Holley, Albion set for Bowl semifinals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Quarterbacks Nick Passarell of Holley, left, and Kyle Smith of Albion will lead their teams into the bowl games semifinals.

Holley will visit Wayland-Cohocton at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a semifinal round game in the Section V Class C Connors and Ferris Bowl.

Wayland-Cohocton, which went 1-6 during the regular season, and Holley, which went 0-7, will be meeting for the first time on the gridiron.

The Holley offense is led by quarterback Nick Passarell who has run for 6 touchdowns and passed for 7, 6 of which have gone to Clarence Moyer.

The victor will face the winner of the Mynderse (1-6) vs. Marcus Whitman (0-7) semifinal in the championship game next week.

Albion will visit Maryvale at 7 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the Section VI Class B Chuck Funke Memorial Bowl Classic.

Albion, which has won two in a row after a tough 1-4 start to the season, is looking to keep the momentum from last Friday’s 26-14 victory over rival Medina/Lyndonville while Maryvale has won three of its last four games after a slow 0-3 start to the season.

Quarterback Kyle Smith, who passed for 2 touchdowns and ran for another against Medina/Lyndonville, leads the Albion offense.

The Purple Eagles and Flyers bring identical 3-4 regular season records into the contest.

Albion holds a 12-0 lead in the all time series with Maryvale which began in 1995. The teams last met in 2013 and the Purple Eagles posted a 39-6 win.

Two Section VI matchup games are also on tap over the next couple of days. Medina/Lyndonville will visit Tonawanda at 6 p.m. Thursday and Barker/Roy-Hart will travel to Olean at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tonawanda holds a 9-5 lead in the all-time series which began in 1995 but Medina won the last meeting in 2010 by a score of 36-0.

The Mustangs went 4-3 during the regular season and the Warriors 2-5.

Barker/Roy-Hart, which went 1-6 during the regular season, will be facing Olean for the first tiime. The Huskies went 1-5 during the regular season.