SCHEDULE & RESULTS

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Section 6 football schedules revealed

Section 6 football chairman Ken Stoldt recently released the federation’s 2018 season schedules, revealing the matchups in an eight-game Class D slate.

Salamanca opens its season playing C-LV, Friday, Aug. 31. Then the Warriors visit Franklinville/Ellicottville in Ellicottville Sept. 7 before two straight home games against Maple Grove and C/S/P. Olean visits Salamanca on Oct. 5 for the Warriors’ other non-league game.

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‘Seasoned’ Salamanca to be put to the test by Class D schedule

These players helped bring Salamanca football back above .500 after two winless regular seasons. Now, can they build on it against a daunting schedule?

 

Approaching his fourth season, coach Paul Haley said the Warriors embraced the difficult path they’ll face, showing more commitment than previous summers in the weight room. “There’s no doubt,” Haley said, that a taste of winning (Salamanca went 5-4 with a consolation bowl victory over Cattaraugus-Little Valley) contributed to the renewed interest this summer.

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Section 6 football schedules revealed

Section 6 football chairman Ken Stoldt recently released the federation’s 2018 season schedules, revealing the matchups in an eight-game Class D slate.

Salamanca opens its season playing C-LV, Friday, Aug. 31. Then the Warriors visit Franklinville/Ellicottville in Ellicottville Sept. 7 before two straight home games against Maple Grove and C/S/P. Olean visits Salamanca on Oct. 5 for the Warriors’ other non-league game.

Salamanca Press

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‘Seasoned’ Salamanca to be put to the test by Class D schedule

These players helped bring Salamanca football back above .500 after two winless regular seasons. Now, can they build on it against a daunting schedule?

 

Approaching his fourth season, coach Paul Haley said the Warriors embraced the difficult path they’ll face, showing more commitment than previous summers in the weight room. “There’s no doubt,” Haley said, that a taste of winning (Salamanca went 5-4 with a consolation bowl victory over Cattaraugus-Little Valley) contributed to the renewed interest this summer.

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Salamanca rallies to survive scare from C-LV

Paul Haley’s team had enough turnovers and missed passing opportunities to drive any coach mad, but that didn’t stop Salamanca from claiming an opening-week high school football victory.

 

Instead, the Warriors shook off five turnovers and an eight-point fourth quarter deficit against Cattaraugus-Little Valley to win, 26-20, Friday night on a dramatic last-minute touchdown drive.

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Franklinville/Ellicottville holds off Salamanca, 27-12

All four of F/E’s touchdown drives started from Salamanca’s 37 or closer, including two within the 10-yard line thanks to a blocked punt and the fumble recovery on a punt, when officials said Salamanca’s returner touched the ball as the Titans attempted to down near the goal line. A holding penalty pushed F/E back, but Grinols punched in a 14-yard run to give the Titans a two-score lead, 21-6, in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.

 

“The call in the end zone, that was brutal,” Salamanca coach Paul Haley said. “That was a big stop for us. (If) get the ball there, we get a drive and and we've got a little momentum there and it's a one-score game at that point. Now they've got the ball inside the 10 and our defense, I thought played great tonight. You can't put our defense inside the 20 so many times and expect there to be great results.”

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Maple Grove pulls away for 49-22 victory at Salamanca

Salamanca coach Paul Haley acknowledged playing the back-to-back state finalists (albeit with a new coaching staff) competitively for most of the night, but falling short of a comeback was "definitely both" encouraging and frustrating, considering the Red Dragons’ success on third and fourth downs.

 

'Obviously I'm happy (with our effort), our kids never quit," he said. "They battled right to the end of the game. I'm frustrated because we can't get off the field on fourth and long, we're giving up stupid plays, but this was a team where I thought we did a good job moving the ball on them. We just can't seem to finish drives or we get a fumble or something. We're still shooting ourselves in the foot with stupid stuff.

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#1 CSP rolls to win after play resumes in Salamanca

The teams attempted to play their Section 6 Class D league matchup Friday, moving up a 7 p.m. kickoff to 5:30, but a tornado warning west of Salamanca caused an evacuation and suspension of play after the final play of the first quarter with CSP holding a 20-6 lead. After an hour-long delay for a thunderstorm and heavy rain, officials pushed the rest of the game to Saturday, when the Wolfpack extended a 40-6 halftime lead and left with its perfect record (4-0, 3-0) intact.

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Warriors edge T-Wolves, 14-6, for control of third place

Gaining its initial first down of the night late in the second quarter, the Salamanca football team started slowly Friday night.

