Stahlman, strong D key Warriors past CL/W, 48-6
Sam Wilson, Salamanca Press
SALAMANCA — Jesse Stahlman produced another outstanding individual effort and the Salamanca football team both finished its drives and logged one of its best defensive outings of the year.
The Warriors not only took care of business in beating the league’s last-place team at home, but rid the taste from its mouth of a tough 15-10 loss to Southwestern the week before.
Stahlman carried 21 times for 191 yards, an average of 9.1 per carry, and three touchdowns and Salamanca carried a shutout into the fourth quarter in racing past Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton, 48-6, in a Section 6 Class C South matchup Friday at Vets Park.
Maddox Isaac completed 4-of-6 passes for 182 yards and two TDs — a 36-yard strike to Arlen Newark and a 67-yard connection with Carmine Hoag. Quinton Jones led the defense with nine tackles, including seven solo, and Cory Holleran had five stops and an interception.
Stahlman punched in his first TD with 8:17 remaining in the first quarter and the Warriors followed it with a safety off a blocked punt to take a 9-0 first-quarter lead. If something of a slow start, they ratcheted things up in the second quarter, with Zaron Tucker running in his only carry for a 2-yard score and Stahlman and Isaac (on the pass to Newark) adding touchdowns as Salamanca took a commanding 28-0 lead into the break.
Salamanca dominated statistically despite running 10 fewer plays, outgaining CL/W/B, 410-132, including a 228-56 edge on the ground while surrendering just the one touchdown. The Warriors’ defense came up big throughout, helping the offense overcome three lost fumbles and Chautauqua Lake’s 28 minutes to 19 edge in time of possession.
Salamanca held Chautuauqua Lake to just 4-for-12 on third down.
J.T. Auman added a 1-yard TD run late in the fourth quarter to punctuate the victory as Salamanca (4-2, 3-1) remained in second in the C South standings, just that loss to Southwestern short of the top spot.
Southwestern Recap: Trojans hold off Salamanca in C South battle, 15-10