SYRACUSE - The Randolph Cardinals sit atop the New York State Sportswriters Association Class D football rankings yet again.
That's hardly news.
Fresh off a decisive 35-7 victory last Friday over Maple Grove, the Cardinals (4-0), winners of 14 straight, look as strong as ever. Behind the offensive line of Cody Oldro, Michael Bowers, Wesley Senn, Jeff Andrews and Patrick Kibbe, senior Chris Doubek rushed for 337 yards on 24 carries, ripping off touchdown runs of 38 and 58 yards in the second half to go along with 72-, 58- and 51-yard bursts in the first.
Randolph will look to make it 15 straight wins tonight when it entertains Silver Creek-Forestville in a non-league game.
Other area ranked football teams in the poll are Maple Grove (3-1), which dropped three places to sixth in Class D; Fredonia (4-0), which stays at No. 10 in Class C; and Jamestown (4-0), which moves up one place to No. 16 in Class AA.
Honorable-mentions selections are Salamanca (3-1) in Class C; and Sherman (4-0), Panama (3-1) and Cattaraugus-Little Valley (3-1) in Class D.
Weekly rankings were also released in boys and girls soccer, and boys and girls cross country.
Among boys soccer teams, Randolph (7-0-2) is No. 10 in Class C, the only ranked team from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association.
In the girls soccer rankings, Ellicottville (6-0-4) is No. 3 in Class D and Allegany-Limestone (6-1-3) is No. 17 in Class C.
Plenty of area teams are recognized in the cross country polls.
For the boys, Sherman is No. 6, Maple Grove No. 11 and Silver Creek No. 16 in Class D.
In the girls rankings, Maple Grove dropped one spot to No. 2 in Class D behind new No. 1, Tully. Silver Creek is No. 7 and Sherman No. 11. Fredonia is No. 11 and Gowanda No. 20 in Class C.