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By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 22, 2014

I made a couple changes to my Large School ballot this week but my top six actually matched the poll published in today’s editions of The News. I’ve left you waiting long enough. Here’s How the News voted this week: LARGE SCHOOL 1. Canisius: State No. 1 Class AA team… Read more »

By Keith McShea » Monday, September 22, 2014

Canisius’ big wins the last two weeks have earned it part of the national high school football spotlight, and what a week for it to happen. The Crusaders (3-0) are ranked 49th in this week’s USA Today high school football rankings. Its Super 25 poll is followed by a “The… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Due to an excessively howling wind during postgame interviews with members of Williamsville North and Niagara Falls football teams, there won’t be any audio interviews posted from the game. My apologies. If you can’t wait until the story is posted online to read player reaction, here are a couple quotes… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Week Three of #PrepTalkLive continues today. I will be at Williamsville North at Niagara Falls at 2 p.m. as the Wolverines open their new field in a battle of Class AA unbeatens. There will be a special matchup when Riverside plays at Kenmore East at 2. Legendary coach Charlie Dingboom, who coached at both… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, September 19, 2014

Here are three interviews wrapping up Williamsville South’s 28-21 victory over Grand Island in the first night home game ever played by the GI football team. Subjects who discussed the win include South quarterback Sam Castronova and his favorite target, Matt Foster (11 catches, 204 yards) and GI coach Dean… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, September 19, 2014

Week Three of #PrepTalkLive kicks off tonight in what should be another eventful weekend of high school football. Photojournalist James P. McCoy and I will be at Williamsville South at Grand Island at 7 p.m. while Keith McShea and photojournalist Robert Kirkham will be at Sweet Home at North Tonawanda at 7… Read more »

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, September 17, 2014

By Keith McShea The New York State Sportswriters Association released its first football polls of the season today, and they are quite notable for Western New York football fans. (That main link goes to the Class AA & A polls and that page includes a link to Classes B, C and… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 15, 2014

The quest for perfection continues. My ballot for the football rankings, as expected, did not totally match the Week Two poll unveiled in today’s editions. One thing I and pretty much the rest of the voters see eye-to-eye on though is Canisius, Jamestown and Orchard Park are the top three… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wow, what a day of football. I know I’m a little tired but here is some of the postgame audio from Canisius’ 34-0 win over Aquinas. Here are interviews with Aquinas coach Chris Battaglia, Canisius quarterback Jakob Loucks and Canisius coach Rich Robbins. It was a little windy at the… Read more »

Saturday, September 13, 2014

With most high school football games being played under Friday night lights, the Friday lineups are usually more compelling than those on Saturdays. Not this week. Week Two Saturday’s #PrepTalkLive coverage includes these four great matchups today: Aquinas at Canisius (1 p.m.), Clarence at St. Joe’s (1 p.m.), Orchard Park at Kenmore West (2 p.m.) and South Park at St. Francis (7 p.m.). Miguel Rodriguez will be at Canisius’ Stransky Complex… Read more »
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Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.