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Legislators make friendly wager over Section VI AA football championship


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

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To celebrate the upcoming Section VI AA championship football game at New Era Field between the undefeated Lancaster Legends and the Orchard Park Quakers, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) challenged Legislator John Mills (R-Orchard Park) to a friendly wager.


“The Lancaster Legends have had an outstanding season, which is why I challenged my colleague to a friendly wager over the game. I look forward to watching and wish both teams the best of luck,” said Legislator Morton.


“The Orchard Park Quakers have a lot of talented players that have led them on an incredible run this year. Knowing the caliber of both teams, we can anticipate an exciting game on Saturday,” concluded Legislator Mills.


Should the Lancaster Legends win, Legislator Mills will give chicken wings from Orchard Park’s Cappelli’s Pizza, a longtime supporter of Orchard Park athletics. If the Orchard Park Quakers win the game, Legislator Morton will provide Angel Wings from Lancaster community staple Chrusciki Bakery.


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The Section VI AA championship game will be played 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at New Era Field.