Lions, Tigers and a few Bulldogs: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams.
The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state.
Teams' playbooks will be scaled down, but Scrimmage Saturday still is a celebrated day since it signifies that meaningful games are only six days away. Week One begins Sept. 1.
Here is a copy of the Scrimmage Saturday schedule provided by Dan Finucane from the Western New York Football Officials along with contributions from other area coaches/officials. Any additions to this list can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 a.m. at Sparky Adams Field in Kenmore: Kenmore East and Tonawanda.
9 a.m. at All High Stadium: Alden, Burgard, Cleveland Hill, McKinley.
9 a.m. at Cheektowaga: Cheektowaga, Cuba-Rushford, Eden, Portville, West Seneca East.
9 a.m. at Dunkirk: Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, Chautauqua Lake, Clymer-Sherman-Panama, Dunkirk, Silver Creek/Forestville.
9 a.m. at Max D. Lederer Field at Emmet Belknap Middle School in Lockport: Grand Island, Lockport, Niagara Wheatfield, St. Francis, Sweet Home, Williamsville East.
9 a.m. at Southwestern: Randolph and Southwestern.
10 a.m. at Allegany/Limestone: Franklinville/Ellicottville and Allegany/Limestone
10 a.m. at Canisius' Stransky Complex in West Seneca: Canisius, Hutch-Tech, South Park, Williamsville South.
10 a.m. at Clarence: Clarence, Lancaster, Starpoint, West Seneca West.
10 a.m. at Frontier: Frontier and Lackawanna.
10 a.m. at Strider Field in Jamestown: East Aurora/Holland, Fredonia, Hamburg, Jamestown.
10 a.m. at Maryvale: JFK, Lake Shore, Maryvale, Pembroke, Pioneer, St. Mary's.
10 a.m. at Niagara Falls: Amherst, Depew, Maple Grove, Niagara Falls.
10 a.m. at North Tonawanda: Cardinal O'Hara, Lewiston-Porter, North Tonawanda, Springville.
10 a.m. at Roy-Hart: Medina, Newfane, Roy-Hart/Barker, Wilson.
10 a.m. at St. Joe's Robert T. Scott Complex: Kenmore West and St. Joe's.
There also is one combined practice on the docket as Iroquois and Orchard Park plan to work out together in Orchard Park, according to the schedule.
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