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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (9-1) vs. Hornell Red Raiders (10-0) When: 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at SUNY Brockport Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News Small Schools poll and No. 10 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Hornell is ranked fourth in the state. Regional r…

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Who: Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles (9-1) vs. Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen Red Raiders (8-2). When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at SUNY Brockport Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cleveland Hill is ranked No. 3 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 3 in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. Cal-Mum/B-B is ranke…

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Who: South Park Sparks (9-0) vs. West Seneca West Indians (9-0) When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Television: Spectrum News Rankings: West Seneca West is ranked third in the News Large Schools Poll and fifth in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. South Park is ranked fifth in the News Poll and No. 8 in the state poll. New Era r…

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Lancaster enjoyed its surroundings on Tuesday at M&T Bank Suite at New Era Field for a simple reason. The unbeaten, top-ranked Legends (9-0) have been working toward returning to Championship Weekend ever since its last appearance at the home of the Buffalo Bills. Lancaster ended its 17-year Section VI championship drought when it defeated Orchard Park for the Cl…

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One thing is guaranteed to happen this weekend: A town of Cheektowaga school will get to celebrate a championship moment on the New Era Field turf. The stakes will be even higher when Cheektowaga and Maryvale meet in the Section VI Class B final on Saturday afternoon. The last two regular season meetings between the programs have been quite riveting with one decided …

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Here's how The News Voted in this week's Buffalo News football polls. LARGE SCHOOLS 1 Lancaster (8-0) 2 Canisius (6-2) 3 West Seneca West (8-0) 4 Williamsville North (8-0) 5 South Park (8-0) 6 Iroquois (5-3) 7 West Seneca East (5-3) 8 St. Joe's (4-4) 9 Jamestown (5-3) 10 Niagara Falls (4-4) SMALL SCHOOLS 1 Cheektowaga (7-1) 2 Maryv…

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LACKAWANNA – The Lackawanna Steelers know firsthand how dangerous a No. 8 seed can be in the playoffs. The Steelers were in that spot last year and put it all together as the plucky underdog when they took out top-seeded Medina in last year's Section VI Tournament. Given that several key members of that team helped the current edition earn a No. 1 seed for this sea…

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Like the winning they have been doing on the football field, it's been a common sight seeing Newfane players holding impromptu grilling sessions. It's not barbecue mind you. It is Panthers giving each other pop quizzes on game plans formulated by their coaches. Whether it's just one teammate bumping into another in the hallway or several gathering together, they are in …

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A little later this week, but without further ado here's How The News voted in this week's football polls. 1. Lancaster (7-0). Legends have won 17 straight games against Section VI opponents, posting second straight unbeaten regular-season following Friday's win at Depew. 2. Canisius (5-2). Wegmans Stadium at Aquinas remains Canisius' house of horrors. Crusaders have…

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Jacob and Jeremy Calo spend countless hours perfecting their crafts. For Jacob, the starting left tackle on the Lancaster football team, he invests his time in the weight room, film room and on the practice field so that he can do his part on an explosive Legends offense come Fridays and Saturdays. So far so good for the senior, who shifted over from his left guard s…

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Large schools 1. Canisius (5-2): Lost to V-Aquinas, 31-7. Next: Thursday vs. St. Francis at New Era Field, 7 p.m. 2. Lancaster (7-0): Beat Depew, 43-7. Next: vs. Hutch-Tech. 3. West Seneca West (7-0): Beat West Seneca East, 35-28. Next: vs. Sweet Home. 4. Williamsville North (7-0): Beat Niagara-Wheatfield, 49-14. Next: vs. Bennett. 5. South Park (7-0): Beat …

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Don't look at the record, but it's officially a good season for Kenmore West. That's what happens when a struggling outfit wins its rivalry game. Ken West rallied and held on for a 21-18 victory over Kenmore East at Crosby Field on Saturday afternoon in the two Ken-Ton Schools' annual grudge match before more than 3,000 fans. Junior Joseph Stewart's 24-yard touchd…

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The trend continued and Cheektowaga couldn't be happier. The Warriors and Maryvale combined for another entertaining game during their annual rivalry-week meeting and when it was all said and done, Cheektowaga once again earned bragging rights. KeShone Beal rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 28-21 triumph as the News' No. 2 small school took down th…

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It pays to be safe and smart, as the Cheektowaga football program discovered on Wednesday. The Warriors were among the 10 recipients of a $10,000 equipment grant as part of Riddell's Smarter Football Program. The competition was open to programs as far northwest as Alaska and south as Florida. More than 700 teams from various levels applied for the grant. Three high …