Ellicottville’s bid for a second Section 6 boys soccer championship in htree years begins on Saturday, as coach Matt Finn’s Eagles earned the first seed in the Class D playoffs.

Section 6 had four Class D teams this year, meaning all advance to the semifinals. Seeded first, Ellicottville (9-6-1) plays No. 4 Franklinville on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m. in Eden. The Eagles beat their CCAA East division rivals twice this year, 7-0 and 6-0. The winner of that game plays either No. 2 Pine Valley or No. 3 North Collins for the sectional title on Friday, Oct. 26 for a chance to advance to the Far West Regional against Section 5.

Finn’s teams have won the Section 6 Class D championship in 2013 and 2015.

Randolph, meanwhile, is the third seed in Section 6 Class C. Coach Dave Levandowski’s Cardinals (7-8-1, 5-4-1) play host to No. 6 Chautauqua Lake on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. With a win Randolph would play either No. 2 Westfield-Brocton or No. 7 Silver Creek/Forestville in the semifinals on Monday, Oct. 22, at Pioneer Central School.

Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley earned the No. 12 seed in Class B-2. The War Wolves (3-8-5) were set to visit No. 5 Lafayette on Tuesday afternoon. The winner of that matchup would play either No. 4 Wilson or No. 13 Burgard on Thursday in the quarterfinals at the higher seed.

SECTION 6 PLAYOFFS

(all games 3:30 p.m. unless noted)

CLASS B-2

Tuesday’s First Round

9. Akron (2-8-2) at 8. Leonardo da Vinci (4-6)

13. Burgard (1-9) at 4. Wilson (10-4-1)

12. Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley (3-8-5) at 5. Lafayette (8-5-1), 5:30 p.m.

10. Eden (3-9-1) at 7. Royalton-Hartland (8-6-2), 6:30 p.m.

11. Falconer/Cassadaga Valley (3-12) at 6. MST Prep (7-6)

Thursday’s Quarterfinals

Leonardo da Vinci/Akron winner at 1. Olmsted (14-1)

Wilson/Burgard winner vs. Lafayette/Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley winner, at higher seed

Royalton-Hartland/Eden winner at 2. Southwestern (15-0-1)

MST Prep/Falconer/Cassadaga Valley winner at 3. Allegany-Limestone (15-1)

Saturday’s Semifinals

(at Tonawanda)

Top quarterfinal winners, 2:30 p.m.

Bottom quarterfinal winners, noon

Wednesday’s Championship (Oct. 24)

(at Tonawanda)

Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.

CLASS C

Tuesday’s First Round

9. Frewsburg (1-14) at 8. Riverside (1-14)

Thursday’s Quarterfinals

Riverside/Frewsburg winner at 1. Maple Grove (15-0)

5. Portville (8-7-1) at 4. Holland (6-6-3), 6:30 p.m.

7. Silver Creek/Forestville (2-9-1) at 2. Westfield/Brocton (11-5)

6. Chautauqua Lake (4-10-2) at 3. Randolph (7-8-1)

Monday’s Semifinals (Oct. 22)

(at Pioneer)

Upper quarterfinal winners, 7:45 p.m.

Bottom quarterfinal winners, 5:15 p.m.

Friday’s Championship (Oct. 26)

(at Tonawanda)

Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

CLASS D

Saturday’s Semifinals 

(at Eden)

1. Ellicottville (9-6-1) vs. 4. Franklinville (1-14), 2:30 p.m.

2. Pine Valley (12-4) vs. 3. North Collins (6-8), noon

Friday’s Championship (Oct. 26)

(at Tonawanda)

Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.