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2013 Buffalo News football polls

State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; LW-last week; *-tie in points.

WEEK SIX

LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Jamestown (AA) [9] 6-0 99 1

2. Canisius [1] 5-1 88 2

3. St. Joe’s * 4-2 75 3

3. Sweet Home (A) * 6-0 75 4

5. South Park (A) 5-1 46 5

6. McKinley (A) * 6-0 45 8

6. Orchard Park (AA) * 5-1 45 6

8. Frontier (AA) 5-1 41 7

9. West Seneca East (A) 5-1 17 9

10. Grand Island (A) 5-1 9 NR

Others receiving votes (with points): Kenmore West (AA) 7, Williamsville South (A) 2, Lancaster (AA) 1.

SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Alden (B) [10] 6-0 97 1

2. Randolph (D) 6-0 84 2

3. Cleveland Hill (C) 6-0 72 4

4. Cheektowaga (B) 5-1 69 5

5. Depew (B) 5-1 58 7

6. Fredonia (C) 6-0 55 6

7. Burgard (B) 5-1 50 3

8. St. Mary’s/Lancaster 4-1 17 8

9. Pioneer (B) 4-2 15 NR

10. Salamanca (C) 5-1 14 9

Others receiving votes (with points): Bennett (B) 3, Akron (C) 2, Sherman (DD) 1.

Coming attractions

• Week seven in football is highlighted by two major rivalry games as Tonawanda visits North Tonawanda at 6 p.m. while Lancaster is at Depew’s Constantino Complex at 7:30 p.m. … There are 16 league contests on the Friday schedule that will help finalize the playoff picture, including the major matchup of No. 1 large school Jamestown at Orchard Park at 7 p.m.

Key nonleaguers have Williamsville South traveling to Timon/St. Jude in a public-private matchup, while Canisius is at Cardinal Mooney of Youngstown, Ohio.

• On Saturday, five games complete the Section VI regular season, including West Seneca West at Lockport in Class AA. The day’s big rivalry game is Kenmore East at Kenmore West at 2 p.m. An intriguing Class A nonleaguer between division champions McKinley at Sweet Home is at 2 p.m.

• There are two big matches in boys volleyball on Wednesday. No. 2 ranked Hamburg is at No. 9 Orchard Park and No. 3 West Seneca West is at No. 5 Clarence. Both matches start at 6:30 p.m. The Ninth annual Hamburg Tournament is Saturday featuring defending champion Canisius. The Bulldogs are coming off Saturday’s win at the Walt Stefani/Orchard Park Tournament.

• In girls volleyball No. 5-ranked Williamsville East (11-0) goes for an ECIC II sweep of host No. 6 Sweet Home today 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, St. Mary’s hosts Eden at 6 p.m. Also Wednesday, No. 2 Frontier plays at No. 4 Lancaster at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday North Tonawanda hosts its Dig Pink Tournament with proceeds going to breast cancer research. No. 1 ranked Orchard Park leads a field of 25 teams.

• The Buffalo Public Schools All High Cross Country meet is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Rose Garden. On Friday, Eden hosts the Raiders Invitational at 4 p.m. Saturday’s big meet is the Clarence Fall Classic at 11 a.m. at Akron Falls Park.

• The ECIC Girls Tennis Doubles Championships are Friday and Saturday at the Village Glen in Williamsville. Friday’s action starts at 11 a.m. and Saturday’s at 3 p.m. The top eight teams advance to Sectionals.

Football honor roll

• CONNOLLY CUP: The ADPRO Week six top performers are: Justin Bliss (Pioneer), Chris Doubek (Randolph), Andrew Graham (Sherman), Jacob Haight (Barker/Roy Hart), Austin Lauricella (Akron), Tyler Mascio (South Park), Brandon Misterman (St.Francis), Alex Price (Kenmore West), Jake Sisson (Jamestown), Brandon Smiley (Sweet Home), Brian Stoldt (Alden), Preston Summers (Cheektowaga), Rodney Turner (Depew), Jared Watkins (Cleveland Hill) and Chris Woodward (North Tonawanda). Coaches are encouraged to send players to be seen via email to: connollycup@yahoo.com.

• TRENCH TROPHY: The Linemen of the Week for week six are: Alex Hidalgo (Williamsville South), Mike Lamb (Depew), Jon Trembley (Albion), Phil Zobrest (Alden) and Ryan Zulawski (St. Francis). Coaches wishing to nominate players should contact Carl Kuras of the Trench Trophy Committee (www.trenchtrophy.com.). • UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE WEEK: The Jim Kelly Football Camp Underclassmen of week six are: Offense: junior running back Mike Benton of McKinley; Defense: junior linebacker Hunter Peterson of Southwestern.

COACH OF THE WEEK: The week six NFL/Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week is Cheektowaga’s Mike Fatta. The Warriors handed previously undefeated Burgard a 12-8 loss scoring on 65-yard punt return in the game’s final 20 seconds. Cheektowaga clinched the Class B North title with the victory.

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