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West Seneca West senior quarterback and University at Buffalo-commit Matt Myers has been named Class A co-Player of the Year in football by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Myers, the Buffalo News Player of the Year and two-time All-Western New York first-team selection, guided the Indians to their first Section VI and New York State Public High Schools Ath…

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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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The University at Buffalo’s Class of 2018 has a bit of Western New York flavor to it. The Bulls announced 14 initial signees for their incoming recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of a new 72-hour period where recruits can sign early instead of waiting until February. Of those 14 players, three played at area high schools and three more are from the state of…

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The hype surrounding college football’s signing period is no longer confined to February. The suspense now starts before Christmas even hits the calendar. The Class of 2018 is the first to have the opportunity to use a 72-hour window beginning Wednesday to sign their National Letter of Intent or wait for the traditional signing period that starts the first Wednesday of …

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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. * * * 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…

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Matt Myers of West Seneca West earned another accolade following a record-setting season as the senior quarterback was named winner of the 2017 Connolly Cup. An award presented by the Riverside Athletic Club, the Connolly Cup is bestowed upon the top player in Western New York as determined by the Cup committee. This is the 46th year since the award's inception in 1972.…

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnXTsaR1mN0 …

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Matt Myers 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 …

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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…

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SYRACUSE – All season long, West Seneca West's defense has kind of taken a back seat to an offense that has seemingly scored at will against most teams. The points didn't come so easily for West on Friday afternoon against Yorktown, but that ended up being OK. The 'D' handled its business and provided the foundation for the biggest victory in history of West Seneca West…

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ENDICOTT – When Matt Myers and Juston Johnson joined the West Seneca West football program from Bishop Timon-St. Jude over the summer, they and their new teammates set the goal of winning a state championship. It may have seemed lofty considering the Indians hadn't qualified for the postseason in 12 years, but the first-time Section VI champions are one win away from ea…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Matt Myers of West Seneca West. Myers completed 15-of-24 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 18 times for 103 yards and three scores, including the game-winning TD in West Seneca West's 35-28 win over West Seneca East. The triumph, the Indians' first over East since 2011, enabled them to earn a share of the C…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Kaiyer Fields of McKinley. The junior running back rumbled for 313 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Macks to a 25-7 victory at Orchard Park in the first meeting ever between the programs. In order to be considered for the weekly honor, candidates must be among the nominees for the Connolly Cup. Other Week One Con…

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Matt Myers always thought it would be cool to play for his first high school again, but he never envisioned it happening. The University at Buffalo quarterback commit played junior varsity at West Seneca West his freshman year before transferring to Bishop Timon-St. Jude. There, he starred for the last two seasons, earning Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Associati…

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Word of quarterback Matt Myers throwing passes for West Seneca West during a 7-on-7 tournament at Lancaster High School on Tuesday made the rounds on social media. It's something that the University at Buffalo commit will be doing with regularity this football season as the 2016 first team All-Western New York selection announced via Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he …