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Randolph: will go for threepeat

Randolph: Line will be strength along with Bowers/Morrison and Devyn Nelsen.

Frewsburg: Bears will be in playoffs with Haller and Ingerson.

Portville: Panthers will be in playoffs with Swetland leading the way.

Panama: Panthers will be competitive.

Cattaraugus/ LV: DS Caleb Snow goes the other Timberwolves will follow.

Franklinville/ Ellicottville/ WV: 3 schools merging to play football.

Sherman: Wildcats lost several quality starters to graduation. Ty Harper takes over for Bob Krenzer.

Westfield/ Brocton: Damon Tones memory will provide spark to Wolverines this season who will be led by Nolan Hunt, Garrett Francisco and Joe Quagliana

FORECAST:
1. Randolph
2. Frewsburg
3. Portville
4. Franklinville/ Ellicottville/ WV
5. Panama
6. Cattaraugus/ LV
7. Sherman/ Clymer
8. Westfield/ Brocton

TOP PLAYERS:
Cattaraugus/ LV: Caleb Snow
Franklinville/ Ellicottville/ WV: Bhalla Musal
Frewsburg: Zach Haller
Panama: Josh Eddy
Portville: Chase Swetland
Randolph: Mike Bowers
Sherman/ Clymer: Dylan Neckers
Westfield/ Brocton: McCallum Buchanan

RANDOLPH CARDINALS

Cardinals are again the class of the league. Return 5 starters on offense and 7 on defense from lost years championship and undefeated team. Line will be strength anchored by Mike Bowers, Jeff Andrews, and Wesley Senn. Offense to be sparked by Bryce Morrison and Devyn Nelsen. Open at Maple Grove/ Chautauqua Lake which is a non league game. Cardinals should contend again for league, sectional and state championships. Brent Brown had a season to remember in his first year as head coach.

Head Coach: Brent Brown (13-0-0, 1 YR)
Assistant Coaches: Nate Armella, Kevin Hind, Greg Sherlock, J.J Peterson, and Chad Slade.
2013 Varsity Record: 13-0-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 7.
Key Players: Mike Bowers, Jeff Andrews, Bryce Morrison, Wesley Senn, Mason Bosley, Devyn Nelsen, Kyle Beaver, Dylan Barber, Sam Jacobi.
Key Losses: Chris Doubeck, Mitch Maycock, Nick Hettenbaugh, Lucas Brown, Cody Oldro.
2013 JV Record: 5-2-1

FREWSBURG BEARS

Bears had excellent season in 2013 posting a 6-3 record and wining the class DD championship at the stadium. Return 4 starters on both sides of the ball. Key players will be Zach Haller, Jordan Ingerson, Brady Colliver, and Christian Proctor. Will be competitive and make playoffs.

Head Coach: Terry Gray 58-48-0, 12 Years
Assistant Coaches: Brendon Carter, Randy Sitler, Adam Loftus, Rob Colliver, and John Coan.
2013 Varsity Record: 6-3-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 4, Defense is 4.
Key Players: Zach Haller, Jordan Ingerson, Brady Colliver, Christian Proctor, Bruce Gardner, Bryce Raymond, Anthony Tomassi, Josh Watson, Matt Hair, and Cole Brink.
Key Losses: Trevor Spicer, Nick Long, and Tage Johnson
2013 JV Record: 3-4-0

PORTVILLE PANTHERS

Panthers return 5 starters on both sides of the ball. Key players will be Chase Swetland, Cal Hollamay, Grant Milne and Isaac Hilyer. Key to season will be to put points on board. Will be competitive. Coach Swetland has won 130 games in 23 yrs coaching. Host Pine Valley and play at Randolph in week 2.

Head Coach: Gary Swetland 124-73-1, 22yrs)
Assistant Coaches: Matt Milne, Dave Waugh, Mike Matz, and Paul Hollowby.
2013 Varsity Record: 4-4-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Isaac Hilyer, Chase Swetland, Cal Hollamay, Grant Milne, Kris Rioraan
Key Losses: Brett Marcelin, Chase Swetland

FRANKLINVILLE/ELLICOTTVILLE/WEST VALLEY

Panthers merged with eagles and wildcats for football this season. Return quality players in Calum Watt. Phalla Musall, Ben Erickson and Alex Delity. Will be competitive. Musall rushes for 1000 yds as a sophomore. Host Sherman/Clymer in opener.

