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>Catt./Little Valley

Nickname: Timberwolves (3-5)

Coach: Tim Miller, 15th season

Outlook: The Timberwolves will have a lot of new faces driven by a small group of seniors. "We're going to be green all over," said Miller. Senior RB/DB Chris Draudt returns after playing through a sprained ankle last season. Senior Ryan Dole plays a variety of the skill positions. Junior Josh Forster is back after earning a starting spot last year at RB. The entire O-Line will be new.

Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 8 Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

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

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>Ellicottville/W. Valley

Nickname: Eagles (2-7)

Coach: Tim Bergan, 26th season

Outlook: OL/DL Chris Bille is one of five seniors on a 33-player roster making up the varsity and JV. Freshman Cameron Wilson will start at QB. His brother, Storm, who got a couple starts at QB last year, moves to TE. FB/LB Taylor Bragg is among seven players from West Valley. Fletcher Macomb and Corey Tomblin will start on the line.

Schedule

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

Sept. 11 vs. Forestville, 7:30 p.m. at Silver Creek

Sept. 17 Catt/Little Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24 Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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>Forestville

Nickname: Hornets (4-5)

Coach: Scot Greenough, 15th season

Outlook: The Hornets return four on the OL including Mike Franklin (a four-year starter) and Niko Messina. WR/S Jayson Zipp is the only skill position player back at last year's position. Junior Joe Caccamise moves from OL to TE. Nick Huych moves from WR to QB. For the second year the Hornets will play home games at Silver Creek while their field is under construction.

Schedule

Sept. 3 at Catt/LValley, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 11 Ellicottville, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Oct. 15 at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Home games at Silver Creek

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>Franklinville

Nickname: Panthers (0-8)

Coach: Mark Blecha, 11th season

Outlook: RB/LB Don Kopp is the returning team MVP. QB Tom Olver, who started the last three games last year will be challenged for his spot by freshman Peter Kopp. WR Ricky Tait will be their main target. OL/DE AJ Childs and TE/LB Doug Kurowski are returning two-way starters. Holding down the LB position will be Michael Lembicz and Jamie Greiner; 16 of 22 are first-year players.

Schedule

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

Sept. 10 at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Oct. 1 Catt/Little Valley, 7:30

Oct. 8 vs. Forestville*, 7:30 p.m.

* at Silver Creek.

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

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>Frewsburg

Nickname: Bears (5-3)

Coach: Terry Gray, ninth season

Outlook: WR/DB Thad Johnson, All-WNY in baseball and a top swimmer in the state, is the No. 1 WR and will play QB out of the wildcat. Junior QB/LB Preston Wiltsie is a hard-nosed player with good mechanics who can run the option and throw. He hails from a 7-1 JV team. Gray called C/DE Clark Gregory "a diamond. We love that kid." He's a three-year starter who grew to 6-3, 245 and aspires to play in college.

Schedule

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

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

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

Sept. 24 vs. Forestville, 7:30 p.m. at Silver Creek

Oct. 1 at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

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

Oct. 15 Catt/Little Valley, 7:30 p.m.

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>Pine Valley

Nickname: Panthers (2-6)

Coach: Chris Buczek, fourth season

Outlook: What they lack in numbers (18-20) they'll make up for with heart. RB/DB Dominic Tingue, a three-year starter, will be the workhorse. Another three-year starter, WR/DB Marcus Astry, won a game on a kickoff return last year. LB/FB/TE Jason Howard had over 100 tackles last year. Buczek said this team has really embraced the school's new fitness center.

Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 8 at Catt/LValley, 7:30 p.m.

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

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>Portville

Nickname: Panthers (7-2)

Coach: Gary Swetland, 20th season

Outlook: The defending Class D East champs boast LB Jordan Spehar, third team all-NYS and Defensive Player of the Year in the league. RB/DB Trent Unverdorben is coming off a broken hand that cost him 3-4 games last year. Tyler Yarnes shows great instincts at C/LB. WR/LB Aaron Caya is a high impact player. Junior QB Colt Lowe brings some varsity experience.

Schedule

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

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

Sept. 17 at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Catt/LValley, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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>Randolph

Nickname: Cardinals (12-1)

Coach: Pat Slater, 31st season

Outlook: The Cardinals won the school's second New York State Class D title in 2009 adding to the crown from 2005. Looking to add that history is returning first team all-state tackle Ben Fluent, a 6-3, 225-pound senior. The Cardinals are on a 12-game winning streak. A solid core of juniors includes RB/LB Brent Robbins, RB/DB Mason Burch, LB John Morgante and DE Brady Morrison.

Schedule

Sept. 3 Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 10 at Catt/L. Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 vs. Forestville, 7:30 at Silver Creek

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

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

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

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