Zac Boyes of Kenmore West has been selected as The Buffalo News Football Player of the Week for Week 5.
Boyes broke a 50-year-old Ken West record for passing yards in a game. Boyes completed 20-of-29 passes for 424 yards, with four touchdowns and he also rushed for a score for the Blue Devils in a 54-28 win over Niagara Wheatfield.
The Buffalo News Player of the Week is selected from the list of that week’s Connolly Cup/ADPRO Sports top performers.
The other Connolly Cup/ADPRO Week 5 top performers are Andre Augustiniak (South Park), Blake Bielec (Grand Island), Dom Certo (Southwestern), Gino Fontanarosa (Lewiston-Porter), Tra’e Hill (Pioneer), Xzavier Janczylik (St.Francis), Aidan Kennedy (Southwestern), Jason Mansell (Lancaster), Devare Mathis (West Seneca East), Anthony McCarley (Amherst), Chris Ortiz (Dunkirk), Jake Ritts (St.Francis), Isaiah Simmons (West Seneca West), Savon VanSickle (Jamestown) and Callum Wither (St.Joe’s).
• The Trench Trophy nominees for Week 5 are Donovan Cornelius (Canisius), Mason Fritzke (Tonawanda), Nick LaRock (Newfane), Julian Morales (Portville), Brayden Thompson (Wilson) and Kyle Trim (Maple Grove).
These players are eligible for induction into the Trench Trophy Hall of Fame and will be considered for the top senior two-way lineman of the year during the Trophy’s annual Hall of Fame Induction banquet at the end of the season at the Lancaster Elks Lodge.
• The Jim Kelly Underclassmen of the Week are sophomore quarterback Tyler Baker of Canisius and sophomore linebacker Jaylen Butera of Jamestown.
• Here are this week’s Character Athletes of the Week, as sponsored by Cross Training Athletics and Intense Milk. The honorees, who are selected for setting positive examples in speech, conduct, love, faith and integrity of the game are Joe Motz (Alden), Cameron Chandler (Cheektowaga), Slade Murphy (Clarence), Zach Winters (Frewsburg), Dominic Gramza (Grand Island), Adam Hodge (Frontier), Ryan Current (Iroquois), Kameron Melendez (Jamestown), Eddie Vona (Kenmore West), Logan Wendt (Lockport), Kyle Trim (Maple Grove), Junior Swen (McKinley), Mark Wilson (Niagara Falls), Andrew Murphy (O’Hara), Xzavier Janczylik (St. Francis), Sam Murphy (St. Joe’s), Zach Charvet (St. Mary’s) and Scott Hopkins (Williamsville North).