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Everything you need to know about the 2017 All-Western New York football team

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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West Seneca West senior Matt Myers is one of only a few Western New York quarterbacks to throw for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000 in the same season. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

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 through his senior year

Buffalo News football Players of the Year history (1977-2017)

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The cover of the 2017 All-Western New York football issue, designed by Jason Baum.


All-WNY first, second, third teams and honorable mentions

Gallery: Presenting the All-WNY first team

First Team Offense

Capsules: Speed and power define this talented unit

QB Matt Myers, West Seneca West, Sr.
RB Aaron Wahler, Cleveland Hill, Jr.
RB C.J. Perillo, Iroquois, Sr.
RB Andrew Hersey, Lancaster, Sr.
WR Paul Woods, Canisius, Sr.
WR Juston Johnson, West Seneca West, Jr.
OL Will McGennis, Canisius, Sr.
OL Tariq Whitaker, Cheektowaga, Sr.
OL Jeremiah Sanders, South Park, Sr.
OL Kyle Schreader, Starpoint, Sr.
OL Brad Claycomb, West Seneca West, Sr.
U Brock Blecha, Franklinville/Ellicottville, Sr.
K Brian Strybel, Orchard Park, Sr.

First Team Defense

Capsules: Unit features hard hitters, shutdown corners and game breakers

DL Rodney Bailey, Hutch-Tech, Sr.
DL Jakwon Ingram, Lackawanna, Sr.
DL Jemelle Jones, Williamsville South, Jr.
LB Ryan Majerowski, Cleveland Hill, Sr.
LB Joe Andreessen, Lancaster, Sr.
LB Ben Damiani, Lancaster, Sr.
LB Mike Glinski, West Seneca West, So.
DB Khalil Horton, Lackawanna, Sr.
DB Max Giordano, Lancaster, Sr.
DB Dylan Casey, Maryvale, Sr.
DB Rashad Law, Maryvale, Jr.
P Cole Snyder, Southwestern, Jr.

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Note: Teams are selected by each league's coaches

2017 All-league football teams

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Third-year coach Mike Vastola (center) led West Seneca West to a perfect 13-0 record and the program's first sectional, regional and state championships. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

Culture change: Mike Vastola pushed all the right buttons during West Seneca West's historic season

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Large Schools: West Seneca West (13-0)/Lancaster (12-1)

Small Schools: Cheektowaga (10-2)

Buffalo News final football poll winners (1981-2017)

Final Buffalo News high school football polls for 2017

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Lancaster's Max Giordano voted catch of the year

All-WNY reader: 2016 All-Western New York football team

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