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>Bishop Timon-St. Jude

Nickname: Tigers (1-9)

Coach: Al Monaco, fifth season

Outlook: Monaco characterized his team by saying the line is seasoned, but the skill position players are young. Returning two-way starters are OL/LB Andrew Alvira, RB/S Andrew Marinaro, G/LB Tim Ciszek, G/DE Charlie Coughlin, DE/OT Rich Smith and WR/S Jordan Williams. The QB spot will be split between junior Dan Hall and sophomore Ryan Dougherty. John Termini looks to have a big year at CB/RB. The Tigers host rival South Park on Oct. 2. The team opens at Ohio powerhouse Central Catholic.

Schedule

Sept. 3 at Central Catholic (Ohio), 7 p.m.

Sept. 10 V-Batavia, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 Canisius, 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Cardinal O'Hara, 2 p.m.

Oct. 1 South Park, 7 p.m.

Oct. 9 at St. Francis, 7 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Nichols, 1 p.m.

Oct. 22 St. Mary's, 7 p.m.

Oct. 29 St. Joe's, 7 p.m.

Home games at Fitzpatrick Field, Tifft St.

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>Canisius

Nickname: Crusaders (7-5)

Coach: Brandon Harris, fourth season

Outlook: The defending League AA champs return QB Travis Eman, who accounted for five TDs in last year's championship game. WR/FS Theo Russell spent the offseason attending college camps. He knocked almost 1.5 seconds off his 40 time. Look for WR/LB Johnny Davis to be more explosive. WR/CB Pat Glose has added 25 pounds of muscle, and lowered his 40 time. Offseason training has helped LB/DE/TE Kyril Threats go from 180 to 210 pounds. Linemen Jack Plunkett, Corey Madlock and Thomas NeMoyer have tested well in the offseason.

Schedule

Sept. 4 Cardinal O'Hara, 2 p.m.

Sept. 11 St. John The Baptist (L.I.), 11 a.m.

Sept. 17 at Timon-St. Jude, 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 Cathedral Prep (Pa.), 2 p.m.

Oct. 2 at St. Joe's, 2 p.m.

Oct. 9 V-Aquinas, 3 p.m.

Oct. 16 V-Bishop Kearney, 2 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Walsh Jesuit (Ohio), 1 p.m.

Oct. 30 St. Francis, 2 p.m.

Home games at Stransky Complex, Clinton St., West Seneca

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St. Francis

Nickname: Red Raiders (3-7)

Coach: Jerry Smith, 22nd season

Outlook: The Red Raiders have a strong line and solid backfield. RB Akeel Lynch runs a legit 4.5. Austin Zakroczewski may be the best all-around back. Alex Misterman averaged 200 yards a game on JV. Junior DE/OT Joe Smith, a team captain along with lineman Adam Pasnik, is 3.5 sacks shy of the school career record. NG Josh Redden is the younger brother of UB's Adam Redden. Nick Borgese is a real talent at WR/DB, as well as kicker/punter. Spencer Rubeck has the edge competing with four other guys for the QB spot. Top LB are Jim Cushman and RauDric Parks. JVs were 9-0.

Schedule

Sept. 4 at IV-Union-Endicott, 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 Holy Trinity (L.I.), 1 p.m.

Sept. 18 V-Aquinas, 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 at St. Joe's, 2 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Cardinal Mooney (Ohio), 7 p.m.

Oct. 9 Timon-St. Jude, 7 p.m.

Oct. 16 at St. Ignatius (Ohio), 7 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Cardinal O'Hara, 2 p.m.

Oct. 30 at Canisius, 2 p.m.

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>St. Joe's

Nickname: Marauders (5-4)

Coach: Dennis Gilbert, first season

Outlook: RB Nick Hall rushed for 700-plus yards last year and also had 400 yards in receptions. Patrick Papia, Joe Adinolfi and James McClary will start both ways on the lines. Junior QB Chad Kelly, a transfer from Pennsylvania, is the nephew of former Bills QB Jim Kelly. A solid kicking game gives the Marauders weapons with punter Anthony LaMancusa and kicker Mark Montana.

Schedule

Sept. 3 at V-Aquinas, 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 Msgr. Farrell (NYC), 1 p.m.

Sept. 18 at V-Bishop Kearney, 1 p.m.

Sept. 25 St. Francis, 2 p.m.

Oct. 2 Canisius, 2 p.m.

Oct. 9 Cleveland Heights (Ohio), 2 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Cardinal O'Hara, 2 p.m.

Oct. 23 at Steubenville (Ohio), 7 p.m.

Oct. 29 at Timon-St. Jude, 7 p.m.