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Here are the all-league teams as selected by the coaches in each league. MONSIGNOR MARTIN LARGE Offensive Co-Players of the Year: Jake Ritts-11 (St. Francis) and Xzavier Janczylik (St. Francis). Defensive Co-Players of the Year: Jason Walker (St. Joe’s) and C.J. Ozolins (Canisius). FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Pos Name School Yr QB Tyler Baker Canisius 10 QB Callum With…

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We're covering the latest updates and news in high school sports on @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. We encourage you to tweet photos, scores and updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive – that's the quickest way to share information with us. Our high school scoreboard page has today's entire lineup, an…

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The last time Wilson played championship football at New Era Field, it was 1990. The stadium was called Rich Stadium, and Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills were marching towards their first Super Bowl. That 29-year drought is over after the Lakemen pulled off a 26-21 comeback victory over Portville on Friday night at Wilson’s Hutchinson Field in the Class C semifinals. …

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As Western New Yorkers know quite well, there’s no better time for a comeback than the opening round of the playoffs. In a rematch of last year’s Class B championship, an early Pioneer lead turned into a back-and-forth shootout, then a late Cheektowaga lead. With less than 30 seconds to spare in the game, Brody Hopkins connected with Canisius transfer Gabe Fisher, wh…

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You’ve got to love rivalry week. Plenty of teams played their annual rivalry games Friday night and, as usual, it brought a host of highlights. Lancaster dominated the 100th anniversary of the rivalry from start to finish, outgaining the Wildcats 432-122 in a 42-3 win. Jason Mansell was 16-of-20 for 207 yards and three touchdowns passing. Shawn Davis was his leadi…

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It may have been early, but it looked like Dunkirk would be going to the Class B playoffs. Chris Ortiz had just rushed for his third touchdown of the first half after the Marauders’ defense ended a promising Iroquois drive. But Trey Kleitz and the Chiefs refused to roll over with a playoff berth on the line. Slowly but surely, Iroquois erased the Marauders’ once-i…

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Wilson put on another stifling defensive performance Friday night, defeating rival Cleveland Hill, 25-6. The victory gave the undefeated Lakemen the Class C North division title. Wilson’s defense recorded four turnovers in the win. The team also notched a safety after a flawless coffin corner punt from Thomas Baia pinned Cleveland Hill on the 1-yard line. The Lake…

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Freshman Camren Warburton rambled for 144 yards on 22 carries and senior Aaron Smith threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns as Cheektowaga beat division rival Pioneer on Friday night, 14-7. The Warriors recovered three Pioneer fumbles in the win. One fumble was recovered inside Cheektowaga’s 10-yard line, ending a late scoring threat by the Panthers. Cam Chandler rec…

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After Section VI denied a final appeal Wednesday by the Buffalo Public Schools, a makeup date has been announced for the Kenmore West and McKinley football game. The teams will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside's Dingboom Field. The unusual spat between the Buffalo and Ken-Ton schools began Sept. 13, a few hours before the scheduled kickoff of a game between Ken West …

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Maurice Vaughn of WNY Maritime/Health Sciences has been selected as The Buffalo News Football Player of the Week for Week 2. Vaughn helped his team improve to 2-0 by taking a 20-6 decision at Dunkirk. He rushed 12 times for 150 yards and a touchdown and made eight tackles on defense in a game played in wet, windy conditions. The Buffalo News Player of the Week is sel…

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East Aurora/Holland and Lake Shore played an old-school style of football under a full Friday the 13th moon at Blue Devils Stadium. Strong winds nullified both teams’ passing games, so the Blue Devils turned to the ground game and ground out a 14-0 victory over the visiting Eagles. East Aurora rushed for 180 yards and passed for exactly zero. Jack Rogers led the way …

Devare Mathis was a big part of West Seneca East’s offense as the Trojans employed the “ground and pound” approach to beat Amherst, 38-20, Friday night at Dimp Wagner Field. Mathis rumbled for 195 yards and a touchdown as West Seneca East racked up more than 350 yards on the ground. Quarterback Brady Frys added 82 yards rushing and threw for 87 yards and a touchdown. …

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Canisius Crusaders (5-5) Coach: Rich Robbins, ninth season. Home field: Stransky Complex. Program founded: 1913. Outlook: The Crusaders figure to run behind a strong line anchored by senior and returning All-Catholic Donovan Cornelius. Nigel Dabney and Joe Dixon are among a host of running backs who look to explode through the holes the line opens. Dixon is a j…

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The first chance to get a look at the area's high school football teams has arrived, although some teams are getting a head start on Scrimmage Saturday. Five scrimmages, including a four-team event in North Tonawanda, are on the docket for Friday, with the remaining teams scrimmaging Saturday. Opening weekend begins Sept. 5 with a full slate of games on Sept. 6 and m…

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For the second time in his career, Rick Tomm has been selected as Eric Jantzi’s successor as North Tonawanda football coach. Tomm was appointed coach during Monday night’s school board meeting, two weeks before the first official practice day for all scholastic teams in the state. At the same meeting, the school board accepted Jantzi’s resignation as head coach of North…