2011 Section 3 football finals are set, for now.

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The Sports Connection gives you a run down of each of this weekends upcoming Section 3 championship football games in the order they are to be played.

Friday
5pm – Class D Final.  #3 Dolgeville vs. #1 Westmoreland.

When these two teams met the final week of the regular season, but were undefeated and both were state ranked.  A 33-0 victory for Westmoreland got them the #1 seed in the tournament and bragging rights heading into this battle at the Carrier Dome.  The Dolgeville Blue Devils (8-1) beat a tough Weedsport team to make it to the championship game and hope to carry that momentum against the undefeated Westmoreland Bulldogs (9-0).

8pm – Class A Final.  #2 East-Syracuse-Minoa vs. #1 Whitesboro.

The undefeated and state ranked winner of the Class A American divison, ESM, meets up with the undefeated and state ranked winner of the Class A National division, Whitesboro, in a championship game for the ages.  The E-S-M Spartans (9-0) are new to the Class A finals compared to the Whitesboro Warriors (9-0) who have won the championship game the last two years.

Saturday
11am – Class C Final.  #3 Notre Dame vs. #2 Herkimer.

While the off the field drama involving Skaneateles continues, the Championship game appears set with Notre Dame getting a rematch against undefeated Herkimer.  Despite losing last weekend to Skaneateles, Notre Dame gets a second chance to prove they are the best in Class C.  Skaneateles lost the right to play in this game when they were found guilty of off-season recruiting violations.  Although, Skaneateles head coach Tim Green has resigned and the school continues to look for a legal route that would allow them to play in  this game, Section 3 has ruled that Notre Dame will make the trip to the Dome to play Herkimer.

2pm – Class AA Final.  #2 Christian Brothers Academy vs. #1 West Genesee.

Two Class AA football powerhouses do battle at the Dome.  The West Genesee Wildcats (9-0) are coming off of a disappointing 2010 season but have claimed victories over some very tough opponents this year.  CBA (8-1) has cruised since a season opening loss to Mansfield.  CBA may be looking for payback after reaching the Class AA championship game last year only to lose to Baldwinsville in the finals.

5pm – Class B Final.  #5 Oneida vs. #2 Chittenango.

The upset minded Oneida Indians (6-3) continue their run through the playoffs, deafeating a 4th seeded Mexico team and a #1 seeded Cazenovia team along the way.  Oneida will have one more undefeated team to beat if they hope to win the Class B title as the Chittenango Bears (9-0) look to cap off a perfect season.

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