By Michael Petro, Special to the News
It wasn’t a defensive game, but when Bishop Timon-St. Jude needed a stop from that side of the ball in the waning minutes of Saturday’s Monsignor Martin Class B football championship, the Tigers got it.
In Joe Licata's third season of heading a rebuilding Timon program, the Tigers won a back-and-forth 36-32 shootout over St. Mary…
Who: Canisius Crusaders (5-5) vs. St. Francis Red Raiders (8-1)
When: 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: UB Stadium.
Rankings: St. Francis is ranked No. 1 in the News Large Schools poll and eighth in the state poll. Canisius is ranked seventh in the News poll and is unranked in the state poll.
Canisius in final: The Crusaders are 6-4 in title games under …
Bishop Timon-St. Jude Tigers (2-9)
Coach: Joe Licata, third season.
Home field: Tifft Farm.
Program founded: 1948.
Outlook: With 24 returnees, this could be the most experienced team Joe Licata has fielded. Timon returns its best player in first-team All-Catholic lineman Alex Reinhardt. He’s 6-4, 270 with explosive speed. He’ll be part of an all-senior offensiv…
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…
Following the lead of big-bodied lineman Stephen Boyd Jr., Cardinal O’Hara has manhandled the competition in the Monsignor Martin small schools division.
“We’re putting O’Hara back on the map,” Boyd said after the Hawks’ 35-8 victory over Bishop Timon-St. Jude on Friday night at New Era Field.
Having also defeated St. Mary’s 39-6 last week, O’Hara (4-2) has secured a bye…
Who: Canisius Crusaders (7-3) vs. St. Joe's Marauders (7-4)
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: New Era Field
Tickets: $10 ($7 each when purchased at either school through Friday)
Web cast: onebuffalo.com
Rankings: Canisius is ranked No. 2 in the News Large Schools poll and 13th in the New York Sportswriters Class AA poll. St. Joe's is ranked ninth in the News poll…