2. Silver Creek/Forestville
5. Falconer/Cassadaga Valley
Offensive Players of the Year
Cole Snyder, Southwestern
Alex Card, Southwestern
Austin Eggleston, Silver Creek/Forestville
Defensive Players of the Year
Faizon Munir, Southwestern
Pat Walsh, Allegany-Limestone
Lineman of the Year
Brice Lowe, Southwestern
Jake Giardini, Allegany-Limestone
Jiyah Mentley-Peters, Gowanda
Robbie Penhollow, Flaconer/Cassadaga Valley
Macadam Gadewaltz, Silver Creek/Forestville
Underclassmen of the Year
Cole Snyder, Southwestern
Andrew Musacchio, Gowanda
Trojans in Jehuu Caulcricks first year recorded an 8-2 mark and lost in the sectional championship to Cleveland Hill. Return All-WNY candidate in JR QB Cole Snyder. Other key players include Alex Card, Brian Burns, Chris Quinn, Luke Heil, Faizon Munir and Jake Hnastyzn. Will challenge for league and sectional titles. First 2 games are at Chautauqua Lake and Silver Creek/Forestville. Offense was explosive in 2016 scoring 320 pts. Key to season will be play of line.
Head Coach: Jehuu Caulcrick (8-2-0, 1yr)
Assistant Coaches: Aaron Emley, Mark Arnold, John Kinder, Chris Case, Dave Emley, Jake Burkholder, Bryan Bucklin
2016 Varsity Record: 8-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 6, Defense is 7.
Key Players: Cole Snyder, Alex Card, Brian Burns, Chris Quinn, Luke Heil, Jake Hnastyzn, Faizon Munir
Key Losses: Chris Johnson, Ben Brooks, Wyatt Perry
SILVER CREEK/FORESTVILLE BLACK KNIGHTS
Black Knights had an excellent season in 2016 with a 6-2 record. Moved up to Class C South for this season. Sean Helmer does an excellent job and has a record of 63-36-0 in 11 yrs. Key players include Austin Eggleston, Macadam Gadewaltz, Chandler Eggleston, and Luke Szumigala. Open with Wilson and Southwestern. Eggleston is a candidate for 1,000 yards rushing. Key to season will be play of QB. Will be in playoffs.
Head Coach: Sean Helmer (63-36-0, 11yrs)
Assistant Coaches: Wayne Griem, Scot Greenough, Greg Greenough
2016 Varsity Record: 6-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 5
Key Players: Austin Eggleston, Macadam Gadewaltz, Luke Szumigala, Chandler Eggleston
Key Losses: Bill Seiders, Cam Steeprock, Noah Radack
2016 JV Record: 3-5-0
Gators disappointed in 2016 but should improve this season. Key players for Paul Furlong squad include Pat Walsh, Logan Klice, Jake Giardini, Tom Moran, and Jake Lipperi. Return 7 starters on offense and 8 on defense. Open with Olean and Portville first 2 games. Key to season will be to put points on board and play of line.
Head Coach: Paul Furlong (29-32-0, 7yrs)
Assistant Coaches: Glenn Anderson and Dave McCauley
2016 Varsity Record: 3-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 7, Defense is 8.
Key Players: Pat Walsh, Jake Giardini, Michael Nye, Tom Moran, Logan Klice, Jake Lippert.
Key Losses: Marcus Grove and Logan Ganoung
GOWANDA/PINE VALLEY PANTHERS
Panthers had an excellent season last year compiling 6 wins, making playoffs and achieving honors for Kameron Alexander and Gilberto Ortiz. Sean Gable only had 20 on his roster last season and 11 graduated. Key players include Robbie Chadwick, Jiyah Mentley-Peters, Andrew Musacchio, Caleb Maloney, and Adam Sisti. Have tough matchup in Week 1 at Maple Grove. Keys to season will be play of QB and line. Jayvees recorded a 7-1 mark in 2016 and talent will help Panthers team this season.
Head Coach: Sean Gabel (25-59, 9yrs)
Assistant Coaches: Rick Webber and Tony Puntillo
2016 Varsity Record: 6-3-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 3, Defense is 5
Key Players: Robbie Clutter, Andrew Musacchio, Caleb Maloney, Adam Sisti, and Jiyah Mentley-Peters.
Key Losses: Kameron Alexander, Gilberto Ortiz, and Marcus Jones.
2016 JV Record: 7-1-0
Cassadaga Valley/Falconer Golden Cougars
Golden Cougars look to improve on last year’s 3 wins. Key players include Robbie Penhollow, Connor Crabtree, Daniel Torres, Adam Goot and Chris Dutton.Only graduated 6 players with 20 returning to this year’s team. Open with CSP (at Panama) and Gowanda/PV defense allowed 252 pts in 2016. Key to season will be to put points on board.
Head Coaches: Jeff Smith (4-13-0, 2yrs)
Assistant Coaches: Tim Wissman, Joel Sopak, Joe Mistretta, Bryan Voorhies, Mark Peterson
2016 Varsity Record: 3-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense is 5, Defense is 6
Key Players: Robbie Penhollow, Connor Crabtree, Daniel Torres, Adam Goot, Chris Dutton
Key Losses: Brandon Chamberlin and C.J. Kubera
QB – Cole Snyder, Southwestern
RB – Tom Moran, Allegany-Limestone
RB – Austin Eggleston, Silver Creek/Forestville
RB – Caleb Maloney, Gowanda
WR – Robbie Chadwick, Gowanda/Pine Valley
WR – Alex Card, Southwestern
OL – Jake Giardini, Allegany-Limestone
OL – Chandler Eggleston, Silver Creek/Forestville
OL – Daniel Torres, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley
OL – Chris Quinn, Southwestern
OL – Andrew Musacchio, Gowanda/Pine Valley
RS – Macadam Gadewaltz, Silver Creek/Forestville
DL – Michael Nye, Allegany-Limestone
DL – Luke Szumigala, Silver Creek/Forestville
DL – Jake Hnastyzn, Southwestern
LB – Robbie Penhollow, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley
LB – Adam Sisti, Gowanda/Pine Valley
LB – Pat Walsh, Allegany-Limestone
DB – Connor Crabtree, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley
DB – Brian Burns, Southwestern
DB – Faizon Munir, Southwestern
DB – Caleb Mahoney, Gowanda/Pine Valley
© 2017 WGRZ-TV