Alden: Grant, King, Riddoch, and Minor will spark the Bulldogs to the playoffs.
East Aurora/Holland: Perlino, Jenkins, Tehan, and Buccieri will have the Blue Devils competing for the league title.
Depew: Wildcats will be physical with Grant, Garrison, and Bauer leading the way.
Albion: Smith, Hart, Rotoli, and Trembley will have the Purple Eagles competitive in 2015.
Medina: Beach, Banazwski, and Lewis will lead the Mustangs in 2015.
Barker/Roy-Hart: Steves, Woods , and Ulbrich lead the Raiders.
1. East Aurora/Holland
East Aurora/Holland Blue Devils
Blue Devils solved the numbers problem with the merger with Holland. They won the league title last season. They move to Class B East for this season. Line will be strength anchored by All-WNY candidates A.J. Perlino and Cole Jenkins. Offense to be led by Perlino, Jenkins, Ben Nemec, and Nolan O’Connor. Talent from unbeaten JV squad will help Tim Wade. Key to the season wil be the play of the quarterback. They open with Olean and Medina. They will compete for league and sectional titles.
Head Coach: Tim Wade (57-42-0, 11 years)
Assistant Coaches: John Swiniuch, Jeremy Ling, Gary Vera, Chris Cummins, Aaron Barnett
2014 Varsity Record: 6-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 8, Defense is 7.
Key Players: Cole Jenkins, A.J. Perlino, Zach Jones, Bready Tehan, Ben Nemev, Nolan O’Connor, Brigham Rogers, EJ Staniszewski, Will Walters, Lincoln Buccieri, Joel Stabell, Jacob Lovullo, Greg Wilson
Key Losses: Clay Lewis, Mike Coatsworth, Connor Allan, Dylan Lodowski
2014 JV Record: 8-0
Bulldogs will put points on the board, led by All-WNY candidate Lyle Grant who has rushed for 1000 yards in the first 2 seasons. Another key player will be Joe King. Defense will be keyed by Dylan Riddoch and Andrew Chowanlec while defense will be anchored by the Bruise Brothers Chris Greenwald and Leyton Minor. They return 8 starters on both sides of the ball. The talent from 6-2 JV squad will help Rob Currin. They host Pioneer and Albion in the first 2 weeks. The play Depew in week 4. They will compete for league and sectional titles. Grant and Christian Snell will be one of the top RB duos in the area. Grant rushed for 1407 yards, scored 19 touchdowns, and averaged 6.8 yards per carry.
Head Coach: Rob Currin (13-6-0, 2 years)
Assistant Coaches: Ken Partell, Tom Zaccardo
2014 Varsity Record: 4-5-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 8, Defense is 6.
Key Players: AJ Patterson, Lyle Grant, Joe King, Dylan Riddoch, Leyton Minor, Chris Greenwood, Andrew Chowanlez, Christian Snell, Chris Greenwood, Bryan Cybulski, Zack Lopez, Brendan Weirheiser
Key Losses: Alex Schweiter
2014 JV Record: 6-2-0
Wildcats are 22-8 in 3 yers under Brian Wilson. Key players will be Adam Bauer who is a candidate for 1000 yards rushing, Jakob Grant, and John Mietus who will anchor the line. Key to the season will be the play of the QB. They open with Dunkirk and Barker/Roy-Hart. They play Alden in week 4. They will compete for league and sectional titles. They had 15 players graduate but return 23 who played on varsity last season. Silas Garrison will be another key offensive player.
Head Coach: Brian Wilson (22-8, 3 years)
Assistant Coaches: Mark Dinenzo, John Kling, Harry Sugg, Chris Frankowski
2014 Varsity Record: 6-3-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5 Defense is 5.
Key Players: Jakob Grant, Ryan Guay, Adam Bauer, Silas Garrison, Mebrok Elbanna, Matt Poblocki, John Meitus, Silas Garrison
Key Losses: Dylan Sekuterski, Zach Wojcik, Tyler Anna, Josh Sugg
The Mustangs will have to replace 3 year starter Jason Hellwig at QB. Key players will be Charles Beach, Noah Banazwski, Eric Neace, Dylan Lewis, Jakob Cotter, and Tyler Valley. They return 7 on defense and 5 on offense. They will miss Brett Pecoraro and open with Lew-Port and East Aurora/Holland. Mustangs will be competitive.
Head Coach: Eric Valley (31-32-0, 7 years)
Assistant Coaches: Eric Hellwig, Joe Suhr, Neal Hermann
2014 Varsity Record: 5-4-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 7.
Key Players: Charles Beach, Noah Banazeski, Eric Beace, Dyland Lewis, Tom Follman, Eddie Schildt, Jakob Cotter, Tyler Valley, Dawson Joy, Jalin Cooper, Kalvin Packer, Cyrus MacFarland
Key Losses: Jason Hellwig, Brett Pecoraro, Ty Hrovat
2014 JV Record: 6-2-0
Albion Purple Eagles
The Purple Eagles recorded a 5-4 mark in Gary Parisis as a first year head coach. Key players will include Kyle Smith, Trey Hart, Manwell Taylor, and Nathan Trembley. They had 13 players graudate and return 16 who were on varsity last year. The Purple Eagles will compete for the league title. JVs were 1-7 last season. They host Newfane in the opener and play the Bulldogs at Alden in week 2.
Head Coach: Gary Parisi (4-4-0, 1 year)
Assistant Coaches: Ocie Bennett, Adam Krenning
2014 Varsity Record: 4-4-0
StartersReturning: Offense is 5, Defense is 5.
Key Players: Kyle Smith, Trey Hart, Tyler Rotoli, Nathan Trembley, Manwell Taylor
Key Losses: Clayton Stanton, Manny Thompson
2014 JV Record: 1-7-0
The Raiders will look to improve on last year’s 4 win season. They had 18 players graduate and return 14. Key players for Bill Brunings squad includes Chris Seves, Brandon ,Woods, Ryan Ilrich, and Brian Payne. They open with Tonawanda and Depew. They could struggle this season.
Head Coach: Bill Brunning (30-52-0, 10 years)
Assistant Coaches: Don Baker, Richard Westcott, Shane Phillips
2014 Varsity Record: 3-6-0
StartersReturning: Offense is 3, Defense is 2.
Key Players: Chris Stevens, Brandon Lee Woods, Ryan Ilrich, Brian Payne, Troy Lawson
Key Losses: Josh Mead, Lovon Diagler
QB – Kyle Smith, Albion
RB – Lyle Grant, Alden
RB – Adam Bauer, Depew
RB – Silas Garrison, Depew
RB – Brady Tehan, East Aurora/Holland
WR – Joe King, Alden
WR – Trey Hart, Albion
OL – Noah Banazwski, Medina
OL – Dylan Riddoch, Alden
OL – Nathan Trembley, Albion
OL – Jakob Grant, Depew
OL – Leyton Miner, Alden
OL – Ben Nemec, East Aurora/Holland
DL – Chris Greenwood, Alden
DL – Charles Beach, Medina
DL – Christopher Steves, Barker/Roy-Hart
DL – AJ Perlino, East Aurora/Holland
LB – Eric Neace, Medina
DL – Chris Greenwald, Alden
DL – Charles Beach, Medina
DL – Christopher Steves, Barkey/Roy-Hart
DL – A.J. Perlino, East Aurora/Holland
LB – Eric NEace, Medina
DB – Beigham Rogers, East Aurora/Holland
DB – Bryan Cybulski, Adlen
DB – Dylan Lewis, Medina
DB – Manwell Taylor, Albion
DB – Christian Snell, Alden