Albion is No. 1 seed for Class B sectionals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 October 2018 at 12:50 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion running back Ugene Harrison and his Purple Eagle teammates have earned the No.1 seed for the upcoming Section VI Class B playoffs.

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.