Warriors claim 3rd straight win, 32-0, in Westfield

WESTFIELD — A rain-soaked muddy field played right into the strengths of the Salamanca football team:


A big offensive line and a bruising running back.


Junior tailback Jesse Stahlman continued his streak of 100-yard efforts, notching one in all seven games this year, tallying 121 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in a 32-0 Class C South victory over Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton on Saturday.


“The game kind of slowed down a little bit but we were able to control the line of scrimmage and do some really good things on both sides of the ball,” Salamanca coach Chad Bartoszek said of the wet conditions. “Our defense played really well, only giving up one long run.”


Bartoszek said after a Tuesday win at Falconer/Cassadaga Valley/Maple Grove his team’s offense needed to “evolve” a bit to combat opponents loading up to stop the run. But the Warriors didn’t need to pass much on Saturday.


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“We're built for that weather,” Bartoszek said. “The size of our team is beneficial when we've got to get through some things like that.


“But just going back to ... the last game, we do need to evolve a little bit, we do need to work on some different facets, but today just wasn't that day, so we kept things kind of on the ground. We were able to throw a little bit, but it got real windy.”


Starting senior quarterback Hayden Hoag sustained an ankle injury on the game’s first drive, pushing freshman Maddox Isaac into play for most of the afternoon. Isaac went 5-of-11 passing for 93 yards and also had a touchdown run. Harley Hoag made two catches for 49 yards.