2001 NEWS FOOTBALL POLLS
1. Lancaster (6) 2-0 96
2. St. Francis (4) 2-0 88
3. Clarence * 2-0 66
3. North Tonawanda * 2-0 66
5. Jamestown 1-1 57
6. Orchard Park 2-0 56
7. Kenmore East 2-0 42
8. Iroquois 2-0 37
9. Williamsville East 2-0 31
10. Grand Island 2-0 4
Others receiving votes (with points): Frontier 2, Timon/St. Jude 2, Hutch-Tech 2, Lew-Port 1.
1. Salamanca (7) 2-0 94
2. Albion (1) 2-0 85
3. Springville (2) 2-0 78
4. Depew 2-0 55
5. Lackawanna 1-1 46
6. Eden 2-0 42
7. Southwestern 2-0 41
8. Cheektowaga 2-0 30
9. Clymer 2-0 19
10. Portville 2-0 17
Others receiving votes (with points): Burgard 16, Tonawanda 10, JFK 8, Seneca 5, Lafayette 4.
*-Indicates tie in point totals.
Lancaster, which took over the top large school football ranking this week after its 13-7 defeat of defending state champion and former No. 1 Jamestown, hosts Orchard Park on Friday night at 7:30. Also at 7:30 Friday night are a pair of key small school matchups in the Class B North Division, with No. 2 Albion at No. 4 Depew and Tonawanda at No. 8 Cheektowaga. New No. 1 small school Salamanca heads to No. 10 Portville at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The 2nd annual Western New York Track and Cross Country Officials Meet is Saturday at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island. Eight varsity races begin at 10 a.m.
A field of 16 teams from Sections VI and V will compete in the sixth annual Western New York Girls Swimming Relays on Saturday at the Erie Community College Flickinger Aquatic Center beginning at 11 a.m.
Twenty girls teams will participate in the 10th annual Spikefest girls volleyball tournament Saturday at Fredonia State. Pool play begins at 9 a.m. with 16 teams advancing to single-elimination brackets at 2 p.m. There is still room for one more team; call tournament director Suzanne Gross (326-2151).
The Riverside Athletic Club's Connolly Cup Committee announced its Week Two football honor roll: LeAaron Newsome (Albion), Derrick Warburton (Cheektowaga), Mike Radon (St. Francis), Matt Kapanek (JFK), Carl Althans (Ellicottville), Mark Bly (Kenmore East), Keien Williams (Eden), Ahmir Cole (Seneca), Justin Laurienzo (Lancaster), Mike Dunn (Kenmore West), Sean Guyett (Alden), Dave Ferris (St. Francis).
The Jim Kelly Football Camp's underclassmen offensive and defensive players of the week for Week Two are: Eden sophomore Keien Williams (offensive) and junior Adam Haas of St. Francis (defensive).
The Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week for Week Two is Bill Baker of Springville, whose Griffins ended Lackawanna's 40-game win streak against Western New York opponents with a 20-0 home victory. The weekly honoree's program receives a $500 donation from the National Football League and an invitation to attend a Bills' practice session. The Bills Coach of the Year will be named at the end of the season; the winner will be honored at halftime of the Bills' final home game and his program will receive a $1,000 donation.
The Depew Wildcat Alumni will host their second annual benefit at the Polish Falcons on Columbia Avenue in Depew on Oct. 14 from 7-11 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Frank Constantino scholarship fund and the Depew/Lancaster Boys and Girls Club. For tickets call 686-2432.
Amherst has two openings for its boys varsity and JV basketball tournament Dec. 28-29. Call 362-3020.
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