Here is a web breakdown of our entire 2017 All-Western New York football issue, which hit newsstands on Saturday.
This is the 60th all-star team selected by The News.
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PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tops in his field: Matt Myers made big plays when it mattered most to help West Seneca West win a state championship
Photo gallery of Matt Myers from his sophomore thro…
2017: West Seneca West (13-0)/Lancaster (12-1)
2016: Canisius (10-2)
2015: South Park (12-1)
2014: Canisius (11-0)
2013: Jamestown (10-1)/Canisius (9-2)
2012: Canisius (11-0)
2011: Orchard Park (13-0)
2010: Clarence (10-1)
2009: Sweet Home (13-0)
2008: Orchard Park (13-0)
2007: Orchard Park (11-1)
2006: Iroquois (9-1)
2017 Buffalo News football Player of the Year Matt Myers sat down with The Buffalo News to talk about the memorable moments from this season, his return to West Seneca West from Bishop Timon-St. Jude and why he committed to the University at Buffalo.
A photo gallery look at Myers from his sophomore through his senior year.
Brackets indicate first-place votes
*–Indicates tie in voting
Rank School (Class) Record Points LW
1. West Seneca West*  (A) 13-0 94 3
1. Lancaster*  (AA) 12-1 94 1
3. Canisius  8-4 78 2
4. South Park (A) 9-1 71 5
5. Williamsville North (AA) 9-1 61 4
6. Iroquois (A) 6-3 44 6
7. St. Joe’s 7-5 35 9
8. West Seneca East (A) 5-4 28 7
2017 All-Western New York football teams
A photo gallery look at the 25 members of the All-WNY first team.
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Year
QB Matt Myers West Seneca West 6-4 220 12
RB Aaron Wahler Cleveland Hill 6-0 215 11
RB C.J. Perillo Iroquois 5-10 188 12
RB Andrew Hersey Lancaster 5-6 165 12
WR Paul Woods Canisius 6-2 185 12
WR Juston Johnson…
School: Hutch-Tech Position: DL
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 150 Year: Senior
Solid athlete with a great work ethic got after ball carriers for an Engineers team that yielded the third-fewest points in Class AA and sixth-fewest among all large schools in Section VI. Bailey finished with 86 tackles, including 25 for losses, and ranked second in WNY in sacks with 13.5…
School: West Seneca West Position: QB
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 215 Year: Senior
Repeat Connolly Cup finalist earns his second straight All-WNY first team honor this time as quarterback. University at Buffalo commit passed for nearly 2,400 yards and rushed for 1,037 to finish with 3,434 all-purpose yards and 46 total touchdowns, including 24 passing. He totaled five …
Note: Teams are selected by each league's coaches
Offensive Player of the Year: Jayce Johnson (Canisius).
Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Julian (St. Joe’s).
Special Teams Player of the Year: Tristian Vandenberg-11 (Canisius).
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Yr.
QB Casey Kelly St. Joe’s 11
RB Jaden Lofton St. Joe’s 11
RB Kenyatta Hu…
*–Indicates co-Players of the Year
Matt Myers, West Seneca West
Isaiah McDuffie, Bennett
Tyree Brown, South Park
TJ Wheatley, Canisius
Jake Sisson, Jamestown
Ryan Hunter, Canisius*
Qadree Ollison, Canisius*
Chad Kelly, St. Joe’s
Joe Licata, Williamsville South
Proper reads and making correct decisions are the responsibility of the quarterback. So too are finding ways to make plays at key moments in a football game.
West Seneca West's Matt Myers did it better than anyone else, which is why the senior signal-caller has been chosen as the 2017 Buffalo News Player of the Year.
Myers' selection headlines the 60th edition of the…
The 25 players named to the All-Western New York first team sat down with The Buffalo News to discuss who they're thankful for and their most memorable moments of their high school careers.
You can view photos and capsules of the complete first team here.
West Seneca West ended every last practice before a game the same exact way this season.
The offense took a knee in victory formation because that’s how the Indians planned on ending each game.
That’s quite the change in mentality for a program that came into the season having missed the Section VI playoffs 12 straight years.
But this team was different.
Another stellar high school football season is in the books, and the 59th edition of the All-Western New York team has been announced. Here's a web breakdown of our entire 2016 All-WNY football issue, which appeared in Saturday's Buffalo News.
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PLAYER OF THE YEAR
It's in his blood: Bennett's Boston College-bound Isaiah McDuffie becomes the second member of hi…
Here's a breakdown of our entire 2015 All-Western New York football issue:
The entire team, from first team through honorable mentions, is listed at the bottom of this post.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyree Brown, South Park
Story by Miguel Rodriguez
News Player of the Year history (from 1977-2015)
Offense (Capsules by Miguel Rodriguez)
QB Tyree Br…