When: Today, 5 p.m.
Where: Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak St., Rochester, 14608.
Tickets: $10 for two-game session.
Radio: WJTN (1240 AM), WWSE (93.3 FM) and wjtn.com.
Television: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
Buffalo News small school poll: Randolph No. 4 (last poll Nov. 6).
New York State Sportswriters Association Class D poll: Tioga No. 1 (same as last week), Randolph No. 2 (up from No. 4).
Randolph in the state semis: 2-0. In the years that the Cardinals have advanced this far, they’ve beaten Section IV (Binghamton area) teams on the way to state championships. In 2005, Randolph beat IV-Deposit, 28-0; in 2009, it beat IV-Groton, 61-8.
Tioga in the state semis: 0-1. Tioga is in its second straight state semifinal. Last year it made its first state tournament appearance, falling to V-Letchworth, which also beat Maple Grove in last year’s Far West Regionals (30-14) on its way to the state championship.
Coaches: Randolph, Pat Slater, 33rd season (212-99-4); Tioga, Nick Aiello, third season (26-4).
How they got here: Randolph beat Section V (Rochester area) champion and state No. 2 Avon in the Far West Regionals, 34-14. Tioga romped to a 54-13 win over Section III (Syracuse area) champion and state No. 3 Sandy Creek.
Randolph key players: Jr. QB Mitch Maycock, 6-foot, 185; Sr. RB Jordan Dowiasz, 5-10, 170; Sr. E Nate Beaver, 6-0, 165; Jr. LB Cody Oldro, 5-8, 160; Jr. E Nick Hettenbaugh, 5-10, 140.
Tioga pre-snap read: Sr. RB Tyler Spires (5-10, 205) had 192 yards and three TDs, Fr. RB Jesse Manuel (5-6, 143) had 112 yards and three TDs and Jr. QB Ryan Vergason (5-9, 143) had a season-high 70 yards as the Tigers ran for 426 yards vs. Sandy Creek. Beat Groton, 52-8, in Section IV final. Loss was at Section IV C finalist Waverly (9-1), 14-8, in Week Three. Tioga took over No. 1 state poll spot after Maple Grove lost.
What’s next: NYSPHSAA final next Friday at noon at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The opponent will be the winner of the East Semifinal between Section II (Albany area) champion and state No. 3 Rensselaer (9-1) and Section I champion and No. 4 Tuckahoe (6-2-1) at 4 p.m. today in Kingston.