9/2 vs. Falconer / CV (0-3 L)
9/9 vs. University Prep (8-42 L)
9/13 vs. Chautauqua Lake (12-23 L)
9/23 @ Southwestern (6-63 L)
9/30 vs. Allegany-Limestone (14-41 L)
10/7 @ Gowanda-Pine Valley (19-46 L)
10/14 @ Olean (7-54 L)
10/22 @ Eden (26-14 W)
10/27 @ Falconer /CV (6-28 L)
SHS brings back experienced group after 2015 struggles
Inexperience showed across the board for Salamanca football in 2015.
The Warriors returned just four lettermen (one who missed the season after a collarbone injury before Week 1) and even considered a merger given their poor numbers. Instead they gutted out their 100th season under a new coach, Paul Haley, and a roster of many players Haley admits would have been better served playing junior varsity.
Falconer/CV edges Salamanca, 3-0, on last-minute kick
It wasn’t pretty, but it easily could have been Salamanca’s first win on the gridiron since Week 5 of 2014.
The Warriors played Cassadaga Valley/Falconer to a scoreless tie for all but the last 1:04 Friday night at Veterans Park. That’s when a ball off the foot of Golden Cougars sophomore kicker Robbie Penhollow sailed through the uprights for a 26-yard field goal, the only score in a 3-0 Section 6 Class C South season-opening game Friday.
Turnovers cost Warriors a chance at first win
Salamanca’s football team finally started moving its offense, but couldn’t hold on to the ball enough to claim its first win in nearly two seasons.
Coach Paul Haley’s Warriors outgained Chautauqua Lake with 234 yards to 184, but lost the turnover battle five (four lost fumbles, one interception) to two (both fumbles). As a result, the Thunderbirds escaped Veterans Park with their first win, 23-12, and dropped the Warriors to 0-3 Friday.
Warriors end losing streak with consolation win at Eden
The streak is over.
After two seasons, Salamanca got its first win on the varsity football field since 2014 on Saturday, beating Eden/North Collins (2-6) in the Chuck Funke Classic consolation bowl semifinal.
The 26-14 win gave coach Paul Haley his first victory and ended Section 6’s longest multi-year losing streak at 18 games.
CV/Falconer tops Salamanca in consolation final
In one drive in the second quarter, Salamanca more than quadrupled its total offense from the first time it played Cassadaga Valley/Falconer.
The Warriors’ football team drove 98 yards to take a 6-0 lead on the Golden Cougars with Xander Edstrom’s 5-yard run, a score it took into halftime on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Pioneer Central School.
The Golden Cougars took the season opener, 3-0, at Salamanca’s Veterans’ Park on a fourth-quarter field goal. But as much as the Warriors may have improved a slew of four turnovers and an crucial injury spoiled any chance of Salamanca (1-8) ending its season on a win. CV/Falconer (3-6) walked away with a 28-6 win in the Section 6 Class C Chuck Funke Memorial Classic Bowl consolation finals.