Few Changes In This Week’s Polls
Jamestown has dropped to an honorable-mention selection in the Class AA football rankings, which were released Wednesday by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
No. 2 Lancaster posted a 39-6 Erie Country Interscholastic Conference Division 1 win over the Red Raiders (4-2, 3-2) last week to maintain its spot behind top-ranked Troy (6-0) out of Section II.
Jamestown will now head on the road to take on Orchard Park (3-3, 3-2) at 7 p.m. today. The Red Raiders can lock up anywhere between the No. seed or No. 9 seed in the Section VI playoffs based on tonight’s results.
In Class B, No. 13 Dunkirk has seen no change since last week after sneaking past No. 24 Albion with an 18-15 win in week six.
The Marauders sit at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Class B-2 and will travel to meet Fredonia/Westfield/Brocton (2-4, 1-3) today. They have already locked up the No. 1 seed for the playoffs.
Several local teams were honorable-mention selections in the Class C rankings, including Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, Southwestern and Silver Creek/Forestville.
The Golden Cougars (4-2, 2-1) were able to sneak back into the honorable-mention spot after a 16-14 win over Allegany Limestone in Week 6, while Southwestern (4-2, 3-0) maintained its ranking after a 62-0 rout of Gowanda/Pine Valley.
The two teams will meet tonight in Falconer at 7 p.m. If the Trojans win, they will be the No. 1 seed, but if Cassadaga Valley/Falconer wins, the league seeds will come down to tiebreakers with head-to-head records and point differentials deciding seeds.
Silver Creek/Forestville (4-2, 2-1) has also moved up in the rankings after being unlisted last week after a 39-6 win over Cattaraugus-Little Valley. The Black Knights now travel to meet the Gators (2-4, 1-2). They will be the No. 2 seed if they and Southwestern win tonight.
Class D leading Franklinville/Elicottville (6-0, 4-0) has experienced no change and is still at No. 8 after cruising past Chautauqua Lake with a 46-6 win the road.
The Titans will travel to take on No. 16 Clymer/Sherman/Panama (5-1, 3-1). The Wolfpack have improved four spots to No. 16 after a 32-0 win over Salamanca a week ago.
Maple Grove has also experienced no change in ranking and still sits at No. 10 with an overall record of 5-1, and a 4-1 mark against Class D opponents.
The Red Dragons rolled by Randolph/Frewsburg with a 39-6 win and will now host winless Portville.
A Franklinville/Ellicottville win tonight gives them the No. 1 seed with Maple Grove No. 2 and Clymer/Sherman/Panama No. 3. If the Wolfpack pull off the upset and the Red Dragons take care of business, Maple Grove will be No. 1 followed by Clymer/Sherman/Panama and Franklinville/Ellicottville.
Allegany-Limestone has dropped three spots to No. 9 in the boys soccer rankings after suffering its first loss of the season, a 3-0 shutout by Class B No. 17 International Prep.
The Gators are now 14-1, and 10-0 in the CCAA East Division. They will travel to face Class A Pioneer (8-5, 6-5) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to close out the regular season.
In Class D Pine Valley (7-7-0, 6-4-0) has dropped two spots to No. 10 after suffering three straight losses. The Panthers finish off the regular season today against Randolph on the road at 4:30 p.m. and currently sit in second place in the CCAA Central Division behind Westfield/Brocton.
In girls soccer, Class B Southwestern has dropped seven spots to No. 17 after suffering a loss, 5-0, to undefeated Class C Maple Grove.
Also in Class B, Olean has jumped up to an honorable-mention selection and now sits at 10-5-1 overall.
Thanks to another undefeated season, the Maple Grove Lady Red Dragons are up one spot to No. 3 in the Class C rankings, while Allegany-Limestone (14-1) still sits at No. 11 and Silver Creek (13-3) continues to remain an honorable-mention choice.
Rounding out the Class D girls soccer listing are North Collins (11-1-1), which sits at No. 7, and No. 17 Frewsburg (8-6-1).
Maple Grove continues to sit in the No. 2 spot in Class D boys cross country behind top-ranked Beaver River out of Section III, while Clymer/Sherman/Panama has been bumped up one spot to No. 12.
In Class C for girls cross country, Fredonia has seen no change and remains at No. 9, while the Maple Grove girls also have seen no change and still sit at No. 2 in Class D behind Greenwich of Section II.
Also in Class D for girls cross country is No. 9 Silver Creek, which has risen up a spot, and No. 11 Clymer/Sherman/Panama which has also moved up one position.
On Tuesday the teams from Fredonia, Allegany-Limestone, Maple Grove and Falconer will duel it out on the course at Breezewood Links.
Also on Tuesday the teams from Silver Creek, Jamestown, Olean and Clymer/Sherman/Panama will tour the course at the Martin Road Complex.
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All local firefighters and military veterans will be honored at the Maple Grove varsity football game on Friday night.
As it has done for more than a decade, the Bemus Point Faculty Association will pay the admission for each firefighter and veteran as well as dinner at the concession stand. The game, pitting the Red Dragons against Portville, starts at 7 p.m.