By Keith McShea
Below is our working lineup for high school football's Scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 31) that we've compiled via emails from coaches and officials as well as some school sites.
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.
Cheektowaga and Springville at Tonawanda, 8:15 a.m.
Lockport, St. Francis, Lancaster, Sweet Home, Grand Island, Niagara-Wheatfield and Lockport at Lockport's Emmet Belknap Intermediate School, 9 a.m.
East, Riverside, Starpoint, Williamsville North at Clarence, 9 a.m.
Cassadaga Valley, Falconer, Sherman and Clymer at Frewsburg, 9 a.m.
Randolph at Southwestern, 9 a.m.
Gowanda at Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 9 a.m.
Burgard and Cardinal O'Hara at Cleveland Hill, 9:30 a.m.
Portville, Ellicottville at Allegany-Limestone, 9:30 a.m.
Franklinville and V-Bolivar-Richburg at V-Cuba-Rushford, 9:30 a.m.
Niagara Falls, Williamsville East and Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake at Depew, 10 a.m.
JFK, Lake Shore, St. Mary's at Maryvale, 10 a.m.
Albion, Barker/Roy-Hart, Lew-Port, Newfane, Wilson, V-Byron-Bergen/Elba and Medina at Medina's Veteran's Park, 10 a.m.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude, Hutch-Tech and McKinley at North Tonawanda, 10 a.m.
Lackawanna and Iroquois at Frontier, 10 a.m.
West Seneca East at Orchard Park, 10 a.m.
Kenmore West at St. Joe's, 10 a.m.
Hamburg, East Aurora, Fredonia and Jamestown at Jamestown's Strider Field, 10 a.m.
Salamanca, V-Wellsville, V-Dansville at Pioneer, 10 a.m.
V-Attica at Alden, 10 a.m.
V-Hornell at Olean, 10 a.m.
Bennett, South Park, Williamsville South and Canisius at Canisius' Stransky Field, West Seneca, 11 a.m.
Nichols at Panama, 11 a.m.
Eden, Kenmore East and West Seneca West at Amherst, 5 p.m.
Silver Creek at Dunkirk, 5 p.m.
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.
Annual disclaimer/explainer: Regular visitors to the blog or live chats 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 who "beat" who. :-)
With that said, 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. NO SCORES PLEASE because there's no scorekeeping in scrimmages. Be sure to comment here, tweet at us -- or tweet with the hashtag #scrimmagesaturday -- or send an email.
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