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West Seneca West head football coach Mike Vastola is one of 32 high school coaches nominated by the NFL teams for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, the NFL announced Thursday. Coaches are nominated for the national award for their "character and integrity, leadership and dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety and on-fiel…

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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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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. Follow…

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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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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…