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2017 All-Western New York football first, second, third teams and honorable mentions

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 West Seneca West 5-11 160 11
OL Will McGennis Canisius 6-3 250 12
OL Tariq Whitaker Cheektowaga 6-2 302 12
OL Jeremiah Sanders South Park 6-3 285 12
OL Kyle Schreader Starpoint 6-2 270 12
OL Bradley Claycomb West Seneca West 6-0 235 12
U Brock Blecha Franklinville/Ellicottville 6-3 195 12
K Brian Strybel Orchard Park 5-11 165 12

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Year
DL Rodney Bailey Hutch-Tech 6-0 150 12
DL Jakwon Ingram Lackawanna 6-1 205 12
DL Jemelle Jones Williamsville South 6-2 210 11
LB Ryan Majerowski Cleveland Hill 6-0 215 12
LB Joseph Andreessen Lancaster 6-0 220 12
LB Ben Damiani Lancaster 6-2 225 12
LB Mike Glinski West Seneca West 6-2 200 10
DB Khalil Horton Lackawanna 5-8 205 12
DB Max Giordano Lancaster 6-1 165 12
DB Dylan Casey Maryvale 5-9 155 12
DB Rashad Law Maryvale 5-11 175 11
P Cole Snyder Southwestern 6-2 200 11

Junior quarterback KeShone Beal led Cheektowaga to Section VI and regional titles this season. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)


Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Year
QB KeShone Beal Cheektowaga 5-8 220 11
RB Jacob Sarow Akron 5-9 160 12
RB Nick Fabrizio Maple Grove 6-3 210 12
RB Jaden Lofton St. Joe’s 5-10 185 11
WR Ray Blackwell Maryvale 5-7 145 12
WR Dayquan Anderson South Park 6-2 190 12
OL Sam Arrington Cleveland Hill 6-0 290 12
OL Brad Currell Canisius 6-4 305 12
OL Noah Turzillo Jamestown 5-8 240 12
OL Jacob Calo Lancaster 6-0 215 12
OL Jordan Holmes North Tonawanda 6-4 265 12
U Jalin Cooper Medina 6-4 185 12
K Josh Clifton West Seneca West 6-1 160 11

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Year
DL Manny Al-Hemyari Cleveland Hill 6-1 225 12
DL Elijah Lewis South Park 6-1 190 11
DL Nick Julian St. Joe’s 6-1 210 12
LB Brett Beetow Lancaster 5-11 180 12
LB Zak Trim Maple Grove 5-11 180 12
LB Nick Costanzo Maryvale 6-0 205 12
LB Jadd Dolegala St. Francis 6-1 200 12
DB Devonte Fountain South Park 5-7 185 12
DB Keenan Ollison Canisius 6-1 180 12
DB London Smith Lackawanna 6-2 155 12
DB Joe Shifflet Williamsville East 5-11 180 12
P Corey Day Iroquois 5-9 150 11

Senior Jayce Johnson and Canisius finished the season ranked as the No. 3 large school in Western New York. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)


Quarterback: Jayce Johnson (Canisius).
Running back: Joe Jamison-11 (Canisius), Thomas Cecere (Grand Island), Anthony Robinson (Starpoint).
Wide receiver: Christian Snell (Alden), Nic Bruce (Orchard Park).
Offensive line: Yianni Hallios (Clarence), Thomas Delahoy (Clymer/Sherman/Panama), Nick Krause (Iroquois), Derek Biscaro (Pioneer), Dan Thomeer (Williamsville South).
Utility: Jon Stevens-11 (Clarence).
Kicker: Jayden Schultz-11 (Jamestown).

Defensive line: Terrance Bass (Cheektowaga), Robert Rice (Lackawanna), Walt Woodarek (Franklinville/Ellicottville).
Linebacker: Taivaughn Roach-11 (Cheektowaga), Miles Haynes (McKinley), Mike Rigerman-11 (Pioneer), Jayon Renfro-11 (South Park).
Defensive back: Jacob Maurino (West Seneca East), Dylan Kelly-11 (Williamsville North), Melique Straker (St. Francis), Bryan Ball-11 (West Seneca West).
Punter: Ed Bianco (Williamsville North).

Maryvale sophomore Connor Desiderio is one of 11 quarterbacks who were All-WNY honorable mention selections. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)


Quarterback: Connor Desiderio-10 (Maryvale), Steve Frerichs-11 (Wilson), Brandon Gross (Newfane), Deabeyon Humphrey-11 (South Park), Casey Kelly-11 (St. Joe’s), Ryan Mansell (Lancaster), Joe Nusall-11 (Wmsv. North), Izaiah Rhim-11 (Medina), Cam Sionko-11 (Grand Island), Noble Smith (Lackawanna), Easton Tanner-11 (Maple Grove).

Running back: Kaiyer Fields-11 (McKinley), Ugene Harrison-11 (Albion), Quantavis Kleckley-11 (Dunkirk), Nash Nelson (Maple Grove), D’Jae Perry-10 (St. Mary’s), Syveon Ralands (Niagara Falls), John Speyer-11 (West Seneca West), Clarence Thomas-10 (South Park), Dylan Vincent (Olean).

Wide receiver: Chad Biersbach (Depew), R.J. Brandon (Canisius), Jesse Broad (West Seneca West), Sam Erickson (Franklinville/Ellicottville), Zane Johnson (Grand Island), Andrew Pumford (Jamestown).

Linemen: Stephen Boyd Jr.-11 (Cardinal O’Hara), Greg Braswell-11 (South Park), Cameron Dabill (St. Joe’s), Nick DeLuca (Canisius), Frank DePalma (Grand Island), Rob Giancarlo-11 (Sweet Home), Jacob Michalski (Lancaster), C.J. Ozolins-10 (St. Mary’s), Joseph Powers-11 (Lew-Port), Syquan Ralands (Niagara Falls), Carter Russo (Maple Grove), Liam Scheuer-10 (West Seneca West), Ben Schoenle-11 (Canisius), Spencer Slachetka (Iroquois), Kanin Tanner (Jamestown).

Kicker: Tristian Vanderberg-11 (Canisius).

Utility: Alex Card-11 (Southwestern), Maurice Robertson-11 (Sweet Home).

Linebacker: Nick Anzalone (Grand Island), Scott Becht-11 (Wmsv. North), Vinny Catanzaro (Wmsv. North), Shaun Dolac-11 (W. Seneca East), Cody Fouts (Lew-Port), Dylan McDuffie (Sweet Home), Ray Miranda (Canisius), Joel Nicholas-11 (Canisius), Julian Nixon (Newfane), Michael Pataky-10 (Orchard Park), Robbie Penhollow-11 (Cassadaga Valley/Falconer), Icar Simon-11 (Olean), Kevin Steele (Wmsv. East), Parker Valvo (Iroquois), Danny Wagner (Wmsv. East), Tywon Wright-10 (Dunkirk).

Defensive back: Dylan Bieler (Orchard Park), Alekzander Bryant (Cheektowaga), Nick Huber (Wmsv. South), Nick Kieffer (Wmsv. East), Mason Lewis (Medina), Sam Mazzara (Starpoint), Alec Miller (Wmsv. South), Jacob Reger (Clarence), Jordan Snyder (JFK), Colton Stetz-11 (Eden/North Collins).

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