FHS remains at No. 10
Fredonia (4-0) remained at No. 10 in the New York State Sports Writers’ Association Class C football poll while Randolph (4-0) held on to the top spot in Class D after its 35-7 drubbing of then No. 3 Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake.
The Thunder Dragons fell to No. 6 in this week’s poll.
Elsewhere, in Class AA, Aquinas (4-0, Sec. 5) was at No. 1 for the third straight week and were followed again by Syracuse’s Christian Brothers Academy (4-0, Sec. 3), Erasmus Hall (4-0, Public School Athletic League), Sachem North (3-0, Sec. 11) and Canisius (3-1, Monsignor Martin Association).
Hoosick Falls (4-0, Sec. 2) was No. 1 in Class C once again and were followed by Babylon (3-0, Sec. 11), Le Roy (4-0, Sec. 5), Chenango Forks (3-1, Sec. 4) and Potsdam (4-0, Sec. 10).
Cleveland Hill (4-0) was No. 6 while other Section 6 teams earning a spot in the top 20 was Lackawanna (3-1), which fell from No. 11 to No. 19 after its 24-8 loss to Cleveland Hill. Salamanca (3-1) was listed as honorable mention.
Following top-ranked Randolph in Class D for the second-straight week was Tioga (4-0, Sec. 4) while Sandy Creek (4-0, Sec. 3) replaced Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake. Chester (2-1, Sec. 9) moved up to No. 4 while Rensselaer (4-0, Sec. 2) rounded out the top five after being ranked No. 6 a week ago. Cattaraugus-Little Valley (3-1), Ellicottville-West Valley (3-1), Panama (3-1) and Sherman (4-0) all earned honorable mention.
Elsewhere in Class AA, St. Joseph’s (3-1, MMA) stayed at No. 9 despite its 31-21 loss to Aquinas, Jamestown (4-0) was No. 16 and Frontier (4-0) is No. 21. Lancaster (3-1) and Orchard Park (3-1) were listed as honorable mention. Jamestown moved up one spot from No. 17 and Frontier moved up one spot from No. 22.
In Class A, Sweet Home (4-0) moved up to No. 2, a spot behind No. 1 Lawrence (3-0, Sec. 8). The Panthers were followed by Poly Prep (4-0, AIS), Garden City (3-0, Sec. 8) and Queensbury (4-0, Sec. 2).
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (3-1) fell from the top spot after losing to then No. 11 Queensbury (4-0, Sec. 2) which came in at No. 5 in the most recent poll.
Also falling out of the top five was Eastridge (3-1, Sec. 5) which lost 38-8 to Victor (3-1, Sec. 5). The Blue Devils came in at No. 20 this week after being unranked prior to defeating the Lancers.
Besides Sweet Home, West Seneca East (4-0) moved up two spots from No. 13 to No. 11 and Grand Island moved up three spots to No. 13 while St. Mary’s of Lancaster (3-0, MMA) remained at No. 19. Williamsville South (3-1) rounded out the top 25 while McKinley (4-0), South Park (3-1) and Kenmore East (3-1) were honorable mention.
In Class B, Maine-Endwell was at No. 1 once again after winning its 29th straight game and were followed by Marlboro (4-0, Sec. 9), Alden (4-0), Cazenovia (4-0, Sec. 3) and Schalmont (4-0, Sec. 2).
Burgard (4-0, No. 11), Cheektowaga (3-1, No. 13) and Depew (3-1, No. 19) were the other Section 6 teams besides Alden earning spots in the Class B top 20.
Cheektowaga moved up a spot from No. 14 last week, as did Burgard, which was listed at No. 12 a week ago. Meanwhile, the Wildcats fell nine spots after losing to Alden last week, but will look to get back in the win column tonight when they travel to Dunkirk to take on the Marauders at Karl Hoeppner Field. Pioneer (3-1) was listed as an honorable mention selection.