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Anyone who has seen Jayce Johnson in action on a basketball court or football field knows he's blessed with unquestioned height and athleticism. But there will be a time when the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Canisius High School graduate is simply enjoying living life to the fullest and not playing sports. That's one of the reasons the former Division I football-commit to Wag…

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Postseason championships have been hard to come by for Park School ever since it went all the way and captured the New York State Federation crown in Class B back in 2015. Perhaps it's fitting, then, that the only holdover from that Pioneers team played a major role in the program's latest championship moment. Behind the MVP performance of senior Brandon Smith, Park …

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Jayce Johnson became the fourth senior member of the Canisius football team to commit to a Division I program when the quarterback announced on Twitter Sunday morning that he's heading to Wagner College on Staten Island. The All-Western New York third team selection threw for 1,764 yards and 18 touchdowns and added a team-high 713 yards and 15 TDs on the ground during h…

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Layup seals Canisius win Canisius boys basketball only had the lead for 19 seconds against Irondequoit, but that’s all the Crusaders needed to continue their undefeated season. Ryan Bradley hit Jayce Johnson with a perfect pass in the closing seconds, setting up a game-winning layup to give Canisius a 48-47 victory against the defending Section V Class A champions. …

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Williamsville South has perhaps one of the best boys basketball talents in the area in Greg Dolan. Though he has the ability to take over games, it's hard to do that against a team that possesses quality talents and depth like Canisius. The Crusaders reminded folks of that during a marquee nonleague contest between the two potential title contenders on the first busy…

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Canisius could only withstand the waves of fresh bodies Archbishop Stepinac threw at it for so long. The Crusaders hung tough for one half of football, but all it took was a dominating 9-minute stretch by their New York City counterpart to derail Canisius’ hopes of becoming the first repeat winner of the New York State Catholic High Schools Athletic Association title. …

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As much as Canisius enjoys the challenge of playing against some of the top football teams that Ohio and Pennsylvania have to offer, it’s never lost on the Crusaders that playing St. Joe’s means a little extra something. The teams meet annually during the regular season and have crossed paths in the playoffs, but the stage doesn’t get any bigger than playing against one…

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PITTSFORD – Jayce Johnson is a luxury the Canisius football team plans to enjoy this season. He's big, athletic, and more importantly he's an experienced starter at the all-important quarterback position. In case anyone forgot, he's also a dangerous playmaker. Johnson flaunted all of his skills Friday night at Pittsford Sutherland High School, as the 6-foot-5, 205-po…

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Canisius High School expects nothing less than a state championship after last season, entering this one as the only defending state champion in Western New York. The Crusaders re-stocked their offense with a trio of playmakers in wide receiver and Rutgers commit Paul Woods, quarterback Jayce Johnson and running back Kenyatta Huston. All three factored heavily in last s…