receptions. On defense, Penhollow got to the right opponent at the right time, finishing with 19 tackles.
Senior quarterback Connor Crabtree also had an exceptional game. Crabtree completed 11-22 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns.
With the loss, Falconer drops to 4-3.
In other Friday night action, Maple Grove bumps their record up to 5-2 after emphatically defeating the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Timberwolves 48-0.
Senior quarterback Carson Crist threw for three touchdowns on seven completions for 139 yards.
Senior tight end/linebacker Daren Valliancourt caught two of Crist’s touchdowns while also getting eight tackles and one sack on defense.
Easton Tanner rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries while also returning a punt 51 yards for another touchdown for the Red Dragons.
Junior Jake Tomlinson led the Maple Grove defense with 10 tackles.
The Timberwolves fall to 1-6 with the loss.
On the road against the merged Randolph/Frewsburg team, the Portville Panthers get their second win of the season, winning in an offensive shootout 28-26.
Portville got the win despite only running 25 total offensive plays, versus Randolph/Frewsburg’s 64.
Even though they had 21 and 17 play drives which resulted in touchdowns, Randolph/Frewsburg got saddled with the loss after a failed two point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter.
Randolph/Frewsburg finished the game with two 100 yard rushers.
Senior Deter Miinte ran for 121 yards on 27 attempts and scored one touchdown for Randolph/Frewsburg.
Skylar Wright, another senior, rushed for 134 yards on 21 attempts and one touchdown. Wright also had a team high 11 tackles.
Junior Peyton Hayes added seven tackles for the Randolph/Frewsburg defense.
For Portville, running back Jared Lassiter ran nine times for 144 yards and two touchdowns while also adding three receptions for 105 more and one touchdown.
Portville sophomore Jared Zenner added a 31 yard fumble return touchdown.
Randolph/Frewsburg drops to 5-2 with the loss.
Last night at Westfield, N.Y., the merged Chautauqua Lake/Westfield football team overcame an 8-0 first half deficit to defeat Silver Creek/Forestville, 21-8 to improve to 4-3.
Running back Ryan Jafarjian led the way for Chautauqua Lake/Westfield, rushing for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
Quarterback Kyler Majka went big on his five pass attempts, completing three of them for 57 yards and one touchdown.
Zach Fisher caught all three of Kyler Majka’s completions and added an interception on defense.
Ben Szymanowski led the Chautauqua Lake/Westfield defense with eight tackles and one sack.
For Silver Creek/Forestville, quarterback Austin Rott threw for the only touchdown of the game to Cole Golmbieski.
The loss drops the Black Knights to 2-4.

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