The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Joe Jamison of Canisius.
The junior running back/linebacker played a key role in the Crusaders beating their archrival, St. Joe's, 55-16 in a prime-time televised game from New Era Field on Friday. Filling in for injured starting running back Kenyatta Huston, Jamison rushed nine times for 83 yards and three touchdowns. He also forced three fumbles and finished with eight tackles, including three for losses.
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: John F. Kennedy's James Bailey (14 for 23, 233 yards, 4 TDs), Starpoint's Max Bowden (4 catches, 159 yards, 3 TDs), Franklinville/Ellicottville's Griffin Chudy (2 touchdowns), Cassadaga Valley/Falconer's Connor Crabtree (no stats reported), West Seneca East's Shaun Dolac (162 rushing yards, 1 TD, 10 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries), Maple Grove's Nicholas Fabrizio (no stats reported), Wilson's Steven Frerichs (149 yards passing 1 TD, 1 rushing TD), South Park's Deabeyon Humphrey (11 for 14, 89 yards, 2 TDs), Williamsville South's Jemelle Jones (156 yards, 2 TDs, 10 tackles, two sacks), St. Joe's Casey Kelly (90 yards rushing, 1 TD), Iroquois' Mike King (142 rushing yards, 2 TDs), Cleveland Hill's Brett Kochanski (82 yards rushing, 1 TD), Depew's Joe Pagano (170 passing yards and two TDs, 51 rushing yards and 1 TD), Pioneer's Mike Rigerman (4 carries, 114 yards, 3 TDs, 15 tackles) and Dunkirk's Jaziah Rivera (three total touchdowns).