Top performances

• Canisius’ Qadree Ollison ran for four touchdowns and 195 yards on 20 carries as the Crusaders rolled to a 42-15 victory over McQuaid in Rochester Friday night. Ollison is now Canisius’ all-time scoring leader with 244 points, breaking the mark of 238 held by 2012 graduate Mercer Timmis, and he is tied with Timmis atop the all-time touchdown list with 39. Ollison is 203 yards away from Timmis’ career rushing mark. Ollison will announce Monday afternoon where he is verbally committing for college. His finalists are Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wisconsin.

• Jamestown scored 39 of its points in the first quarter of a 52-14 rout over Niagara Falls Friday night. Senior running back Da’Quan Hollingsworth had two touchdowns in the first quarter while senior quarterback Jake Sisson ran for three TDs and threw for one in the opening quarter.

• Junior Jordan Evert of Sweet Home ran for 158 yards on 16 carries in a 27-13 win at Iroquois.

• Senior quarterback Brian Stoldt of Alden threw four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Dunkirk, 37-7, in coach Rob Currin’s debut.

Polls debut Tuesday

The Buffalo News large and small school football polls will debut Tuesday as part of the first Scholastic Spotlight of the fall season. The News’ ballot will be available in the weekly “How The News voted” post on the Prep Talk blog.


From the Friday Night Lights to Saturday afternoon homecoming games, is the place to keep track of all of Western New York’s football action.

Review our #PrepTalkLive coverage from several games from Friday and Saturday. There are video reports, photo galleries, and live blogs of how the night transpired. Our scoreboard page also has additional details from some games.

Our #PrepTalkLive coverage will continue with today’s games. No matter when the games are going on, you will again be part of the team via Twitter: Tweet game updates with the #preptalklive hashtag — and special gamenight hashtags we’ll be using each weekend — and those will appear in our live blogs.


[BN] the know every week during the high school football season with PrepTalkTV’s live, half-hour show each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Keith McShea will bring you interviews, analysis and features that you can find only at


This year, high school students have a chance to be part of PrepTalkTV.

If you’d like to co-host PrepTalkTV with McShea, make a one-minute video online in which you “broadcast” your reasons for wanting to be part of the show. We’re looking for enthusiasm and the ability to speak into a camera. Then share the link of your video with @KeithMcSheaBN via Twitter, or email the link to

We’re hoping to pick a winner from a different school each week. The earlier you make a video, the better chance you have of being on the show. High school journalism teachers and advisors are welcome to nominate students as well.

Live chat Thursday

Stay tuned after PrepTalkTV for another weekly feature, a live chat with McShea at 9 p.m. Anything regarding Western New York high school sports, or The News’ coverage of it, is up for discussion.

Week Two

A quick look ahead at next weekend:

• Next Friday, Tonawanda plays its first home game at the new Clint Small Stadium, which is on the grounds of the high school, when it hosts Class C North newcomer and longtime power Lackawanna at 7.

• Two major matchups next Friday are Lockport at Orchard Park at 7 (Lockport played OP pretty tough in a pair of competitive games last season) while Canisius heads to Rochester for the second straight week when they take on longtime power and defending Section V Class AA champion Aquinas.

• Next Saturday features a marquee matchup between Section VI and the Monsignor Martin Association, and it will be under the lights: St. Joe’s plays at Clarence at 7 p.m.