2000 NEWS FOOTBALL POLLS
1. Jamestown (4) 4-094
2. Pioneer (5) 4-093
3. Kenmore West (1) 4-083
4. Kenmore East 4-059
5. Grand Island 4-047
6. Iroquois 4-046
7. West Seneca West 3-134
8. Timon/St. Jude 2-225
9. Lancaster 2-220
10. Williamsville North 3-118
1. Lackawanna (10) 4-0100
2. Tonawanda 4-087
3. Albion 4-076
4. Salamanca 4-072
5. Cleveland Hill 4-062
6. Southwestern 4-049
7. Maple Grove 4-037
8. Seneca 2-026
9. Ellicottville 4-016
10. Cassadaga Valley 4-013
Also receiving votes (with points): Large schools -- Wmsv. East 19, Canisius 7, Clarence 3, South Park 2. Small schools -- Pine Valley 3, Olean 3, Burgard 2, Riverside 2, Allegany-Limestone 1, Franklinville 1.
An appetizer for an intriguing football weekend is a Thursday doubleheader at Williamsville South. Williamsville East takes on Williamsville North at 4 p.m. before undefeated Amherst battles the host Billies at 7:30.
No. 1 large school Pioneer gets a visit from up-and-coming Iroquois, the sixth-ranked large school, Friday night at 7:30 in one of several battles of unbeatens.
No. 4 large school Kenmore East (4-0) enjoys a home game Saturday for the first time in three weeks, and it's a big one: fellow unbeaten in Division II Grand Island (4-0) visits at 2 p.m.
South Park and Seneca take 2-0 Harvard Cup marks into Saturday's 10 a.m. matchup at All High Stadium.
No. 2 small school Tonawanda (4-0) is at new No. 3 Albion (4-0) Friday at 7:30 in a matchup that will impact Division IV as well as the polls.
No. 5 small school Cleveland Hill (4-0) hosts Division VI rival Eden (4-0) Saturday at 2 p.m.
There are a pair of major cross country invitationals this weekend. The 36th McQuaid Invitational, featuring 170 schools, is Saturday at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester. The races run from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Hamburg Bulldog Challenge is Friday at Chestnut Ridge, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Hamburg, Sweet Home JV, Williamsville East and Williamsville South and Lake Shore will compete.
The Kenmore East Athletic Hall of Fame's class of 2000 includes: Gary Dean '64, Judy Elliot '78, John Lyth '67, Bruce MacKellar '63, Russ MacKellar '62, Bill Munson '68, Cathleen Romani (O'Brien) '79, Robert Rutkowski '68, Ken Rutkowski '64. The school's sixth class brings the Hall's membership to 53. The ceremony will take place at the Hall of Fame dinner at Warren's Restaurant on Friday, Oct. 20. Inductees will be honored the following afternoon at halftime of the annual Kenmore East-Kenmore West football game. For banquet ticket information, call Mary Ann Tona at Kenmore East (874-8402).
The Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week for Week Three is Frank Payne of Iroquois. The Chiefs improved to 4-0 with a 28-14 defeat of West Seneca East.
The Jim Kelly Football Camp's underclassmen honorees for Week Three are: junior Chris McDuffie of Williamsville North (offense) and junior Cameron Haines of Salamanca (defense).
The Riverside Athletic Club's Connolly Cup Committee announced its Week Four honor roll: Chris McDuffie (Williamsville North), Ty Godinho (Lancaster), Brandon Munson (Albion), Ryan Smith (Tonawanda), Sean Guyett (Alden), Eric Everett (Cleve-Hill), Kasen Turner (South Park), Justin Cicatello (Kenmore West), Aaron Leeper (Jamestown), Amir Shareef (Amherst), Sherman Sweeney (Cassadaga Valley), Darmel Whitfield (Seneca), Carl Althans, (Ellicottville).
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