Head Coach: Chad Bartoszek
Assistant Coaches: Scott Palmatier and Chad Bartoszek.
2013 Varsity Record: 3-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 6.
Key Players: Callum Watt, Phalla Musall, Alex Delity, Ben Erickson, Ethan Lawrence, William Bays, Bryce Blecha, Jeff Bushnell, Thomas Easton, Liam Watt, Preston Hutchinson Key Losses: Zach Smith

PANAMA PANTHERS

Panthers had good season in 2013 finishing with a 5-3 record. Key players for Chris Payne include Dylan Bergman, Greg Delahoy, Kyle Saxton, Devon Millan, and Josh Eddy. Will compete for playoff berth. Open at Frewsburg and host Cattaraugus/ Little Valley. Key to season will be play of line.

Head Coach: Chris Payne (74-73-0, 19yrs)
Assistant Coaches: Ed Nelson, Rod Brink, Bill Schneider, Doug Hosier
2013 Varsity Record: 5-3-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 6, Defense is 6.
Key Players: Dillon Mescall, Thomas Hoch, Jack Payne, Dylan Bergman, Greg Delahoy, Kyle Saxton, Nathan Stow, David O’Dell, Wyatt Jackson, Tanner Newman, Brandon Metzer Key Losses: Jacob Short, Bryce Payne, Stephen Enlow
2013 JV Record: 5-3

CATTARAUGUS/LITTLE VALLEY TIMBERWOLVES

Timberwolves had excellent season last year losing to Frewsburg in the class DD championship game at Ralph Wilson stadium. Key Players include Caleb Snow, DJ Stevens, Matt Hanfti and Anthony Bernardi. Will miss Justin Forster. Will be competitive.

Head Coach: Tim Miller (79-88-0, 18yrs)
Assistant Coaches: Bryan Gunsolus, Ken Wright, Matt Minnekine
2013 Varsity Record: 7-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 6.
Key Players: Caleb Snow, DJ Stevens, Matt Hanfti, Anthony Bernardi, (JR) Kyle O’Donnell, Kyle Martin, Nick McIntyre, Brad DeGroff
Key Losses: Justin Forster, Damian Watts, Colt Agnew

SHERMAN/CLYMER WILDCATS

Ty Harper takes over the helm from Bob Krenzer. Have merged with Clymer for football. Will be competitive even though losing several quality starters to graduation. Key players will include Adam Einink, Dylan Neckers, Sam Van Valkenburg and Korey Ayers. Play at Franklinville in opener.

Head Coach:
Ty Harper (1st yr)
Assistant Coaches: Dave Bodamer, Marc Heiser, and Brad Barmore
2013 Varsity Record: 6-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 6.
Key Players: Adam Einink, Dylan Neckers, Sam Van Valkenburg, Korey Ayers, Ethan Lyon, Austin Courtney, Jeremy Cole, Murphy Mulkearn, Adam Elnink, Evan Legters.
Key Losses: Andrew Graham, Devin Moorhead, Mitch Einink.
2013 JV Record: 1-2-0

WESTFIELD/BROCTON WOLVERINES

Last years season was cut short to 2 games as a result of the tragic death of Damon James. Key players for Bob North will be Alec Shelton, Joe Quagliana, Nolan Hunt and Garrett Francisco. Will be competitive.

Head Coach: Frank Quaglcana
Assistant Coaches: Dan Martin, Frank Quagliana
2013 Varsity Record: 0-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 4.
Key Players: Alec Shelton, Joe Quagliana, Nolan Hunt, Garrett Francisco, and McCallum Buchanan.
Key Losses: Damon James

 

PRESEASON ALL-LEAGUE

Offense
QB – Bady Coliver, Frewsburg
RB – Kyle Saxton, Panama
RB – Devyn Nelsen, Randolph
RB – Phalla Musall, Franklinville/Ellicottville
RB – Jordan Ingerson, Frewsburg
TE – Dylan Mescall, Panama
WR – Mason Bosley, Randolph
WR – Josh Eddy, Panama
OL – Jeff Andrews, Randolph
OL – Caleb Snow, Cattaraugus/Little Vally
OL – Wesley Senn, Randolph
OL – Calum Watt, Franklinville/Ellicottville
OL – Matt Hair, Frewsburg
K – Cal Hallamby, Portville

Defense
DL – Zach Haller, Frewsburg
DL – Mike Bowers, Randolph
DL – Chase Swetland, Portville
DL – DJ Stevens, Cattaraugus/LV
LB – Kris Riordan, Portville
LB – Korey Ayers, Sherman/Clymer
LB – Grant Milene, Portville
LB – Dylan Bergman, Panama
LB – Ben Erickson, Franklinville/Ellicottville
DB – Greg Delahoy, Panama
DB – Sam Jacobi, Randolph
DB – Christian Proctor, Frewsburg
RS – Alec Shelton, Westfield/Brocton
RS – Dylan Neckers, Sherman/Clymer

Courtesy: Dick Gallagher 2014 Team Previews D

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