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Power 10 (Sept. 19): Miguel Rodriguez ranks best of scholastic fall sports season

Here is the second Power 10 for the fall scholastic sports season.

(Through Tuesday night's results)

1: West Seneca West football. No reason to bump the Indians from this spot. The defending state champions' winning streak is now 18 in a row. Doesn't matter who's in at quarterback, Indians' receivers have feasted on foes. West has bludgeoned the competition by a combined 124-8 this season — the eight points the second fewest yielded by any of the area's 70 football teams (Cheektowaga has yet to be scored upon in Class B).

2: Clarence boys soccer. Red Devils remain undefeated following wins over ECIC I rivals Lancaster and Williamsville North. Top-ranked team in Western New York and in state among Class AA teams is now 7-0. Devils host Cathedral Prep of Erie, Pa. on Friday at 5 p.m.

3: Hamburg girls soccer. The speedy Bulldogs (8-0, 6-0 ECIC II) capped 3-0 week by winning 2-1 overtime thriller at ECIC II rival Williamsville East to win battle between the unbeatens.

4: Nardin girls golf. The Gators snapped Sacred Heart's 57-match winning streak against Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association foes with 254-266 victory Friday at Glen Oak. Sharks had won league title last six years with a flawless record. Rematch slated for Sept. 26 at Cazenovia G.C.

5: Lancaster football. Neither sickness nor the Spartans can pin down these Legends. Still, Class AA isn't a cakewalk. Another tough test looms against Clarence on Friday.

6: Nichols girls soccer. It's more what Hamburg did than what Nichols didn't do that resulted in some movement. Vikings still perfect on season with 7-0 mark following wins over Mercyhurst (Pa.) and Mount St. Mary.

7: Frontier boys soccer. Memo to all: The upstart Falcons aren't going anywhere. Ruin town rival Hamburg's big week (which featured win over Williamsville East) by taking down the Bulldogs 1-0 in “The Southtowns Showcase” on Tuesday to end their seven-game shutout streak. Jonah Kozak earns program-record 24th assist in victory for Frontier.

8: Lockport boys volleyball. Top-ranked team in Western New York cruises to nonleague win over Orchard Park. Lions also score sweep of Grand Island even though it was pushed in two of the three games.

9: Clarence girls volleyball. Lost top-ranking in Western New York large schools poll due to loss to Orchard Park. But OP lost Friday to St. Mary's. Couple that with Clarence's win over St. Mary's two weeks ago and its four-set win over Williamsville East last week, that makes me inclined to give this slot to the Red Devils.

10: Williamsville North field hockey. No. 1 Spartans stay unbeaten through six games by handing Clarence its first loss in six games during 2-1 win involving top two-ranked teams in Western New York.

Honorable mention: Akron field hockey, Allegany-Limestone girls soccer, Bennett football, Buffalo Public Schools boys volleyball, Canisius football, Canisius soccer, Cheektowaga football, Clarence cross country, Clarence field hockey, Clarence football, Clarence girls golf, Clarence girls soccer, East Aurora girls cross country, East Aurora boys soccer, East Aurora girls soccer, East Aurora/Holland golf, Eden boys volleyball, Eden girls volleyball, Frontier boys volleyball, Hamburg boys soccer, Lackawanna boys soccer, Lancaster tennis, Maple Grove cross country, Nardin cross country, Nardin soccer, Newfane cross country, Niagara Wheatfield boys golf, Niagara Wheatfield boys soccer, Olean girls soccer, Orchard Park cross country, Orchard Park football, Orchard Park girls volleyball, Orchard Park boys golf, Orchard Park tennis, Portville girls volleyball, Sacred Heart girls golf, St. Francis football, St. Joe's football, St. Joe's golf, St. Joe's soccer, St. Mary's girls volleyball, Springville cross country, Starpoint boys golf, West Seneca West cross country, Williamsville East boys soccer, Williamsville East field hockey, Williamsville East girls soccer, Williamsville East girls volleyball, Williamsville North football, Williamsville South field hockey.

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