Fredonia (7-3) was No. 15 for the second-straight week in the New York State Sports Writers Association Class C varsity football poll while Silver Creek (5-4) was an honorable mention in Class D. Given that both teams' season are over, it stands to reason that their current positions will likely be the highest either will get.
In Class AA, Shaker (Sec. 2, 10-1) was No. 1 and was followed again by Canisius (Monsignor Martin Association, 10-0), Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy (Sec. 3, 11-0), Tottenville (Public School Athletic League, 8-1) and Iona Prep (Catholic High School Football League, 7-1).
Orchard Park (10-1) was No. 8 for a second straight week after beating No. 12 Aquinas (7-4), 14-7, in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA Far West Regional last Saturday at All-High Stadium. Jamestown (8-2) was No. 13 after being No. 15 last week. St. Joe's (MMA, 8-3) fell from No. 11 to honorable mention after its 27-10 loss to Bishop Timon-St. Jude in the semifinals of the MMA playoffs last week.
Lawrence (Sec. 8, 9-0) was No. 1 in Class A and was followed by Sweet Home (11-0), Sayville (Sec. 11, 9-0), Burnt Hills-Balston Lake (Sec. 2, 10-1) and Cornwall (Sec. 9, 11-0).
Eastridge (Sec. 5, 10-1) fell from No. 4 to No. 6 after its 28-21 loss to Sweet Home in the Class A Far West Regional. West Seneca East (9-1) remained at No. 17 while Grand Island (7-2) stayed at No. 23. Iroquois was (7-2) was again an honorable mention.
Maine-Endwell (Sec. 4, 11-0) was No. 1 again in the Class B poll while Alden (11-0) remained at No. 2. Marlboro (Sec. 9, 11-0) moved up a spot to No. 3 after beating No. 4 Our Lady of Lourdes (Sec. 1, 9-1), 23-20, in NYSPHSAA quarterfinal action. Glens Falls rounded out the top five, moving up three spots from No. 8 after it beat then No. 7 Peru (Sec. 7, 9-2), 35-20, during state quarterfinal action.
Depew (7-2) was No. 15, Cheektowaga (8-1) No. 18 and Burgard (6-3), Eden (6-3) and Springville (5-5) honorable mention.
Class C remained the same with Hornell (Sec. 5, 11-0), winners of 50 straight games staying in the top spot. The Red Raiders were followed by Hoosick Falls (Sec. 2, 11-0), Chenango Forks (Sec. 4, 11-0), Waverly (Sec. 4, 9-1) and Babylon (Sec. 11, 9-0).
Cleveland Hill (8-3) which fell to Hornell, 27-6, in the NYSPHSAA Class C Far West Regional last week, remained at No. 10 while JFK (7-2) was No. 18. Salamanca (7-2) and Wilson (6-3) were honorable mention.
Tioga (Sec. 4, 10-1) was No. 1 in the Class D poll and was followed by Randolph (9-2), which moved up from No. 4 after beating then No. 2 Avon (9-2), 34-14, in the NYSPHSAA Class D Far West Regional. Rensselaer (Sec. 2, 10-1) moved up from No. 5 to No. 3, Tuckahoe (Sec. 1, 7-2-1) was No. 4, up three spots from last week while Maple Grove (9-1) moved up from No. 6 to No. 5.
Clymer (7-2), Ellicottville (7-2) and Portville (5-4) were listed as honorable mention.
The NYSPHSAA semifinals will be held this weekend at Sahlen's Stadium, in Rochester and Dietz Stadium, in Kingston. In Class AA, Orchard Park will play Syracuse CBA in the Western semifinal while in the east, No. 1 Shaker will square off against No. 7 New Rochelle (Sec. 1, 9-1). In Class A, Sweet Home will play No. 7 Union-Endicott (Sec. 4, 9-1) at Sahlen's Stadium while at Dietz Stadium, No. 5 Cornwall will play No. 4 Burnt Hills-Balston Lake.
The Class B mathups will pit No. 1 Maine-Endwell against No. 2 Alden while No. 3 Marlboro will play No. 5 Glens Falls. In Class C, top-ranked Hornell will square off against No. 3 Chenango Forks while No. 2 Hoosick Falls will play No. 6 James I. O'Neill (Sec. 9, 9-2). The Class D games will see No. 1 Tioga play No. 2 Randolph while No. 3 Rensselaer will play No. 4 Tuckahoe.