Dick Gallagher's Game of the Week: Medina at Lackawanna

Dick Gallagher presents his second game of the week preview for week 2 of the 2016 Western New York high school football season: 



Medina at Lackawanna
Friday, September 9th at 7:00pm.

Medina Head Coach: Eric Valley (38-35-0, 9 years)

Lackawanna Head Coach: Adam Tardif (22-24-0, 5 years)


Medina Key Players:

Jalin Cooper – WR

Jake Cotter – RB

Eric Neace – LB

Dawson Joy – LB

Mason Lewis – DB

Johnny Salone – DB

Izaiah Rhim – QB

Frank Carrasquillo – OL

Tyler Howard - DL


Lackawanna Key Players:

Khalil Horton – RB/DB

London Smith – WR/DB

Marquez Lofton – LB

Shakur Snow – WR/DB

Noble Smith – QB

Paul Brooks – DT

Danny Elvers – LB

Jaeven Nelson – DT

Jacob Kowalski - OL



Medina: Local #8, WGRZ #5

Lackawanna: Local (not rated), WGRZ (not rated)




Average points per game – 56

Points allowed: 24



Average points per game – 0

Points allowed: 23


Keys to Victory:


Win trench battle.
Avoid turnovers.
Limit Horton’s production.
Play 48 minutes.


Avoid penalties.
Limit Cotter’s production.
Prevent Cooper’s big plays.
Win the turnover battle.


QB: Even
RB: Mustangs
WR: Mustangs
L: Even
Def.: Even


Medina scored 56 on Barker with Cotter and Cooper leading the way. Joy and Neace are tackling machines. Steelers disappointed with shutout loss to East Aurora/Holland. They will have to kick start their offense if they stand a chance against the Mustangs.


Medina 24
Lackawanna 12


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(© 2016 WGRZ)


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