WNY High School Sports Highlights 2006:
Dick Gallagher's Notes Setion VI Championship Games
- Orchard park won its third consecutive Class AA Title defeating Clarence 25-15
- Iroquois won its second Class A Title in 3 years 53-20 over Sweet Home.
- Lackawanna improved its championship record to 8-1 (only loss is to Springville in 1985) by defeating Maryvale 20-14.
- Falconer Upset Silver Creek 8-7 to win the Class C Title.
- Cattaraugus / Little Valley Defeated Maple Grove 26-22 to win the Class D Title.
Overall Record Championship Games
Catt / LV
- Maple Grove lost for the sixth consecutive time in the Championship game.
- Lackawanna won for the eighth consecutive time.
- Matt Crandall Catt / LV Jr. RB ruses for 383 yds and 2 TD's in the Timberwolves win over Maple Grove. Crandall broke the Playoff rushing record which was formerly held by Curt Jones of Falconer who rushed for 304 yds in 2004.
- Wyatt Mariacher Iroquois Jr. QB passed for 3 TD's and returned an intercepted pass for a TD in the Chiefs win over Sweet Home.
Section VI Playoff Teams Against Section V Rochester
Catt / LV
- Section V Leads the series 38-24 for the past three years. Section V has recorded a 12-3 record.
- Kyle Shevlin Iroquois Sr. QB/K/DB Broke his leg in the first few minutes of play.
- Matt Crandall, Cattaraugus / Little Valley, Jr. RB/LB has rushed for 1871 yds, scored 21 TD's, kicked 16 pats and 3 field goals to score 151 pts.
- Joe Crandall, Cattaruagus/ Little Valley Asst. Coach was Head Coach in 1987 when Cattaraugus won the Sectional title, Joe is the Father of star RB/LB Matt Crandall.
Offensive MVP's Jim Braxton Award
Cattaraugus / LV
Defensive MVP's ACE Cacciatore Award
Class AA Joe Leavell
Class A Tyler Brady
Class B Alex Golda
Class C Don Cotter
Class D Clifton Krotz
Cattaraugus / LV
Cattaraugus / LVDick Gallaghers Notes: Section VI Championship GamesPlayoff Matchups: Class AA Thursday Nov. 2 @ 7:30Orchard Park 6-1 vs. Clarence 6-2Rematch: Orchard Park Defeated Clarence in the 4th week of the season
Orchard Park Quakers
Clarence Red Devils
Coach Gene Tundo 96-30-0 14 yrs
Coach Tom Goddard 90-84-0 20 yrs.
Orchard Park Quakers
Clarence Red Devils
QB / DB
Chris Skubis Senior Joe Leavel
John Syty Senior
RB / DB
Mike Poss Senior
RB / WR
Steve Washington Junior
Nick Borgosz Senior
Joshua James Junior
- Orchard Park 8-5-0
- Clarence 5-4-0
Quakers have won 6th consecutive games since opening loss to North Tonawanda. In championship game for sixth consecutive year winning. 2001, 2004 & 2005. Defense is strong point led by Greg Michael and Joe Leavell. Offense led by QB Mike Leavell, RB Justin Roeder and Jeff Tundo. Injury to Tundo in playoff will hurt Quakers if Soph is not able to Play.Red Devils are surprise team but played OP tough early in season and could produce upset, if they can avoid turnovers and move the ball against the Quackers. K George Eldoyarld is 25 for 25 on pts. Will need to have good games from Srs. Mike Poss, John Syty and Nike Borgosz.Iroquois 8-0 Vs. Sweet Home 7-1
Sweet Home Panthers
Coach Frank Payne 45-20-0 7yrs
Coach John Faller 123-64-1 21 yrs.Key PlayersIroquois ChiefsSweet Home PanthersStudentYearPositionStudentYearPositionKyle ShevlinSeniorQB / DB / KIan GoreeSeniorQBMike PerilloSeniorRB / DBAlan DouglasSeniorRBMike Tommy LewisJuniorLBMarcus JohnsonJuniorWRPaul EvansSeniorDBAndy HopkinsJuniorLBJoshua JessonowskiJuniorLBNate McConnelSeniorWRBrandon MurieSophmoreRBEric LawrenceJuniorRBNick ChristmanJuniorLBChiefsPanthersPointsAveragePointsAverageOffense19324.025432.0Defense8010.09411.7Playoff Record
- Iroquois 1-3-0
- Sweet Home 1-6-0
Iroquois and Sweet Home will play for the third consecutive yr. in the playoffs. The other 2 games were semi-final contests with each team winning once.
Chiefs are led by QB/DB/K Kyle Shevlin, RB/LB Mike Perrillo and LB Tommy Lewis.
