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Week Six: The Buffalo News High School Football Polls

State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *–tie in points, LW - Last week.

WEEK SIX
LARGE SCHOOLS
No. Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW
1. Canisius [9] 6-0 90 1
2. Lancaster (AA) 6-0 81 2
3. Orchard Park (AA) 4-2 70 T3
4. Starpoint (A) 6-0 52 5
5. St. Francis 2-3 38 6
6. Clarence (AA) 5-1 35 T3
7. Bennett (A) 4-2 29 7
8. Grand Island (A) 5-1 28 9
9. Niagara Falls (AA) 5-1 23 NR
10. South Park (A) 4-2 13 NR
10. St. Joe’s 2-3 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Bishop Timon/St. Jude 12, Williamsville South (A) 4, Hutch-Tech (AA) 3, McKinley (A) 2, North Tonawanda (A) 1, Kenmore West (AA) 1.
Voters: Mark Adair, Sean Bruso, Sibby Constantino, Dick Gallagher, Tom Langworthy, John Lewis, Rich Robbins, Dennis Gilbert, Dennis Sarow, Rick Coburn, News’ Miguel Rodriguez.

SMALL SCHOOLS
Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW
1. Cheektowaga (B) [7] 6-0 79 1
2. Maple Grove (D) [1] 6-0 70 3
3. Maryvale (B) 6-0 66 4
4. Cleveland Hill (C) 5-1 53 6
5. Olean (B) 6-0 50 5
6. Medina (B) 5-1 41 2
7. Alden (B) 4-2 25 7
8. Dunkirk (B) 4-2 24 NR
9. Southwestern (C) 5-1 19 10
10. Franklin/Ellic. (D) 5-1 4 NR
Others receiving votes (with points): Gowanda (C) 3, Springville (B) 2, Silver Creek/For. (D) 2, JFK (C) 1.
Voters: Adair, Bruso, Constantino, Gallagher, Lewis, Sarow, William Atlas, Angelo Sciandra, Ed Sciera, Jay Sirianni, News’ Rodriguez.

Among large schools, the loss by Clarence caused a little bit of shuffling in the rankings. But Canisius and Lancaster remained 1-2 on all of the ballots. Grand Island has developed a bit of momentum with a 5-1 record.

Cheektowaga is still No. 1 by a good margin among small schools. Medina's loss to Cleveland Hill caused a bit of a reaction among voters. Maple Grove, which has had a dominating season in Class D, earned a first-place vote. And if you are counting, that's three of the top four from Cheektowaga.

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