The following are Dick Gallagher's major questions heading into the 2017 Western New York high school football season:
With several key players from last year’s Class B sectional championship graduating, will Dunkirk return to the playoffs?
Will Lancaster dominate Class AA after returning several players from last championship team?
Given his states after 2 years as the Timon/St. Jude QB, will Matt Myers be the top candidate for player of the year honors?
With an 18-4 record in the past 2 seasons, will South Park challenge for the Class A championship?
Will excellent talent in Kaiyer Fields and Miles Haynes spark McKinley to be a playoff contender?
Who will be the starting QB for St. Francis replacing Jerry Hickson?
Will Orchard Park rebound from last year’s 4 losses?
After going undefeated as QB of Cheektowaga’s JV squad in the past 2 seasons, will Keshone Beal spark the Warriors to compete for another Class B league and sectional championship?
Will Canisius after compiling a 30-5 record in 3 years, including 2 state titles reload and compete for another league and state championship?
Will Southwestern will Cole Snyder and Alex Card dominate Class C South?
With Nick Fabrizio on both sides of the ball spark Maple Grove to another Class D title?
Who will be the starting QB for Orchard Park, replacing Dillon Janca?
Will Timon/St. Jude field a varsity football team this season?