Class B North Preview

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Burgard is the favorite for the league title.
Burgard: Bulldogs are loaded, particularly on defense led by Morrow and Sanders.
Medina: Hellwig will be the catalyst for the offense for Mustangs.
Albion: Gary Parisi takes over the Helm for the Purple Eagles.
Bennett: The Tigers can be a force is they play with discipline, return 14 starters.
Lewiston Porter: Jen Hoover looks for a winning season in 2014.
Newfane: The Panthers could struggle again this season.
Barker/Roy-Hart: The Raiders will miss Jacob Haight big time.

FORECAST:
Class B North
1. Burgard
2. Medina
3. Bennett/Olmstead
4. Albion
5. Barker/Roy-Hart

TOP PLAYERS:
Albion: Desmond Blackman
Barker/RoyHart: Tom Callaghan
Bennett: Isiah McDuffie
Burgard: Roderick Morrow
Lewiston Porter: Noah Swenson
Medina: Jason Hellwig
Newfane: Josh Wilt

Burgard Bulldogs
Bulldogs are 13-5 in the past 2 seasons and 13-3 JV during the same period. Jason Kolb returns 6 starters on offense and 8 on defense. Defense to be strength anchored by All-WNY candidates Roderick Morrow and Darliel Sanders. Other key players include Andre Gamblin, Marcus Hampton, and Marklese Hampton. The line will be anchored by 6’7 320 lb Emmanuel Moss and 6’5, 280 lb Tiawon Moss. Offense to be sparked by Isiah Jameson and Hamptons. They host Albion in the opener at All-High. They will compete for the league and sectional titles. The could be undefeated going into the playoffs.
Head Coach: Jason Kolb (64-39-0, 12 years)
Assistant Coaches: Gary Braun, Keith Falkowski
2013 Varsity Record: 7-2
Starters Returning: Offense is 6, Defense is 8.
Key Players: Roderick Morrow, Darilel Sanders, Andre Gamblin, Marcus Hampton, Marklese Hampton, Emmanuel Moss, Tiawon Moss, Laron McKinney, Isiah Jameson, Mark Drain
Key Losses: Rayshawn Jones, Jamar Holmes, Kevon Perry
2013 JV Record: 7-1-0

Medina Mustangs
Mustangs return 10 starters on defense and 7 on offense from last year’s 5-4 squad. They have All-WNY candidates in QB Jason Hellwig who passed for 1158 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. Brett Pecoraro, Charles Beach, Noah Banazwski 6’6, 265 lbs and Dylan Lewis. They will compete for the league title. They host Burgard in week 4 which could decide the title.
Head Coach: Eric Valley (26-28-0, 6 years)
Assistant Coaches: Eric hellwig, Joe Suhr, Neal Herman
2013 Varsity Record: 5-4-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 7, Defense is 10.
Key Players: Jason Hellwig, Charles Beach, Noah Banazwski, Dylan Lewis, Brett Pecoraro, Ty Hrovat, Brandon Schoolcraft, Trevor Bentley, tom Follman, Andrew Nichols, Adam Cottor, Devonte Howard, Eric Neace
Key Losses: Kyle Barna, Dan Brown
2013 JV Record: 0-8-0

Bennett Tigers
Key players for the Tigers include sophomore Isiah McDuffie, Jeremiah Sanders, Andrew White, Alexander Lofton, and Tysheen Mingo. They return 9 starters on offense and 5 on defense. They open with Williamsville East. This season will not include 9th graders on the team due to a decision by the school board. The key to the season will be the play of the quarterback. They will compete for a playoff berth.
Head Coach: Steve McDuffie (11-15-0, 3 years)
Assistant Coaches: Aaron Young, Eric Morris
2013 Varsity Record: 4-4-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 9, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Isiah McDuffie, Jeremiah Sanders, Andrew White, Alexander Lofton, Tysheen Mingo, Chad Setero, Brandon Brown, Darnell Sanders, tyler Cartwright
Key Losses: Paul Dixon, Joel Dean

Albion Purple Eagles
The Purple Eagles have a new head coach in Gary Parisi and return 5 starters on both sides of the ball led by All-WNY candidate Desmond Blackmon. They have a tough matchup in the opener against Burgard. They could surprise this season. Other key players include Kyle Smith, Manny Thomson, Dominic DiCurela, and Try Hart.
Head Coach: Gary Parisi (1st year)
Assistant Coaches: Ocie Bennett, Adam Krenning
2013 Varsity Record: 4-4-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Desmond Blackmon, Kyle Smith, Dominic Dicureia, Manny Thompson, Try Hart, Clayton Stanton, Gary Moore, Tyler Rotoli, Mike Laine
Key Losses: Steven Strauss, Ed Wolfe, Jon Trembley
2013 JV Record: 5-3-0

