Scrimmage Saturday means Week One is almost here.
The teams won’t be keeping score when they buckle their chin straps at the end of the week. They won’t be opening too much of the playbook for fear of revealing too many secrets.
But Scrimmage Saturday offers teams a chance to hit and tackle someone on another team. It also gives coaches a chance to evaluate personnel and depth players who might not see lots of time to start the season but may be called upon to step in for an injured starter down the road.
Here is a list of the teams hosting scrimmages this Saturday, with the other participants in parenthesis. If any teams are missing from this list, email email@example.com.
9 a.m. at Lockport (St. Francis, Sweet Home, Grand Island, Niagara-Wheatfield)
9 a.m. at St. Joe’s (Kenmore West)
9 a.m. at Cheektowaga (Eden, Portville, Cuba-Rushford, West Seneca East)
9 a.m. at All High Stadium (Burgard, Cleveland Hill, Cardinal O’Hara, Alden)
10 a.m. at Albion (V-York, V-Batavia, V-LeRoy)
10 a.m. at Falconer (Frewsburg, Nichols, Clymer/Sherman/Panama)
10 a.m. at Hamburg (Jamestown, East Aurora, Fredonia/W-B)
10 a.m. at Iroquois (Frontier, Lackawanna)
10 a.m. at Lancaster (Clarence, Starpoint, West Seneca West)
10 a.m. at Maryvale (JFK, Lake Shore, Pioneer)
10 a.m. at Medina (Barker/Roy-Hart, Dunkirk, Newfane, Silver Creek, Wilson)
10 a.m. at Niagara Falls (Bennett, Depew, Maple Grove)
10 a.m. at North Tonawanda (Hutch-Tech, McKinley)
10 a.m. at Tonawanda (Timon)
11 a.m. at Stransky Complex (Canisius, Williamsville South, South Park, Springville)
5 p.m. at Amherst (Lewiston-Porter, Kenmore East, Riverside)