> Cattaraugus/Little Valley
Nickname: Timberwolves (4-5)
Coach: Tim Miller, 16th season
Outlook: The T-wolves return FB/LB Matt Booth, a three-year starter who led the team in tackles last year. "He's put on about 15-20 pounds and he's ready to kind of explode this year," said Miller. Senior Sam Agnew brings a year of varsity experience to the QB position. The only returning starter on the line is T/LB TJ Magara, who has a nice grip on the blocking schemes. Junior Colt Agnew, the cousin of Sam, is a sure-handed WR and they should make a nice combination. The T-wolves move down from Class C South.
Aug. 31 at Portville, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 vs. Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Silver Creek, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. I-Prep/Grover, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Randolph, 7 p.m.
> Chautauqua Lake
Nickname: Timberwolves (9-0)
Coach: Dan Greco, fourth season
Outlook: LB Chandler Baker is coming off a year in which he was he was second team all-state in Class D and Class DD's co-defense MVP. He's grown to 6-2, 200. WR/LB A.J. Hulton also put on some size. Senior linemen and twins Anthony and Andrew Pezzulo are four-year starters and team captains. Senior QB/WR/CB Jeremiah Russin and CB/WR Cody Thomas are three-year starters. The team moves from Class DD to D.
Aug. 31 vs. I-Prep/Grover, 3 p.m.
Sept. 7 vs. Portville, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 vs. Catt./Little Valley, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. Randolph, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Silver Creek, 7 p.m.
Nickname: Bears (7-3)
Coach: Terry Gray, 11th season
Outlook: The Bears, Section VI Class D finalists a year ago, will be strong on the line with twins Jacob and Pat Caldwell, brothers Zach and Cody Haller, along with Austin Lynn. TB Devone Adelgren, who rushed for 980 yards last year, will be led by FB Nick Fardink. Senior Nick Munella is fighting for the QB spot along with junior Josh Nelson. Punter Robbie Stearns was second team all-state last year. Junior Tage Johnson will start at offensive tackle.
Aug. 31 vs. Randolph, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 at I-Prep/Grover, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Portville, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Catt./Little Valley, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. Silver Creek, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
> I-Prep Grover
Nickname: Presidents (0-8)
Coach: Tony Alessi, ninth season
Outlook: After starting six freshmen on both sides of the ball last year, the Presidents look to be better. TE/DE Xavier Maye has good size and athletic ability. Twins William and Wilquan Burgess both play LB/RB. Returning to the line are Robert Johnson and giant Justus Radford (6-5, 310). At QB will be junior Eric Thompson, a two-year starter on JV. The team met twice a week this offseason for workouts.
Aug. 31 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 3 p.m.
Sept. 8 vs. Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 vs. Silver Creek, 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Randolph, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Catt./Little Valley, 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 vs. Portville, 4 p.m.
> Maple Grove
Nickname: Red Dragons (10-1)
Coach: Curt Fisher, 22nd season
Outlook: The defending Section VI Class D champs return all-league RB Oliver Simpson, who averaged 9.1 yards per carry last year. Another all-star, senior Jeff Tampe (70 tackles), is one of seven starters back on a defense that yielded just 9.2 points per game last year. The line will be a strength with three bruising seniors – Jon Scroxton, Lee Wascher and Jake Swan. Senior Aaron Germain is tabbed as the QB.
Aug. 31 at Silver Creek, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 at Catt./Little Valley, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 vs. Randolph, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. I-Prep/Grover, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Portville, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 vs. Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
Nickname: Panthers (3-6)
Coach: Gary Swetland, 22nd season
Outlook: All-star RB Zach Pilger returns to the backfield along with RB Gunnar Vancuren and Ben Waugh. All three like to catch the ball out of the backfield. Portville will be more of a running team this year. Curtis Caya could be FB or return to the O-line. "They're a hard-working team and should be very hungry team and reasonably experienced," said Swetland. The O-line returns all five led by Justus Elliott and Tyler Veno.
Aug. 31 vs. Catt./Little Valley, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 at Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 vs. Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Silver Creek, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Randolph, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 vs. Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 vs. I-Prep, Grover, 4 p.m.
Nickname: Cardinals (5-3)
Coach: Pat Slater, 33rd season
Outlook: Two-way tackle Mike Bowers (6-3, 250) had three sacks and three fumble recoveries starting as a freshman. Junior Cody Oldro (6-3, 230) came up as a tackle, but proved a quick study at LB and recorded 33 tackles. FS Michael Dubeck and SS Nick Hettenbaugh will solidify the secondary. TB/CB Jordan Dowiasz was a sprinter on the track team. The choices at QB are sophomore Bryce Morrison and junior Mitchell Maycock, who both come from families of athletes.
Aug. 31 at Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 vs. Silver Creek, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. I-Prep/Grover, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Portville, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 vs. Catt./Little Valley, 7 p.m.
> Silver Creek
Nickname: Black Knights (4-4)
Coach: Sean Helmer, seventh season
Outlook: The Black Knights' offense will key around Class D first team all-state pick Zed Williams. His younger brother, Sherman, will start at FB/LB. Last year's JV starter, Nick Iskra, gets the call at QB. Guard Steve Quinn and G/T Tyson Brown are the only experienced linemen. "We return a bunch of skill kids, we're just a little unsure up front," said Helmer. "Athletically, we're loaded. We'll see how things come together."
Aug. 31 vs. Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 at Randolph, 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 vs. I-Prep/Grover, 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. Portville, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Catt./Little Valley, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m.