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Preview: Class A Championship

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Class A Title Game

Sweet Home (9-0) vs. Williamsville North (6-3)
Friday, November 8th @ 6pm at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Head Coaches:
Panthers: John Faller (200-72-1; 28 years)
Spartans: Mike Mammoliti (47-65-0; 13 years)

 

Key Players for Sweet Home:

Kevin Torrillo, QB
Jordan Evert, RB
John Navarro, L
Kevin Gault, L
Brandon Smiley, WR/LB
Jordan Heine, RB
Tyler Barone, WR
Christian Colon, L

Key Players for Williamsville North:

Ryan Majewski, QB
Zac Kelly, DB
Derick Isler, RB
Nick Ames, LB
Jake Ames, LB
Duke Hwang, LB
George Attea, L
Chad Steinwachs, P/DB

Stats:

Williamsville North:
Pts. Scored on Offense: 214, Avg. 238.
Pts. Allowed on Defense: 95, Avg. 10.6

Sweet Home:
Pts. Scored on Offense: 325, Avg. 36.1
Pts. Allowed on Defense: 89, Avg. 9.9

 

Major Impact Player: Brandon Smiley, Sweet Home

Polls:
Sweet Home: Ranked #2 in WGRZ Poll, #3 for the Buffalo News, and #1 in the State.
Williamsville North: Ranked #5 in WGRZ Poll, #10 in Buffalo News, and #20 in the State.

Edge:
QB - Even
RB - Sweet Home
WR - Sweet Home
L - Even
K - Even
Defense - Even

Keys to Victory for Sweet Home:

Minimize Isler's impact
Eliminate big plays by Hughes
Avoid penalties
Win the battle in the trenches
Play 48 minutes
Win field position

Keys to Victory for Williamsville North:

Win ball control
Avoid turnovers
Minimize the impact of Smiley, Torrillo, Evert
Need consistent game from Majewski

Scores:

Sweet Home

Week 1. Defeated Iroquois (27-13)
Week 2. Defeated Niagara Wheatfield (34-8)
Week 3. Defeated Starpoint (37-6)
Week 4. Defeated North Tonawanda (49-13)
Week 5. Defeated Grand Island (19-7)
Week 6. Defeated Kenmore East (34-6)
Week 7. Defeated McKinley (58-14)
Week 8. Defeated Kenmore East (32-0)
Week 9. Defeated West Seneca East (35-14)

Williamsville North

Week 1. Lost to McKinley (14-2)
Week 2. Lost to Williamsville South (32-6)
Week 3. Defeated Williamsville East (21-0)
Week 4. Defeated East (37-0)
Week 5. Defeated Lackawanna (41-12)
Week 6. Defeated Riverside (47-0)
Week 7. Lost to Grand Island (30-15)
Week 8. Defeated South Park (21-0)
Week 9. Defeated Grand Island (14-7) in OT

Summary:

The Panthers feel playing at the Stadium is "Home field", as it is their 15th trip for the Title game (including 7 straight). It's the Spartans first trip to the Ralph and can't get caught up with all of the hype and be focused. The strength of the Spartans is their front 7. Their defense has only given up 7 points in the playoffs!

The Panthers have an explosive offense led by Smiley, Evert and Torrillo averaging 36 points per game. Majewski needs to have a solid game for the Spartans to pull the upset victory and earn their first Championship. Smiley needs to play big on both sides of the ball for the Panthers to win.

Prediction: Expect a low-scoring, very physical game.

Sweet Home - 20, Williamsville North - 13

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