Football teams finish their first week of practice today, and a week from now they'll be able to line up against some other teams.
Here's the lineup of for Scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 27) that we've compiled via emails from coaches and some school sites:
Grand Island, North Tonawanda, St. Francis, Sweet Home, Williamsville South and Lockport at Lockport's Emmet Belknap Intermediate School, 9 a.m.
Eden, Springville, Tonawanda and West Seneca East at Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.
Williamsville North, Kenmore West and Starpoint at Clarence, 9 a.m.
Burgard, Cardinal O'Hara and Silver Creek at Cleveland Hill, 9 a.m.
V-Batavia at Albion, 9 a.m.
Randolph at Southwestern, 9 a.m.
Lancaster at V-Webster-Schroeder, 9 a.m.
Wilson at Medina, 9:30 a.m.
TBA at Frewsburg, 9:30 a.m.
TBA at Portville, 9:30 a.m.
Pine Valley at Westfield, 9:30 a.m.
Panama at Forestville, 10 a.m.
Canisius at Orchard Park, 10 a.m.
St. Joe's at Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa), TBA
Bennett, Niagara Falls, South Park and Williamsville East at Depew, 10 a.m.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude, Maple Grove and McKinley at Riverside, 10 a.m.
East Aurora, Fredonia, Hamburg and Jamestown at Jamestown's Strider Field, 10 a.m.
Chautauqua Lake, Clymer and Lafayette at Cassadaga Valley, 10 a.m.
Niagara Catholic and V-Charles Finney at Nichols, 10 a.m.
Alden at V-Attica, 10 a.m.
V-Hornell at Olean, 10 a.m.
Pioneer at Salamanca at Salamanca's Veteran's Park, 10 a.m.
East and I-Prep/Grover at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, 10 a.m.
Lake Shore, St. Mary's and Dunkirk at Maryvale, 10 a.m.
JFK and V-Perry at V-Pembroke, TBA
Frontier, Lackawanna, Niagara-Wheatfield at Iroquois, 4 p.m.
Hutch-Tech, Kenmore East, West Seneca West at Amherst, 5 p.m.
If you have scrimmages or details to add, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @KeithMcSheaBN and I'll update the list as soon as I can.
We'll be bopping around Western New York on Scrimmage Saturday -- as we have the last two years -- to catch as much football as we 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. Be sure to comment here, tweet us or send an email.
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