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Homeroom Announcements: Thursday's big games & more

After a few days off, we're back and ready for another big weekend in high school sports. Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.

What to watch for Thursday

1. Football - Monsignor Martin Championship

1-Canisius (8-2) vs. 2-St. Francis (4-5), 6 p.m. at New Era Field

Canisius' November revenge tour rolls on after a huge win over Bishop Timon-St, Jude last Saturday. Next up is the team that ended its three-year reign as Monsignor Martin champs last year: St. Francis. Crusaders running back RaeQwon Greer and receiver Paul Woods are threats to score every time they touch the ball. Mason Hoose and Cole Burniston lead a stout defense that only gives up 12 points per game.

St. Francis avenged a loss of their own last Friday when they topped St. Joe's, and the Red Raiders are hoping to do the same tonight after a 55-13 Week Four loss to Canisius. A running attack led by Dylan McDuffie has been coming on strong late in the season, which has taken some of the pressure off of Western New York all-time passing yards leader Jerry Hickson and the rest of the offense.

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

#PrepTalkSpirit: Show us your school spirit by tweeting us fan photos with the hashtag #PrepTalkSpirit and we'll highlight one every week.

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Monday-Wednesday roundup

Story: State may change rule that nearly barred an Orchard Park boy from playing football

Prep Talk: North Tonawanda's Leah Manth determined to live life to the fullest

Football preview: With a title on the line, forget about past Canisius-St. Francis results
Monsignor Martin capsule: 1-Canisius vs. 2-St. Francis at a glance

Final coaches polls
- Boys volleyball
- Girls cross country

High school scores & schedules (Nov. 17)

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After school

- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post

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