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>Clarence

Nickname: Red Devils (10-1)

Coach: Mark Layer, 1st season

Outlook: The Red Devils return plenty of talent from last year's Section VI Class AA champs. Two All-WNY first teamers are back, RB Mike Gelz, who put up 1,223 yards and 19 TDs, and OL Michael Arcuri. Punter Dominic Webster is coming off an all-star season. Two-way starters with big-game experience are are OL/DL Anthony Principale and OL/DE Jack Lally. The Red Devils are the defending Buffalo News large school poll champions.

Schedule

Sept. 3 at Riverside, 4 p.m.

Sept. 9 at Frontier, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 vs. Nia. Falls, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 23 vs. Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Orchard Park, 12 p.m.

Oct. 8 vs. W.S. West, 2 p.m.

Oct. 14 at Jamestown, 7 p.m.

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>Frontier

Nickname: Falcons (7-3)

Coach: Tim Myslinski, 2nd season

Outlook: The Falcons look to do some damage with all five starters back on the O-line: all-star LG Marco Maronski, C Taylor Eberl, RG Mike Scinta, RT Dan Suarez and LT Conner Donahue. Running the triple option behind this experienced line will be FB Ed McGrew, returning QB Jimmy May and the 1-2 punch of Brett Via and Mike Harris.

Schedule

Sept. 2 at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 9 vs. Clarence, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 vs. Sweet Home, 7:30

Sept. 23 at Orchard Park, 7:30

Sept. 30 vs. W.S. West, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 7 at Jamestown, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14 vs. Hamburg, 7:30 p.m.

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>Jamestown

Nickname: Red Raiders (5-4)

Coach: Tom Langworthy, 4th season

Outlook: The Red Raiders look to surprise some teams with eight back on offense and seven on defense. Two of the top linemen are juniors, league all-star Cortland Haines and John Czech. Haines can bench 325. Two solid LBs are league all-star Ben Whitney and Jacob Gullo. Junior QB Dennis Drew has plenty of targets with Camryn Knight, J.B. Maisonet and Jake Dwaileebe.

Schedule

Sept. 2 vs. Niagara Falls, 7 p.m.

Sept. 9 at Orchard Park, 7:30

Sept. 17 at Nia.-Wheatfield, 2 p.m.

Sept. 23 at W.S. West, 7 p.m.

Sept. 30 vs. Lancaster, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 vs. Frontier, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14 vs. Clarence, 7 p.m.

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>Lancaster

Nickname: Redskins (3-6)

Coach: Len Jankiewicz, 26th season

Outlook: Senior QB Ryan Radke brings a season of varsity experience and leadership to a very young Redskins team. Radke was the team's leading rusher and had 11 TDs. Senior DL Jordan Kihl, LB Mike Emerson (56 1/2 tackles) and junior LB Hayden Schonert (64 1/2 tackles) bring experience to the defense of the undersized 'Skins. Senior Liam O'Brien is a three-year player. They look to get off to a fast start with their first three games at home.

Schedule

Sept. 2 vs. Frontier, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 9 vs. W.S. West, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 vs. Lockport, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 23 at Clarence, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 30 at Jamestown, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 vs. Orchard Park, 7:30

Oct. 14 at Depew, 7:30 p.m.

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>Orchard Park

Nickname: Quakers (8-2)

Coach: Gene Tundo, 18th season

Outlook: All-WNY RB Okoya Anderson averaged 6.4 yards per carry, finishing with 1,443 for the Class AA runner-up. He's among nine starters back on offense, a cast that includes WR Ben Johnson and linemen Devon Leach and Mike Senn. Austin Reese is a weapon in the kicking game. OP's JV team was 10-0. The Quakers picked up Riverside transfer, QB Jeremiah Cormack. Biggest game of the regular season looks like Clarence on Oct. 1.

Schedule

Sept. 3 at Kenmore West, 2 p.m.

Sept. 9 vs. Jamestown, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 at W.S. West, 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 vs. Frontier, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 vs. Clarence, 12 p.m.

Oct. 7 at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 14 vs. Riverside, 7:30 p.m.

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>West Seneca West

Nickname: Indians (1-8)

Coach: Joe Cantafio, 7th season

Outlook: The Indians are looking forward to representing Section VI in the Carrier Kickoff Classic against Eastern Syracuse-Minoa. West builds around G/LB Steve Koepnick and FB/LB Pat Braunscheidel. Junior TE/DE Matt Wheelock had a key role in West's stirring 33-32 comeback win over Niagara Falls last year. WR/CB/K Tyler Perna runs disciplined routes. Senior Brandon Hasfurter and junior John Lobdell will take the snaps.

Schedule

Sept. 2 vs. E. Syracuse-Minoa, 5 p.m.

at Syracuse Carrier Dome

Sept. 9 at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 vs. Orchard Park, 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 vs. Jamestown, 7 p.m.

Sept. 30 at Frontier, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Clarence, 2 p.m.

Oct. 14 vs. W.S. East, 7 p.m.