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High Schools

September 28, 2013

Saturday HS Football Preview

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Tonawanda News — ”Last year we brought up a couple more sophomores like Matt Ramarczak, and we knew that the early part of the season would be tough. But as the year went on, we got better, and we won four of our last five games. That momentum has carried into this year.”

Chimera hopes that momentum continues this afternoon when his Bulldogs head out on the road for a clash with Grand Island (3-0, 2-0 A North) for bragging rights within the division. 

The Vikings have senior QB Quinn Correo back under center, but seniors Ben Goc (WR) and Domonic Petrilli (DL) are out for the season. Chimera still believes GI will be a tough test for his Bulldogs.

“Grand Island’s always tough. The last time we started 3-0, we played them and we were both undefeated heading into that matchup. We went up 10-0 with four minutes to go and we lost 14-10. That one still kind of pains us,” he said. “They’re always tough to play against, they’re well coached, they’re always physical and I don’t expect anything different this year.”

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

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<\Bz14f”sans-serif”>Aquinas at St. Joe’s, 1 p.m.

The Marauders (3-0, 1-0 MMA) have already knocked off one New York State power this season when they beat St. Anthony’s 12-7 in Week One, and now they’ll get a second chance to make a splash against the top-ranked team in the state.

St. Joe’s hosts Rochester’s Aquinas (3-0) this afternoon at 1 p.m. in an early-season, must see game for local high school football fans. The Little Irish outlasted Canisius, 3-0 two weeks ago, making big headlines after the Crusaders were getting some national buzz.

Nigel Davis ran for two touchdowns on five carries for 94 yards in St. Joe’s 53-16 win over Cardinal O’Hara last week.

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