The following are Dick Gallagher’s picks for his best of the best after week 13 of the 2017 Western New York high school football season:

Underclassmen of the Week:

Mike Glinski, West Seneca West

Bryan Ball, West Seneca West

Josh Clifton, West Seneca West

Easton Tanner, Maple Grove

Carson Christ, Maple Grove

Liam Scheuer, West Seneca West

Kyle Haettich, West Seneca West

Juston Johnson, West Seneca West

Tristian Vanderberg, Canisius

Mitch Klima, Lancaster

Dick Gallagher’s Elite 12:

Bryan Ball, West Seneca West

Zak Trim, Maple Grove

Mike Glinski, West Seneca West

Matt Myers, West Seneca West

Jayce Johnson, Canisius

R.J. Brandon, Canisius

Ryan Mansell, Lancaster

Joe Andreessen, Lancaster

Ben Damiani, Lancaster

Brett Beetow, Lancaster

Unsung Players of the Week:

Jesse Broad, West Seneca West

Josh Karmazyn, West Seneca West

Vinny Draper, West Seneca West

Carson Christ, Maple Grove

Brad Currell, Canisius

RJ Brandon, Canisius

Jacob Michalski, Lancaster

Defensive Players of the Week:

Zak Trim, Maple Grove

Carson Crist, Maple Grove

Truman Purslow, Maple Grove

Carter Russo, Maple Grove

Joe Jamison, Canisius

Josh Karmazyn, West Seneca West

Bradley Claycomb, West Seneca West

Mike Glinski, West Seneca West

Bryan Ball, West Seneca West

Liam Scheuer, West Seneca West

Joe Andreesen, Lancaster

Brett Beetow, Lancaster

Ben Damiani, Lancaster

Jesse Broad, West Seneca West

Kyle Haettich, West Seneca West

Brad Claycomb, West Seneca West

Josh Wilson, West Seneca West

2018 Contenders For Player of the Year

Joe Jamison, Canisius

Joel Nicholas, Canisius

Jaden Lofton, St. Joe’s

Casey Kelly, St. Joe’s

Keshone Beal, Cheektowaga

Connor Desiderio, Maryvale

Cole Snyder, Southwestern

Aaron Wahler, Cleveland Hill

Javon Thomas, Cleveland Hill

Juston Johnson, West Seneca West

Jon Stevens, Clarence

Rashad Law, Maryvale

Jack Putney, Clarence