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High school football: Day One from Clarence

The defending Class AA Champions are off and running in Red Devils territory today with new coach Mark Layer. 

It's an exciting day for Layer, who is taking over for Tom Goddard.

"Last season is something that the kids will never forget but this is a new year," said Layer as his team warmed up. "My responsibility I think is just you know to carry on what the coaches here before have done. We're going to stick with the kinds of things that have been Clarence football. Offensively and defensively I learned from the coaches that were here before me. I played for them and coached with them for a long time so a lot of my experience is from them and I'm going to take that and try to do the best I can with it."

--Lauren Mariacher

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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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