Dick Gallagher presents his high school football game of the week preview for week 7:

Canisius at St. Joe’s

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Canisius Head Coach: Rich Robbins (49 – 12 – 0, 6 years)

St. Joe’s Head Coach: Derek Landri (2-3-0, 1 year)

Canisius Key Players:

Mason Hoose – DL

Cole Burniston – RB

Blake Haubeil – K

Alex Adimey – OL

Jeremy Cych – LB/QB

Colin Drilling – DL

Jayce Johnson – QB

RaeQwon Greer – WR

Sean Crotty – OL

Paul Woods – DB

St. Joe’s Key Players

Casey Kelly – QB

Louie Surace Jr. – LB/K

Najeer Jackson – RB/S

Freday Nixon – OL

Hunteer Dimitroff – LB

Jimmy Grable – WR

Trey Boling – WR

Nick Kelsch – DL


Canisius: Local #1, State #1, WGRZ #1

St. Joe’s: Local NR, State NR, WGRZ NR



Average points per game – 46

Points allowed – 66

St. Joe’s:

Average points per game – 18.6

Points allowed – 138

Keys to Victory:


Big games from Hoose and Burniston

Avoid turnovers

Control Clock

Negate Kelly’s Production


Play 48 minutes

Avoid penalties

Win trench battle

Big game from Kelly


QB: Even

RB: Crusaders

WR: Crusaders

L: Crusaders

Def: Crusaders

K: Crusaders


This is one of the best rivalries in the country. St. Joe’s leads series 47-36-3. But Crusaders have won 6 straight by a margin of 150 to 43. This could be David Vs. Goliath, but in a rivalry everything is thrown out. Marauders need to score points because Crusaders defense has only allowed 66 points in 6 games. Marauders are at home but need to play a perfect game i.e. no penalties, turnovers and control the clock.


Canisius: 35

St. Joe’s: 14

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