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Warriors earn 4 spots on C South first-team all-stars

After a second place regular season finish in the Section 6 Class C South division, the Salamanca football team had four members earn a spot on the C South first-team all league list.

Junior running back Jesse Stahlman and senior offensive lineman Tre Turner made the C South first-team offense, while Kody Shinners and senior defensive back Cole Hedlund made the first team defense. Stahlman led the Warriors' rushing attack with 1,044 yards (10 touchdowns), 108 receiving yards and one touchdown pass. Turner was a four-year starter and key leader as a captain this year. Shinners was a disruptive force on the line, making 59 tackles and eight sacks. Hedlund was the team's leading receiver (375 yards, six touchdowns) and had multiple interceptions at cornerback.

Also for the Warriors, junior defensive lineman Jaxon Tarr, senior linebacker Shawn Pierce and senior defensive back Harley Hoag made the second-team defense. Senior Eion Quigley and junior Zaron Tucker were honorable mentions.

2021 Class C South 1st Team All-League

League Player of the Year – Nick Whitfield – QB/DB – Fredonia – Senior

(1,797 yds passing, 16 pass TD, 720 yds rushing, 13 rush TD, 32 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 INT)

Offensive Player of the Year – Aidan Kennedy – QB – Southwestern – Senior

(1,717 yds passing, 17 pass TD, 606 yds rushing, 14 rush TD)

Defensive Player of the Year – Matt Lotter – LB – Fredonia – Senior

(140 total tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FF)

Team Sportsmanship – Gowanda

1st Team Offense

QB Aiden Kennedy Sr. 6-1 190 Southwestern

QB Nick Whitfield Sr. 6-5 205 Fredonia

RB Dalton Caldwell Jr. 5-10 175 Falconer/Cassadaga Valley/Maple Grove

RB Jesse Stahlman Jr. 6-0 195 Salamanca

WR Simon Davis Sr. 5-10 170 Fredonia

WR Ethan Fry Jr. 6-3 180 Fredonia