Lewiston Porter Lancers
Lancers look to improve on 4-5 mark last season. Key players include Jake Eoute and Noah Swenson. They open at Barker/Roy-Hart and should be competitive.
Head Coach: Jon Hoover (10-8-0, 2 years)
Assistant Coaches: Chris D’Anna, Eric D’Anna
2013 Varsity Record: 4-5-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 4.
Key Players: Jake Eoute, Noah Swenson
Key Losses: Dan Hogan, Jake Joseph

Newfane Panthers
Panthers look to improve on the last year mark. Key players for Chuck Nagels squad include Josh Wilt, Kyle Guerrier, Trevor Noon and Kyle Burdick. They have won 3 games in the past 2 season. They could struggle again this season. They host medina in the opener.
Head Coach: Chuck Nagel (3-15-0, 2 years)
Assistant Coaches: John Clark, John Vosburgh
2013 Varsity Record: 2-7-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 6.
Key Players: Josh Wilt, Kyle Guerriera, Trevor Noon, Kyle Burdick, Jake Kubala, Katrell Jackson
Key Losses: Stone Geise, Josh Kneeland

Barker/Roy-Hart Raiders
Raiders will miss Jacob Haight who earned an All-WNY honors last season. Key players for Bill Bruning squad include Tom Callaghan, CJ Fitch, Derek Sears, and Chris Steves. They open with Lew-port.
Head Coach: Bill Bruning (27-46-0, 8 years)
Assistant Coaches: James Jurewicz, Don Baker
2013 Varsity Record: 2-7-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 4, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Andy Xapsos, Chris Steves, CJ Fitch, Derek Sears, Thomas Callaghan, Josh Mead, Chris Anderson, Brett Holland, Brandinlee Woods
Key Losses: Jacob Haight, Tim Flint

PRESEASON ALL-LEAGUE

Offense
QB – Jason Hellwig, Medina
QB – Marcus Hampton, Burgard
RB – Kyle Burdick, Newfane
RB – Isiah McDuffie, Bennett
TE – Thomas Callaghan, Barker/Roy-Hart
WR – Desmond Blackman, Albion
WR – Dylan Lewis, Medina
OL – Emmanuel Moss, Burgard
OL – Jeremiah Sanders, Bennett
OL – Chris Anderson, Barker/Roy-Hart
OL – Noah Banazwski, Medina

Defense
DL – Tiawon Moss, Burgard
DL – Roderick Morrow, Burgard
DL – Charles Beach, Medina
LB – Andrew White, Bennett
LB – Josh Wilt, Newfane
LB – Darliel Sanders, Burgard
LB – Andre Gamblin, Burgard
LB – Markiese Hampton, Burgard
DB – Brett Pecoraro, Medina
DB – Alexander Lofton, Bennett
DB – Chad Setero, Bennett
RS – Josh Mead, Barker/Roy-hart

NEWS AND NOTES
Coach with the Most Wins: Jason Kolb, Burgard, 64 wins
Top Academic Achievers: Jason Hellwig, Brett Pecoraro, Noah Banazwski
Strongest: Adam Cotter, Medina
Fastest: Marcus Hampton, Burgard
Biggest: Emmanuel Moss, Burgard
Best Nickname: Noah “The House” Banazwski, Medina
Best Cheerleaders: Medina
Top Complexes: Burgard (AH) Medina, Bennett (AH)
Best Rushers: Marcus Hampton, Burgard; Isiah McDuffie, Bennett
Top Wide Receivers: Dylan Lewis, Medina; Des Blackman, Albion
Top Defensive Players: Roderick Morrow, Darliel Sanders, Medina
Top Linemen: Noah Banazwski, Medina; Jeremiah Sanders, Bennett
Major Impact Player: Jason Hellwig, Medina
Team with the Most Section Titles: Albion
Best Dressed: Emmanuel Moss, Burgard
Most Photogenic: Charles Beach, Medina
Best Dancers: Dylan Lewis, Medina; Isiah McDuffie, Bennett
Best Comedian: Brett Pecoraro, Medina
Game Changer: Roderick Morrow, Burgard
Must-See Game: Burgard @ Medina, Sept. 26th
Most Loquacious: Steve McDufie, Bennett
Unsung Player: Isiah McDuffie, Bennett
Players You Will Get to Know: Josh Wilt, Newfane

Courtesy Dick Gallagher 2014 Team Previews B North

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