B North football division again has changes for 2014 season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Albion’s Manny Thompson, left, and Medina’s Brett Pecoraro and their Purple Eagle and Mustang teammates will face a bit of a new look B North Division football lineup this fall.

Following a seemingly annual trend in recent years, the Section VI Football Federation is again undergoing some enrollment based alignment changes for the upcoming season including the B North Division.

The B North is going from a nine to a seven member division which will allow teams to play everyone in the division unlike last year when every school missed two division opponents. In fact, the B classification for Section VI is back to a three division alignment after going to only two divisions last year.

The new B North lineup will have holdovers Albion, Medina, Barker/Roy-Hart, Lew-Port, Burgard and Bennett along with Newfane, which played in the C North last year.

“It happens every year so we’re getting used to change,” said Medina Coach Eric Valley. “There is still some very good football in our division. I’m happy with the alignment.”

The other other three members of last year’s B North lineup – Amherst, Cheektowaga and Maryvale – are now in the new B Central Division along with Alden, Depew and Tonawanda. Alden and Depew were in the B South last year and Tonawanda in the C North.

Completing the three Division Class B lineup, the B South has holdovers Pioneer, Eden, East Aurora, Springville, Olean and Dunkirk being joined by Fredonia which played in the C South last year.