NEWS AND NOTES- WEEK 2
Aaron Chase- JR- QB at Starpoint and Cam Slonko JR-QB at Grand Island are both 3 Year Starters
Bryce Morrison who led Randolph to State Football titles is the Starting QB at the University of Alfred. He led the Saxons to Victory over Ithaca in Week 1
A.J. Licata- former ALL-WNY Player at Frontier plays LB at Alfred and is a Division III Pres-Season ALL- AMERICAN
Jazzy Rivera-Dunkirk, Cole Snyeder-Southwestern, Cam Slonko-Grand Island all play 3 sports
Note: Brian Lucinski-Niagara Wheatfield Senior- is one of the top Lineman in WNY. Other Lineman who excel at the position include: Tariq Whitaker-Cheektowaga, Kavon Rogers-McKinley, and Glen Drew-Olean
For all 70 teams combined their was a decrease of only 59 players from the total number of players in 2016
Josh Dahl-former Orchard Park player, ALL WNY Player is playing football at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia
Brian Hillery- McKinley Head Coach is the Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week (Week 1). Congrats to Brian and the Macks for this very deserved recognition. The Macks upset Orchard Park 25-7
Best Kickoff Return- Week 2- Issiah Velez-Dunkirk- 80 yards
Jerry Hickson- St. Francis Alumnus passed for 168 yards and 4 TDs to lead Santa Barbara Community College (CA) to a 56-7 Win over West LA
Surprise Teams: Niagara Wheatfield, Sweet Home, McKinley, Iroquois, Albion, Clymer/Sherman/Panama. Cleveland Hill will have a new Athletic Complex including a turf field by the next fall. Congratulations to the Golden Eagles Administration and School Board for making this happen.
Buffalo Bill Coach of the Week started in 1999. Each week throughout the 2017 season the Bills and ADPRO recognize a Coach of the Week from WNY. The Football program of the Coach will receive a $1,000 Award. At the end of the season a Coach of the Year is chosen from the 11 week Winners. The Football Program of the Coach of the Year receives another $1,000 Award.
The Viking Win over North Tonawanda gave Dean Santurio his 97th Victory. He needs 3 more to reach the coveted 100 mark.
Home cooking: The Officiating at the Canisius @Bishop McDevitt Game left a lot to be desired with several questionable calls against the Crusaders.
Name Trivia: Brooklyn and Manhattan King play for Jamestown this season. Their Sisters name is Queens and their other brothers name is Staten. Amazing but True
Cavin Bowen- Jamestown JR RB/K/DB, was hurt in a scrimmage early in the season but was cleared to play vs Hutch Tech and was a key player for the Red Raiders
Disappointing Teams: North Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, Depew, Randolph/Frewsburg, Springville, and Hutch-Tech
Stat Leader: Passing: Josh Foster- Williamsville South SR QB: 522 Yards and Accounting for 8 TDs
Stat Leader: Rushing: Kaiyer Fields- McKinley JR RB: 463 yards and 6 TDs
Stat Leader: Field Goals: Jayden Schultz- 3
City of Buffalo Teams have a 5-5 Record after 2 Weeks
With Jayden Schultz Kicking and Gavin Bowen Punting, Jamestown appears to have the Best kicking Game in WNY
Next Week Medina opens the home portion of the schedule in newly renovated Veteran's Memorial Park against traditional Niagara-Orleans League opponent, the Newfane Panthers. The Vet's Park playing field has been resurfaced for the first time since Median became the first WNY school with the next-generation artificial turf in 2002. The new surface features Field Turf, and the park also includes the largest video board among new York State high Schools-momentarily, as Baldwinsville's new video board will be installed some time this season. Phase 2 of the renovation project will be completed next year, highlighted by completion of permanent bleacher seating and a new press box.
Jim Kelly Underclassmen for Week 2 are:
Offense: Keshone Beal JR QB- Cheektowaga
Defense: Joe Jamison- Canisius Soph LB
In Week one the record for Class AA Teams was 4-7 and for Class C South teams was 1-4
Sweet Home and Cheektowaga were in a Shootout with the Panthers prevailing 40-35. Panthers were 0-8 on 3rd Down conversations and the Warriors recorded 9 Penalties. Both teams will be competing for League and Sectional Titles.
North Tonawanda has given up 89 points in 2 games. The Jacks are in for a long season.
The JV Football Warriors improved their record to 2-0 last week with a 26-20 win over Sweet Home Panthers. the offense was led by Jayden DuBard who had 118 total yards and 3 touchdowns, CJ Boyd had 90 yards, and Imani Reed had 116 total yards and a fumble recovery, including a 76 yard kickoff return for a TD that put the Warriors ahead for good. The defense forced two turnovers and recovered 2 fumbles as well to help close out the Panthers. The week before that the boys traveled to Lew-Port and escaped with a 14-7 week one win over the Lancers. The defense led the way with 3 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries, while Imani Reed led the offense with 184 rushing yards and both Warrior TDs
South Park JV has won 13 consecutive games and have outscored their opponents in 2 games 86-6