Lots of bragging rights are on the line this weekend.
I thought I might be able to get out to a game, but with so many games tonight, I'm more valuable in the office helping take calls and write games up. There are 27 games tonight while there are only 17 tomorrow.
Things will be pretty crazy in here later.
Be sure and check our Friday high school scoreboard throughout the night.
** A quick note on Canisius' opponent Saturday -- it's not Walsh from Olean, not by a long shot. It's Walsh Jesuit from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Walsh Jesuit is ranked 17th in Ohio's Division III in the state's Associated Press high school football poll (Division III is the third-largest of the state's six classes). Walsh is also ranked ninth in the Cleveland area according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Top 25.
** I responded to a question on this morning's post about Orchard Park earning a No. 10 ranking in USA Today's East Region. In short -- it's not that I don't think OP deserves the spot, they could certainly be considered the best team in the state right now; I'm just surprised that a team from New York was ranked so high relatively early in the season.
7:54 p.m. The first call of the night is in, thanks to a 4 p.m. kickoff -- Roy-Hart got its first win of the season, 14-8, in overtime at Nichols.
8:29 p.m. Got a call that Riverside keeps rolling in the Harvard Cup -- 40-0 over Bennett, a pretty impressive win as the Tigers had come into the game 3-1 in the league.
8:54 p.m. So much for Lancaster-Depew being broadcast over the Internet via ihigh.com and the so-called "Great American Rivalry Series." Any search brings me to this page of broadcasts, and Lancaster-Depew isn't there. The whole rivalry page seemed kind of a mess when I looked at it earlier this week, so I'm not that surprised.
9:07 p.m. Just got a report that Lancaster is up big, 35-0, at the end of the third quarter.
9:10 p.m. Just got another call from the other marquee rivalry game, and it's another blowout: North Tonawanda thumps Tonawanda, 61-0.
9:55 p.m. West Seneca East ended West Seneca West's 14-year winning streak in their rivalry series with an amazing, 17-14 victory. I'll be writing about this for a bit and won't be back for a while -- it'll get insane from here on out.
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