Nickname: Red Devils (5-3)
Coach: Mark Layer, second season
Outlook: The Red Devils will build defensively around third team All-NYS LB Alec Dietsch, who led the team in tackles with 86. Dietsch, along with RB/LB Anthony Principale, OT Nate Ward and P/K Domenic Webster were sophomores on the 2010 Section VI championship team. Mark Armstrong, named All-WNY in baseball, returns at QB. Webster averaged 42 yards per punt. "There's a good core group coming back. Oh we lose some exceptional players. Our JV was 7-1 so some of those kids are going to have to step in and play," said Layer.
Sept. 2 vs. III West Genesee, TBA
at Syracuse Carrier Dome
Sept. 8 vs. Orchard Park, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 vs. Frontier, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Riverside, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 at West Seneca West, 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 vs. Jamestown, 2 p.m.
Nickname: Falcons (4-5)
Coach: Tim Myslinski, third season
Outlook: The Falcons' backfield has a new look with Ben Koch, last year's backup, starting at QB and Cam Coon and Kenny Kahler at RB. Kahler flirted with 1,000 yards last year out of the Falcons' triple option. Nick King is coming off an all-star season at LB. "He's one of the hardest-hitting kids I've ever coached," said Myslinski. Bernie Cathbert is solid at TE. Rickey Fitzgerald has really blossomed at WR. JVs were 9-0.
Aug. 31 at West Seneca West, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 at Riverside, 2 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Clarence, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Jamestown, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Hamburg, 7 p.m.
Nickname: Red Raiders (8-2)
Coach: Tom Langworthy, fifth season
Outlook: Last year's Class AA finalists will be led by third Team All-NYS and first team All-WNY DL Cortland Haines (6-2, 250), who looked good this summer at the Syracuse camp held at Buffalo State. He'll play center and nose tackle. Another two-way starter on the line is senior John Czech, who was third team All-WNY. QB Dennis Drew passed for 830 yards. Haines, Czech and Drew are all three-year starters. Mike Watson will move around among WR/RB/TE. Sophomore WR Zach Panebianco played CB last year and won his two games as a spot starter at QB. He's in the QB rotation along with Josh Colwell, last year's JV QB, who can also play WR.
Aug. 31 vs. Kenmore West, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 at Niagara Falls, 2 p.m.
Sept. 15 at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. West Seneca West, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Frontier, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. Orchard Park, 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 at Clarence, 2 p.m.?
Nickname: Redskins (4-5)
Coach: Chris Dickson, first season
Outlook: Senior Hayden Schonert, who earned league all-star honors after leading the team in tackles with 84, returns at LB. A talented junior class is led by WR/DB Matt Szymanski and RB/DB Mitch Fuller. Kevin Colafranceschi moves into the starting role at QB. He threw a bomb for a TD in last year's season finale at Kenmore West. Among his targets will be WR Ted Wilson and Bryan Koscielny. Juniors James Empfield and Tyler Winkowski return to the line. The Redskins host the 85th meeting with rival Depew on Oct. 12.
Aug. 31 vs. Niagara Falls, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 7 at West Seneca West, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 vs. Jamestown, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. Clarence, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 at Orchard Park, 1 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Frontier, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 vs. Depew, 7:30 p.m?
> Orchard Park
Nickname: Quakers (13-0)
Coach: Gene Tundo, 19th season
Outlook: The defending Class AA state champions have the talent to make another run, returning starters at nine positions. Senior lineman Mike Senn (6-3, 270) was second team all-NYS and first team All-WNY. Ben Holmes, second team All-WNY at WR, brings his 4.45 speed and smarts to the QB position. Among his targets will be WR Austin Goltz, a real playmaker. Other returning seniors are the versatile Chris Sanfillipo, who saw time at H-back and tight end as well as defensive tackle, Ralph Pagliei at WR and Mitch Wilson at RB. Adam Belica returns to the line after starting as a sophomore. A pair of out-of-state transfers will contribute on the line, Dawson Hillis and Kyle Brewer.
Sept. 1 at Lockport, 2 p.m.
Sept. 8 at Clarence, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 vs. West Seneca West, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Frontier, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 vs. Lancaster, 1 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Jamestown, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 vs. Niagara Falls, 7 p.m.?
> West Seneca West
Nickname: Indians (3-5)
Coach: Joe Cantafio, eighth season
Outlook: The Indians return eight on offense, including four on the O-line. The core of the team is all-star TE/DE Matt Wheelock, TE/DB Zach Marshall, OL/DL Adam Zawadzki and K/WR/DB Tyler Perna. "I think we have two of the best tight ends I've coached in a long time in Wheelock and Marshall that I think are guys to watch for," said Cantafio. "We're probably going to more of a running-back-by-commitee team."
Aug. 31 vs. Frontier, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 vs. Lancaster, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Orchard Park, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Jamestown, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Barker/Roy-Hart, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. Clarence, 7 p.m.Oct. 12 vs. West Seneca East, 7 p.m.