ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Clarence’s defense forced six turnovers in the first half, David Van Horn scored four rushing touchdowns, and the Red Devils secured the Section VI Class A football championship with a 43-16 victory against Lockport on Thursday night at Highmark Stadium.

Clarence (11-0) has set a school record for victories in winning its third sectional title, and first since 2010.

Ranked No. 9 in the state in Class A, the Red Devils advance to play the Section V champion in a Far West Regional playoff game next Friday night at Williamsville South, attempting to reach the state semifinals for the first time in history.


Jonah Bronstein joined the WIVB squad in 2022 as a digital sports reporter. The Buffalonian has covered the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Bisons, colleges, high schools and other notable sporting events in Western New York since 2005, for publications including The Associated Press, The Buffalo News, and Niagara Gazette. Read more of his work here.