There’s a lot of play­off com­bi­na­tions out there

All will be de­cided in the com­ing days

The Buffalo News - - HIGH SCHOOLS - By Corey Deside­rio NEWS SPORTS RE­PORTER

The Sec­tion VI foot­ball play­off sched­ule has al­ready been re­leased. Now all we need to fig­ure out is the seed­ings to de­ter­mine where all 40 play­off teams will be play­ing two weeks from now.

That’s where Week Seven’s games comes in. There’s still plenty left at stake in ev­ery di­vi­sion across Western New York.

Here is ev­ery­thing you need to know ahead of the fi­nal week of the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Tie-break pro­ce­dures

Be­low is an ab­bre­vi­ated ver­sion of the tie-break pro­ce­dures from the Sec­tion VI foot­ball hand­book.

Note: When­ever the top team is elim­i­nated from a mul­ti­ple-team tie (three or more), re­vert back to step one to de­cide fol­low­ing place­ments. 1. Head-to-head re­sult. 2. In case of a three-way tie: • If one team beat all oth­ers, that team re­ceives high­est seed.

• If no team beat all oth­ers, team with high­est point dif­fer­en­tial us­ing only games against each other will be high­est seed.

• If point dif­fer­en­tial is tied, move to No. 3.

3. Win-loss record ver­sus com­mon divi­sional op­po­nents.

4. High­est point dif­fer­en­tial in divi­sional games ver­sus com­mon op­po­nents, with no more than a 20-point dif­fer­ence per game be­ing con­sid­ered.

5. Least num­ber of points al­lowed in league sched­ule ver­sus com­mon op­po­nents.

6. A sec­tional com­mit­tee de­ter­mines rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

With that out of the way, on to the play­off sce­nar­ios:

Class AA

Top eight teams qual­ify for sec­tion­als.

Lan­caster (6-0, 6-0) is locked in as the No. 1 seed and Wil­liamsville North is locked in at No. 2.

Seeds 3-9 will be de­cided this week. Seven teams are within a game of one an­other so there are far too many sce­nar­ios that could play out to break it down com­pletely.

In­stead, here are this week’s matchups for the hope­fuls:

• Clarence (3-3, 3-2) at Hutch-Tech (2-4, 2-3), 7 p.m. Fri­day at River­side.

• Jamestown (4-2, 3-2) at Or­chard Park (3-3, 3-2), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• Wil­liamsville North (6-0, 5-0) at Ni­a­gara Wheat­field (2-4, 2-3), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• Ni­a­gara Falls (2-4, 2-3) at Ben­nett (4-2, 3-2), 1 p.m. Satur­day at All High Sta­dium. Fron­tier is locked into 10 and Lockport 11.

Class A

Top four teams in each di­vi­sion qual­ify for sec­tion­als. Class A North There’s one play­off spot up for grabs. Grand Is­land con­trols its own destiny. The Vik­ings can fin­ish first, third or fourth.

A Grand Is­land win gives it the No. 1 seed, Star­point No. 2, Wil­liamsville East No. 3 and the Sweet Home-Wil­liamsville South win­ner No. 4.

A Grand Is­land loss would give Star­point the No. 1 seed and East No. 2. If Sweet Home beats South, Grand Is­land is No. 3 and Sweet Home No. 4. If South beats Sweet Home, South is No. 3 and Grand Is­land No. 4.

Loser of Sweet Home-South is out of the play­offs. Games with play­off im­pli­ca­tions: • Wil­iamsville East (4-2, 4-1) at Grand Is­land (5-1, 4-1), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• Sweet Home (4-2, 3-2) at Wil­liamsville South (4-2, 3-2), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

North Ton­awanda is locked at No. 6. Ken­more East and Ken­more West play for Nos. 7 and 8. Class A South The top four teams have al­ready been de­ter­mined. If West Seneca West wins, it’s No. 1. If West Seneca West loses and South Park wins, the Sparks are No. 1 and West No. 2.

Iro­quois is locked at No. 3 and West Seneca East at No. 4. Games with play­off im­pli­ca­tions: • Lake Shore (1-5, 0-5) at South Park (6-0, 5-0), 7 p.m. Thurs­day at All High Sta­dium.

• West Seneca East (4-2, 3-2) at West Seneca West (6-0, 5-0), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

Amherst-McKin­ley win­ner gets No. 5. Loser gets No. 6.

Ham­burg is locked in at No. 7 and Lake Shore at No. 8.

