SCHEDULE & RESULTS
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.
‘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.
Section VI Football unveils its 2019 schedule
Are you ready for some football?
The Section VI Football Federation unveiled its schedule and divisions for the 2019 season, which will kick off Sept. 5 with two games followed by a 22-game Friday night slate Sept. 6 and nine games Sept. 7.
Bartoszek begins work at SHS, eager to shape Warriors' football future
In short, Chad Bartoszek thought the timing was right.
After six years of working to establish a consistent football winner while working at Ellicottville High School, the last five of them leading the merged Franklinville/Ellicottville Titans, Bartoszek accepted a chance to return home. Officially resigning his duties at Ellicottville at the end of May, he began a new job at Salamanca High School this month as a physical education teacher, assistant athletic director and varsity football coach.
In a sense, the Salamanca native was already home. Bartoszek and his family lived in the district while he worked at neighboring Ellicottville.
Bartoszek returns home, hopes to push Warriors out of 'comfort zone'
Chad Bartoszek made a big change to step out of his self-described “comfort zone.” He hopes his new players can do the same.
Bartoszek had found a nice routine at (FE Titans) Franklinville/Ellicottville, and built a consistent small-school winner between the two schools. He knew his fellow coaches and his players from six years on the job at Ellicottville, and the players came up learning how to play as Titans in his system. But now, as he returns back to where his football career started — his hometown and alma mater high school — Bartoszek sounds eager to take on a new challenge and develop those relationships again.
New Coaches at Salamanca, F/E,
A-L recall how Whitcher shaped their football lives
Decades after his graduation from SHS, Jason Marsh still had something to learn from George Whitcher when it came to football.
Marsh, early in his tenure as Salamanca's varsity football coach in the mid-2000's, replacing Rich Morton - a former George Whitcher assistant - found himself looking for answers about preparing for a sectional playoff opponent.
So Marsh, and his then assistant, Chad Bartoszek, paid Whitcher a visit.....
Randolph pulls away with big plays, tops Salamanca 40-13
Randolph led 22-13 at halftime and shut out Salamanca in the second half. Three big plays for the Cardinals — or disastrous for the Warriors — put the game out of hand.
First, Randolph’s Isaac Hind returned the half’s opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. Later, Tyler Hind snagged an interception at midfield and ran it back for a 52-yard touchdown. Then the Cardinals sealed the deal with a two-yard touchdown run on the first play after a botched Salamanca punt snap gave them a turnover on downs near the goal line.
McKenna's four touchdowns lift Warriors to first win
After showing glimpses in the season opener against Randolph a week ago, Salamanca's new offense — the Lucas McKenna show — showed up in full force in a Week 2 visit to Cattaraugus-Little Valley.
On a brutally windy night, the Warriors amassed 321 yards on the turf at C-LV, pulling away in the second half for a 35-6 victory, the first under new Salamanca coach Chad Bartoszek. McKenna, Salamanca’s junior quarterback, completed 10-of-15 passes for 113 yards and ran 19 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
Salamanca uses four turnovers to get past Gowanda, 28-6
Lucas McKenna scored fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns of 1 and 9 yards to help Salamanca pull away for its second straight win of the football season, 28-6, over Gowanda on Friday.
The Warriors took an early 14-0 lead in the non-league game on a 14-yard TD run from Isaac Brown and a 35-yard interception return from Jarrett McKenna before surrendering a second-quarter TD and bringing a 14-6 advantage into the break.
Panthers power past Salamanca
With Clymer/Sherman/Panama coming to Salamanca next week, Bartoszek hopes the Warriors put this game behind them quickly.
“We just talked about the snowball effect. That was a snowball,” he said. “That baby got bigger throughout the game and it’s hard to get beat up like that. I just told the kids at halftime to put this on me. 'You guys have got to keep fighting.' We’ve got to do better, top to bottom, and our kids will respond. I think if we weather some of those bad spells we can hang, we can hang and make plays. But this one just got out of hand. Portville’s a really good team and we just had a rough night.”
Schedule & Results
(All games 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. *=nonleague)
vs. Randolph Cardinals
@ Catt-Little Valley Timberwolves
vs. Gowanda Panthers *
@ Portville Panthers *
vs. CSP Wolfpack
vs. FE Titans
Class D Standings (VI)
1. FE Titans