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Homeroom Announcements: Saturday's big games & more

We know there's no homeroom today. But we're up and ready to go.

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.

What to watch for Saturday

1. Football - Far West Regionals at SUNY Brockport

Winners advance to next weekend's state semifinals at Union-Endicott High School.

Class C: Cleveland Hill vs. V-Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen, 1 p.m.

The Eagles have advanced to their second straight regionals, where it lost last season to Rochester private school Bishop Kearney, 40-38. This is the first appearance for Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen as a merged squad. It rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat East Rochester/Gananda, 27-26.

Class C football Far West Regional at a glance

Class B: Cheektowaga vs. V-Hornell, 4 p.m.

The Warriors are back in the Far West Regionals for the third time in four years. They beat Batavia both games in 2014 and 2015.  Undefeated Hornell, ranked fourth in the state, is at this stage for the first time since 2012.

Class B football Far West Regional at a glance

Class AA: Lancaster vs. V-Aquinas, 7 p.m.

The Legends are looking for their first regional triumph in their third appearance. They lost to Victor last year, 33-27. Rochester private school Aquinas blew out Orchard Park in 2015 en route to its seventh state title.

Class AA football Far West Regional at a glance

Regional test against Aquinas football commands almost all of Lancaster's attention

2. Cross Country - NYSPHSAA Championships at V-Wayne High School

The Maple Grove boys team and Newfane girls team have the majority of their lineups back after capturing state titles last year. Racing starts at 9 a.m.

Section VI cross-country runners gear up for state championship spotlight

3. Soccer - NYSPHSAA & Catholic semifinals

Winners advance to their respective state finals on Sunday.

Boys soccer
- Class B: Lackawanna vs. II-Ichabod Crane, 9:15 a.m. at Twin Towers Middle School
- Class D: Lafayette vs. VII-Chazy, 8:30 a.m. at Middletown High School

State playoff preview: Lackawanna, Lafayette, St. Joe's boys soccer

Girls soccer
- Class AA: Clarence vs. VIII-Massapequa, 5:30 p.m. at SUNY Cortland
- Class C: Allegany-Limestone vs. XI-Southhold/Greenport, 5:30 p.m. at Homer High School
- Catholic: Nichols vs. Xaverian, 11 a.m. at Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn

State playoff preview: Allegany-Limestone, Clarence, Nichols girls soccer

4. Volleyball - Catholic states & Far West Regionals

St. Mary’s of Lancaster heads to St. Anthony's on Long Island looking for its third New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association title in four years and 16th overall.

State playoff preview: St. Mary's of Lancaster girls volleyball

Division I champ Lockport and Division II champ Eden head to Rochester's Webster Schroeder for Far West Regional action this afternoon. The Lions play at 3 p.m. against reigning state champ Penfield, which beat Clarence last year. Eden gets a rematch with Spencerport at 1 p.m. The Rangers lost in the state final in four sets.

Lockport wins D-I boys volleyball title; Old friends at Eden, Sweet Home to meet in D-II final

Eden adds to trophy case with boys volleyball title

5. Field hockey - NYSPHSAA semifinals at Maine-Endwell High School

Akron plays at 9:30 a.m. against Section IV's Whitney Point, the winner of the last three Class C state championships.

State playoff preview: Akron field hockey

Honor roll
- Football: Cardinal O'Hara at Canisius, 1 p.m.

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

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Friday's roundup

West Seneca West rides big performance from Myers into state semifinal

Maple Grove powers past state No. 1 to reach final four

Class AA football Far West Regional at a glance

Class B football Far West Regional at a glance

Class C football Far West Regional at a glance

St. Joe's football flips script on St. Francis

Portville, Panama girls volleyball win regional titles; East Aurora falls

St. Joe's boys soccer loses in state semifinals

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