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Considering Kaiyer Fields’ season ended after just five weeks last year due to injury, it was only natural the McKinley running back would need to answer the following questions on the field during game conditions this year. Would he be able to take a hit on the knee cap that was cracked during a painful high-low combination hit last season on a kick return? Would he…

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Kaiyer Fields of McKinley has been selected as the Buffalo News Player of the Week for Week Six. Fields rushed for 317 yards and five touchdowns and returned a fumble 65 yards for a score during McKinley’s 50-28 win over Sweet Home. With the victory, the Macks clinched their second Section VI playoff berth in three years. The Buffalo News Player of the Week is select…

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Micah Harris is no stranger to city football. He’s a proud alum of McKinley High School, having played back in the day for Bill Johnson and helping the program win two Harvard Cups. During his four-year career, the only position he didn’t play was offensive line, although he still found a way to spend time in the trenches, serving as long snapper on punts. So when as…

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Liam Scheuer is a big lad who knows he has big shoes to fill. Not surprisingly, the West Seneca West junior has prepared not only for the challenge of succeeding Matt Myers at quarterback but also the physical punishment that comes with battling in the trenches on defense. Scheuer, last year’s backup signal-caller, spent the season making life miserable for opposing …

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…

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During a timeout early in the third quarter, the West Seneca West student section began chanting: "It's too easy." The unbeaten Indians made it look as such because of pressing defense that made a North Tonawanda crew that plays reigning Class AA champion Niagara Falls twice a year uncomfortable – leading to lots of turnovers, easy baskets and a shot at the title. Th…

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OP girls top East Aurora No. 3 large school Orchard Park girls basketball handed No. 6 East Aurora its first loss of the season, defeating the Blue Devils, 46-33, in the final of the Orchard Park Tournament. Quakers coach Gary Janas said he prepared entirely new schemes in an effort to surprise East Aurora coach Mike Fronckowiak. Orchard Park switched to a five-playe…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Six 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/2017/10/08/news-football-polls-week-six/ Monsignor Martin St Francis 29, St. Joe's 26 From St. Francis: Class AA Clar…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Four 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/2017/09/24/buffalo-news-football-polls-sept-25/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 55, St. Joe’s 16 Click the link below to watch the e…

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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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Lancaster versus Orchard Park is almost always a must-see game  – even more so when it's a rematch of a Section VI Class AA final. The combatants and the incentives for winning, however, aren't the only reasons fans should flock to Foyle/Kling Field on Friday night. There's more than an outcome at stake. Lancaster officials plan to donate $1 from each ticket purchase…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Kaiyer Fields of McKinley. The junior running back rumbled for 313 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Macks to a 25-7 victory at Orchard Park in the first meeting ever between the programs. In order to be considered for the weekly honor, candidates must be among the nominees for the Connolly Cup. Other Week One Con…

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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…

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Ginger & Garlic, a small Chinese restaurant in Hamburg, is changing hands as its original owners retire. The restaurant, 5685 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, has been sold to new owners who plan to keep it a Chinese restaurant, and keep the name, said Carl Lam, son of the original owners, Kenny and May Lam. The Lams are from Hong Kong originally, and Kenny Lam journeyed t…