Section V Football Playoff Preview: Class AA

Clockwise: No. 4 seed Webster Schroeder opens sectionals against Pittsford in a rematch of a game that was decided on the final play. Peter Reyes and Hilton will host Fairport. Andrew (3) Passero has scored eight touchdowns for McQuaid. Will Benjamin (13) leads Aquinas with 14 touchdowns.

Class AA opens with four games on Friday. Here’s the breakdown:

No. 1 seed MCQUAID JESUIT KNIGHTS
Record: 7-0
Coach: Bobby Bates
Streak: Won seven straight
Points per game: 34.4
Points allowed per game: 12.6
Players to watch: Joe Cairns Jr. QB 914 passing yards; Andrew Passero Sr. RB, DB 520 rushing yards, 8 touchdowns
NYSSWA Rank: No. 9
Opponent: Monroe

No. 2 seed AQUINAS L’IL IRISH
Record: 6-1
Coach: Derek Annechino
Streak: Won six straight
Points per game: 41.4
Points allowed per game: 22.1
Players to watch: Will Benjamin So. RB, S 659 rushing yards, 438 receiving yards, 14 touchdowns, 20 tackles, 1 interception; Joseph Debonis Sr. T, DE 44 tackles, 6.5 sacks; Brian Magee Sr. RB, S 502 rushing yards, 6 touchdowns; Ulysees Russell Jr. WR, S 831 receiving yards, 10 touchdowns, 33 tackles, 2 interceptions; Tyler Szalkowski Jr. QB 1,710 passing yards, 19 touchdowns
NYSSWA Rank: No. 13
Opponent: Rush-Henrietta

No. 3 seed HILTON CADETS
Record: 4-3
Coach: Richard Lipani
Streak: Won three of four
Points per game: 19.9
Points allowed per game: 20
Players to watch: TahJae Hill Sr. WR 300 receiving yards; Sean Meyers Sr. RB 960 rushing yards, 8 touchdowns
Opponent: Fairport

No. 4 seed WEBSTER SCHROEDER WARRIORS
Record: 3-4
Coach: Michael Stumpf
Streak: Lost three straight
Points per game: 25
Points allowed per game: 32.9
Players to watch: Travis Dear Sr. QB, LB 1,151 passing yards, 12 touchdowns; Kaden Leonard Jr. RB, DB 273 rushing yards, 4 touchdowns; Victor Snow Jr. WR, DB 507 receiving yards, 8 touchdowns
Opponent: Pittsford

No. 5 seed PITTSFORD PANTHERS
Record: 3-4
Coach: Keith Molinich
Streak: Won two straight
Points per game: 23.3
Points allowed per game: 21.7
Players to watch: Daniel Lawther Jr. QB 596 passing yards; Ryan Sampson Jr. LB, RB 54 tackles
Opponent: Webster Schroeder

No. 6 seed FAIRPORT RED RAIDERS
Record: 3-4
Coach: Marc Vitticore
Streak: Lost two straight
Points per game: 18
Points allowed per game: 24
Players to watch: Klay Stuver Sr. QB 426 passing yards
Opponent: Hilton

No. 7 seed RUSH-HENRIETTA ROYAL COMETS
Record: 2-5
Coach: Jason Collins
Streak: Lost three of four
Points per game: 22.4
Points allowed per game: 25.7
Players to watch: Tanner Clark Sr. S 59 tackles; Jack Kander Sr. LB 62 tackles; Alan Neal Sr. LB 49 tackles; Patrick Sherron Sr. QB 589 passing yards, 355 rushing yards, 14 touchdowns; Willie Walker Sr. RB 780 rushing yards, 7 touchdowns
Opponent: Aquinas

No. 8 seed MONROE REDJACKETS
Record: 0-7
Coach: Jason Muhammad
Streak: Lost seven straight
Points per game: 9.1
Points allowed per game: 38.7
Players to watch: Quintin Everett So. QB 584 passing yards
Opponent: McQuaid

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