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Saturday Afternoon Live: Week Three

Week Three's Saturday lineup is light -- there are only 15 games due to action already having taken place on not only Friday but Thursday -- but there are some good ones, like Section VI-Monsignor Martin Association battles like Southwestern at St. Mary's and Jamestown at Canisius.

Stay here through the afternoon into the evening as we'll have
updates as soon as we get them. There are also major non-football
events going on today in other fall sports.

Also, tune your twitter to "bufnewspreptalk" to get instant updates of the scores as soon as they are reported to us. We also have a fan page at Facebook -- just search "The Buffalo News' Prep Talk blog" -- and you'll get updates with links to our high school sports stories.

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3:26 p.m. I'll be in the office today but I stopped by Canisius on the way in -- I just pulled in at halftime and Canisius has a 21-0 lead. More to come.

3:40 p.m. Had to leave to get to the office. The action I saw wasn't great, with Jamestown going three-and-out on the first possession of the second half, then Canisius literally going backwards due to penalty-after-penalty.

During the three-and-out, Canisius was all over this shuffle pass (above).

The last play I saw was Jamestown scoring a safety (above) to make it a 21-2 game with 9:43 left in the third quarter.

3:59 p.m. We're in the office and will pass along details as soon as we can. Mary Jo Monnin is at St. Mary's while Miguel Rodriguez is at Canisius.

4:16 p.m. Harvard Cup radio announcer Rich Kozak gave me a call to let me know that the Buffalo Bills' Marshawn Lynch -- who is currently serving a three-game suspension -- was on the sidelines at All High Stadium and wearing a Bennett jersey as the Tigers took on Lafayette in a game that kicked off at 3 p.m.

The Bills' Marshawn Lynch was No. 23 for Bennett Saturday. (Rich Kozak)

Marshawn Lynch participates in the coin flip of the Bennett-Lafayette game. (Rich Kozak)

Kozak emailed some photos of Lynch in a No. 23 Bennett jersey. Kozak said Lynch was at midfield for the coin toss and cheered on the Tigers from the sidelines.

[Just FYI: The photos are showing up fine in the text on my Firefox browser but they might space out the type a little goofy-like on Internet Explorer. Sorry about that. And yeah, that's right. I've got two different browsers open at once. I'm crazy.]

5:10 p.m. Scores starting to roll in. Our scoreboard is having technical difficulties, so here they are as we get them:

Riverside 40, South Park 0; East 18, Grover Cleveland 6; Lockport 27, Niagara-Wheatfield 12; Wilson 13, Gowanda 12; North Tonawanda 28, Kenmore West 7.

5:20 p.m. Mary Jo Monnin is back in the office and reports a 31-14 win for Southwestern at St. Mary's.

5:28 p.m. More scores: Cardinal O'Hara 26, Nichols 0; and a nice win for the Falls on the road - Niagara Falls 32, Clarence 30.

5:30 p.m. Miguel Rodriguez is back and Canisius added another touchdown. Final score: Canisius 28, Jamestown 2.

6:06 p.m. A couple of big ones: Eden 10, Cleveland Hill 6 and Sweet Home 51, Grand Island 30.

That's 11 scores in and two from this afternoon to go: Iroquois at Starpoint and the Bennett-Lafayette game; there are a pair of night games, Lackawanna at Springville and Charles Finney at Salamanca.

7:16 p.m. We have a scoreboard up and running at the high school home page.

10:31 p.m. Just for the record, the last two scores to come in: Iroquois 22, Starpoint 7; Lafayette 42, Bennett 8. We're in for first edition. The two night football games remain.

10:39 p.m. One score to go, now that Lackawanna 36, Springville 14 is being called in.

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At the end of business Saturday, we have:

* A football roundup with a ridiculous amount of information in it, much more than we could ever fit in the paper.

* A story by Miguel Rodriguez on Canisius beating Jamestown.

* A story by Mary Jo Monnin on Southwestern beating St. Mary's

* A cross country story by Mary Jo Monnin from the West Seneca Invitational.

* The High School Extra, which, like the football roundup, features more news than we could fit in the paper. The Internet and its limitlessness has its advantages.

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Update Sunday morning (thank you Paul Hutzler): Salamanca beat V-Charles Finney, 31-9.

Reminder to coaches to call your scores in to us as soon as possible.

---Keith McShea

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