Canisius defeating Stepnic (Long Island) to win the first NYS Catholic Association title in 2014 and defeating Cardinal Hayes in 2016 to win another state championship.
Michael Tarbutt, Canisius K, being selected to the USA Today All-American second football team in 2013.
Chad Kelly, St. Joe’s, becoming the first player in WNY and NYS to pass for 2000 yards and rush for 1000 yards in a season (2010).
South Park becoming the first City of Buffalo team to win a state championship in 2015.
Section VI winning 4 state championships in 2008 and 2009.
Randolph becoming the first WNY team to win 5 state championships.
Jamestown winning the first state title in 1993.
Sweet Home had a win streak of 69 consecutive games against Section VI opponents which ended in 2013.
Canisius head football coach John Barnes winning 287 games.
Orchard Park playing in the Class AA sectional championship in 11 of 12 years (2001-2012) with a 8-3 record.
Lackawanna, Randolph, Southwestern and Sweet Home winning 2 consecutive state championships.
Buffalo Bills affording WNY players the opportunity of playing for sectional titles at New Era Field.
Randolph winning 3 consecutive state championships from 2012 to 2014.
St. Francis defeating nationally ranked Ignatius in 2004.
Canisius’ win streak of 43 games which ended in 1977.
Canisius defeating St. Joe’s 17-16 in 1997 to break a 16 game losing streak to the Marauders.
Gary Castine, St. Joe’s QB, throwing for 8 touchdowns against Bishop Turner in 1969.
Jake Sisson, Jamestown QB, throwing for 3184 yards in 2013.
Aaron Leeper, Jamestown RB, scored 47 touchdowns in 2000 to lead the Red Raiders to a Class AA state championship.
Blake Haubeil, Canisius K, being selected to the USA Today All-American first team in 2016.
Jerry Hickson, St. Francis QB, passed for the most yards in a career with 7610 yards, a Western New York record.
Joe Licata, Williamsville South QB, passed for a WNY record of 87 touchdowns in his career (2008-2010).
155 WNY Alumni have played professional football with the majority in the NFL.
WNY high school football teams have won 23 state football championships.
From 2012-2016, Section VI football had the most first team All-State players and was in the top 2 sections for most players on All-State teams.
Sweet Home played in 10 consecutive Class A sectional championships, winning 7 and losing 3 from 2005-2014.
Randolph since 2005 played in 7 sectional championship games, winning 6 and losing 1.
Since 2008, Southwestern played in 7 sectional championships winning 3.
Depew, Amherst, All-High, Riverside, Starpoint, Grand Island, Niagara Falls, Southwestern, Clarence, St. Joe’s, St. Francis, Canisius, Sweet Home, Jamestown, Williamsville East, Williamsville North, and Williamsville South building some outstanding athletic complexes.
Maple Grove playing in 7 consecutive Class D sectional championships from 2011 through 2017 winning 5 and losing 2.
Section VI sweeping 5 games in the state quarterfinals vs. Rochester teams in 2017.
Joe West from Lackawanna, Isaiah McDuffie from Bennett, Jehuu Caulcrick from Clymer and Ray Braxton from Lackawanna being selected to the Buffalo News All-WNY first team for 3 years.