Section V Playoff Preview: Class D1

Class D1 opens with two games on Saturday. Quarterfinals follow on Tuesday. Here’s the breakdown:

No. 1 seed HONEOYE BULLDOGS (Finger Lakes West)
Record: 19-1
Coach: Casey MacClaren
NYSSWA Rank: No. 1
Streak: Won their last two
Finish last season: Lost to Class D1 champion Bolivar-Richburg in championship game.
Opponent: Winner of No. 8 Genesee Valley/No. 9 Notre Dame-Batavia

No. 2 seed C.G. FINNEY FALCONS (Private Parochial)
Record: 12-4
Coach: Earl Blackmon Jr.
NYSSWA Rank: No. 9
Streak: Lost two of their last three
Finish last season: Lost to eventual Class D1 champion Bolivar-Richburg in the quarterfinals.
Opponent: Winner of No. 7 Alfred-Almond/No. 10 Jasper-Troupsburg

No. 3 seed ARKPORT-CANASERAGA WOLVES (Steuben County)
Record: 13-6
Coach: Jim Theilen
NYSSWA Rank: No. 19
Streak: Won four of their last five
Finish last season: Lost to eventual Class D champion Avoca in Class D2 semifinals.
Opponent: No. 6 Kendall

No. 4 seed FILLMORE EAGLES (Allegany County)
Record: 10-5
Coach: William Nolan
Streak: Won their last three
Finish last season: Lost to Honeyoe in semifinals.
Opponent: No. 5 Bradford/Hammondsport

No. 5 seed BRADFORD/HAMMONDSPORT (Steuben County)
Record: 9-8
Coach: Steve Spina
Streak: Won their last four
Finish last season: Bradford lost to eventual Class D champion Avoca in the D2 quarterfinals. Hammondsport lost to Genesee Valley in the D2 first round.
Opponent: No. 4 Fillmore

No. 6 seed KENDALL EAGLES (Genesee Region)
Record: 7-8
Finish last season: Lost to Alfred-Almond in the first round.
Opponent: No. 3 Arkport/Canaseraga

No. 7 seed ALFRED-ALMOND EAGLES (Steuben County)
Record: 8-10
Coach: Keith Holmok
Streak: Lost two of their last three
Finish last season: Lost to Notre Dame-Batavia in the quarterfinals.
Opponent: No. 10 Jasper-Troupsburg

No. 8 seed GENESEE VALLEY JAGUARS (Allegany County)
Record: 8-10
Coach: John Zolmek
Finish last season: Lost to Scio in the D2 quarterfinals.
Opponent: No. 9 Notre Dame-Batavia

No. 9 seed NOTRE DAME-BATAVIA FIGHTING IRISH (Genesee Region)
Record: 7-11
Coach: Mike Rapone
Streak: Won their last three
Finish last season: Lost to eventual Class D1 champion Bolivar-Richburg in semifinals.
Opponent: No. 8 Genesee Valley

No. 10 seed JASPER-TROUPSBURG WILDCATS (Steuben County)
Record: 1-12
Coach: Tom Price
Streak: Lost their last two
Opponent: No. 7 Alfred-Almond

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