Lancaster in the News!

Lancaster in the News!

Lancaster Legends Football News

Lancaster Football in the News

Lancaster vs Clarence Tackle!

WNY Athletics

November 6th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Big second quarter powers Lancaster back to Class AA finals

Death, taxes, and Lancaster high school football in the Section VI Class AA title game.

The No. 2 Legends tallied three touchdowns in a 1:02 span in the second quarter, powering them to a 27-0 victory over No. 3 Clarence in the Section VI Class AA semifinals, punching their ticket to Highmark Stadium for next week’s finals where No. 1 Bennett awaits.

WNY Athletics: Lancaster/Clarence
Lancaster vs Hutch Tech Legends Coming In!

Lancaster Bee

November 4th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Legends beat Hutch Tech, advance to semifinals

The Lancaster football team was able to blow past Hutch Tech in last Thursdays first round playoff match up. The Legends won 42-8 in a dominating performance that saw Hutch Tech out of the score column until the final frame of the contest. The Legends were able to go into halftime with a 35-point lead that would provide a wide buffer through the remaining 30 minutes of the game. Head coach Eric Rupp attributed the team’s focus and tempo as the major contributing factor as the team rolls onto the semifinals.

Lancaster Bee: Lancaster/Hutch Tech
Lancaster vs Hutch Tech Legends Coming In!

Game 9 Hutch Tech

October 28th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Legends pick up win in Playoffs

The Legends opened up the Playoffs last week with a win over Hutch Tech.

The team would start the night on defense and would collect a turnover early on. The offense would move into the endzone on a run up the middle and get ahead early on this night.

Lancaster/Hutch Tech
Lancaster vs Depew Celebration!

Lancaster Bee

October 28th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Legends win big in classic rivalry game

In a tradition dating back over a hundred years, the Lancaster and Depew football teams squared off last Friday night on Lancaster’s home field for a classic game under the lights. The Legends were able to walk away with a 42-13 victory over the Wildcats. For head coach Eric Rupp, perhaps the best thing though was being able to enjoy this rivalry game once again, after it was cut from last Spring’s COVID-abbreviated season.

Lancaster Bee: Lancaster/Depew
Foyle-Kling Field!

Foyle-Kling Field!

October 24th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Ole Miss had a special field design for Eli Manning Day this weekend, painting “MANNING” into the end zones for Saturday’s game against LSU.

The Oxford, Mississippi does not have the coolest special field design in the country, though.

The Spun
Lancaster vs Depew Celebration!

Playoffs 2021!

October 24th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Let the playoff tournament begin.

The field for the Section VI football postseason is officially set, with four of the five unbeaten teams in Western New York Jamestown (Class A), Iroquois (Class B), Medina (Class C) and Randolph (Class D) each earning a No. 1 seed. The other team without a loss, Class C South Division champion Fredonia, will at least play one home game, as teams begin the tournament whose championship games return to Highmark Stadium, the home of the Buffalo Bills, after a one-season absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2021 Playoffs
Lancaster vs Depew!

Game 8 Depew

October 23rd, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Homecoming for the Lancaster Legends means Lancaster/Depew Game! The Red and Black once again met their rival Depew Wildcats after a year away and the home team did not disappoint!

Lancaster vs Clarence Celebration!

Buffalo News

October 23rd, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Noah Kimble didn’t enter this football season without any experience playing quarterback.

The Lancaster senior served as the signal caller on junior varsity two years ago. Though he was technically the backup on varsity last season, he started at wide receiver – earning All-Western New York third team honors while helping the Legends win their fifth straight Section VI Class AA title.

Buffalo News: Lancaster/Depew
Lancaster vs Clarence Celebration!

Lancaster Bee

October 21st, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

The rain poured, the thunder rumbled and the lightning arched through the sky, but it wasn’t a scary story for Halloween. It was last Friday’s game between the Lancaster and Clarence football teams. Despite numerous delays and an ultimate postponement until the next day to finish the game, the Legends were able to beat Clarence 24-17. According to head coach Eric Rupp, the unusual pacing of the game tested his player’s conditioning.

Lancaster Bee: Lancaster/Clarence
Lancaster vs Clarence Getting after the QB!

Game 7 Clarence

October 15th-16th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

In one of the longest halftimes in Lancaster history, the Legends traveled twice to CHS to face the Red Devils and earn a victory!

Lancaster Touchdown!


