The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Jacob Maurino of West Seneca East.
Maurino rushed 14 times for 175 yards and four touchdowns and also caught his team's only pass attempt of the game, scoring on an 82-yard play. On defense he recorded two sacks as West Seneca East rolled past Lake Shore, 41-0.
In order to be considered for the weekly honor, candidates must be among the nominees for the Connolly Cup.
Other Connolly Cup nominees for this past week include: Josh Brooks of Starpoint (three catches, 98 yards, two touchdowns, eight tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery), Aaron Chase of Starpoint (10-for-16 passing, 189 yards, three TDs), Connor Desiderio of Maryvale (8-for-12 passing, 94 yards; one rushing TD), Chad Dunbar of Newfane (no stats), Logan Klice of Allegany-Limestone (200 yards rushing, two TDs), Juston Johnson of West Seneca West (five receptions, 134 yards, one TD, one interception, three tackles), Tony Maple of Burgard (7-for-10 passing, 165 yards, three TDs; 77 yards rush), Caleb Maloney of Gowanda/Pine Valley (19 rush, 183 yards, two TDs), Ryan Mansell of Lancaster (10-for-11 passing, 301 yards, three TDs), Dylan McDuffie of Sweet Home (five catches, 70 yards, TD; seven rushes, 32 yards), C.J. Perillo of Iroquois (29 carries, 207 yards, TD), Devin Pope of Chautauqua Lake (7-for-19 passing, 126 yards, two TDs; one rushing TD), Cam Sionko of Grand Island (19-for-26 passing, 245 yards, three TDs), Aaron Smith of Bennett (10-of-22 passing, 285 yards, three TDs), Dylan Vincent of Olean (13 rush, 107 yards, TD).