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>Albion

Nickname: Purple Eagles (5-4)

Coach: Tony Osburn, second season

Outlook: Senior OL/DL Scott Knaak is a three-year starter on the line. Senior QB Kaleb Reynolds won all three of his starts last year. The Purple Eagles will take advantage of the 4.6 speed of RB/LB Seth Narburgh (65 tackles last year). OL/DL Kevin Howard is another experienced lineman and WR/CB Devin Erdle is a threat on both sides of the ball. Albion's JV was 8-0-1.

Schedule

Sept. 4 at Newfane, 2 p.m.

Sept. 10 Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 at Cheektowaga, 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Lew-Port, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 Alden, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 at Medina, 7:30 p.m.

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>Alden

Nickname: Bulldogs (7-3)

Coach: Dick Diminuco, second season

Outlook: The Bulldogs return All-State players: third team RB Dakota Peel and fourth team QB Tyler Stoldt. Stoldt will throw to Peel, Nate Bailey, Adam Schwartz and Alex Blood. LB/TE Ryan Sosnowski has shined since a late-season call-up. Returning linemen are: Jake Wojtusiak, Nick Foss and Josh Chase. RB Justin Patterson will run the ball when Peel lines up at WR. JVs were 8-1.

Schedule

Sept. 3 Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 10 at Medina, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 Lew-Port, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24 Newfane, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 Springville, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Albion, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 at Maryvale, 7 p.m.

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>Maryvale

Nickname: Flyers (3-6)

Coach: Steve Griffin, 11th season

Outlook: The Flyers look to utilize Bilal Clay's 4.45 speed at RB/LB. Jake Krier returns at center and LB. OG/DT Jared Brock (6-3, 275) gives the Flyers some size on the line. The line has size, but a lot of new faces. The fleet Blair Estarfaa takes over at QB. Look for Springville transfer Shawn Barr to have a big year at FB. Shane Mullen moves from WR to RB. G/NG Sean Hamilton is an inspiring story after his offseason weight loss.

Schedule

Sept. 3 Cleveland Hill, 7 p.m.

Sept. 10 at Albion, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 at Newfane, 2 p.m.

Sept. 24 Lew-Port, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 Medina, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 Alden, 7 p.m.

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>Medina

Nickname: Mustangs (2-7)

Coach: Eric Valley, third season

Outlook: Among the six starters back on offense is the RB tandem of Maurell Johnson and David Stupnick. JV QB Stephen Rogenmosher looks to fill the spikes of Levi Pace. Rogenmosher is very athletic, having played varsity baseball as a sophomore. LB Dylan Duncanson, who started last year as a sophomore, leads a very young defense.

Schedule

Sept. 4 at Lew-Port, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 10 Alden, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 at Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Akron, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 Newfane, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Maryvale, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 Albion, 7:30 p.m.

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>Newfane

Nickname: Panthers (1-8)

Coach: Alex Haney, second season

Outlook: WR/S Randy Richau has all the tools on his 6-1 frame. Jake Summers brings his athleticism to the T/NG/DT positions. Two capable QBs are last year's starter Colin Ferington and last year's JV starter Sean Seefeldt. The O-line returns Summers, Keenan Buzyniski and Chris Demmin. Back in the backfield are Jesse Willians and Aaron Pringle.

Schedule

Sept. 4 Albion, 2 p.m.

Sept. 10 at Tonawanda, 7:30

Sept. 18 Maryvale, 2 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Alden, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Medina, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 Wilson, 2 p.m.

Oct. 16 Lew-Port, 2 p.m.

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>Lewiston-Porter

Nickname: Lancers (4-5)

Coach: Dick Lindamer, fourth season

Outlook: The Lancers have experience up front with two-way linemen Jeremy Crone, Bashar Srouji and Kevin McMurray. Marc Morreale will move from WR to QB. Among his targets will be WR Devon Amado, who had 963 all-purpose yards last year and 10 TDs. He will also play DB. Other key two way starters are FB/LB Joe Hill (56 tackles) and FB/LB Adam Pike.

Schedule

Sept. 4 Medina, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 10 St. Mary's, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 at Alden, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Maryvale, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 Albion, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Newfane, 2 p.m.

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>Tonawanda

Nickname: Warriors (0-9)

Coach: Rob Gross, first season

Outlook: Gross has been impressed by the senior leadership he has seen so far. "They have led by example with weight room attendance and coming to the summer sessions," said Gross, a 1989 Tonawanda graduate who had a stint as the head coach at Amherst. The Warriors look to rebuild with senior QB Steve Stich, LB Adam Hankinson, and OL/DL Tom DePsquale.

Schedule

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

Sept. 10 Newfane, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 Medina, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Albion, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Lew-Port, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 North Tonawanda, 6 p.m.