-- Alden Bulldogs (2-0) at Lackawanna Steelers (2-0), 1 p.m. at Veterans Stadium. A showdown between two of the three unbeaten teams in Class B-3 Division (Medina's the other entering Friday night's slate).
Steelers coach Adam Tardif said his squad must play error-free football against a Bulldogs team that last lost to Lackawanna in 2009.
Alden has quite a few playmakers on offense that the Steelers must stop/slow down – including senior receiver Christian Snell (12 catches, 280 yards, four TDs) and senior quarterback Bryan Cybulski (367 yards passing, seven TDs; 174 yards rushing, two TDs). Colin Skowronski has rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns.
Lackawanna reached the sectional semifinals last year and a key to the team's success has been Khalil Horton, a third-year starter. The senior running back/linebacker is coming off a Week Two performance in which he rushed 13 times for 187 yards and three touchdowns and also returned an interception for a TD. Other key players that Alden must focus on include senior quarterback Noble Smith and receiver London Smith.
Among the other key games on the docket include:
-- Bishop Timon-St. Jude Tigers (0-2) at Canisius Crusaders (1-1), 1 p.m. at Stransky Complex. This is just one of two appearances Canisius will make on a Saturday on its home field. The next is the regular-season finale Oct. 28 against defending Pennsylvania state champion Cathedral Prep.
-- Williamsville North Spartans (2-0) at Niagara Falls Wolverines (0-2), 2 p.m. at Niagara Falls Athletic Complex. Class AA clash with the Spartans looking to keep the good times rolling, while Falls hopes its home opener will lead to a reversal in fortune after losses at Kenmore West and Clarence.
-- South Park Sparks (2-0) at Perry Traditional Academy (1-1) in Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Sparks taking the long roadie for their lone nonleague game of the season. Believed to be the first time South Park will face football team from Pennsylvania.
-- Walsh Jesuit of Ohio (1-2) at St. Francis Red Raiders (1-1) at Polian Family Field, 7 p.m. Third of six home games on season for St. Francis, which would be 2-0 if not for loss via game-winning field goal in closing seconds of Week One clash versus McDowell, Pa. First-year starting quarterback Dawson Tyger and returning starting receiver Retsen Daley are off to very good starts for the Red Raiders.
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Rank School (Class) Record Points LW
Canisius * 1-1 95 1
Lancaster * (AA) 2-0 95 2
West Seneca West (A) 2-0 64 7
South Park (A) 2-0 57 4
St. Joe's 2-0 56 5
Starpoint (A) 2-0 53 6
St. Francis 1-1 34 8
Wmsv. North (AA) 2-0 26 10
Sweet Home (A) 2-0 23 NR
Wmsv. South (A) 2-0 19 9
Others receiving votes: McKinley (A) 11, Grand Island (A) 8, Iroquois (A) 5, Orchard Park (AA) 3, Jamestown (AA) 1.
Rank School (Class) Record Points LW
Cheektowaga  (B) 1-1 80 1
Dunkirk  (B) 2-0 79 3*
Maryvale  (B) 2-0 76 2
Medina (B) 2-0 77 3*
Maple Grove  (D) 2-0 69 5
Alden (B) 2-0 43 6
Southwestern (C) 2-0 30 8
Frank./Ellicottville (D) 2-0 29 7
Olean (B) 2-0 28 9
Lackawanna (B) 2-0 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Cleveland Hill (C) 16, Albion (B) 6.