AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Payton Bradley’s second varsity touchdown gave Salamanca its biggest win in a generation.

The sophomore tight end scored on a 17-yard pass from Maddox Isaac with six seconds remaining, and Salamanca beat Le Roy 21-13 in a Far West Regional playoff game Saturday at Williamsville South, advancing to the Class C state semifinals for the first time since 2001.

Salamanca (10-2), ranked No. 5 in the state in Class C, will play No. 2 Waverly (11-1) from Section IV next Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse for a spot in the following weekend’s NYSPHSAA title game at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse.


Jonah Bronstein joined the WIVB squad in 2022 as a digital sports reporter. The Buffalonian has covered the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Bisons, colleges, high schools and other notable sporting events in Western New York since 2005, for publications including The Associated Press, The Buffalo News, and Niagara Gazette. Read more of his work here.