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Canisius (2-1) After throttling St. Joe’s in week one and then taking care of St. Francis the Crusaders proved that they are still WNY’s finest football program. Quite simply they are the most talented team in the area. I don’t know who could beat them, but I know a few teams that think they can. In this crazy year with teams going out on pause, the situation could easily present itself.

Jamestown (2-0) Outscoring their opponents 100-12 is certainly impressive despite the fact Hamburg and Grand Island are a combined 1-3. Jamestown sealed their victories quickly and continued to push the throttle. That’s what State champion caliber teams do. The team has a ton of talent and a good mix of youth and experience. Keep a look out for Jaylen Butera.

Lancaster Legends (2-0) There is a reason the Legends are at or near the top of these rankings year after year, coaching. This particular team may not have the most recognizable names like they have had in years past but you can bet that Eric Rupp and his staff is milking every last drop of talent out of their players. They could easily run away with the AA title again this season.

South Park Sparks (2-0) The Sparks continue to bully their way to the top of Class A, unapologetically. This is an extremely talented team and can play with anybody in WNY. They allowed North Tonawanda to play with them for a half and then hit a switch and took care of business. Keith Jackson from my perspective is the most underrated running back in the area. He’s as good as anyone if you ask me.

Orchard Park Quakers (2-0) The Quakers have rallied behind their sophomore quarterback and are off to another quick start. They won big at Hutch Tech in week one and followed that up with a much more impressive shut out victory over Clarence. The Quakers are playing with a chip on their shoulder.

West Seneca West (2-0) The Indians were happy to see Isaiah Simmons back in the blue and yellow this season. The junior RB is playing out of his mind and West Seneca is once again a perennial contender. They’ll run into a winless but extremely talented McKinley team this weekend. A showdown with Jamestown is 2 weeks away.

Frontier Falcons (2-0) The Falcons recorded impressive wins over Williamsville North and then Hutch Tech a week later. Frontier has not had a team capable of competing with Lancaster, Orchard Park or really anyone else in AA for quite some time. We will see how far they’ve come this Friday when they tackle Clarence.

Sweet Home Panthers (2-0) The Panthers are not a one man team. Tyrell Laws is certainly one of the premier football players in the area but there are a number of great athletes in that locker room. They draw Kenmore East this week, a game they should be able to win. Then it’s two back-to-back slugfests with Will South and then South Park. They must take care of business Friday before worrying about the Billies or Sparks.

St. Francis Red Raiders (0-2) The Red Raiders may have the top football player in the area in Jimmy Scott, but they’re winless at the moment. Fresh off a a tough road loss to Corning of Section 4 and currently looking for an opponent this weekend, there hasn’t been a lot of film to really study how the Red Raiders compare to the rest of the teams in the area. Still, they have too much talent and depth to be left off the Top-10.

Kenmore West Blue Devils (2-0) Gutted out a week one win over McKinley and followed that up with a nice win at Lockport. That lands the Blue Devils in this weeks rankings. Will they stay here? Depends on how well they match up with Jamestown on Friday.

 

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