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Several teams to battle for title.

South Park: Sparks could play in sectional championship in November.

Hamburg: Will make playoffs in P.J. Cauley’s 2nd year.

McKinley: Macks always athletic and talented.

Iroquois: Emer and Sokolski will be strength of the Chiefs’ defense.

Lake Shore: Flutko twins will excel.

East: Never know what to expect from the Panthers.

Hutch-Tech: Engineers could struggle this season.

FORECAST:
1. South Park
2. West Seneca East
3. McKinley
4. Hamburg
5. Lake Shore
6. Iroquois
7. Buffalo East
8. Hutch-Tech

TOP PLAYERS:
Buffalo East: Dorian Johnson
Hamburg: Joe Degrood
Hutch-Tech: Jason Dowell
Iroquois: Coyute Sokolowski
Lake Shore: Collin Fiutko
McKinley: Michael Benton
South Park: Antonio Leonard
West Seneca East: Tyler Skretny

South Park Sparks

Sparks will compete for league title. Return Sever .L quality starters led by All-WNY candidates William & Willquan Burgess, Antonio Leonard and Nyru Jackson. Jr. QB Tyree Brown will take over the helm from Tyler Mascio. Tim ZDeloney’s squad will benefit by transfers Bryce Carmichael and Tavlon Renfro. Host West Seneca East and Hamburg in weeks 4 and 5. Burgess twins will be a force on both sides of the ball. Will compete for title. Open with Hutch-Tech at Ralph Wilson stadium. Talent from 6-1-1 JV Squad will be an asset.

Head Coach: Tim Delaney (22-31-0, 6 years)
Assistant Coaches: Nick Todaro, Tim Delaney Sr., Jay Surdej, James Kane, Kevin Eldridge
2013 Varsity Record: 7-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 6, Defense is 8.
Key Players: William Burgess, Willquan Burgess, Antonio Leonard, Nyru Jackson, Tyree Brown, Bryce Carmichael, Tavion Renfro, Austin Neal, Randall Bish, Danny Gerace, Robert Zilokowski, Austin Neal
Key Losses: Tyler Mascio, Brandon Jefferson, Taron Scott, Dayrall Moore, Robert
2013 JV Record: 6-1-1

West Seneca East Trojans

Jim Maurinos squad return 5 players on both sides of the ball led by All-WNY candidates Evin Ksiezarczyk, Brandon day, John Dolac and Tyler Skretny. Key to season will be to put points on board. Trojans have recorded a 16-3 record past 2 seasons and will compete again for title. Host McKinley and Hamburg in weeks 3 and 6. Brian Slisz transferred from South park and the 6’2 225lb. lineman will help the Trojans. Open with Iroquois at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Head Coach: Jim Maurino (50-48-0, 10years)
Assistant Coaches: Paul Gregoire, Mark Kawalec
2013 Varsity Record: 7-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Erin Ksiezarczyk, Brandon Day, John Dolac, Tyler Skretny, Jalexis Santiago, Brian Slisz, Matt Kumro, Sam Khoury
Key Losses: Devin Lindner, Brandon Reilly, Miles Waterman

McKinley Macks

Macks always have talent and athleticism. Key players on both sides of the ball will be All-WNY candidate Michael Benton, Mikeal Crockett, Davon Perry and Keyon Johnson will compete for title. They will play at Hamburg in week 2 and at West Seneca East in week 3.

Head Coach: Ed Wilson (21-13-0, 4 years)
Assistant Coaches: Kenneth Boone, Matt Frank
2013 Varsity Record: 6-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 6.
Key Players: Michael Benton, Davon Perry, Keyon Johnson, Mikeal Crockett, Quajon Taylor
Key Losses: Jamar Rutledge, Nate Burnett

Hamburg Bulldogs

P.J. Cauley returns. 7 starters on both sides of the ball led by All-WNY candidates Joe DeGrood, Will Reczek, Alex Suchan, Mark Myles and Mitch Gomolka. Bulldogs finished strong in 2013 and will compete for title. Play at South Park in week 5 and at West Seneca East in week 6. Key to season will be to points on board.

Head Coach: Pat Cauley (4-5-0, 1 year)
Assistant Coaches: Jeff Tripp, Ryan Gallo, Charles Barth, Tom Butera
2013 Varsity Record: 4-5-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 7, Defense is 7.
Christian Fatchko, Joe DeGroodWill Reczek, Alex Suchan, Mark Myles, Mitch Gonolka, Sean DeLillis, Ian Chavanne, Dante Hastrongelo, Brendan Ryan, Alec Seifer, Tom Coyne, Mitch Vail, Josh Johnson, Joe Cucina, Garrett Knell
Key Losses: Jeremiah Bill, Griffin Ryan, Colton Preischel
2013 JV Record: 5-2-1

Iroquois Chiefs

Keith Marshal looks to improve on last years 2 win season. Return 5 starters on both sides of the ball, led by All-WNY candidates Zach Emer and Coyote Sokolski. Other key players for the chiefs will be Jacob Slade, Matt kloc and Nate Wilkinson. Former head coach Frank Payne is JV coach for Chiefs. It will be competitive. Key to season will be play of QB. Opens with West Seneca East at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Head Coach: Keith Marshall (12-14-0, 3 years)
Assistant Coaches: Robert Pitzonka, Dave Bonacquisti
2013 Varsity Record: 2-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Zach Emer, Coyote Sokolski, Jacob Slade, Matt Kloc, Nate Wilkinson, Morgan Mariacher, Mitchell Mariacher, and Connor Ziegler
Key Losses: Brad Achman, Jeff Yak, Nick Nosbish
2013 JV Record: 3-2-2

Lake Shore Eagles

Eagles return 8 starters on both sides of the ball led by All-WNY candidates Collin and Cory Flutko. Drew Takacs will look to improve on last years 3-5 record. They have tough matchups for the first two weeks with Hamburg and West Seneca East. Other key players are Jake Bomberski, Charles Guatalupe and Matt Webber.

