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>Amherst

Nickname: Tigers (3-6)

Coach: Pat Murphy, fourth season

Outlook: The Tigers will build around their team speed led by RB/LB Matt Gallineau, WR/CB Tyson Johnson and RB/DE Keeon Colvin. Colvin is a 4.5 kid who rushed for 177 yards in last year's season opener. Last year's JV QB, Justin Twarog, will take the snaps. He had a 250-yard game in last year's season finale. C/NG James Sidell will anchor both lines.

Schedule

Sept. 3 West Seneca East, 6 p.m

Sept. 11 at Hamburg, 7 p.m.

Sept. 16 Williamsville South, 6 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Lafayette, 4 p.m. at All High

Oct. 2 at Niagara-Wheatfield, 2 p.m.

Oct. 8 Iroquois, 6 p.m.

Oct. 15 at Lake Shore, 7 p.m.

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>Hamburg

Nickname: Bulldogs (7-2)

Coach: Mike McFadden, fourth season

Outlook: Hamburg returns a nice core with TB/LB Mike Davison, left-handed QB Mike Coyne, DB/WR Jeff Lutz and FB/LB Ryan Peziosi. "We have a handful of younger kids that are going to be playing up for us," said McFadden. "I wouldn't be surprised if we have three or four underclassmen, one might even be a freshman." McFadden said one of his biggest prospects is LT/DT Andrew Skelton.

Schedule

Sept. 3 at Lafayette, 7 p.m. at All High

Sept. 11 Amherst, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 Frontier, 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Williamsville. South, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 West Seneca East, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 Lake Shore, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 at Iroquois, 7 p.m.

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>Iroquois

Nickname: Chiefs (6-3)

Coach: Frank Payne, 11th season

Outlook: Tackle Brad Bowen is a three-year starter who can bench 400. RB Jimmy Kloc rushed for 980 yards last year as a sophomore. Look for RB Mike Siejak to line up in several places. FB Adam Garrison will lead the way for Siejak and Kloc. QB Brandon Souder broke the school record for pass completion percentage (12 of 15) in first start last year.

Schedule

Sept 3 at Clarence, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 10 Lake Shore, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 at Lafayette, 7 p.m. at All High

Sept. 24 at West Seneca East, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 Wmsv. South, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Amherst, 6 p.m.

Oct. 15 Hamburg, 7 p.m.

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>Lafayette

Nickname: Violets (5-4)

Coach: Icky Satcher, sixth season

Outlook: The numbers are low and Satcher said his team is looking for an identity. Junior Anthony Rogers is the only starter back on the O-line. He'll need to provide leadership and bring along the younger players. Junior Greg Harris, last year's JV QB, will start. The Violets await the return of senior WR Cameron Tucker, who sprained an ankle playing summer basketball.

Schedule

Sept. 3 Hamburg, 7 p.m. at All High

Sept. 10 at West Seneca East, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 Iroquois, 7 p.m. at All High

Sept. 25 Amherst, 4 p.m. at All High

Oct. 1 at Lake Shore, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Wmsv. South, 7 p.m.

Oct. 16 Grover Cleveland, 10 a.m. at All High

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>Lake Shore

Nickname: Eagles (3-6)

Coach: Chuck Kowalski, first season

Outlook: The Eagles return their entire backfield with RBs Pat Gilman and Josh Sanchez and QB Alex Govinettio. The O-line returns Nate Jackson and Aaron Ackley. LB Tom Kolasinski averaged 12 tackles last year. Lake Shore looks for a big year from three-year player Pat Herlin at LB/DE/FB.

Schedule

Sept 3 at Wmsv. South, 7 p.m.

Sept 10 at Iroquois, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 West Seneca East, 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Sweet Home, 2 p.m.

Oct. 1 Lafayette, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Hamburg, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 Amherst, 7 p.m.

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>West Seneca East

Nickname: Trojans (5-4)

Coach: Jim Maurino, eighth season

Outlook: The Trojans will rely heavily on their two senior captains to anchor both sides of the line: Josh Beres and Nick Ruberto. Offensively, Zack Guzda will start at QB. The Trojans will start two sophomores on offense, Andy Smigiera and Jarmel Caldwell, both wide receivers. "They're young, but we look for both of them to have an impact this year," said Maurino.

Schedule

Sept. 3 at Amherst, 6 p.m.

Sept. 10 Lafayette, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 at Lake Shore, 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 Iroquois, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Hamburg, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 at West Seneca West, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 Wmsv. South, 7 p.m.

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>Williamsville South

Nickname: Billies (7-2)

Coach: Kraig Kurzanski, fourth season

Outlook: Record-setting, All-NYS QB Joe Licata will sign with UB. All-WNY WR Phil Stasiak had 62 catches for 786 yards. Junior RB Justin Earl has been the surprise at camp. WR Kevin O'Connell is getting some college looks. The left side of the O-line returns with T.J. Scamurra, Dan Schaus and Spencer Biondo. Buddy Ammerman started every down at LB and will get some carries at RB.

Schedule

Sept. 3 Lake Shore, 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 at Grand Island, 2 p.m.

Sept. 16 at Amherst, 6 p.m.

Sept. 24 Hamburg, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Iroquois, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 Lafayette, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 at West Seneca East, 7 p.m.