Purple Eagles face key test in Huskies

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 September 2017 at 10:18 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Brilliance Johnson and his Albion teammates will host Olean in a key B-2 Division game at 7 p.m. Friday. Medina/Lyndonville will also be home Friday hosting Roy-Hart/Barker at 7:30 p.m. for Homecoming.

Looking to stay in a tie for the B-2 Division lead with defending sectional champion Dunkirk, Albion will host Olean in a key divisional contest at 7 p.m. Friday.

Albion and Dunkirk are currently tied for the B-2 lead at 3-0 and both are 4-0 overall.

Olean is 1-1 in the division and 2-2 overall after losing to Dunkirk 28-0 last week.

Quarterback Bryce Pritchard, who has passed for 4 touchdowns, and running back Ugene Harrison, who has run for 7 scores, lead the offense for Albion which erupted for 58 points in a Homecoming win over Roy-Hart/Barker last week.

Olean holds a 4-2 lead in the all-time series with Albion including a 21-6 victory in the most recent meeting in 2013.

Dunkirk, which visits Southwestern in an interdivisional contest Friday, will then host Albion in a key showdown on October 6..

Medina/Lyndonville will host Roy-Hart/Barker in a B-3 Division Homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Vets Park as the Mustangs look to rebound from back-to-back lopsided losses (34-6 to Newfane and 28-8 to Lackawanna).

The Mustangs are 1-2 in the division and 2-2 overall while Roy-Hart/Barker is 1-1, 1-3.

Quarterback Izaiah Rhim, who has passed for 8 touchdowns and run for 2 more leads the Mustangs offense. Jalin Cooper has three touchdown receptions while Brendan Luthart and Mason Lewis each have two.

Quarterback Charlie Bruning, who has passed for three touchdowns and rushed for three more, leads the RoyHart/Barker offense.

Medina/Lyndonville holds a 4-0 lead in the short series with Roy-Hart/Barker.

Holley will be looking to keep the momentum from last week’s first victory of the season, a 47-21 romp over Notre Dame, when the Hawks visit York/Pavilion (0-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at York.

Quarterback Jeremy Mallett and running backs Camron Labarge and Jacob Affronti each scored two touchdowns last week for the Hawks which also got a big effort from the defensive unit including a TD on an interception return by Ryan Andrews.

It will be just the second meeting ever between the 1-3 Hawks and the 0-4 Golden Knights. Holley won the previous meeting 43-40 in 2012.

B-2 Division: Albion 3-0, 4-0; Dunkirk 3-0, 4-0; Depew 2-2, 2-2; Olean 1-1, 2-2; Fredonia/Westfield/Brocton 0-3, 1-3; Springville 0-3, 0-4
B3 Division: Lackawanna 3-0, 4-0; Alden 2-1, 2-2; Newfane 2-1, 3-1, Medina/Lyndonville 1-2, 2-2; Roy-Hart/Barker 1-1, 1-3; Tonawanda 0-4, 0-4