BUFFALO, N.Y.-For the past two seasons McKinley’s season has been ended by Williamsville South. The Macks got a little payback Friday when they beat the Billies at South.
Head coach Ed Wilson told Two On Your Side’s Stu Boyar “it was just a big win. I don’t have any words to sum it up any better than I felt Friday night. Those guys have sent us home for the last two years (from the playoffs) so it felt good to be on the other side of the ball for a change.” Wide receiver Jeremy Kelley told Stu “Sweet. It was sweet to get the payback especially on their homecoming. The crowd was just silent and it was a very good feeling for me to just silence the home crowd.”
Now they have their eyes set on another team that’s given them fits, Sweet Home in a non league matchup scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The Panthers have given everyone fits in Western New York. They’ve won 66 straight games against Section 6 opponents. The Macks are well aware of that streak and would like nothing better than to be the team that ends the streak. Kelley said “the challenge for this week is to beat Sweet Home and snap that long streak that they have. That’s the challenge and to actually prove a point to people that is that team to beat.”
Coach Wilson told Stu that Sweet Home is precise. “They do things over and over and over again and they hardly every make any mistakes and when you make a mistake they make you pay.
Wide receiver Mike Benton told Stu that the win over Williamsville South “was a statement game.” He added “the statement we made last week was we’re coming for the state championship.” But first a date with the Sweet Home Panthers.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2-pm Saturday afternoon at Sweet Home.