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JAMESTOWN—Tyler Hind was feeling it. Want proof? On more than one occasion, the 5-foot-11 junior guard for Randolph held out his left hand and signaled to a Bennett defender to come closer – almost to the point of begging. When he lured the Tiger right where he wanted, he burned past him in a blink of an eye. And in similar fashion, the Cardinals are Section VI bo…

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Park School rode the towers of three and perhaps the best backcourt in the area to championship glory last season. It was expected that the underclassmen core would return with the mission of completing a New York State Federation Tournament Class A championship repeat. Then the offseason happened. Three pivotal players to Park’s run transferred to prep schools, incl…

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Lancaster started poorly but made up for it with one heck of a finishing kick to not only gain a measure of revenge against old friend Bennett but further establish itself among the who’s who of elite programs in Western New York. The Legends’ championship reign continues. Lancaster punched its ticket to another New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association…

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Section VI Class AA Championship Who: Lancaster Legends (8-1) vs. Bennett Tigers (7-2) When: 5:30 p.m. Friday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Webcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/guide Rankings: Bennett is ranked No. 2 in the News Large Schools Poll and No. 10 in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. Lancaster is ranked No. 3 in the News Large S…

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Bennett’s proud of the fact it has four running backs who are big-play threats, but the Tigers are far from a one-dimensional football team. They can go vertical when the situation calls for it. They did that often Friday night and their reward will be another shot at a Section VI championship. The Tigers earned their spot in the Class AA final at New Era Field by th…

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Regardless the number of familiar faces dotting a roster, football teams are different year to year. That includes West Seneca West, which has plenty of names folks got to know during last year’s state championship run still in the fold. While veteran experience like past All-Western New York selections in the form of Juston Johnson and Mike Glinski along with Liam Sche…

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D’Jae Perry of Bennett High School been selected as the Buffalo News Player of the Week for Week Five. Perry rushed 13 times for a game-high 274 yards and two touchdowns. His 60-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter gave Bennett the lead for good in a 42-35 victory over two-time defending Section VI Class AA champion Lancaster. The Buffalo News Player of the …

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Bennett rushers roll Four Bennett running backs ran for over 100 yards in the Tigers’ 51-7 home victory against Lockport. Semaj Clemons led the group, which isn’t ordered by a depth chart, with 160 yards and two touchdowns. Djae Perry had 110 yards and two touchdowns, Ja’vair Walker accounted for 115 yards and a touchdown and Justin Campbell totaled 101 yards and a s…

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Bennett | Clarence | Hutch-Tech | Lancaster | Lockport | Niagara Falls | Orchard Park | Williamsville North Bennett Tigers (4-4) Coach: Stevenson McDuffie, seventh season Home field: All High Stadium Program founded: Unknown Outlook: The goal is to return to a Section VI final (in the fourth different class) for the fourth time in five seasons. Though it won't b…

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Another key football player who helped Bennett reach the first of its three straight Section VI championship games is taking his talents to the Division I stage. And Alexander Lofton couldn't be happier he earned a scholarship. Lofton, a 2015 graduate who helped the Tigers win a division title en route to their first-ever Section VI title-game appearance, recently si…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Five of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/01/news-football-polls-week-five/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 35, Cardinal O’Hara 14 Class AA Bennett 14, Clarenc…

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West Seneca West versus Lackwanna has no impact on division standings or playoff seeding. Each team will have bigger games to prepare for down the road. But Friday night's nonleague meeting between the Indians and Steelers is a big deal for a couple of reasons. -- It's the next game on their schedules. -- It also is a meeting between unbeaten teams with champio…

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Week Three of the high school football season pretty much had it all. There were upsets, a school-record scoring output and game-winning drives, including one capped off by a Hail Mary. But what's the use of telling you when we can show you? Below is a roundup of available video highlights from Week Three. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a me…

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Bennett Tigers (8-3) Coach: Stevenson McDuffie, sixth season Home field: All High Stadium Program founded: Unknown Outlook: After winning the program's first Section VI championship, the Tigers move up from Class A into the big-boys classification – their fourth different class in as many seasons. While Bennett has made three straight sectional finals, the nucl…