WNY High School Football 2012 Top Stories of the Year

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- Canisius won the Msgr. Martin Association Championship and were ranked number one in the NYS Class AA Poll

- Randolph won its third State title defeating Tuckahoe 28-7 in Pat Slater's last game as head coach.  The Cardinal mentor achieved a 213-99-4 record in 33 years.  The Cardinals finished as the number one Class D team in NYS.  Congratulations to Pat on his retirement and outstanding coaching career. 

- Sweet Home made it to the Class A State title game before losing to Burnt Hills.  The Panthers won their sixth consecutive Class A Sectional title and are 68-4 the past six years. 

- Orchard Park, Sweet Home, Alden, Cleveland Hill, Randolph, and Ellicottville/West Valley won Sectional Championships.

- Franklin Spina, St. Joseph's was selected Msgr. Martin Scholar Athlete of the Year and Frewsburg's Jacob Caldwell was selected Section VI Football Scholar Athlete.

- Canisius won their first Buffalo News Large School Poll while Alden won the Small School Poll for the third consecutive year.

- Qadree Ollison, Canisius, JR, RB and Ryan Hunter, SR Lineman were selected Co-Players of the Year by the Buffalo News.

- Alden lost to Maine- Endwell in the Class B State Semi- Finals.  The Spartan's won the State Title defeating Glen Falls.  The Bulldogs finished with an 11-1 record and were 31-3 the past 3 years.  The 3 losses were to eventual State Champions, Hornell 2010, 2011, and Maine- Endwell this year.

- Michael Torrillo, Sweet Home, SR QB passed for 2427 yards this season and recorded the third best record ever for most yards passing in one season.  His father Mike is an Assistant Coach with the Panthers who made All-WNY First Team in 1983 as a wide reciever at Sweet Home.

- Maurice Howie, South Park QB passed for 2041 yards and 23 TD's in 2012.  The JR has passed for over 1000 yards in each of his 3 seasons.  If Maurice throws for 1000 yards in 2013, he will become the first WNY player ever to pass for 1000 yards in 4 consecutive years. 

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