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Week Nine /

How they fared


1. Canisius (7-2): lost to Cathedral Prep (Pa.), 21-17. Next: Bye week.

2. Orchard Park (8-1): beat Niagara Falls, 35-14. Next: Friday vs. Kenmore West, 8 p.m.

3. South Park (8-1): beat Iroquois, 40-14. Next: Thursday vs. West Seneca East, 7:30 p.m.

4. Bishop Timon-St. Jude (6-3): lost to St. Francis, 41-12. Next: Friday vs. Cardinal O’Hara.

5. Lancaster (6-3): lost to Kenmore West, 44-21. Season’s over.

6. Williamsville North (7-2): lost to West Seneca East, 47-15. Season’s over.

7. West Seneca East (8-1): beat Williamsville North, 47-15. Next: Thursday vs. South Park, 7:30 p.m.

8. Kenmore West (8-1): beat Lancaster, 44-21. Next: Friday vs. Orchard Park, 8 p.m.

9. St. Francis (6-3): beat Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 41-12. Next: Bye week.

10. Starpoint (7-2): lost to West Seneca West, 40-14. Season’s over.


1. Cheektowaga (9-0): beat Springville, 50-22. Next: Thursday vs. Burgard, 5 p.m.

2. Bennett (8-1): beat Lackawanna, 56-7. Next: Friday vs. Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake, 5:30 p.m.

3. Springville (7-1): lost to Cheektowaga, 50-22. Season’s over.

4. Alden (8-1): lost to Burgard, 14-0. Season’s over.

5. Cleveland Hill (7-2): lost to Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake, 28-20. Season’s over.

6. Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake (8-1): beat Cleveland Hill, 28-20. Next: Friday vs. Bennett, 5:30 p.m.

7. Burgard (6-3): beat Alden, 14-0. Next: Thursday vs. Cheektowaga, 5 p.m.

8. Franklinville/Ellicottville/WV (7-1): beat Cattaraugus/Little Valley, 27-0. Next: Friday vs. Frewsburg, 3 p.m.

9. Lackawanna (6-3): lost to Bennett, 56-7. Season’s over.

10. Cardinal O’Hara (5-4): lost to St. Mary’s/Lanc., 12-6. Next: Friday at Bishop Timon-St. Jude


at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Class AA

Orchard Park vs. Kenmore West, 8 p.m. Friday

Class A

South Park vs. West Seneca East, 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Class B

Cheektowaga vs. Burgard, 5 p.m. Thursday

Class C

Bennett vs. Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake, 5:30 p.m. Friday

Class D

Franklinville/Ellicottville/West Valley vs. Frewsburg, 3 p.m. Friday

Top performances

• Terrell Ford rushed for 183 yards and had 98 yards on three catches during a four-touchdown performance Saturday in leading Kenmore West past Lancaster, 44-21. Ford scored on a 65-yard catch and added touchdown runs of 44, 1 and 72 yards.

• Eric Bartnik of Cheektowaga passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two in leading the Warriors to their second straight Class B final with a 50-22 win over Springville. Bartnik threw for 278 yards and rushed for 177.

• Tyree Brown rushed for 117 yards, and passed for 186 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Park to the Class A final with a 40-14 win over Iroquois. Nick Schaefer had two interceptions for the winners.

• Tommy Easton was 8 for 13 for 152 yards and three touchdowns to lead Franklinville/Ellicottville/West Valley to a 27-0 win over Cattaraugus/Little Valley in a Class D semifinal.

• Brandon Metz rushed for 114 yards and four touchdowns to help St. Francis secure the No. 2 seed for the Monsignor Martin playoffs with a 41-12 win over Bishop Timon-St. Jude.

• Chris Liberatore caught six passes for two touchdowns and 104 yards during Orchard Park’s 35-14 win over Niagara Falls.

• Bennett’s Isaiah McDuffie was his usual force on both sides of the ball. He rushed 16 times for 194 yards and two touchdowns and made eight tackles at linebacker during the Tigers’ 56-7 rout of Lackawanna.

• Ray Johnson rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns, including a 74-yarder, as West Seneca East punched its ticket to The Ralph with a 47-15 win over Williamsville North.

• Isiaih Jamison completed 5-of-9 passes for 184 yards and the Burgard defense put the shackles on Alden in earning a 14-0 win to advance to its first Section VI Class B final.

#PrepTalk Live

Review our #PrepTalkLive coverage from this weekend’s games at the Prep Talk blog. Check out photo galleries and video interviews from this weekend’s games and look at past galleries capturing riveting images from the 2015 regular season and the playoffs.

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