The following are Dick Gallagher's pick for the stories to watch as we head into the 2017 Western New York high school football season:
Who will replace the following quarterbacks:
Dillon Janca, Orchard Park
Jerry Hickson, St. Francis
Eric Bartnik, Cheektowaga
Jon Wolf, Depew
Justin Daul, Wilson
Starpoint has achieved a 17-3-0 varsity and 13-1-2 JV record in the past 2 seasons. Will Anthony Robinson, Mike Parisse, and Aaron Chase lead the Spartans to play in another sectional title game?
Will Maple Grove be in a sectional championship game for the 7th consecutive year?
With Bennett being moved up to Class AA, will the Tigers compete for being in a sectional title game for the 4th consecutive year in 4 different classes (B, C, A, AA)?
Will the sudden resignation of Charlie Comerford as head coach at Timon have a negative impact on the Tiger football program?
Jalin Cooper, Medina 6’5, 180 lb WR/DB received 11 scholarship offers from Division I schools. He has committed to the University of Buffalo.
Paul Woods, Canisius senior WR/DB has received scholarship offers from Cincinnati and Boston College.
Matt Myers, senior QB, is a 3 year starter at QB for Timon/St. Jude and in 2 seasons has passed for 3131 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 1592 yards and 27 touchdowns. The senior also averaged 47 yards a punt in 2016.
All of the aforementioned players are contenders for Player of the Year honors.