Section V Football Semifinal Preview: Class B

L-R: UPrep’s Clyde Davis, Jr., Honeoye Falls-Lima’s Mason Ferrara, and Palmyra-Macedon’s Zach Baker.

Pittsford Sutherland High School hosts the 2019 Section V Class A semifinals. UPrep has the most wins in a single season since the program started. Livonia is looking to get in position to win its first title since 1993. Both Honeoye Falls-Lima and Palmyra-Macedon are seeking their first sectional title in program history. Here’s the breakdown:

No. 1 seed UPREP GRIFFINS (7-1) vs. No. 4 seed LIVONIA BULLDOGS (6-2)

How they got here: UPrep (No. 11 NYSSWA Class B) opened with a 48-0 victory over No. 8 seed Bishop Kearney/Rochester Prep. Livonia defeated Geneva, 39-28.

Points scored per game: UPrep (37.8), Livonia (35.8)
Points allowed per game: UPrep (13), Livonia (19.3)

Last time they met: UPrep defeated Livonia, 38-22, in Week 4 of the regular season.

Trends: UPrep has won three straight, including back-to-back games against Bishop Kearney/Rochester Prep by a combined score of 98-0. Livonia has won four in a row, averaging 38.5 points per game in that span.

Names to know: UPrep – Michael Cathey Sr. RB, DB 955 rushing yards, 15 touchdowns, 11 tackles, 1 fumble recovery; Clyde Davis, Jr. So. QB 907 passing yards, 9 touchdowns; Ray Rivera Sr. OL, MLB 113 tackles; Mark Rogers Sr. WR, DB 295 receiving yards, 78 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns

Livonia – Trevor Allen Jr. OL, LB; Ryan Haugh Sr. RB, DB; Marcus Lewis Sr. RB, DB; Alex Minnehan Jr. WR, DB; Jake Smith Jr. RB, DB

Coaches: Kala Gause (UPrep), John Gammon (Livonia)

History 101: This is the first time since the program started in 2012 that UPrep has won more than five games in a single season. Livonia is seeking their first sectional title since 1993 when they won back-to-back class B championships.

A 4 p.m. kickoff is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Pittsford Sutherland High School.


How they got here: Honeoye Falls-Lima opened with a 28-7 win over No. 6 seed Wayne. Palmyra-Macedon pulled away in the second half to defeat defending champion, Batavia, 32-15.

Points scored per game: Honeoye Falls-Lima (31.9), Palmyra-Macedon (22.8)
Points allowed per game: Honeoye Falls-Lima (14.5), Palmyra-Macedon (23.4)

Last time they met: These teams have not played each other in the last 15 years.

Trends: Honeoye Falls-Lima has won four straight. Since scoring seven points in a loss at Brockport on September 27, the Cougars are averaging 32.3 points per game. Palmyra-Macedon has won four of the last six games. After losing their first two contests of the season in which they scored six points combined, the Red Raiders are producing 29.3 points over the last six.

Names to know: Honeoye Falls-Lima – Mason Ferrara Sr. RB 1,523 rushing yards, 18 touchdowns; Mitch Slymon Sr. WR 470 receiving yards, 6 touchdowns; Turner Wilson Sr. QB 780 passing yards, 203 rushing yards, 13 touchdowns

Palmyra-Macedon – Grady Arnold Sr. WR, LB 323 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns, 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks; Zach Baker Sr. QB, LB 940 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, 55 tackles, 1 interception, 1 sack; Nate Mayou Sr. OL, DL 89 tackles, 1 sack; Ryan Quigley Sr. RB, CB 434 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns

Coaches: John Russ (Honeoye Falls-Lima), Brad Patchett (Palmyra-Macedon)

History 101: Both teams are seeking their first sectional title in program history.

A 7 p.m. kickoff is scheduled for Saturday night at Pittsford Sutherland High School.

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