Nickname: Eagles (7-2)
Coach: Glen Graham, seventh season
Outlook: Three starters return on offense for the speedy Eagles: TE Marcus Smith, OT Stanley Smith and Dwayne Gillson. Gillson was bothered by a sore knee last year. Alex Turski ran a 4.45 in camp. Junior Daryl Spencer will either play QB or TB. He's a sectional champion in 400 hurdles. WR/DB Jailyn Tompkins is the No. 1 option when the Eagles throw.
Sept. 3 at Maryvale, 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 Roy-Hart, 2 p.m.
Sept. 18 Falconer, 2 p.m.
Sept. 25 Grover Cleveland, 10 a.m. at Riverside
Oct. 1 at Wilson, 7 p.m.
Oct. 9 Gowanda, 2 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Salamanca, 7:30 p.m.
Nickname: Panthers (3-5)
Coach: Sean Gabel, second season
Outlook: Gabel said he's looking forward to a drama-free season after losing home games to last year's flood. The Panthers return six on both sides. The Panthers need a big year from Alex Mercado, a Class C North all-star last year at LB. Chris Burns is another hard-hitting LB. John Schott could play both QB/WR. Nathan Kennedy looks to earn a starting spot on the line.
Sept. 3 Roy-Hart, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 Wilson, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 Eden, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 at Grover Cleveland, 2 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Cleveland Hill, 2 p.m.
Oct. 15 Allegany-Limestone, 7:30 p.m.
Nickname: Presidents (3-5)
Coach: Tony Alessi, seventh season
Outlook: QB/S Chris Holland returns as a three-year starter. On defense Holland's speed keeps teams from throwing deep. The Presidents aren't deep but have seven starters back on both sides. Dawnte Dolling was an All-High LB last season. Other top defenders are lineman Ikeem Lyons and LB Dartwon Brooks. Junior Devonte Whitsett is at RB.
Sept. 3 at Wilson, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10 Nichols, 7 p.m. at All High
Sept. 17 at Allegany-Limestone, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 Cleveland Hill, 10 a.m.
Oct. 2 Gowanda, 2 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Roy-Hart, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 at Lafayette, 10 a.m.
Nickname: Rams (1-7)
Coach: Don Baker, first season
Outlook: Connor Baker returns at QB after throwing 12 TD passes last year. His main targets will be Casey Manicki and Judd Jamieson. Drew Albrecht and Korben Grover, two wrestlers who know all about leverage, return to the line. They'll be blocking for RB Dillon Bender and FB Brandon Palmieri. Roy-Hart's Boosters raised $20,312 to save the sport after budget cuts.
Sept. 3 at Gowanda, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 at Cleveland Hill, 2 p.m.
Sept. 17 Salamanca, 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 Wilson, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 at Niagara Catholic, 2 p.m.
Oct. 8 Grover Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 at Cassadaga Valley, 1:30 p.m.
Nickname: Lakemen (5-4)
Coach: Bill Atlas, fourth season
Outlook: Junior LB Pat Walch has over 180 tackles in his first two years. WR/DB Cody Reimers looked strong in the offseason workouts and should have a big year out of the spread. Cam Sidote, Kevin Barrett and Brandon Konstanty are chasing the No. 1 RB spot. Joe Parrott moves from TE to QB. Freshman TE/LB Kevin Daunce should contribute.
Sept. 3 Grover Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Gowanda, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 Cassadaga Valley, 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Roy-Hart, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 Cleveland Hill, 7 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Newfane, 2 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Southwestern, 7:30 p.m.