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2014 Scrimmage Saturday schedule

2014 Scrimmage Saturday schedule Sweet Home and coach John Faller will again be part of Lockport's six-team practice on Scrimmage Saturday. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

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They are not games, but Scrimmage Saturday is as close to the real thing as any high school football lover will be able to get until opening night Sept. 5.

Scrimmage Saturday is Aug. 30 and here is a list of locations and teams participating in the extravaganza.

If you don't see your scrimmage listed here, feel free to send your information to mrodriguez@buffnews.com, kmcshea@buffnews.com or mmonnin@buffnews.com and the scrimmage will be added to the list. Or feel free to send me a tweet @miggyrod33 with the pertinent information.

I must admit, the noon four-way scrimmage at two-time Monsignor Martin champion Canisius looks intriguing. It features four playoff teams from last season, including a South Park team whose only losses last year came to eventual Section VI champions Jamestown and Williamsville North. Bennett also looked good in its playoff game before being subdued by a Depew team that reached the state semifinals.

Let's not forget the 9 a.m. annual six-way scrimmage hosted by Lockport at Emmet Belknap Middle School, which also includes Sweet Home, St. Francis, Grand Island, Niagara-Wheatfield and Lancaster.

The list:

-- Lockport hosts Sweet Home, St. Francis, Grand Island, Niagara-Wheatfield and Lancaster at 9 a.m. at Emmet Belknap Middle School.

-- Clarence hosts Williamsville North, Riverside and Starpoint at 9 a.m.

-- Tonawanda hosts Springville at 9 a.m.

-- St. Joe's hosts Kenmore West at 9:30 a.m.

-- Cleveland Hill hosts Burgard and Cardinal O'Hara at 9:30 a.m.

-- Southwestern hosts Randolph at 10 a.m.

-- Medina hosts (at Veterans Park) East and Wilson at 10 a.m.

-- Alden hosts V-Attica at 10 a.m.

-- Niagara Falls (behind the high school) hosts Williamsville East, Depew and Maple Grove at 10 a.m.

-- Hamburg hosts Jamestown, Fredonia and East Aurora at 10 a.m.

-- Iroquois (practice field below high school field) hosts Lackawanna and Frontier at 10 a.m.

-- Cheektowaga hosts Portville and V-Cuba-Rushford at 10 a.m.

-- Maryvale hosts St. Mary's, JFK and Lake Shore at 10 a.m.

-- Albion hosts a scrimmage at 10 a.m.

-- North Tonawanda hosts a scrimmage at 10 a.m.

-- Eden hosts Newfane at 11 a.m.

-- Canisius (at the Stransky Complex in West Seneca) hosts Bennett, South Park and Williamsville South at noon.

-- Amherst hosts Lew-Port, Kenmore East and West Seneca West at 5 p.m.

  • Drew

    BN needs to proofread and fact check these blog posts. 'One-five' should be 'one-fifth'. Also, Kimmel first ran at 12:05am, then midnight before moving to 11:35pm. It never ran at 12:35am.

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Miguel Rodriguez, a Buffalo native and University of Rochester graduate, began his career at The News in 2003 as a sports copy editor and joined the high school sports beat in 2014. One of the most versatile members of the sports department, he has covered all manner of high school, college and professional events, including the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The former college hockey goalie has contributed to the Sabres beat, covered youth hockey and reported from the IIHF World Junior Championship and the men's and women's NCAA Frozen Four.

Keith McShea, named deputy sports editor in 2014, 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) has covered — and live blogged — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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