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Wolf’s Weekly Football Rankings “Small School”

WNY Maritime/Health Sciences (2-0) – They haven’t even played to their true potential yet and that should scare anybody in Class B. Two straight shutouts and contributions from all phases. I’d have to question that old slogan “any given Sunday” when talking about the Falcons. This team could spot opponents two TD’s and still win.

Southwestern Trojans (2-0) – This program continues to reload and produce wins. Unfortunately they are out on pause for 10 days. Everybody in WNY was looking forward to their Week 3 match-up with CSP this weekend. Team is loaded with talent at the skill positions, they make big plays over and over.

Clymer/Sherman/Panama (CSP) Wolfpack (3-0) – Winners of three straight and no points surrendered is quite a statement I don’t care who you played. The ‘pack is back and fitting in nicely in Class C. They won’t get to play the Trojans this week in what should have been a true measuring stick. Instead they’ll play the 1-0 Randolph Cardinals.

Cheektowaga Warriors (1-0) – After an extra week off the Warriors finally got on the field against a more difficult opponent then they may have thought. Not too many observers thought Lew-Port could give Cheektowaga a game but they did. They boast one of the bigger, tougher backs in the Class in sophomore Camren Warburton. He can take this team places and I expect him to.

Pioneer Panthers (2-0) – The Panthers continue to pound out victories year after year. Known as one of the hardest working (and hitting) teams in WNY. They may not blow teams out like others in the Class but they get the job done. Jim Duprey is as gutsy a play caller as you will find in the Section and his players love that about him. The season gets very tough for them starting with this weekends match-up against West Seneca East.

Tonawanda Warriors (2-0) – For a Class C team that just shutout a Class A team they sure aren’t getting the respect they deserve. Defensively this team is ready to take on all comers. The Warriors allowed just one score so far this season. I’m looking forward to Friday night’s game vs Akron, should be a doozy.

Iroquois Chiefs (1-0) – The Chiefs finally got to work last Sunday against West Seneca East. It was a defensive battle all night while playing in the rain on a terrible field. The offense was supposed to be the story with returning players such as Trey Kleitz (QB) and Blake Nolan (RB) but keep your eye on the defense.

West Seneca East Trojans (0-1) – Despite the loss Sunday, Jimmy Maurino’s team is going to be a factor in this division before seasons end, count on it. Especially with a player as talented as Devare Mathis in the fold. Their game Friday however against Pioneer is a must win.

Lackawanna Steelers (1-0) – Another team that started late due to a covid pause. The Steelers are a well- balanced team with the right mix of youth and experience. Lackawanna has plenty of talent and a solid coaching staff. They rallied behind sophomore QB William Gechell in their win Sunday over JFK. Shyheim Smalls and Ashlin Alexander-Hall are also 10th graders that made big plays against the Bears. Add in senior tailback Jeremi’Yha Pressley and you have a team capable of making some noise. I didn’t even tell you about the line yet.

Depew Wildcats (2-0) – Christian Pagano is the gift that keeps on giving for Depew. The senior is getting it done on both sides of the ball, not only can he take a hit he can also dish it out. QB Chris Peters can throw the ball pretty well too. They have the potential to run the table, if they keep focus on the game in front of them.

I see you Medina and Eden/North Collins. On the radar for sure.

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