Saturday, Sept. 15
Westfield 34, Frewsburg 14
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Minihawks went to 4-0 on the season with a strong 34-14 victory over Frewsburg Saturday, Sept. 15 evening in Westfield.
The Minihawks used long touchdown runs by all three running backs - Ryan Jafarjian, Ryan Schermerhorn and Shawn Horr - to break the game open. The offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage all night and allowed the backs open spaces to use their speed. In all, Ryan Jafarjian tallied three touchdowns, while Schermerhorn and Horr scored one touchdown each. Quarterback Evan Hauser ran in a two-point conversion on a quarterback sneak and hit wideout Nathan Culbreth on a quick slant pass for another conversion.
The Minihawk defense held the Frewsburg team in check with great team tackling and strong line play all night. Numerous times four and five defenders made it impossible for Frewsburg to gain yardage after initial contact. Brett Babcock had a very strong night on the defensive side of the ball along with Culbreth and Austin Bourgeois. Westfield's defense held strong on multiple fourth and short situations to turn the ball back over to the offense.
As the season progresses, many first year players are making strong progress in learning the game of football. Logan Miles and Garrett Haskin have made good progress on defense and Lincoln Paternosh has done so on the offensive line as well.
The Minihawks will face its toughest test so far as it squares off with also undefeated Bemus Point Saturday, Sept. 22 at Bemus.
Westfield 34, Frewsburg 22
WESTFIELD - It was another rusty start for the Westfield Goldenhawk varsity defense on Saturday night, Sept. 15 when it hosted Frewsburg.
The visiting squad scored on its first three possessions of the game with drives of three, one and 11 plays, respectively. Westfield answered by scoring on its own first two possessions - a 53-yard run by Simon Williams and a 3-yard blast by Chris Catalano. Westfield stalled on its third drive and ran out of time in the first half while building a fourth. At the break, Frewsburg had outrushed Westfield 259 yards to 162 and led by a score of 22-12.
After some adjustments, the Goldenhawks played a more dominating second half. The Westfield defense held Frewsburg to zero points and just three yards total offense for the rest of the game. Williams, Catalano and Thomas Ackendorf led the defensive effort with seven tackles each. Brandon Chamberlin also had key stops on the edge while Brandon Bane plugged the middle. On offense, Westfield scored on three of its four possessions in the second half. Four plays into the third quarter, Williams found the end zone again on the 35-yard run up the left side behind the blocking of Bane, Christian Miles and Brock Schuster. Still down 22-20, the Goldenhawks put together a 14-play drive which stalled at the 10-yard line, but seemed to change the game's momentum. Chamberlin would give Westfield the lead on the next drive - this time behind blocking on the right side by Jordan Hebner, Cody Wood, and Brock Vicary. Williams capped a big day with one more touchdown up the middle late in the fourth quarter for a final score of 34-22.
In contrast to the first half, Westfield outrushed Frewsburg 150 yards to three in the second half and scored 22 unanswered points. Williams finished the day with 164 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns.