Fredonia worked its way back into the New York State Sportswriters' Association Class C football poll after its 15-8 win over then No. 7 Cleveland Hill, during Week 5 action at the Orange Bowl.
The Hillbillies (4-1) fell out of the poll after their Week 3 loss to Wilson, but a pair of wins over Gowanda (0-5) and the Golden Eagles (4-1) the last two weeks has helped them earn the No. 12 spot in the latest rankings.
The only other local team named to a poll this week, Chautauqua Lake (4-1), moved up two spots from No. 19 last week to No. 17 this week in Class D.
Fredonia, which fell out of the New York State Sportswriters’ Association Class C football poll after its Week 3 loss to Wilson, earned its way back in this week after beating then No. 7 Cleveland Hill, 15-8, last week. The Hillbillies sit at No. 12 this week and will face Akron on the road Friday night.
Elsewhere, Orchard Park (5-0) maintained its top spot in the Class AA poll, improving its winning streak to 18 straight after dropping Lancaster, 34-24, on Saturday.
Behind the Quakers are Rush-Henrietta (Sec. 5, 5-0), Oceanside (Sec. 3, 4-0), Sachem North (Sec. 11, 4-0) and Tottenville (PSAL, 4-0). Other Western New York schools making the grade were St. Joe's (MMA, 5-0, No. 7) and Canisius (MMA, 5-0, No. 12).
St. Joe's ended Rochester power, Aquinas', 25-game win streak against Monsignor Martin Association opponents last Friday, as the Marauders dropped the Little Irish, 27-14. The win boosted St. Joe's up one spot from last week, when they were eighth, while dropping Aquinas (4-1) from No. 3 to No. 13. Canisius will host Aquinas this week, as the Little Irish will look to start a new winning streak against the MMA.
Jamestown, which was No. 10 last week in the AA poll, fell out of the top 25 after being upset by Frontier, 35-28. The Red Raiders earned honorable mention this week, along with Lockport (4-1).
In Class A, the top five included the same five teams, with Lawrence (Sec. 8, 4-0), Harrison (Sec. 1, 4-0), Sweet Home (5-0), Sayville (Sec. 11, 4-0), winners of 16 straight, and Victor (Sec. 5, 4-0) remaining in the same order as last week.
West Seneca East (5-0) moved up one spot from No. 12 to No. 11 while Grand Island (5-0), moved up five spots from No. 21 to No. 16. Iroquois (4-1) earned honorable mention.
Maine-Endwell (Sec. 4, 5-0), winners of 17 straight, remained atop the Class B poll, and was followed by Alden (5-0), Chittenango (Sec. 3, 5-0), Geneva (Sec. 5, 5-0), and Roosevelt (Sec. 8, 4-0).
Depew (4-1), which was No. 4 in last week's poll, fell 11 spots to No. 15, after being handed a 34-13 thrashing at the hands of Alden. Cheektowaga (5-0) moved up four spots from No. 13 to No. 9 after handling Dunkirk (2-3), 44-26, last week. Earning honorable mention in Class B were Burgard (4-1), a 20-14 win over Class B East foe Lockport last week, Eden (4-1), which was upset by Olean (2-3), 28-14, Pioneer (4-1) another upset victim after losing to Springville (1-4), 14-13, and Lewiston-Porter (4-1), a 47-32 winner over Maryvale (2-3).
Hornell (Sec. 5, 5-0), which moved down from Class B after winning its last three New York State Public High School Athletic Association titles, is again No. 1 in Class C after winning its 44th straight game last week, 30-14, over Batavia (3-2).
Hoosick Falls (Sec. 2, 5-0) moved up a spot from No. 3 to No. 2 after Dobbs Ferry (Sec. 1, 3-1) lost to Class D power, Tuckahoe, 38-14. Following the Panthers were Waverly (Sec. 4, 5-0), which moved up from No. 4 last week, Chenango Forks (Sec. 4, 5-0), No. 6 last week, and Babylon (Sec. 11, 4-0). No. 9 last week, Babylon moved up four spots to round out the top five.
Le Roy (Sec. 5, 4-1) fell from No. 5 to No. 11 after losing to Class D school Perry (4-1), 44-36.
Cleveland Hill, after its loss to Fredonia, fell from No. 7 last week to No. 15 this week, while Salamanca (4-1) earned honorable mention.
Maple Grove (5-0) is the top team in the Class D poll for the third straight week and are followed by Tuckahoe (Sec. 1, 4-0), Tioga (Sec. 4, 4-1), Avon (Sec. 5, 4-1) and Weedsport (Sec. 3, 5-0).
Caledonia-Mumford (Sec. 5, 4-1) fell out of the top five after losing to Avon, 39-8, last week. The Raiders fell to No. 13 this week while Sherman-Ripley dropped out of the poll after its 34-21 loss to Ellicottville-West Valley. Sherman-Ripley was No. 17 in last week's poll. It earned an honorable mention this week.