Section VI Class B football realignment will make for shorter road trips for Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 June 2021 at 9:02 am

For the past few years the Section VI Class B alignment for football divisions has been determined by school enrollment.

That formula for determining division alignment has left some schools like Albion with some very long road trips.

This past season the Purple Eagles B2 Division opponents included Olean, Lake Shore, Dunkirk, Depew, Maryvale and Maritime.

However, that situation will change this coming fall season as Section VI officials have now realigned the Class B divisions geographically.

This fall Albion will be in the B North Division along with Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville, Lew-Port, Cheektowaga, Maryvale, Burgard and Maritime.

Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville, which played its inaugural season this spring (the 2020 Fall 2 season) in the Section V 8 Man Division, has moved into the 11 Man Class B due to the combined enrollment of the three schools.

The B South Division will include Olean, Dunkirk, Lake Shore, East Aurora, Pioneer, Iroquois and West Seneca East.

Medina will again compete in the C North Division whose alignment has remained the same with Akron, Newfane, Wilson, Cleveland Hill and Tonawanda rounding out he lineup. The Mustangs claimed the title in their first season in the division this spring.