By Stephanie Timblin

In yet another down-to-the-buzzer nail biter, the Franklinville-Ellicottville Titans lost 27-26 to the Black Knights of Silver Creek-Forestville.

The Titans were led by Austin Whitmer, who ran for 95 yards with 17 carries and one touchdown. The Titans end the regular season 5-2 overall.

Seeded number 3 in the WNY Class D standings, the Titans will face the Frewsburg Bears (6) on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Ellicottville.

Looking ahead to the playoff game, head coach Chad Bartoszek said, “We played them earlier in the year and won 32-21 in a closely played game throughout.  These are the playoffs now, so every game is a ‘win or you’re done’ game.”

The JV Franklinville-Ellicottville Titans defeated the Black Knights in a convincing 42-14 win, improving their record to 5-1. They will face Olean, on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Franklinville.