Dick Gallagher's Best of the Best After Week 5

Congratulations to the following high school football players for being selected as Dick Gallagher's "Best of the Best" after week 5 of the regular season:



Top Performances 2016 Game through Week 5

Most Yards Rushing: 318 – Ian Baker, Springville

Most TDs: 6 – Ian Baker, Springville; Cordell O’Brien, Frewsburg

Most TDs Passing: 5 – Izaiah Rhim, Medina

Most YDs Passing: 355 YDs – Connor Buzby, Grand Island

Most Receptions: 11 – Justin Johnson, Timon/St. Jude; Duane Robertson, Hutch Tech

Most Yards Receiving: 239 – L.G. Castillo, Lancaster; 250 – Gerald Bratton, Riverside

Most TDs Receiving: 3 – Jarius Huggins, Williamsville North; Jalin Cooper, Medina

Longest Kickoff for a TD: 96 YDs – Nate Faller, Sweet Home

Longest Field Goal: 34 Yds – Anthony Arguelles, McKinley

Most Field Goals: 1 – several players

Most Sacks: 3 – several players

Most Interceptions: 3 – Anthony Maniscalco, Williamsville North

Most Tackles: 24 – Trevor Micek, Maple Grove

Most PTs Scored: 36 – Ian Baker, Springville, Todd Thompson, Pioneer, Cordell O’Brien, Lancaster

Most PTs Scored (Team): 65 – Cheektowaga

Most Kicks Returned for TDs: 2 – Jacey Jakubczak, East Aurora/Holland

Most Fumbles Returned for TD’s: 2 – Matt Eldridge, Cleveland Hill

Longest Overtime: 3 – Cassadaga Valley/Falconer VS. Allegany-Limestone, Pioneer VS. Olean


Underclassmen of the Week

Jayce Johnson, Canisius

Kayier Fields, McKinley

Joe Torrillo, Sweet Home

Melik Early, Cheektowaga

Miles Haynes, McKinley

Josh Foster, Williamsville South

Jalin Cooper, Medina

Anthony Robinson, Starpoint

Trent Gray, Frewsburg

Austin Eggleston, Silver Creek/Forestville

Ryan Mansell, Lancaster

Retsen Daley, St. Francis

Faisal Ahmadi, Kenmore West

Matt Myers, Timon/St. Jude

Connor Desiderio, Maryvale

Dylan Casey, Maryvale

Matt Kitcho, Wilson


Dick Gallagher’s “Elite 11”

Ryan Mansell, Lancaster

LG Castillo, Lancaster

Dillon Janca, Orchard Park

Miles Haynes, McKinley

Tajay Ahmed, Starpoint

Cordell O’Brien, Frewsburg

Trevor Micek, Maple Grove

Justin Daul, Wilson

Jacob Michalski, Lancaster

Matt Myers, Timon/ St. Jude

Faisal Ahmadi, Kenmore West


Top Ten Defenders

Miles Haynes, McKinley

Jack Steinmetz, Williamsville South

Tajay Ahmed, Starpoint

Trevor Micek, Maple Grove

John Domes, Springville

Eric Neace, Medina

Sean Kloss, Clarence

Matt Kitcho, Wilson

Dylan Marsh, CSP

Mason Jaroslawsky, Lancaster


Special Teams Players of the Week

Joe Dotterweich, North Tonawanda

Anthony Arguelles, McKinley

Alex Card, Southwestern

Brad Benson, Maple Grove

Garrett Boldt, Olean

Brayden Herdle, Iroquois

Jalin Cooper, Medina

Richard Wagner, West Seneca East

Retsen Daley, St. Francis


Dick Gallagher’s Fantasy Football Team

QB – Cordell O’Brien, Frewsburg

QB – Eric Bartnik, Cheektowaga

RB – Ian Baker, Springville

RB – Bill Seiders, Silver Creek/Forestville

RB – Matt Eldridge, Cleveland Hill

WR – Nate Faller, Sweet Home

WR – Jalin Cooper, Medina

WR – LG Castillo, Lancaster

K – Richard Wagner, West Seneca East


Unbeaten Teams

Lancaster 5-0

Clarence 5-0

Starpoint 5-0

Medina 5-0

Cheektowaga 5-0

Olean 5-0

Maple Grove 5-0

Canisius 5-0

Silver Creek 5-0


Unsung Players

Juan Damas, Dunkirk

Mason Mastrangelo, Lancaster

Joe Pandolfi, Sweet Home

Andre Walker, South Park

Ian Dolac, West Seneca East

Preston Hutchinson, Franklinville/Ellicottville

Sean Kloss, Clarence

Zak Trim, Maple Grove

Dan Thomeer, Williamsville South


Coaches of the Week

Class AA North:
Mark Layer, Clarence

Class AA South:
Eric Rupp, Lancaster

Class A North:
Al Cauagnaro, Starpoint

Class A South:
Jim Maurino, West Seneca East

Class B East:
Adam Tardiff, Lackawanna

Class B South:
Eric Jantzi, Springville
Mike Saratori, Dunkirk

Class B West:
Mike Fatta, Cheektowaga
Jeff Bucceri, Maryvale

Class C North:
Bill Atlas, Wilson

Class C South:
Jehuu Caulcrick, Southwestern

Class D:
Curt Fischer, Maple Grove
Sean Helmer, Silver Creek

MSGR Martin Association:
Jerry Smith, St. Francis


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