Silverbacks set for first 11 man football season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 August 2021 at 6:53 pm

Photo by Mike Wertman – Helping to lead Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville into the Silverbacks first season of 11 man competition is this quartet of veterans. From left are Thomas Root, Andrew Hill, Zach Hill and Drew Sandolfini.

This past spring the fledgling Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville football team made its debut by competing in the Section  V 8 Man Division.

Now the Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville squad is moving up to 11 Man competition as a member of the Section VI Class B2 Division. The Silverbacks will make their B2 debut at Albion next Friday evening.

“We’ve got a tough schedule in the B2 but I think we’ll be much improved from last season,” said Coach Joey Suhr. “We have a good core group.”

The Silverbacks return experience in seniors Brandin Allen (WR/DB), Mikey Burrows (RB/LB), Chris Graham (RB/LB), Andrew Hill (OL/DL), Zach Hill (OL/DL), Thomas Root (WR/DB), Drew Sandolfini (RB/LB) and Austin Schmitt (WR/LB) along with juniors Sam Doolan (OL/DL), Lucas Drees (OL/DL), Brayden Flynn (WR/DB), Payton Grabowski (WR/LB), Allen Heideman (OL/DL) and Logan Yolliver (OL/DL) and sophomores Josh Hahn (OL/DL) and Aidan Mescall (QB/DB).

The Silverbacks are also looking for contributions from junior Trenton Muck (QB), sophomores Jackson Webber (OL) and Jayden Swygert (QB) and freshman Jackson West (OL).


September: 3 – at Albion, 7 p.m.; 10 – at Lew-Port, 7 p.m.); 18 – Maryvale, 7 p.m.; 24 – Maritime, 7 p.m.

October: 1 – at Burgard, 7 p.m.; 7 – Pioneer, 7 p.m.; 15 – at Cheektowaga, 7 p.m.; 22 – Lake Shore, 7 p.m.