Head Coach: Drew Takacs (3-6-0, 1 year)
Assistant Coaches: Will Ramsey , Lee Leavell
2013 Varsity Record: 3-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 8, Defense is 8.
Key Players: Collin Fkutko, Cory Flutko, Ron John, Parker Addison, Charles Guatalupe, Dominik Palmer, Matt Webber, Nick Emhoff, Toby Muller, Jake Bomberski, Parker Addison, Ron John, David Killian, Phillip Wigdor
Key Losses: Nick Miranda, Josh Mullet
2013 JV Record: 2-4-1

Buffalo East Panthers

Panthers look to improve after a one win season in 2013. Key players will be Alfred Gary, Dorian Johnson, Jagale Thompson. Opens season with MicKinley. Could struggle again this season.

Head Coach: Brad Keitz
Assistant Coaches: Joe Kelly, Brad Keitz
2013 Varsity Record: 1-7-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 4, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Alfred Gary, Dorian Johnson, Jagale Thompson, Alfred Gary, Donan Johnson, Elijah Houston
Key Losses: Daquan Sylvester, Myron Harden

Hutch Tech Engineers

Engineers have 3-13 record past 2 seasons and could struggle again this season. Key players for Chris Gelsomino’s squad will be Jason Dowell, Donte Gibson, Wes Olmstead and Tristan Bullock. Have tough opener in South Park at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Head Coach: Chris Gelsomino (13-38-0, 6 years)
Assistant Coaches: RJ Killinger, Tom Jost
2013 Varsity Record: 2-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 4, Defense is 4.
Key Players: Jason Dowell, Wes Olmstead, Malik Thomas Ferguson, Tristan Bullock, Donte Gibson, Andrew Woods, Donald Morrow, Dakym Davis, Lawrence Spencer- Watson
Key Losses: Roman West, Rashawn McMillan
2013 JV Record: 3-4-0

PRESEASON ALL-LEAGUE

Offense
QB – Collin Fiutko, Lakeshore
FB – Wes Olmstead, Hutch Tech
RB – Matt Kloc, Iroquois
RB – Mark Myles, Hamburg
TE – Cory Fiutko, Lakeshore
WR – Brandon Day, West Seneca East
WR – Antonio Leonard, South Park
OL – Evin Ksiezaczyk, West Seneca East
OL – Joe DeGrood, Hamburg
OL – Nyru Jackson, South Park
OL – Will Rezek, Hamburg
OL – Brian Slisz, West Seneca East
RS – Mitch Gomolka, Hamburg
RS – Keyon Johnson, McKinley

Defense
DL – Tristan Bullock, Hutch Tech
DL – Tyrell Brown, South Park
DL – Michael Benton, McKinley
LB – Coyote Sokolski, Iroquois
LB – Tyler Skretny, West Seneca East
LB – John Dolac, West Seneca East
LB – Wilquan Burgess, South Park
LB – Zach Emer, Iroquois
DB – Alex Suchan, Hamburg
DB – Kym Davis, Hutch Tech
DB – Alfred Gary, Buffalo East
RS – Brandon Day, West Seneca East
RS – Jake Bomberski, Lakeshore


NEWS AND NOTES

Coach with the Most Wins: Jim Maurino, West Seneca East- 50 wins

Top Academic Achievers: Joe DeGroco, Will Reczek, Alex Suchanm, Mitch Gomolka

Strongest: William and Wilquan Burgess, South Park

Fastest: Tyree Brown, South Park

Biggest: Evin Ksiezarczyk, West Seneca East

Best Nickname: Alex “Sunshine” Suchan, Hamburg

Best Cheerleaders: Hamburg

Top Complexes: Hamburg, All-High

Best Rushers: Mark Myles, Hamburg

Top Wide Receivers: Antonio Leonard, South Park

Top Defensive Players: Tyler Skretny, West Seneca East; Michael Benton, McKinley

Top Linemen: Evin Ksiezarczyk, West Seneca East

Major Impact Player: Coyote Sokolski, Iroquois

Team with the Most Section Titles: Iroquois

Best Dressed: Joe DeGrood, Hamburg

Most Photogenic: Brian Slisz, West Seneca East

Best Dancers: Nyru “Twinkle Toes” Jackson, South Park

Best Comedian: Mitch Gomolka, Hamburg

Game Changer: John Dolac, West Seneca East

Must-See Game: West Seneca East @ South Park, September 26

Most Loquacious: PJ Cauley, Hamburg

Unsung Player: Cory Fiutko, Lakeshore

Players You Will Get to Know: Collin Fiutko, Lakeshore

Biggest Question Mark: Who will be the RB for West Seneca East?

Courtesy Dick Gallagher 2014 Team Previews A South

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