Albion to host Tonawanda on Friday in the Section VI Class B football quarterfinals
Seeded No. 3, Albion will host No. 6 Tonawanda at 7 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class B football playoffs.
The victor will advance to the semifinals to take on the winner of the No. 7 Olean (4-3) at No. 2 Newfane (5-2) quarterfinal which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Olean was the runner-up in Division 3 while Newfane captured the Division 4 title.
The other quarterfinals will have No. 8 Iroquois (6-1) at No. 1 Maritime (6-1) and No. 5 Pioneer (6-1) at No. 4 Cheektowaga (6-1). The winners of those two games, which are both rematches of regular season divisional contests, will meet in the other semifinal.
Albion, which captured the B3 Division title with a 4-0 record brings a 6-1 overall mark into the sectionals while Tonawanda, which was the runner-up in Division 4 at 3-1, is 4-3 overall.
“The regular season doesn’t mean anything now. This is do or die. You have to win or your done,” said Albion Coach Adam Krenning whose Purple Eagles have qualified for the sectionals for the third straight year. “Tonawanda is a good team. They are well coached and they have some good kids. It will be a battle.”
Mustangs will play Wednesday
Medina/Lyndonville/Barker will host East Aurora at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Vets Park in a match-up game.