|NEW YORK STATE FOOTBALL: TIOGA MOVES UP TO 6TH IN CLASS D RANKINGS (2017-11-08)
Valley Sports Report
SYRACUSE — Tioga jumped five spots in this week’s New York State Class D high school football rankings, while Newark Valley remained atop the Class C poll, and Chenango Forks maintained the second spot in the Class B poll.
Following its 63-42 demolition of Sidney, which was ranked 4th last week, Tioga, now 8-1, jumped from 11th to 6th in this week’s ranking.
Meanwhile, Tioga’s opponent Friday in the Class D quarterfinals, Dolgeville, now 10-0, climbed from 6th to 3rd after a 50-38 win over Bishop Ludden (8th last week) in the Section III title tilt.
Clyde-Savannah (10-0), a 17-13 winner over Alexander (3rd last week) in the Section IV championship game remains atop the Class D poll, Cambridge (9-1) is 2nd, Alexander (9-1) 4th, and Maple Gove (9-1) is 5th.
Sidney (8-2) dropped to 11th, Greene is 19th, and Harpursville / Afton is 20th, while Bainbridge-Guilford (6-3), Notre Dame (6-2), and Unatego/Franklin (6-3) are honorable mention.
Newark Valley (10-0), a 26-14 winner over Oneonta in the Section IV championship game, remains atop the Class C standings, and will square off with Skaneateles (9-1), ranked 4th, Saturday morning.
Section VI champ Cleveland Hills (9-1), and Section IX champion Burke Catholic (9-1) are ranked third and fourth, respectively, and Section I champion Alberts Magnus (9-1) is ranked 5th.
Oneonta (6-3), and Lansing (5-4) are honorable mentions.
The top four in the Class B rankings — Glens Falls (10-0), Chenango Forks (10-0), Homer (10-0), and Hornell (10-0) — remained the same from last week.
The only change came at 5th, where Section XI champion Babylon (9-0) replaced Cazenovia, which dropped a 28-20 decision to Homer in the Section III title game.
Chenango Forks and Homer will square off the in the Class B quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.
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