Fredonia (6-2) earned honorable mention for the second straight week in the New York State Sportswriters Association Class C football poll while Silver Creek (5-3) was an honorable mention in Class D.
The Hillbillies advanced in the Section 6 Class C playoffs after their 7-6 quarterfinal win over Allegany-Limestone (5-3) while the Black Knights moved on to the Class D semifinals with their 33-8 win over Frewsburg (3-5).
No other area teams were listed amongst any of the polls, but several other Section 6 schools made the grade.
After its 33-8 drubbing of Frewsburg in the Section 6 Class D quarterfinals last week, Silver Creek earned an honorable mention listing in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association Class D football poll.
In Class AA, Section 5's Rush-Henrietta (8-0) was again the top team and was followed by Tottenville (PSAL, 7-0), Shaker (Sec. 2, 8-0), Canisius (MMA, 8-0) and Syracuse CBA (Sec. 3, 8-0). Oceanside (Sec. 8, 6-1) fell from No. 2 to No. 24 after its 28-21 loss to Baldwin (Sec. 8, 5-2) while New Rochelle (Sec. 1, 6-1) dropped four spots from No. 4 to No. 8 after its 21-20 loss to North Bergen, N.J.
Tottenville had been No. 3, Shaker No. 5, Canisius No. 8 and Syracuse CBA No. 6.
Jamestown (7-1) moved up a spot from No. 10 to No. 9 while defending New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA champion Orchard Park (7-1) climbed a spot to No. 10 from No. 11. The Red Raiders defeated Hutch Tech, 60-22 in the Section 6 quarterfinals while the Quakers took care of Kenmore West, 49-33.
Jamestown hosts honorable mention Frontier (6-2), a team that beat them, 35-28, on Sept. 28, Friday night in a semifinal matchup. Orchard Park will host honorable mention Lockport (6-2), on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Lockport beat Clarence, 42-35 in the quarter finals.
Monsignor Martin Association representative St. Joes (7-1) came in at No. 15, up one spot from last week. The Marauders visit the No. 8 Crusaders on Saturday, at 1 p.m.
The top five in Class A remained the same as Lawrence (Sec. 8, 7-0) was No. 1 for the seventh-straight week and was followed by Harrison (Sec. 1, 7-0), Sweet Home (8-0), Sayville (Sec. 11, 7-0) and Eastridge (Sec. 5, 8-0).
Sweet Home, which beat Williamsville East (4-4), 46-6, last week will host No. 20 Grand Island (7-1), Saturday at 2 p.m.. The Vikings earned their trip to the Section 6 Class A semifinals with a 27-20 win over honorable mention Iroquois (6-2).
Also in Class A, West Seneca East (8-0), a 36-35 winner over Starpoint in the quarterfinals, moved up a spot in the top 10 from No. 10 to No. 9. The Trojans host honorable mention Williamsville South (5-3) on Friday, at 7 p.m. The Billies beat then No. 25 McKinley (5-3), 35-14, to get to the semifinals.
In Class B, Maine-Endwell (Sec. 4, 8-0) remained at No. 1 and was again followed by Alden (8-0), Chittenango (Sec. 3, 8-0), Geneva (Sec. 5, 8-0), and Our Lady of Lourdes (Sec. 1, 7-0).
Alden beat Pioneer (5-3), 35-13, in the Section 6 Class B quarters last week, setting up a rematch with No. 11 Depew (7-1), which moved up two spots from No. 13. The Bulldogs dropped the Wildcats, 34-13, in a Week 5 Class B East showdown.
Elsewhere, Cheektowaga (8-0) moved from No. 8 to No. 7 after its 24-6 win over Lewiston-Porter (5-3) last week in the quarterfinals. The Warriors face Springville (4-4), a 12-6 winner over honorable mention Eden (6-2) last week. Burgard was an honorable mention this week, after its 34-20 loss to Depew dropped it from No. 20.
The top five remained the same in Class C as Hornell (Sec. 5, 8-0), winners of 47 straight, was at No. 1, Hoosick Falls (Sec. 2, 8-0) was No. 2 and Waverly (Sec. 4, 8-0) was No. 3. Chenango Forks (Sec. 4, 8-0) and Babylon (Sec. 11, 7-0) rounded out the top five for the fourth straight week.
Fredonia's opponent in the Section 6 Class C semifinals, JFK (7-1) moved six spots from No. 19 to No. 13, after its 27-0 win over Cassadaga Valley (3-5). The Hillbillies and Bears square off at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, at JFK.
Cleveland Hill (6-2) an honorable mention last week, moved back into the top 20 at No. 17, with its 28-21 win over Salamanca (6-2). Cleveland Hill plays honorable mention Wilson (6-2), a 27-8 winner over Westfield-Brocton (4-4), in the other Section 6 Class C semifinal. The Golden Eagles beat the Lakemen, 16-13 during Class C North action Week 4. The two schools will meet in their rematch on Friday, at 7 p.m.
Allegany-Limestone (5-3), a 7-6 loser to Fredonia in the quarterfinals last week was an honorable mention, along with Salamanca.
Maple Grove (8-0) was No. 1 in Class D for the sixth straight week after its 31-0 dismantling of International Prep at Grover Cleveland (0-8) in the Section 6 Class D quarterfinals. The Red Dragons were followed by Tioga (Sec. 4, 7-1), Avon (Sec. 5, 7-1), Cambridge (Sec. 2, 8-0) and West Canada (Sec. 3, 8-0), which replaced Rensselaer (Sec. 2, 6-1) in the top five. The Rams dropped to No. 10 after their 27-21 loss to Cambridge.
Randolph (6-2), which tied with Canajoharie (Sec. 2, 5-2) at No. 20 last week, moved up five spots to No. 15 after its 44-14 win over Cattaraugus-Little Valley in the quarterfinals. The Cardinals host Silver Creek Friday in the semifinals.
Earning honorable mention were Clymer (7-1), Ellicottville (7-1) and Portville (5-3), which beat Chautauqua Lake (5-3), 39-28, last week, travel to take on Maple Grove for the right to play in the Sectional final at Ralph Wilson Stadium.