Panthers have explosive offense and have a 5 game win streak averaging 40 pts. A game. RB Allen Douglas, Marcus Johnson, Ian Goree and Eric Lawrence make the Panthers go while Korey Balcerak and nick Christman anchor the defence. Game could be decided by a field goal by Chiefs Shevlin or Panther Michael Lewandus.Prediction: Sweet HomeLackawanna 8-0 vs. Maryvale 6-1Lackawanna SteelersMaryvale FlyersCoach Bruce Lakso 27-17-0 5 yrsCoach Steve Griffin 21-26-0 6 yrs.Key PlayersLackawanna SteelersMaryvale FlyersStudentYearPositionStudentYearPositionCurtis UnderwoodSeniorRB / LBJeremy MountainSeniorQBCapone SmithSophmoreQBMike AppenheimerSeniorLMarcus RiversSeniorDB / WRMatt MohrSeniorWR / DBWoodrove RiversSeniorLBJake HeislerSeniorLB / LJoe WebbJuniorLMatt BrennanSeniorTE / DEAbdullah HadiSeniorLJosh RichbartJuniorKJim LitzJuniorLSteelersFlyersPointsAveragePointsAverageOffense28335.418927.0Defense638.07410.0Playoff Record
- Lackawanna 7-1-0
- Maryvale 1-2-0
Steelers are undefeated are #1 in Buffalo News small school poll and will be playing their third game in 11 days. Curtis underwood is candidate for 2000 yds. Rushing and player of the year Soph. Capone Smith can run and throw and has excellent targets of Marcus Rivers and Frank Rozwood. Line is strength anchored by Jr. Joe Webb and Sr. Abdulla Haqi.
Flyers are a team of Blue Collar kids who have wonderful chemistry and have won 5 straight Defense led by Soph Jake Heisler, Jeremy Mountain, Wr Matt Mohr, K Josh Richbart and Jim Litz.Prediction: LackawannaSilver Creek 8-0 vs. Falconer 7-1-0Silver Creek Black KnightsFalconer FalconsCoach Sean Helmer 8-0-0, 1st yrCoach Dan Krenzer 32-24-0, 6 yrsKey PlayersSilver Creek Black KnightsFalconer FalconsStudentYearPositionStudentYearPositionRyan GencoSeniorRBAustin SpicerJuniorRBJason BonaseraSeniorOL / LBMitch SchrecongostJuniorLBAndy SchettineSeniorDB / WRRyan AdamsSeniorRBRJ EgglestonSeniorRBEric TenpasSeniorLJo Jo Williams Sr. WR/LBSeniorWR / LBAdam EricksonSeniorLB / RBIssac GatewoodSeniorQBBlack KnightsFalconsPointsAveragePointsAverageOffense24430.517321.6Defense405.0698.6Playoff Record
- Silver Creek 2-2-0
- Falconer 3-3-0
Knights are a running team led by Ryan Genco, who has rushed for 1138 yds and 15 TD’s . Defense is strength limiting opposition to 5 pts. Per game and posting 4 shutouts Defense powered by Jason Bonasero, Andy Schettine and Jo Jo Williams.
Falcons rely on a strong defense led by Adam Erickson, Eric Tenpas and Ryan Adams.Prediction: Silver Creek
Maple Grove 9-0 vs. Cattaraugus/ Little Valley 8-1Maple Grove Red DragonsCattaraugus / Little Valley Timber WolvesCoach Curt Fischer 117-31-0 15 yrsCoach Tim Miller 47-55-0, 11 yrsKey PlayersMaple Grove Red DragonsCattaraugus / Little Valley Timber WolvesStudentYearPositionStudentYearPositionTom SeckyJuniorQB / KMatt CrandallJuniorRB / LBNick BlackJuniorRB / LBClifton KrutzSeniorOL / LBDustin RaynorSeniorDB / WRJustan StudleyJuniorTE / LBAndrew AppersonJuniorOL / LBRyan StekstorSeniorLJosh MicekSophmoreDBAndrew ReynoldsSeniorQBChris SeckyFreshmanWRRed DragonsTimber WolvesPointsAveragePointsAverageOffense35039.024727.5Defense839.29010.0Playoff Record
- Maple Grove 3-5-0
- Cattaraugus /LV 1-0-0
SummaryRed Dragon have explosive offense averaging 39 pts. per game. Offense led by Jr. QB Tom Secky who has thrown for 1700 yds. And 12 TD’s Nick Black Jr. RB who has rushed for over 800 yds. And scored 18 TD’s and Dustin Raynor who has caught 6 TD passes. Defense is anchored by Andrew Apperson and Josh Micek. Timberwolves surprised Randolph in Semi-finals and have outstanding player in Matt Crandall who excels on both sides of the ball. Has rushed for over 1300 yds.Prediction: Maple Grove