Dick Gallagher gives his take on the 5 things that you need to know after week 1 of the Western New York high school football season:
Bennett will be a force in Class A and could win the league title. Tigers have some of the best linebackers in WNY with Isaiah McDuffie, Nigel Robinson, Jamel Lofton, and Marcus Tolliver.
Class B South should be settled in week 7 when Springville hosts East Aurora/Holland. These 2 teams are the Class of their league.
St. Joe’s needs to be considered a contender for the Msgr. Martin association title after its excellent win over South Park. Casey Kelly, Naseer Jackson, Jaden Lofton, Jimmy Grable, and Hunter Dimitroff will have the Maurauders lighting up the scoreboard.
With its victory over Jamestown, Williamsville North is considered the favorite in Class AA North. The Hwang Twins, Connor Kelly, and The Spartans will be tough to beat.
After watching Orchard Park’s demise in the 4th quarter in their loss to Pittsford, the Quakers are not as strong as last year’s sectional champions. Last year they had 3 excellent receivers whom Janca could connect with at any time. Pittsford could be a sectional champion in Section V but Quakers now need to regroup against Hutch-Tech and Jamestown.
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