The following are Dick Gallagher's highlights from the 2017 Kensington Lions Ad Pro All-Star Classic:

A banquet was held on July 25th at Ilio DiPaolo’s with 240 in attendance.

The South won the 42nd annual high school football classic 13-6. South leads the series 23-19.

A total of 63 WNY players played in this year’s Classic.

South’s victory snapped a 3 game win streak for the North.

The win award went to Seven Turpin, South and Raeqwon Greer, North.

The award is named in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Tim Serwinowski, who played football at North Tonawanda but was unfortunately killed in Afghanistan in 2010. The North Tonawanda coaches gave him the nickname “win” due to his extreme hard work on and off the field.

South Coaches

Head Coach: Glen Graham

Assistant Coaches: Kevin Eldridge, Jim Maurino, Justin Ditzel, Chad Kuras, Scott Przbysz

North Coaches

Head Coach: Don Bass

Assistant Coaches: Eric Dixon, John Faller, Mike Faulks, Romel Griggs

Most Points by South in Classic: 37 (1996, 2013)

Most Points by North in Classic: 48 (2012)

Longest Win Streaks: 4 South (1987-1990)

MVPs South:

Defensive: Matt Eldridge, Cleveland Hill

Offensive: Eric Bartnik, Cheektowaga

Lineman: Tyler Biersbach

MVPs North:

Offensive: Raekwon Greer, Canisius

Defensive: Michael Motley, St. Joe’s

Lineman: Sean Kennelly, Canisius

Unsung Players: Alex and Michael Handley, Alden


Raeqwon Greer, Canisius and Eric Bartnik, Cheektowaga

PAT: Casey Jakubczak, East Aurora/Holland

Congratulations to Milt Dickerson and the Kensington Lions for an excellent event for WNY high school football. This year’s program was dedicated to John Faller, former Sweet Home head coach, who was head coach four times and assistant for nine times. He retired this year after 30 years and a 217-84-1.

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