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Brock Blecha is as big as a linebacker and wears a number befitting the position. But the 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior who wears No. 42 is as dangerous running the ball as he is throwing it. It didn't take long for Franklinville/Ellicottville's quarterback to prove that to the masses at John F. Kennedy on Saturday afternoon. He ran for a 50-yard touchdown on the first …

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Franklinville/Ellicottville already boldly announced it's a contender for the Section VI Class D title when it handed last year's state runner-up Maple Grove its first loss to a Western New York team in four years two weeks ago. The Titans reminded folks just how tough they'll be during the postseason Saturday afternoon by marching into John F. Kennedy's den and defeati…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Four of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/24/buffalo-news-football-polls-sept-25/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 55, St. Joe’s 16 Click the link below to watch the en…

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It’s been a while since Niagara Wheatfield won a home opener and a season-opening football game. The Falcons killed two birds with one stone Saturday as they won a high-scoring thriller against Lockport, 43-42, in Class AA. Host Niagara Wheatfield, which has won the Funke Consolation Bowl the past two seasons, rushed for all of its offensive yards – more than 400. Ja…

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Akron Tigers (2-6) Coach: Andrew Clouse, third season Home field: Unnamed Program founded: Unknown Outlook: Akron’s offense will once again revolve around senior running back Jake Sarow, who rushed for 1,289 yards on 194 carries (6.6 yards/rush) and 11 touchdowns on his way to honorable mention All-Western New York honors. As a linebacker, Sarow made 50 tackles…

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Lions, Tigers and a few Bulldogs: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams. The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state. Teams' playbooks will be scaled down, but…