Section 6 football schedules revealed
Section 6 football chairman Ken Stoldt recently released the federation’s 2018 season schedules, revealing the matchups in an eight-game Class D slate.
With schools including Randolph/Frewsburg, Franklinville/Ellicottville, Portville and Chautauqua Lake/Westfield all moving up to Class C, only four teams remain in the D league: Salamanca, Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Clymer/Sherman/Panama and last year’s state finalist, Maple Grove. The four will play each other twice for six league games, plus two non-league games before the four-team playoff starts in Week 9.
Salamanca opens its season playing C-LV, Friday, Aug. 31. Then the Warriors visit Franklinville/Ellicottville in Ellicottville Sept. 7 before two straight home games against Maple Grove and C/S/P. Olean visits Salamanca on Oct. 5 for the Warriors’ other non-league game.
After visiting SHS in Week 1, C-LV holds its home opener Sept. 7 against Royalton-Hartland of Class C North. The T-Wolves visit Allegany-Limestone Oct. 5 in their other non-league game.
In the new-look, seven-team Class C South, Franklinville/Ellicottville and Randolph/Frewsburg compete against Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, Southwestern, Chautauqua Lake/Westfield, Allegany-Limestone and Portville. The C South teams play each other once, plus one non-league game in a seven-week regular season.
The Titans begin their new league schedule with an immediate test, visiting defending division champion Southwestern, a 2017 sectional finalist, in Week 1 on Friday, Aug. 31. F/E’s non-league game comes the next week against Salamanca, coach Chad Bartoszek’s alma mater.
Randolph/Frewsburg plays host to Cassadaga Valley/Falconer Aug. 31 in a Week 1 home opener. R/F visits Southwestern the next week, then it hosts JFK (Class C North) for a Week 3 non-league game.
Section 6 Football Schedules
(All games 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated)
Friday, Aug. 31 — Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Friday, Sept. 7 — at Franklinville/Ellicottville, at Ellicottville
Friday, Sept. 14 — Maple Grove
Friday, Sept. 21 — Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Friday, Sept. 28 — at Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Friday, Oct. 5 — Olean
Saturday, Oct. 13 — at Clymer/Sherman/Panama, at Panama, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19 — at Maple Grove
Friday, Aug. 31 — at Salamanca
Friday, Sept. 7 — Royalton-Hartland
Saturday, Sept. 15 — at Clymer/Sherman/Panama, at Sherman, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 21 — at Maple Grove
Friday, Sept. 28 — Salamanca
Friday, Oct. 5 — at Allegany-Limestone
Friday, Oct. 12 — Maple Grove
Friday, Oct. 19 — Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Friday, Aug. 31 — at Southwestern
Friday, Sept. 7 — Salamanca, at Ellicottville
Friday, Sept. 14 — Chautauqua Lake/Westfield, at Franklinville
Friday, Sept. 21 — at Portville
Saturday, Sept. 29 — at Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, at Cassadaga Valley, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5 — Randolph/Frewsburg, at Ellicottville
Friday, Oct. 12 — at Allegany-Limestone
Friday, Aug. 31 — Cassadaga Valley/Falconer
Friday, Sept. 7 — at Southwestern
Friday, Sept. 14 — JFK
Friday, Sept. 21 — at Chautauqua Lake/Westfield
Friday, Sept. 28 — Allegany-Limestone
Friday, Oct. 5 — at Franklinville/Ellicottville, at Ellicottville
Friday, Oct. 12 — Portville