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Teams are selected by each league's coaches:  MONSIGNOR MARTIN ALL-CATHOLIC A Offensive Player of the Year: Jake Ritts-10 (St. Francis). Defensive Player of the Year: Reilly Wood (St. Joe’s). Special Teams Player of the Year: Tristan Vandenberg (Canisius). First Team Offense Pos. Name School Yr. QB Micah Brown St. Joe’s 11 RB Xzvaier Janczylik St. Francis 11 …

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As Shaun Dolac kept making play after play for West Seneca East during its New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A semifinal victory against Indian River, a young reporter in the press box uttered the words, “He’s like a machine.” The reason? Dolac hardly ever came off the field. Yet as that game went on, the Trojans’ senior and 6-foot-1, 2…

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Here are the members of the All-Western New York first team offense as selected by The Buffalo News in consultation with Dick Gallagher and area coaches. Aaron Chase School: Starpoint Position: QB Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 170 Year: Senior Intelligent player on and off the field (99 average), the four-year starter matched Joe Licata’s Western New York record for passing to…

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Clymer/Sherman/Panama has been ranked first in the New York State Sportswriters Class D poll all season. The Wolfpack received plenty of love during their season to remember, and now they are the Buffalo News' top small school team. Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s reward for winning the New York State Public High  Schools Athletic Association title in flawless fashion is the…

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*–Indicates co-Players of the Year 2018 Shaun Dolac, West Seneca East 2017 Matt Myers, West Seneca West 2016 Isaiah McDuffie, Bennett 2015 Tyree Brown, South Park 2014 TJ Wheatley, Canisius 2013 Jake Sisson, Jamestown 2012 Ryan Hunter, Canisius* Qadree Ollison, Canisius* 2011 Chad Kelly, St. Joe’s 2010 Joe Licata, Wi…

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The 2018 All-Western New York football team is selected by the Buffalo News with input from Dick Gallagher and area coaches. PHOTOS: Capsules of the first team offense and defense First team offense Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Year QB          Aaron Chase       Starpoint             6-0         170        12 RB          D’Jae Perry          Bennett             …

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The All-Western New York first team defense was selected by The Buffalo News in consultation with Dick Gallgher and area coaches. Trevor Smith School: Pioneer Position: DL Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 240 Year: Senior Trench Trophy finalist and two-way starting lineman helped Panthers to nine-win season, a division title and appearance in the Section VI Class B final. Class …

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Large schools 2018: West Seneca East (11-2) 2017: West Seneca West (13-0)/Lancaster (12-1) 2016: Canisius (10-2) 2015: South Park (12-1) 2014: Canisius (11-0) 2013: Jamestown (10-1)/Canisius (9-2) 2012: Canisius (11-0) 2011: Orchard Park (13-0) 2010: Clarence (10-1) 2009: Sweet Home (13-0) 2008: Orchard Park (13-0) 2007: Orchard Park (11…

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Editor's note: This is part of a series unveiling the All-Western New York football team as chosen by The Buffalo News. The football teams will be released on Friday. Clymer/Sherman/Panama lost in the Section VI football semifinals last season and returned several key players from that team in 2018. It would have been easy to conclude that the Wolfpack would have a v…