Regionals Preview By Kyle Meath

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Canandaigua will face the South Park Sparks on Friday at SUNY Brockport at 8PM.

The Sparks are the sectional champions of Section VI (Buffalo area) and are a perfect 10-0 on the season. South Park defeated McKinley 38-0 to be crowned champions.

The Sparks powerful offense is averaging 40 points a game this season, combined with the defense that is giving up only 8 points a game.

Junior quarterback Mykell Hepburn is a dynamic player that can beat a defense with his arm and legs. Hepburn’s favorite skill players seem to be Junior running back Keith Jackson, and senior wide receiver Anthony Mack.

South Park won a state championship in football back in 2015 and will have to get past a tough Canandaigua team to add another. South Park became the first City of Buffalo team to win a state championship in football.

Your Canandaigua Braves are 9-1 on the season, defeating East 21-13 en route to winning their eighth Section V title, and first since the 07-08 season.

The Braves are averaging 31 points this season while giving up 15 points a game.

Last week the Braves lost the turnover battle to East 3-0 but still ended up coming out on top due to shutting down East star Freddie Brock, and rushing as a team for 275 yards.

Like all Braves games this season when they dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball they win the game. The one time that didn’t happen this season was the first game against Victor where the Braves suffered their only loss.

If the Braves want to continue their 10 game winning streak, they will look to the line of scrimmage to gauge their success on getting one step closer to the first state championship since 1999.

You can listen to the game LIVE online FOR FREE at http://chosenspotradio.com or on your smartphone using the free Mixlr app.

Pregame tonight with Spazman and Greg Herbst will start at 7:45PM.

Class A Sectionals Title Preview – Kyle Meath

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Hobart & William Smith College will be the site of the Section V Class A Championship game between #5 Canandaigua Braves and #2 East Eagles. The two wins in the semi-finals boosted both team’s records to 8-1 on the season.

Seven McGee, the University of Oregon commit, was ruled ineligible by section V officials earlier this fall, but that hasn’t stopped the Eagles from having a dominant season behind the play of senior Freddie Brock, a University of Massachusetts commit.

Brock has nine total touchdowns in the sectionals, with four against Spencerport in the semi-final. Like the Braves, the Eagles lost their first game of the season and have racked up eight straight since then. East has averaged 49 points their last two games, and 36 points per game over the season.

The Canandaigua Braves advanced in their semi-final with a 56-40 win over top-seeded Eastridge. Dom Comella had an MVP performance with more than 300 total yards and six touchdowns. The Lancers did have a great day throwing the ball, but the Braves almost completely shut down a rushing attack that is among the best in Section V.

One aspect that will be interesting to watch, is that the Eagles were able to hold the Lancers to 21 points despite the loss. Canandaigua obviously had a much harder time of stopping the Lancers giving up 40 points, but will that be a sign of the Braves’ demise or only a meaningless stat? You will have to tune in Friday night to find out!

You can listen to the game LIVE online for free at http://chosenspotradio.com or on your smartphone using the free Mixlr app.

Pregame Friday this with Spazman and Greg Herbst will start at 6:45PM.

Behind The Mic w/Spazman #1

Hey y’all…Spazman here with the genesis of Behind The Mic where I will bring you thoughts, opinions, and insider info.

Let’s kick it off by saying, “Grazie” for making our Canandaigua football versus Eastridge broadcast our second highest rated of our young existence. The top dawg remains the Canandaigua football game against Victor in 2018 in Class A semis from Brockport. That one will be tough to beat but that will never keep us from bringing it to you like only we can do.

As always Greg Herbst joined me for color commentary and expert analysis in that Eastridge semis game. No other moniker is more fitting for what Greg adds to our football broadcasts than “expert”. As a longtime coach and administrator he knows what he is talking about and he raises our broadcast swag exponentially by his mere presence.

I think that the Eastridge game was easily our best football call yet. We were both on point all game. CA legend Scott Greene joined me at halftime and did not fail to entertain. Scotty is a straight forward dude who I have had the pleasure of interviewing several times. On Saturday I tried to get him to talk about his career a bit and he was not having any of it as he steered the convo back to the boys and the game at hand.

I had prognosticated that CA would beat Eastridge, and that East would be who they played in the finals at Boswell Field at Hobart on Friday. I did make a prediction for that game as well but choose to keep it on the down-low for now.

Class A was loaded in Section V and in New York State as well. The winner of the CA/East game will go on to play in Section VI at Williamsville East against either South Park or McKinley who play each other Saturday. Both are unbeaten at 9-0. Whoever wins and goes on to play in regionals will have to have a strong and physical line as the Buffalo boys like to grind it up.

Huge shout out to the businesses and individuals who have sponsored our sectionals broadcasts by covering the fees to do as such. Eagle Insurance, Niche Solutions, Yankee Clipper Property Management, Dianna Hart Photography, Finger Lakes Handyman, Dean Potter, CA Braves Hockey Boosters, and McMillan & Welch Real Estate Agency.

This is my favorite time of the year. Summer is out of here, and the cooler temps are finally moving in. No more mosquitoes, no sweltering heat, and five major sports all going on at the same time: NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, and NHL. Although I was bummed that the Yankees got bounced, the Sun still came up this morning. Also Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

I finally have something to look forward to for New Year’s Eve…I will be the emcee at the Rochester Razorsharks NYE Afterparty at The Penthouse in Rochester.

I look forward to being the play-by-play announcer for the Razorsharks home games. I will also be the PA Announcer for another Rochester professional team that I am under obligation to not announce yet.

I will be watching with great interest to see where the NYSSWA puts Canandaigua football in their rankings this week. After beating Victor in sectionals they finally put CA in at #24 while Eastridge was at #8. I have always had issues with NYSSWA rankings and feel that CA has not been getting the respect that they deserve. But something tells me that Coach Welch is fine with operating under the radar…but after exacting revenge upon Victor and beating the top seeded Lancers they are no longer considered a dark horse or a sleeper pick.