Here's the lineup of Saturday's scrimmages we've compiled through school sites and emails from coaches.
Sweet Home, North Tonawanda, St. Francis, Williamsville South, Grand Island at Lockport, 9 a.m.
Burgard and Cardinal O'Hara at Cleveland Hill, 9 a.m.
Niagara Falls, East and Grover Cleveland at All High Stadium, 9 a.m.
Sherman, Frewsburg and Panama at Falconer, 9 a.m.
Nichols, V-Byron-Bergen and V-Charles Finney at V-Elba, 9 a.m.
Portville and Allegany-Limestone at V-Bolivar-Richburg, 9 a.m.
East Aurora and Cattaraugus-Little Valley at Gowanda, 9:30 a.m.
Wilson at Medina, 9:30 p.m.
Pine Valley at Brocton, 9:30 a.m.
McKinley, Bishop Timon-St. Jude, Maple Grove at Riverside, 10 a.m.
Jamestown, Fredonia and Springville at Hamburg, 10 a.m.
Eden, South Park, St. Mary's at Maryvale, 10 a.m.
Cheektowaga, Tonawanda and Lew-Port at West Seneca East, 10 a.m.
Lake Shore, Williamsville North, Kenmore West and Starpoint at Clarence, 10 a.m.
Randolph at Southwestern, 10 a.m.
Lancaster at V-Webster Schroeder, 10 a.m.
Olean at V-Hornell, 10 a.m.
Niagara-Wheatfield, Bennett and Williamsville East at Depew, 10 a.m.
Forestville, Clymer, Cassadaga Valley at Chautauqua Lake, 10 a.m.
JFK and Lafayette at V-Pembroke, 10 a.m.
Salamanca, Pioneer and V-Dansville at V-Wellsville, 10 a.m.
Orchard Park at Canisius, 11 a.m.
Cathedral Prep (Pa.) at St. Joe's, 11 a.m.
Lackawanna and Frontier at Iroquois, 5 p.m.
West Seneca West, Kenmore East, Hutch-Tech at Amherst, 5 p.m.
Silver Creek and East (Erie, Pa.) at Dunkirk, 5:30 p.m.
If you have scrimmages or details to add, just add them in the comments section or email them to me at [email protected] and I'll update the list as soon as I can.
Some of this is a repeat of my original post on the scrimmages, but I thought it best to have a fresh one as we bear in on Scrimmage Saturday like a defensive end closing in on a QB.
I'll be writing about the six-team scrimmage at Lockport featuring two defending state champions along with other top programs.
I'll be bopping around Western New York on Saturday -- as I did last year -- to catch as much football as I can in a limited time.
Disclaimer/explainer: Regular visitors to the blog know how much I love it when fans cite scrimmages as evidence for one team being better than another during the regular season, especially when it comes to the discussion of our polls. Just because I'm interested in all of the scrimmages (and getting to as many as I can), and learning about teams and players, they are still scrimmages. Once the season starts, I don't want to hear about them. :-)
But on Saturday, we want your reviews and breakdowns of what you saw. Keep it in context -- try and notice which first-team units are out there and what the teams are trying to do.
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