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Week Two: Saturday’s top high school games

Williamsville North (1-0) at Kenmore West (1-0), 2 p.m. Saturday at Crosby Field: The first Class AA North game of the season for both teams is a dandy that likely could decide who wins the division. Two years ago under Thursday Night Lights, Ken West defeated then-unbeaten Williamsville North, 20-15, in a game played at Depew. Last year the teams didn’t meet because North dropped into Class A North.

Both teams come in with some momentum, each having won their nonleague openers in Week One.

Erriono Giardina returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown and added two rushing TDs for the Blue Devils during a 53-12 win at Riverside. Senior Tyler White led the defense with 10 tackles and three sacks.

North had a tougher test at Jamestown but passed it with flying colors, 34-26, as senior quarterback Jason Hwang rushed 15 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns and completed 6-of-10 passes for 139 and two more scores. North is ranked No. 2 in the News’ Large School poll while Ken West is eighth.

• III-Syracuse CBA at St. Francis, 7 p.m. Saturday at Polian Family Field: Red Raiders senior quarterback Jerry Hickson needs 133 yards passing to match Maple Grove graduate Randall Secky (5,915) for second on the all-time Western New York list. He threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s 48-18 loss at Ohio power Central Catholic of Toledo. Retson Daley caught three passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns for St. Francis.

• Cardinal O’Hara at Canisius, 1 p.m. at Stransky Complex: Top-area-large-school Crusaders look to continue enjoying the sweet comforts of home as they play second of four straight to open season at Stransky. Senior Cole Burniston led Canisius rushing attack that enjoyed great Week One win over Lockport by running 10 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns. O’Hara is coming off 26-6 loss at University Prep in Rochester.

• Bennett at McKinley, 1 p.m. at Riverside’s Dingboom Field: Bennett renews acquaintances with former Harvard Cup rival coming off last week’s division win at West Seneca East. McKinley suffered a tough nonleague loss at Class AA school Niagara Falls.

• Wilson at Cleveland Hill, 2 p.m. at Carl Kuras Field: Golden Eagles look to bounce back from tough two-point loss at rival Maryvale against Class C North foe from Niagara County. Lakemen coming off a two-point win over C North member Akron.


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Review our #PrepTalkLive coverage from Friday night’s action, including photo galleries and a live blog of how the night transpired. Our scoreboard page also has additional details from several games.

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