Gowanda/PV knocks off Timberwolves

CATTARAUGUS — The Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers (2-5, 1-4) football team got back into the win column, defeating Cattaraugus-Little Valley (1-6, 0-4), 48-32, in a nonleague football game on Friday night.

The Panthers dominated the first half as they jumped out to a 26-0 lead.

“This is the healthiest the team has been in the better part of a month. The confidence was back,” stated Panthers head coach Tyler Thompson.

Gowanda/Pine Valley was able to attack through both the air and on the ground. Gavin Phillips and Harlee Conklin both scored rushing touchdowns, while both Noah Geiger and Noah Vogtli had two receiving touchdowns. It was the first time this season Conklin reached the end zone and the first time Vogtli has reached it in two seasons.

“We were able to get things done through the air and on the ground,” stated Thompson. “Being able to get things done through the air really made us a multi-faceted team.”

The injury bug continued to play a role in the Panthers season as both Phillips and Geiger left hurt.

Next week the Panthers prepare for their biggest game of the year against Salamanca.


WEST SENECA — Dunkirk (1-5, 1-5) fell to West Seneca East (5-1, 6-1) in Class B South, 36-6.

The lone Marauders’ score came on a 18-yard pass from Noah Sykes to Javi DeJesus in the second quarter. The game was called in the third quarter due to multiple lightning delays.


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