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Canisius, Orchard Park, Randolph, Sweet Home among most dominant football programs since 2006

Four Western New York high school football programs were named among the 15 most dominant in New York State since 2006, according to a point system devised by MaxPreps.

Schools received 20 points for winning a state title, 10 points for an appearance in the championship game and additional points based off where the team finished in the final MaxPreps New York Football Computer Rankings. So if a team finished first overall in the computer rankings, it received 25 points. The 25th-place team received one point.

The highest local school was Orchard Park at No. 5, followed by Randolph at No. 7, Sweet Home at No. 11 and Canisius at No. 12.

The Quakers won state titles in 2008 and 2011 and finished first in the computer rankings both of those seasons. Randolph has four state titles in the last 11 years, including three in a row from 2012-14. The Panthers won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009, finishing first in the rankings in 2009.

One caveat to the point system: It doesn't take into account the two Catholic state championships Canisius won in 2014 and 2016. That's 50 points, which would've placed the Crusaders 14 points ahead of Randolph in seventh place.

It's also worth mentioning that 2014 was the first-ever Catholic state title game, so Canisius and other private schools wouldn't have had a chance to accrue additional points from 2006-2013.

Rochester private school Aquinas, which has won four New York State Public High School Athletic Association titles since 2007, finished on top of the rankings, 70 points ahead of the second-place school.

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