Forster Leads Catt-LV To Share Of Class DD Title
CATTARAUGUS – Josh Forster was the story for Cattaraugus-Little Valley in its fourth straight Class DD win and fifth in sixth games to gain a share of the league title on Friday night.
Forster carried the ball 35 times and gained 219 yards in coming off a 227-yard rushing game against Pine Valley last week as C-LV (6-1) took care of Frewsburg (4-2, 4-3), 21-7, to gain a share of the title with either Panama or Sherman.
Panama plays at Sherman this afternoon and the winner ties C-LV for the championship.
”We had a couple of key turnovers by Frewsburg in the red zone and the offensive line did a great job for Forster,” said winning coach Tim Miller.
The first touchdown was a 40-yard pass from Kyle O’Donnell to Colt Agnew in the first quarter to give C-LV a 6-0 lead. O’Donnell finished 3-of-3 for 44 yards passing.
Josh Nelson caught a 25-yard scoring pass from Brady Collver and Kole Brink kicked the extra point as Frewsburg took a 7-6 lead at halftime.
Forster scored two touchdowns for C-LV in the second half with the first being from 4 yards and the second from 3 yards. O’Donnell ran in the conversion and Agnew booted the extra point.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley had another touchdown called back by a penalty when Kyle Morton intercepted a pass and returned it 85 yards to no avail.
Kevin Rogers gained 79 yards rushing on 14 attempts and Collver was 8-of-16 for 106 yards passing for Frewsburg.
Cornerback sophomore Anthony Berardi made seven tackles for the winners.
Frewsburg0 7 0 0 – 7
C-LV6 0 8 7 – 21
C-LV – Agnew 40 pass from O’Donnell (kick failed).
Fre – Nelson 25 pass from Collver (Brink kick).
C-LV – Forster 4 run (O’Donnell run).
C-LV – Forster 3 run (Agnew kick).
FRANKLINVILLE – Franklinville’s Peter Kopp had a big night as the Panthers (2-5) rolled to a 29-8 victory over Pine Valley (0-7).
Kopp scored three times, highlighted by a 95-yard run for a score, and racked up 142 yards on 14 carries as Franklinville broke things open in the final quarter, scoring15 points.
Defensively, Jamie Greiner had 11 tackles and a sack and Charlie Ferman contributed five tackles and a sack for the winners.
Bryce Jay had nine tackles for Pine Valley while Mike Isula had 41 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving.
Pine Valley 0 8 0 0 – 8
Franklinville 8 0 6 15 -29
Fra – Kopp 2 run (Lawrence pass from Kopp)
Pin – Granger 1 run (Jay pass from Granger)
Fra – Kopp 11 run (pass failed)
Fra – Kopp 95 run (Colucci pass from Kopp)
Fra – Colucci 47 pass from Kopp (Bays kick)
CLASS C SOUTH
WARRIORS IMPROVE TO 7-1
GOWANDA – Salamanca ran its overall record to 7-1 by taking care of Gowanda, 14-0.
Jared Fish hit Jimmie Nye with a 46-yard touchdown pass and Jarron Ball caught a conversion pass from Fish in the second quarter for the only score of the first half.
Tyler Siperek added the second-half score for the Warriors by rambling for an 8-yard run in the fourth stanza.
Salamanca0 8 0 6 – 14
Gowanda0 0 0 0 – 0
Sal – Nye 46 pass from Fish (Ball pass from Fish).
Sal – Siperek 8 run (pass failed).
fredonia downs dunkirk
DUNKIRK – Dunkirk (0-7) will have to wait another year to put an end to its losing streak against arch-rival Fredonia (7-0), as the Hillbillies cruised past the Marauders, 55-22.
“Fredonia is a good team,” Dunkirk head coach Tim Majka said. “Like I said earlier (in the week), they are not complicated, but what they do, the do well.”
The Hillbillies extended their win streak to 15 games over the Marauders and set a new single-game record for points scored in the 121-game rivalry.
The previous record of 44 points was recorded twice, once by Dunkirk in 1969 and once by Fredonia in 1990.
Matt McCarthy went over the 1,000-yard mark after he rushed for 202 yards on 19 carries while adding four touchdowns.
GATORS WIN IN TWO OTs
SILVER CREEK – Allegany-Limestone coach Paul Furlong saved arguably his best play call for last.
In a double overtime game against Silver Creek-Forestville (1-4, 1-6), with the score tied 13-all, Furlong called for a wide receiver reverse and Joe Miller answered the call by taking the reverse 6 yards around the left side for what proved to be the game-winning score as the Gators (2-4, 2-5) prevailed 20-13.
“We had set it up and had been waiting and waiting and we just never had a great time to run (the reverse),” Furlong said. “I looked and I said, ‘Might as well run it now and see what happens.’ We got a great kick-out block, (Miller) read it great and got underneath for the score.”
After 48 minutes of regulation, the two teams remained deadlocked in a 6-6 tie. Silver Creek-Forestville won the overtime coin toss and got the first score on a 20-yard pass from Jake Nosbisch to Jacob Lewis on 4th-and-10. Nosbisch had earlier replaced Lewis at quarterback. Nate Serio kicked the extra point to bring the score to 13-6.
As per high school overtime rules, the Gators took over at the 20-yard line needing a touchdown and an extra point to send the game into a second overtime. Three plays later Allegany-Limestone found itself facing 4th-and-10. Furlong brought in Kyle McGraw, his best passing quarterback, to take one last attempt at the end zone.
The ball was snapped to McGraw who immediately faced a heavy pass rush and was forced to scramble. That scramble was good for 15 yards and a first down. Two plays later, running back Todd Mason plunged 5 yards for the touchdown. The successful extra point evened the score at 13-13, forcing the second overtime.
This time it was the Gators who won the toss and chose to take the ball first before Miller took the reverse in for the touchdown. Silver Creek-Forestville had the opportunity to answer, but on the Black Knights’ first play of the second overtime, Nosbisch was intercepted by Mason to seal the victory.