2012 News football polls
State classification is in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; LW-last week. ; *-tie in points.
Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW
1. Orchard Park (AA)  2-0 99 1
2. Sweet Home (A) 2-0 87 2
3. St. Joe's  2-0 73 *3
4. Jamestown (AA) 2-0 71 *3
5. West Seneca East (A) 2-0 48 9
6. McKinley (A) 2-0 37 7
7. Canisius * 2-0 31 6
7. Timon-St. Jude * 1-1 31 *3
9. West Seneca West (AA) 2-0 18 NR
10. Williamsville South (A) 2-0 15 *10
Others receiving votes (with points): Clarence (AA) 14, Grand Island (A) 14, Iroquois (A) 4, St. Francis 3.
Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW
1. Alden (B)  2-0 100 1
2. Depew (B) 2-0 90 2
3. Cleveland Hill (C) 2-0 73 6
4. Cheektowaga (B) 2-0 60 4
5. Maple Grove (D) 2-0 41 8
6. Pioneer (B) 2-0 36 9
7. Fredonia (C) 2-0 33 7
8. St. Mary's 1-1 25 NR
9. Maryvale (B) 1-1 20 NR
10. Burgard (B) 1-1 17 10
Others receiving votes (with points): East (B) 11, Akron (C) 9, Frewsburg (D) 9, Amherst (B), Lackawanna (B), Salamanca (C), Allegany-Limestone (C) 2, Southwestern (B) 2.
How The News voted
Want to see why The News voted some schools ahead of others? Keith McShea explains the News' large and small school ballots in the weekly How The News voted post at the Prep Talk blog at buffalonews.com.
. Week Three of the football season features Canisius (2-0) taking on McKinley (2-0) Friday night at 7 p.m. at All High Stadium. . Lackawanna visits Cheektowaga in a Class B West game on Friday at 7 p.m. . In Class C North, Cleveland Hill is at Akron on Friday at 7 p.m. . Randolph is at Maple Grove at 7 p.m. in a Class C contest between two programs with two state titles each.
. On Saturday, St. Francis is at St. Joe's at 2 p.m. The game is a rematch of the last two Monsignor Martin Association title games. . Williamsville South plays Bennett at All High Stadium at 4 p.m. The Tigers are expected to be at full strength after missing serveral players who were academically ineligible for the first two games. . Starpoint visits Grand Island on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Class A North. . Timon-St. Jude plays at V-Aquinas at 2 p.m.
. There are two key battles in ECIC boys soccer today. No. 5 Sweet Home is at No. 3 Williamsville East at 4:30 in ECIC II. No. 4 Lancaster (3-0) hosts Williamsville North at 4:45 p.m in ECIC I. On Wednesday No. 9 Lake Shore (5-0) hosts No. 2 small school East Aurora in ECIC III at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, West Seneca West hosts No. 1 Clarence at 5 p.m. West is off to a 3-1 start. Also on Friday, Maryvale hosts No. 9 Lake Shore at 4:30 pm. On Saturday it's East Aurora hosting St. Joe's at 11 a.m.
. The Williamsville North girls soccer team puts it 3-0 record on the line when it plays under the lights on Thursday at 7 p.m. against ECIC I foe Orchard Park. . Williamsville South hosts Rochester Mercy on Saturday at noon in what is a rematch of last year's Far West Regionals.
. Canisius, the No. 1-ranked boys volleyball team in Western New York, hosts Timon-St. Jude on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and then competes in the Victor Tournament on Saturday. . No. 3 Orchard Park hits the road this week playing at West Seneca West on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Lancaster on Friday, also at 7 p.m.
. Sunshine Park in West Seneca will host its first ECIC/Section VI/NYSPHAAA-sanctioned cross country race today when rivals West Seneca East and West Seneca West meet at 4:30 p.m. West's home course had been Fireman's Park just down the road but construction of new baseball diamonds forced the change.
Sunshine Park also will be the site of the 18th West Seneca Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Also on Saturday is the Red Dragon Invitational at Long Point Beach.
Football honor roll
. CONNOLLY CUP: The ADPRO Week Two top performers are: James Chambers (Lockport), Trent Ferguson (Williamsville South), Jason Hellwig (Medina/Lyndonville), Kyle Hoffman (Pioneer), Dan Hogan (Lew-Port), Maurice Howie (South Park), Kenny Kahler (Frontier), Matt Keating (Iroquois), Tyler Mascio (Canisius), Alex Misterman (St. Francis), Andy Smigiera (West Seneca East), Alex Smythe (Eden), Nick Vallone (St. Mary's), Mike Wawrzyniak (Maryvale) and Mitchell Wilson (Orchard Park).
Coaches are encouraged to send nominations to: email@example.com.
. TRENCH TROPHY: The Linemen of the Week for Week Two are: Matt Delegowski (Iroquois), Connor Johnson (Pioneer), Jake Swan (Maple Grove), Andrew Theal (West Seneca East), Adam Zawadzki (West Seneca West).
Coaches wishing to nominate players should contact Carl Kuras of the Trench Trophy Committee by email at: trenchtrophy.lancasterelks.com.
. UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE WEEK: The Jim Kelly Football Camp Underclassmen of the Week for Week Two are: Junior quarterback Maurice Howie of South Park (offense) and sophomore linebacker Chandler Baker of Chautauqua Lake (defense).
. COACH OF THE WEEK: The Week Two NFL/Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week is: Bob North of Westfield/Brocton. The Wolverines stunned Southwestern, 27-0, handing the Trojans their first home loss since 2006.
Halls of Fame
. LOCKPORT: The Lockport High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be Friday at the Lockport Holiday Inn. Tickets are $30 and are available at the main office at Lockport High School or at Sullivan's Hair Design on Walnut Street. This year's inductees are Don Dunn (Class of 1949), Ken Smith (Class of 1952), John Fuerch (Class of 1966), Doug Langdon (Class of 1971), Beth Crossett Smits (Class of 1986), Kevin Crawford (Class of 2002) and legendary coaches, Dick Crossett and Ron Main. For more information, call 478-4473.
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2012 News football polls