SYRACUSE - The final week of the regular season for Section 6 football is upon us and there is one thing that hasn't changed.
Not this week.
Not last week.
Not since last Thanksgiving.
Randolph is No. 1.
The defending New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D champions remain atop the New York State Sportswriters poll this week following their 49-14 victory last Saturday against Clarence. The Cardinals (6-0), who are the No. 2 small school in Western New York, are averaging nearly 44 points per game and surrendering a shade more than seven.
The Jamestown Red Raiders (6-0), meanwhile, have moved up four places to No. 10 in the state Class AA rankings after posting their sixth straight win and their sixth straight outing with more than 50 points. In defeating Clarence, 52-8, they are averaging a whopping 54 points per game and remain the No. 1 large school in WNY.
Other ranked teams are Fredonia (6-0), No. 9 in Class C; and Maple Grove-Chautauqua Lake (4-1), No. 4 in Class D. Their place in the polls remains unchanged from last week. The Hillbillies find themselves No. 6 among WNY small schools.
In boys soccer, Randolph (12-0-2) remains No. 10 in Class C and North Collins (7-2-2) is still at No. 8 in Class D.
Among girls soccer teams, Maple Grove (11-2) drops one spot to 15th, while Allegany-Limestone (10-2-3) bumps up into a tie for 20th in Class C. Ellicottville (11-0-4) is unchanged at No. 4 in Class D.
In girls cross country, Fredonia improves two places, Allegany-Limestone drops six spots to 16th and Gowanda moves up seven spots to 17 in Class C. Maple Grove (No. 2), Sherman (No. 8) and Silver Creek (No. 9) are unchanged from last week.
This week's boys cross country polls have not yet been released.