FORECAST:

1. Cardinal O’Hara
2. Timon/St. Jude
3. St. Mary’s

CARDINAL O’HARA HAWKS

Shaquille Dudley returns 4 starters on both sides of the ball led by All-WNY candidates Nigel Williams and Dalen Dixon. Other key players include Andrew Murphy, and Kevin Suttles III. They open with Bishop Ireton and play Huron Heights in week 2. They return 28 players this season. Jaden English transferred from Cheektowaga and Sam Torrie from Lew-Port. They will contend for a league title.

Head Coach: Shaquille Dudley (8-19-0) 3 years
Assistant Coaches: Lewis Hawkins, Sherman Ovelson, Mario Hall
2018 Varsity Record: 5-5-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 4, Defense is 4.
Key Players: Andrew Murphy, Nigel Williams, Sam Torrie, Dalen Dixon, Jaden English, Dominic Luce
Key Losses: Justin Hemphill, Ramir Velazquez, Stephen Boyd, Conklin Masters

TIMON/ST. JUDE TIGERS

Tigers look to improve on a 2 win season. Key players include Luke McMahon, Todd Perkovich, Sullivan O’Dell, Alex Reinhardt, and Malachi Charleston. They will miss Mitchell Theal this season. They play at the Chiefs in week 1 and host Akron in week 2. They will improve and be more competitive this season. They could play in the championship game. Key to the season will be the play of the QB and defense. They host the Hawks in week 6. Reinhardt is a lineman who is a candidate for All-WNY and a major college football recruit.

Head Coach: Joe Licata (2-17-0) 2 years
Assistant Coaches: unknown
2018 Varsity Record: 2-8-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 6, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Luke McMahon, Todd Perkovich, Sullivan O’Dell, Alex Reinhardt, DJ Virella, Malachi Charleston, Makari Inabinett
Key Losses: Mitchell Theal, Connor Dean, Zach Randall

ST. MARY’S LANCERS

Lancers look to rebound from a 1 win season last year. The team was young in 2018 with only a few seniors. They return 11 starters on offense and 8 on defense. Key players include Levi Taberski, Thomas Moss, Ja’Qwan Manuel, Janair Henderson and Jake Cianciosa. They host Huron Heights in week 1. They play the Hawks in week 5. Key to the season will be the play of the defense. Julius Percy has transferred to Clarence.

Head Coach: Chris Dickson (22-44-0) 7 years
Assistant Coaches: Mark Ard, Beck O’Connor, Nick Casillo, Ryan Grallo, Anthony Zito
2018 Varsity Record: 1-9-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 11, Defense is 8
Key Players: Levi Taberski, Thomas Moss, Ja’Qwan Manuel, Janair Henderson, Jake Cianciosa
Key Losses: Kyle Gold, Julius Perry