Albion is No. 1 seed for Class B sectionals
Emerging on top in a tight three-way battle between undefeated division champions, Albion has earned the No. 1 seed for the Section VI Class B football playoffs which begins next weekend.
Albion, which captured the B2 title with a 5-0 record (7-0 overall) took the top spot by earning an average of 18.8 power points in division games (out of a maximum 20 points per game) to edge out B3 champion Fredonia (6-0, 7-0) which averaged 18.1 and B1 champ Pioneer (6-0, 7-0) which averaged 17.8.
Albion will host No. 8 Lackawanna (4-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals. The contest will be a rematch of an early season B2 contest which saw the Purple Eagles down the Steelers 43-8.
Friday’s other quarterfinals will have No. 7 Maryvale at No. 2 Fredonia, No. 6 Olean at No. 3 Pioneer and No. 5 Dunkirk at No. 4 Cheektowaga.
In the semifinals of the Class B Chuck Funke Memorial Consolation Bowl No. 11 Medina/Lyndonville/Barker will face No. 10 Burgard at 6 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Field in Buffalo. The other semi will have No. 12 Iroquois at No. 9 Newfane at 2 p.m. Saturday.