Playoff Observations

11:36 AM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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Class DD: Tim Bergans offensive schemes and creative play calling along with "The Mighty Mite of WNY Football" Phalla Musall and the play of Cameron Wilson and Greg Knier sparked the Eagles past Clymer. The Eagles totally dominated the game from start to finish but were also helped by several Pirate miscues throughout the game. The Eagles improved to 7-2 and the Pirates finished at 7-2.
Class D: Pat Slater could not have scripted his teams outstanding performance any better than totally dominating the Red Dragons who coming into the game were ranked number one in the Class D state poll. Mitch Maycock, Jordan Dowiasz, Chris Doubell, Nate Beaver, Nick Hettenbaugh, and Bryce Morrison played outstanding football and shut out the Red Dragons 21-0. Dalton Bolles and Aaron Germain played well defensively but the Cardinals dominated the Red Dragons offense limiting the star RB, Oliver Simpson to 56 yards rushing. The Cardinals move on to the far west regionals with a record of 8-2.
Class C: The Golden made the most of 3 big scoring plays and a tricky 2 point conversion to edge Fredonia 24-22 and move on to the far west regionals where they will face Hornell who has a 49 game winning streak. Jacob Radlich, Brandon Thomas, and Jared Watkins excelled offensively while Jonathan Thomas, Josh White, and Khaliq Satcher sparked the defense. Aaron Jackson's 75 yard kickoff return for a touchdown changed the game's momentum. The Hillbillies lost a tough one but played solid football led by Weston Lex, Zach Buckley, Nick Nocek, and Jude Gardiner. The Golden Eagles improved their record to 8-2 while Fredonia finished the season at 7-3.
Class B: Alden jumped to a 28-0 halftime lead behind the play of Brian Stoldt, Jason Bunk, Corey Barczykowski, and Domenic Brotz. They went on to dominate Springville 42-7 for their third consecutive Class B championship. The Bulldogs have accumulated a 30 and 2 record during the past 3 seasons. The Griffiths were overmatched from the onset of the game but gave 100 percent effort throughout the contest. Chris Phinney, Ethan Benz, and Bill Dickinson played well for the Griffiths. John Sopkos squad finished at 5-5 for the season but were WNY's team of destiny on the adversity they faced on and off the field. Alden remained unbeaten at 10-0 for the season. 
Class A: Sweet Home continued its amazing run defeating West Seneca East 28-7 to earn the Panther's 6th consecutive Class A Championship and 60th consecutive over Section VI opponents. Much credit goes to head coach, John Faller, Mike Torrillo, Mike Faulks, and James Bialasik. Senior quarterback Mike Torrillo managed the game very well, threw for 208 yards and 2 touchdowns to spark the offense along with Khalil Humphrey's 126 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, the Panthers were led by Brad Zaffram, Brandon Smiley, and Shaun Huebert. The Panthers with a 10-0 mark move on to the far west regionals for the 6th consecutive year while the Trojans ended the season at 9-1. 
Class AA: Orchard Park won their 14th sectional title by defeating Jamestown 35-20. The Quakers were led offensively by Ben Holmes, Austin Goltz, Mitch Wilson, and the offensive line led by Mike Senn. Defensively, Connor Eddy, Jeff Madkins, and Bobby Akinyele played very well. Jake Sisson, Stephen Carlson, Zach Panebianco, and Cortland Haines had solid games for the Red Raiders. The key to the Quakers victory was shutting down Jamestown's running game which only was able to gain 103 yards compared to the Quakers 476 yards rushing. Quakers advance to the far west regionals as defending champs having won 22 of the last 23 games. The Red Raiders finished at 8-2 and was runner-up for the 2nd consecutive year. 

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