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Cleveland Hill 9-0 vs Fredonia 9-0
@ Ralph Wilson Stadium
Saturday November 9th @ 1:00 pm

Head Coach
Golden Eagles
Glen Graham 68-26-0, 10 years

Hillbillies
Mike Marshall 9-0-0, 1 year

Key Players
Cleveland Hill
Jared Watkins WR/DB
Aaron Jackson QB
Josh White LB
Steve McIllwain L
Brandon Thomas RB
Tyler Pawlowski L
Jermaine Hairston L

Fredonia
Weston Ley QB
Cameron Voss WR
Matt McCarthy RB
Brett Seekings L
Cody Smith LB
John Piper WR
Jake Rinus DE
Dakota Gardner LB

Stats
Cleveland Hills offense scored 284 points with an average of 31.6 points. The defense allowed 45 points with an average of 5 points a game.

Fredonia scored 416 points with an average of 46.3 points. The defense allowed 148 points with an average of 16.5 points a game.

Polls

Cleveland Hill is ranked #4 in the WGRZ poll, #3 in the Buffalo News and #5 in the State.

Fredonia is ranked #3 in the WGRZ poll, #4 in the Buffalo News and #8 in the State.

Edge

QB-Fredonia

RB-Fredonia

WR-Cleveland Hill

L-EVEN

Defense-Cleveland Hill

Keys for Victory for Cleveland Hill

  • Minimize McCarthy impact
  • Avoid penalties
  • Win battle in the trenches
  • Win special teams battle

Keys for Victory for Fredonia

  • Avoid turnovers
  • Control ball and clock
  • Have balance offense
  • Win field position

Coaching Staffs

Cleveland Hill

Head Coach, Glen Graham

Asst. Chad Kuras, Asst. Denny Mason

Fredonia

Head Coach, Mike Marshall

Asst. Greg Betts, Asst. Kyle Yelich

Scores

Cleveland Hill

Week 1. Def Mayvale 14-0

Week 2. Def Akron 28-13

Week 3. Def Wilson 48-0

Week 4. Def Lackawanna 22-8

Week 5. Def Newfane 40-12

Week 6. Def Tonawanda 48-6

Week 7. Def JFK 26-0

Week 8. Def Falconer 22-0

Week 9. Def Lackawanna 36-6

Fredonia

Week 1. Def Silver Creek 55-8

Week 2. Def Falconer 42-8

Week 3. Def Salamanca 35-22

Week 4. Def Southwestern 28-21

Week 5. Def All-Limestone 49-17

Week 6. Def Gowanda 37-3

Week 7. Def Dunkirk 55-22

Week 8. Def Tonawanda 43-7

Week 9. Akron 72-42

Summary

Both teams are playing at a high level entering the game. Hillbillies offense led by McCarthy, Ley and Voss average 50 pts in last 5 games while Cleveland Hill has only allowed 12 pts in last 4 games by a physical defense led by White, Watkinds and McIllwain. Key to game will be Eagles minimizing McCarthy's impact while Hillbillies need to shut down Thomas and Watkins.

Prediction

Game is a toss-up but edge to Hillbillies based on McCarthy impact.

Fredonia 27 - Cleveland Hill 20

Cleveland Hill Record- Championship Game

1987. Cleveland Hill 28, Allegany 22

1989. Cleveland Hill 14, Salamanca 12

1993. Randolph 33, Cleveland hill 12

2000. Cleveland Hill 34, Salamanca 32

2003. Portville 7, Cleveland Hill 6

2007. Cleveland Hill 16, Falconer 14

2011. Southwestern 10, Cleveland Hill 0

2012. Cleveland Hill 22, Fredonia 20

5 wins, 3 losses

Fredonia Record- Championship Games

1985. Fredonia 31, Wilson 18

2008. Lackawanna 28, Fredonia 10

2010. Fredonia 12, Southwestern 10

2012. Cleveland Hill 22, Fredonia

2 wins, 2 losses

 

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