Mustang gridders to face new foe

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Riverside to visit Vets Friday; Albion travels to Depew

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Jalin Cooper and his Medina/Lyndonville teammates will host Riverside of Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Vets Park.

A new foe will provide the opposition at Vets Park Friday as Medina/Lyndonville hosts Riverside of Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. in an interdivisional football game.

It will be the first ever football meeting between the teams which are both looking to rebound from losses last week. Riverside, a Class AA school, was defeated 32-12 by Clarence while Medina/Lyndonville dropped a 40-6 B East Division decision at East Aurora/Holland.

“It definitely will be a challenge,” said Medina/Lyndonville Coach Eric Valley. “They are very athletic and have good team speed. They have a lot of very good athletes.”

The Mustangs will have a change at quarterback against the Frontiers. Senior Tyler Valley takes the helm as freshman Izaiah Rhim, who started the first two games, is sidelined with a concussion.

The Mustangs are 1-1 overall on the young season while the Frontiers are 0-2 having also lost to Timon/St. Jude 26-0.

Albion quarterback Kyle Smith and his Purple Eagle teammates will visit Depew Friday.

Albion vs. Depew

For the second week in a row Albion takes to the road for a very challenging B East Division contest as the Purple Eagles visit Depew at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Last week the Purple Eagles were plagued by costly turnovers in a 20-7 loss at Alden. Two of the turnovers came in the Alden end zone and another near the Bulldogs goal line.

Albion holds a 10-7 lead in the series with Depew which began in 1942. However, the Wildcats have won the last four contests including the most recent meeting in 2012 by a score of 42-0.

Depew is coming off a 35-0 B East win over Barker/Roy-Hart.

The Purple Eagles and Wildcats are both 1-1 overall on the season.

Barker/Roy-Hart vs. Alden

Barker/Roy-Hart, which is looking to snap a season opening two game losing streak, hosts Alden in a B East contest at 7 p.m. Friday at Middleport.

The meeting will be just the second between the teams. Alden won the first encounter 42-13 in 2012.

Holley vs. CG Finney

Holley will visit C.G. Finney in a non league game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Finney holds a 2-1 lead in the series with Holley including a 37-14 victory last fall.


B East Division – Alden 1-0, 2-0, East Aurora/Holland 1-0, 2-0, Depew 1-0, 1-1, Albion 0-1, 1-1, Medina/Lyndonville 0-1, 1-1, Barker/Roy-Hart 0-1 0-2

Genesee Region League – Attica 2-0, 2-0, Elba/Byron-Bergen 2-0, 2-0, Notre Dame 2-0, 2-0, Oakfield-Alabama 0-1, 1-1, Alexander 0-1, 0-2, Holley 0-2, 0-2, Pembroke 0-2, 0-2