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Week Seven walkthrough (and a casting call for game updaters from Prep Talk Nation)

Time flies when you're having fun. One week to go until the playoffs.

Bragging rights and playoff berths will be on the line all over Western New York as five rivalry games are held while the field of 40 Section VI postseason teams is finalized.

On both nights we are interested in knowing what is going on in key games ASAP -- while we do our best, we can't be everywhere :-).

If you will be at a game that even remotely affects the playoff picture and are interested in supplying updates, email me with your name and cell number at and I'll get in touch. We don't need every play or even every possession -- just scoring plays and the score after each quarter and anything else that would cause you to blow up a fellow fan's phone with a text. 

I'll be at the end of the Depew at Lancaster game on Friday and I'll be on hand for the entire Riverside at Kenmore West game on Saturday.

I'll definitely give you a shoutout here for helping pass the word along during the Friday Night Live and Saturday Afternoon Live blogs. Alden PA man Kevin Okiec graciously provided updates from the Bulldogs' big game at Alden last week.

This week's polls ask who you think will come out on top in some key races. The polls are also available, as always, at our high school home page.


Here are the full schedules for Friday and Saturday.

The Intense Milk Game of the Week is Saturday's 10 a.m. rivalry game between Grover Cleveland and Lafayette heard at WJJL (1440 AM) or through this link.

The game is being billed as the final football game between rivals. According to WJJL play-by-play man/Harvard Cup historian Rich Kozak:

"The traditional battle between the Presidents and the Mighty Violets is the last true rivalry game remaining in the City Schools. For the past nine years, the game has also been played for the Mineo & Sapio Cup for Pride of the West Side donated graciously by 1964 Grover grad Mike Peiro of Mineo & Sapio. The Athletic Department also awards the Paul Missana MVP award at the conclusion of the game in honor of the former Grover Cleveland Coach and Harvard Cup Hall of Famer."

Let us know why you voted the way you did by clicking your way to our comments section.

---Keith McShea


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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