High school football kicks off tonight

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo By Mike Wertman – MUSTANG LEADERS – Team captains Dan Brown, left, and Nate Hodgins will lead the Medina Mustangs into tonight’s B-North Division season opener against Amherst at Vets Park.

Looking to build on the momentum from last fall’s 6-3 campaign, Medina hosts Amherst at 7:30 this evening at Vets Park in the B North Division season opener.

Junior quarterback Jason Hellwig leads the offense for Medina which will be facing Amherst on the gridiron for the first time since 1951.

Albion will likewise open B-North competition this evening as the Purple Eagles visit Barker/Roy-Hart at 7 p.m. at Middleport.

Photo by Mike Wertman – READY FOR ACTION: Getting set to lead Albion into Friday’s season opener against Barker/Roy-Hart at Middleport is this backfield quartet. At left quarterback Kyle Smith hands off to Kollin Reynolds and at right quarterback John Warne hands off to Ed Wolfe.

The Purple Eagles will be looking to avenge a narrow 33-30 loss last fall. Barker/Roy-Hart senior quarterback Jacob Haight booted a field goal with just four seconds remaining to win that wild contest.

Genesee Region League competition also gets under way this weekend as Holley visits Notre Dame of Batavia at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Hawks are led by the senior backfield duo of quarterback Dan Flanagan and running back Corey Winter.