Mustangs seek top seed for sectionals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 April 2021 at 5:17 pm

Heading into the final week of the regular season, Medina is in the thick of the race for the top seed in the upcoming Section VI Class C football playoffs.

Just as was the case during the recent basketball season the top seed gets home field advantage throughout the playoffs including the title contest. Medina took full advantage of being the No. 1 seed for the basketball sectionals as the Mustangs scored three straight home court victories to capture the Class B2 championship.

The football playoffs will consist of only semifinal and final rounds. The four team field for the Class C playoffs will include the three division winners and the second place team with the most power points.

Currently, Medina leads the C North Division with a 3-0 record and 60 power points as the Mustangs have scored wins over their first three opponents by  margin of at least 20 points which is the maximum which can be counted for power points.

The Mustangs will visit Tonawanda (1-1) in the finale at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Medina is now tied for the all important seed determining lead in power points at 60 with Clymer/Sherman/Panama (CSP), which shares the C South Division lead with Southwestern at 3-0. Southwestern is close behind in the race for the top seed at 59 power points.

CSP will finish against 3-1 Fredonia while Southwestern will take on 0-3 Cassadaga Valley/Falconer.

Interestingly, Medina and CSP also share the lead in fewest points allowed (7) which is the first tie breaker if the teams finish the regular season with the same number of power points making defense as important as offense in the finales.

Eden/North Collins currently leads the C Central Division with a 3-0 record and has 41 power points.

Alden, which is only 1-0, still is in the C Central title and playoff berth chase  as the Bulldogs face both Eden/North Collins and JFK (1-1) this week.