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Grand Island's Cecere earns Prep Talk Football Player of Week

The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Thomas Cecere of Grand Island.

The senior helped the Vikings defeat Starpoint for the first time in four years and snap the Class A North defending champion's 17 game-winning streak against division opponents. Cecere rushed for 203 yards, scoring on runs of 5, 13 and 5 yards. He also returned an interception 64 yards for a touchdown in the 33-7 victory at Gene Masters Field.

In order to be considered for the honor, candidates must be among the Connolly Cup/ADPRO Sports top performers for the week.

Other Connolly Cup/ADPRO Sports nominees for this past week are:

* Franklinville/Ellicottville's Brock Blecha (125 rushing yards, 3 TD; 189 passing yards, 1 TD)

* Dunkirk's Devaun Farnham-DeJesus (12 rushes, 198 yards, 3 TDs)

* McKinley's Kaiyer Fields (124 rushing yards, 1 TD)

* Newfane's Brandon Gross (completed 6 of 8 passes for 109 yards and two TDs; 10 rushes for 77 yards and three scores)

* Canisius' Jayce Johnson (10 of 16 passing, 151 yards, 2 TDs)

* Williamsville North's Dylan Kelly (5 catches, 142 yards and 2 TDs)

* Williamsville North's Marquel Wells (12 rushes, 180 yards, 2 TDs)

* Iroquois' C.J.Perillo (32 rushes, 195 yards, 2 TDs)

* Albion's Bryce Pritchard (90 punt return TD; 9-12 passing, 96 yards, 1 TD)

* Orchard Park's Jack Sharp (12 for 13 passing, 195 yards, 4 TDs)

* Williamsville East's Colson Skorka (154 passing yards, 2 TDs)

* South Park's Clarence Thomas (153 yards rushing, 2 TDs)

* Cleveland Hill's Aaron Wahler (15 rushes, 103 yards, 3 TDs)

* Amherst's Ja'kye Womack (153 yards passing, 2 TDs)

* Silver Creek/Forestville's Tom Galfo (no stats reported)

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