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Monsignor Martin football semis at The Ralph

We received the finalized Monsignor Martin football schedule for this season today, and notable is that their semifinals will be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Nov. 11 or 12.

Good news is that obviously more teams will get the spotlight of playing at The Ralph. It's a nice move that goes along with the league going to a one-division, six-team format. Last year's large-school semifinals, held at school sites, had St. Joe's beating Canisius and St. Francis beating Bishop Timon-St. Jude. We'll have to see if Cardinal O'Hara or St. Mary's will be able to earn a semifinal spot this year; based on recent history, O'Hara would have a worthy shot. 

A bit of bad news for fans like this one -- Nov. 11-12 is also the Friday and Saturday of the Far West Regionals, which will be hosted at Rochester's Sahlen's Stadium.

The Monsignor Martin final -- on Nov. 18 or 19 -- will be at a site to be determined. The University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, All High Stadium and Depew are among those under discussion. All seem to be worthy choices. 

---Keith McShea

(@KeithMcSheaBN on Twitter)


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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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