Class B

Win­ners of the three di­vi­sions as­sume Nos. 1-3. Sec­ond-place fin­ish­ers are 4-6. Top two third-place teams are 7 and 8. Class B-1 Cheek­towaga-Mary­vale win­ner is No. 1. Loser is No. 2.

Bur­gard-Pi­o­neer win­ner is No. 3. Loser is No. 4 and out of the play­offs. Games with di­vi­sion im­pli­ca­tions: • Cheek­towaga (5-1, 4-0) at Mary­vale (6-0, 4-0), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• Bur­gard (2-4, 2-2) at Pi­o­neer (4-2, 2-2), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

East-Aurora/Hol­land-Lew-Port win­ner is No. 5. Loser is No. 6. Class B-2 Dunkirk is No. 1, Al­bion No. 2 and Depew No. 3. Nos. 4-6 will be de­ter­mined this week.

There are no games with di­vi­sion im­pli­ca­tions.

Class B-3

Class C

Top four teams in each di­vi­sion qual­ify for sec­tion­als. Class C North The Cleve­land Hill-JFK win­ner is the di­vi­sion champ.

The Akron-Eden/North Collins win­ner is in the play­offs.

If Akron wins and Cleve­land Hill wins, there’s a three-way tie at 2-2 with Wil­son and JFK. The Lake­men would be No. 2 with the best point dif­fer­en­tial (+7). The Bears (-1) would be No. 3 and Akron (-6) No. 4.

If Akron wins and JFK wins, the Tigers would be No. 3 and Wil­son No. 4.

If Eden/North Collins wins, it’s locked in at No. 4. If Cleve­land Hill wins in this sce­nario then Wil­son is No. 2 and JFK No. 3. Games with di­vi­sion im­pli­ca­tions: • Akron (3-3, 1-2) at Eden/North Collins (0-6, 0-3), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• JFK (3-3, 2-1) at Cleve­land Hill (51, 3-0), 2 p.m. Satur­day. Class C South The top four teams are al­ready de­ter­mined.

If South­west­ern wins, it’s No. 1. That much is clear.

If Sil­ver Creek wins in the above sce­nario, it’s No. 2, Cas­sadaga Val­ley is No. 3 and Al­le­gany-Lime­stone No. 4.

If Sil­ver Creek loses or if Cas­sadaga Val­ley wins, it be­comes much more cloudy. There would be ei­ther head-to­head or point-dif­fer­en­tial tiebreak­ers to de­ter­mine seed­ings. Games with di­vi­sion im­pli­ca­tions: • Cas­sadaga Val­ley/Falconer (4-2, 2-1) at South­west­ern (4-2, 3-0), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• Sil­ver Creek/Forestville (4-2, 2-1) at Al­le­gany-Lime­stone (2-4, 1-2), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

Class D

All eight teams qual­ify for sec­tion­als. With the last-minute merger of Ran­dolph and Frews­burg, there’s an un­bal­anced sched­ule with some play­ing six league games and oth­ers play­ing five.

As a re­sult, league win­ning per­cent­age will be used to de­ter­mine seed­ing.

A Franklinville/El­li­cottville win means the Ti­tans are No. 1, Maple Grove No. 2 and CSP No. 3.

A Cly­mer/Sher­man/Panama win and Maple Grove win puts the Red Dragons at No. 1, CSP at No. 2 and F/E and No. 3.

A Cly­mer/Sher­man/Panama win and Maple Grove loss moves CSP up to No. 1 and F/E to No. 2.

The right to host a play­off game is still open. Cat­ta­rau­gus/Lit­tle Val­ley can clinch the No. 4 seed with a win. A loss would mean a three-way tie with Chau­tauqua Lake and Sala­manca at 2-3 in the league.

Ran­dolph/Frews­burg will be No. 7 and Portville No. 8. Games with di­vi­sion im­pli­ca­tions: • Cly­mer/Sher­man/Panama (5-1, 3-1) at Franklinville/El­li­cottville (6-0, 4-0), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• Portville (1-5, 0-4) at Maple Grove (5-1, 4-1), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

• Ran­dolph/Frews­burg (2-4, 1-4) at Cat­ta­rau­gus/Lit­tle Val­ley (3-3, 2-2), 7 p.m. Fri­day.

Harry Scull Jr./Buf­falo News

A win by quar­ter­back Con­nor Deside­rio and Mary­vale tonight will give them the No. 1 seed in Class B-1, a loss to Cheek­towaga would make them No. 2.

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