But after falling behind 6-0 to Cattaraugus-Little Valley, it only took two offensive plays for the Warriors to wrestle control of the Section 6 Class D matchup and third place in the division after a 14-6 Salamanca victory. Salamanca controlled the turnover battle, 6-1, with four interceptions, and scored on touchdowns of 46 and 60 yards to put away C-LV for the second time this season.

Salamanca’s (2-3, 2-2) Kawliga Stahlman recovered a fumble at his own 15 to keep it a one-score game in the second quarter. After going three and out, the Warriors stopped C-LV on fourth down leading into a 70-yard touchdown drive on Xavier Taylor’s 46-yard run.

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Salamanca produces a Senior
Night stunner, 24-12, over Olean

Paul Haley called it the best win in his four years as head coach for Salamanca football, and it’s easy to see why.

 

Friday night at Veterans Memorial Park, the Warriors scored one of the most impressive Big 30 upsets of the season on their Senior Night, knocking off Class B Olean, 24-12, in non-league play. The Huskies (3-3) ranked fourth in this week’s Times Herald Big 30 large school rankings while the Warriors (3-3) were fifth among Big 30 small schools.

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#1 Ranked CSP exerts its dominance in 40-0 win over Salamanca

How quickly can a game get out of hand against Clymer/Sherman/Panama, the No. 1 team in Class D in New York State?

For the Salamanca football team, a little over a quarter in game time and a calamitous stretch of turnovers turned a one-score game into a 40-point rout. With two minutes remaining in the first half against the New York State Sportswriters’ Association’s top-ranked ‘D’ team, Salamanca looked poised to either enter halftime trailing by a touchdown, 7-0, or drive for a chance to tie the game.

 

Instead, two Warriors turnovers set up the Wolfpack for two touchdowns and a 21-0 halftime lead, and by the end of the third quarter, CSP coach Ty Harper could entrust his backups to protect a 40-0 lead. The Wolfpack did just that in a 40-0 Section 6 Class D victory Saturday at Jack Keeney Community Field.

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McAuley's kick sends Salamanca to 23-21 win at Maple Grove

Hunter McAuley got a chance to show his field-goal kicking ability for the first time at the most dramatic moment Friday night.

McAuley, a senior on Salamanca’s boys soccer and football teams, kicked extra points and kickoffs for coach Paul Haley’s Warriors this fall. But with the last game of the regular season on the line, Haley gave McAuley his first chance at a field goal. So with five seconds to play, McAuley made a 27-yard field goal to give the Warriors a 23-21 victory over Maple Grove in a preview of next week’s Section 6 Class D semifinals.

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Maple Grove takes Round 3, advances past Salamanca

A week meant a world of difference to both the Salamanca and Maple Grove football teams.

The Warriors ended their regular season flying high with a 23-21 victory at Maple Grove last Friday, tying the season series ahead of a playoff rematch. But with season-ending stakes on the line, the Red Dragons didn’t let up this Friday, jumping on Salamanca early for a 28-0 halftime lead in the Section 6 Class D semifinals and winning 38-7.

“They came out flying and we did not. That's about it,” Warriors coach Paul Haley said. “They were ready to play and we came out a little flat and by the time we had a chance to gather ourselves, we were in a hole and we're not built to come out of a hole too much. They had our number today. We had theirs last week, they had ours today.”

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League names All-Star Selections

Salamanca senior safety, Tyler Hedlund has been chosen as the 2018 Class D, Co-defensive Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches.

Hedlund is one of 13 Cortland players to earn Class D all-league honors. Six players were chosen to the all-league first team, three were on the second team, and three were honorable mention. 

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2018 Highlight Film 
2018 Season

(All games 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.   *=nonleague)

Fri. 8/31 - vs. Cattaraugus-Little Valley


Fri. 9/7 - @ Franklinville-Ellicottville *


Fri. 9/14 - vs. Maple Grove   


Fri. 9/21 - vs. Clymer-Sherman-Panama


Fri. 9/28 - @ Cattaraugus-Little Valley


Fri. 10/5 - vs. Olean *


Sat. 10/13 - @ CSP (Panama)

Fri. 10/19 - @ Maple Grove

Class D Standings (VI)

1. Cly-Sh-Pa

2. Maple Grove    

3. Salamanca    

4. Catt-LV

4-0-0     1.0

3-3-0     0.5

3-3-0     0.5

0-6-0     0.0

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Schedule & Results