• WNY High School Sports Highlights 2006:
    Harvard Cup Notes

    Harvard Cup Championships Nov. 23, 2006 11:00 am

    McKinley Macks vs. Grover Cleveland Presidents

    (9-1)                                              (8-1)
    McKinley Macks
    • Last Harvard Cup: 2005
    • Record: 9-1-0
    • Coach: Bill Johnson 74-29-0, 10 years
    • Key Players
      • Quarterback: Tamere Shannon
      • Running Back: Johnny McDuffie
      • Wide Receiver: Willie Burnett
      • Linebacker: Sergio Smith
      • Linebacker: Arvin Bell
    • McKinley’s record past two seasons is 20-2-0 with both losses to St. Joseph’s.
    • Defense is strength of Macks led by all WNY Candidate Sergio Smith and Arvin Bell.
    • Offense is sparked by Tamere Shannon, Johnnie McDuffie and Willie Burnett.
    • Macks won on October 28th by a 26-6 margin as Chaz Walker did not play for the Presidents.
    Grover Cleveland Presidents
    • Last Harvard Cup: 1991
    • Record: 8-1-0
    • Coach: Tony Alessi 17-10-0, 3 years
    • Key Players
      • Quarterback: Ernest Maddox
      • Running Back: Chaz Walker
      • Offensive Lineman: Anthony Benson
      • Defensive Lineman: Mike Smith
      • Wide Receiver: Mark Morrison
      • Linebacker: Steve Means
      • Wide Receiver: Dominique Wilson
    • Presidents are in Harvard Cup Title game for the first time since 1991. Strength of team is defense led by Steve Means and Mike Smith.
    • Forecast: If Presidents can keep Shannon from making big plays and if they don't turn over the ball, Tony Alessi squad can win the cup; although McKinley should be favorite based on record and prior game with the Presidents.
    McKinley - 12   Grover Cleveland - 6