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> Amherst

Nickname: Tigers (5-4)

Coach: Jason Beckman, 1st season

Outlook: The Tigers, members of A South last year, return all-star kicker Brian Roberts (19 of 22 on PATs). QB Justin Twarog will be a three-year starter. RB Maliik Holiday made the most of his carries last year after a teammate got hurt. Tom Springer returns to both sides of the line. Lloyd Morris is a threat at WR and will play DB. Tadriek Johnson and Alex Lenigan are two JV players who will be counted on.

Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Lackawanna, 6 p.m.

Sept. 7 at Maryvale, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 vs. Lew-Port, 6 p.m.

Sept. 21 at Cheektowaga, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 6 at Cleve-Hill, 2 p.m.

Oct. 12 vs. Burgard, 6 p.m.

> Burgard

Nickname: Bulldogs (2-7)

Coach: Jason Kolb, 11th season

Outlook: Canisius transfer Sean Marshall will impact the Bulldogs at WR/DB. QB Daquan Walker and WR Jamar Holmes are among five returning starters on offense. The line will be led by 300-pound, two-way tackle Damar Danzler, the only returning starter on the line. Look for Quineon Williams at RB/LB. "We're going to have a young, but big and fast team," said Kolb. "Our receivers and defensive backs are really more of our veteran players."

Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Lew-Port, 7 p.m.

Sept. 8 vs. Cheektowaga, 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 15 vs. Springville. 1 p.m.

Sept. 22 at Maryvale, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Lackawanna, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 vs. Tonawanda, 7 p.m.

Oct. at Amherst, 6 p.m.

> Cheektowaga

Nickname: Warriors (7-2)

Coach: Mike Fatta, 1st season

Outlook: All-star RB Marquel Jackson is coming off a 1,016-yard season with 12 TDs. Jackson, along with DL James Hanners and OL Alec Morris, are the only returning seniors. The Warriors will be young after graduating 20 seniors. Transfer Davion Stallworth, who started at QB as a freshman for Lackawanna last year, will battle for the starting QB job with last year's JV starter, Tim Whelan. RB/LB Robert Pully and Preston Summers are two players up from a talented JV team.

Schedule

Aug. 31 at Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 at Burgard, 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 vs. Lackawanna, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 vs. Amherst, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 vs. Dunkirk, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 at Lew-Port, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 vs. Maryvale, 7 p.m.

> Lackawanna

Nickname: Steelers: (6-3)

Coach: Adam Tardif, 2nd season

Outlook: The Steelers return Class B fourth team DB Shaquille Brooks. Cameron Smith remains in the backfield, but moves to RB from QB. He was also the second-leading tackler last year at DB. Last year's JV starter Dylan Gregoire gets the nod at QB. Javon Smith has looked solid in camp at DT. Ryan Militello and Dan Shanley are veteran O-linemen. Joe Linares started every game last year at LB. Angelo Miranda is a top prospect. JVs were undefeated in regular season.

Schedule

Aug. 31 at Amherst, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 vs. Lake Shore, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 at Cheektowaga, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 vs. Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 vs. Burgard, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 vs. Maryvale, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 at Lew-Port, 7 p.m.

* Home games at Veterans Park

> Lewiston-Porter

Nickname: Lancers (1-6)

Coach: Jon Hoover, 1st season

Outlook: The Lancers have a dynamic duo with QB Josh Daul and all-star WR Bill Schiavitti. Junior Dan Hogan leads by example and is a returning starter at RB/FS. The new coaching staff was encouraged by the turnout in the weight room, especially by the younger players. The team showed its potential at the Wilson and Lockport camps.

Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Burgard, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 vs. Tonawanda, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 at Amherst, 6 p.m.

Sept. 22 vs. South Park, 2 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Maryvale, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 vs. Cheektowaga, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 vs. Lackawanna, 7 p.m.

> Maryvale

Nickname: Flyers (3-6)

Coach: Jeff Buccieri, 2nd season

Outlook: The Flyers return league all-star G/LB Jon Dipasquale, the team's leading tackler. QB Mike Wawrzyniak is a multi-tasker with more than 800 yards rushing/passing and 18 TDs rushing/passing. Senior Taylor Jordan will be counted on to carry the load at RB after being injured last year. Brian Klein and Frank Maurin are two key linemen. Tyler Graham was a top corner last year and WR. Adam Kelly will lead the LBs and probably get some carries at FB.

Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Cleveland Hill, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 Amherst, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 at Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 vs. Burgard, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 vs. Lew-Port, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 at Lackawanna, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 at Cheektowaga, 7 p.m.

> Tonawanda

Nickname: Warriors (4-5)

Coach: Rob Gross, 3rd season

Outlook: The Warriors return six on both sides of the ball, including three-year starters Steven Warthling, an all-star a year ago at center, and RB/DB Taylor Hughes. Gross said returning QB Clayton Hess has a great arm, is seeing the field better and will use his size and arm strength to move the ball down field. Other key returners are OL/DL Will Galley (6-3, 260), OL/DL Jeff Noworyta and LB Drew Westervelt. This will be the Warriors' last season playing off site before a new Clint Small Stadium is built on school grounds.

Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m.

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

Sept. 14 vs. Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 at Lackawanna, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 vs. Amherst, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 vs. Burgard, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 vs. North Tonawanda, 6 p.m.