October 16th, 2021

The 5-1 Lancaster Legends and the 5-1 Clarence Red Devils squared up for a huge AA matchup on Friday that took until Saturday due to weather.

Lancaster/Clarence Highlights
Lancaster Pregame!

Thunder and Lighting

October 15th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Advantage lightning: Lancaster vs. Clarence football game to resume Saturday due to weather.

TBN: Lancaster/Clarence
Podraza Family!

Dad's Surprise Visit

October 13th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

It's a toss-up as to which even is more amazing.

The fact that Joe Podraza didn't find out his father was secretly planning to surprise him by showing up for his son's senior night festivties at Lancaster on Friday night even though Joe expected him to be away at work. Or, that the stars aligned so that John Podraza could arrive from Washington, D.C., to be part of his son's special night.

Surprise Visit on Senior Night
Lancaster vs WN!

Game 6 WN Spartans

October 9th, 2021

Lancaster Legends! Williamsville North Spartans!

On Senior Night at Foyle-Kling Field, Lancaster and Williamsville North met on Friday in a critical Class AA matchup. The Legends would be able to score early in this game and pulled away from the Spartans to earn the Victory. They are now 4-1 in conference play with a huge game against Clarence looming!

Henry Smistek!


October 7th, 2021

Lancaster Legends!

Any high school football fans looking at the Lancaster sideline the past two seasons may have noticed at least two individuals using hand signals in between defensive plays.

Henry Smistek
Lancaster vs Bennett!

Game 5 Bennett

October 1st, 2021

Lancaster Legends! Bennett Tigers!

Bennett hosted the Legends on Friday night and Lancaster was down early to the Tigers but were able to come back to tie it up at 24. It would not be enough though as the Tigers were able to sqeeze out a victory in a critical Class AA matchup.

Lancaster vs Niagara Falls!

Game 4 Niagara Falls

September 25th, 2021

Lancaster Legends! Niagara Falls Wolverines!

Niagara Falls hosted the Legends on Saturday at Niagara Falls High School. Lancaster jumped out early and were able to walk away with a 41-6 victory to move to 4-0.

Lancaster/Niagara Falls
Lancaster vs Hutch Tech!

WNY Athletics

September 18th, 2021

Lancaster Defense Shuts Down OP Offense in Big Win Friday

If Lancaster was supposed to have a down year, the team obviously didn’t get the memo. Paced by the two-headed rushing attack of Jacob Zimmerman and Micah Harry, the Legends took down Section VI Class AA rival Orchard Park 28-6 in front of a packed Foyle-Kling Field...

WNY Athletics

Lancaster vs Orchard Park!

Game 3 Orchard Park

September 17th, 2021

Lancaster Legends! Orchard Park Quakers!

In a highly anticipated game between region powers in Class AA, OP traveled to Foyle-Kling Field to face the Legends. Lancaster would score on their first 4 touches of the ball and held on defense the entire game.

Lancaster/Orchard Park


September 17th, 2021

WIVB video of Lancaster/Orchard Park Game

WIVB: Lancaster/Orchard Park
Zimmerman Breaking Away!


September 17th, 2021

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — It was rivalry weekend for the undefeated Lancaster Legends as they played host to 1-1 Orchard Park on Friday night...

WIVB: Lancaster rolls to 28-6 victory over Orchard Park

Lancaster vs Hutch Tech!

Game 2 Hutch Tech

September 10th, 2021

Lancaster Legends! Hutch Tech!

Lancaster started Class AA play Friday night when they met Hutch Tech.

Lancaster/Hutch Tech
Lancaster vs Lockport!

Game 1 Lockport

September 4th, 2021

Lancaster Legends! Lockport Lions!

Lancaster traveled to Lockport to play the Lions Football Team last Saturday in a Class AA Matchup.

Red/White Scrimmage!

Red/White Scrimmage

August 28th, 2021

Lancaster had their annual scrimmage at Foyle-Kling Field the 28th.

Red/White Scrimmage

Lancaster Begins Practice!

The Buffalo News: Photos

August 23rd, 2021

Class AA champion Lancaster opens football practice

Lancaster Football Practice
Lancaster vs Clarence!

Lancaster Bee

August 19th, 2021

Lancaster Bee: Lancaster’s Mansell, Jelonek share L/D Male Athlete of the Year

Male Athletes of the Year
Pre-Game Catch!


August 5th, 2021

2021 Player to Watch: Lancaster WR Noah Kimble

WIVB: Noah Kimble

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