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Dick Gallagher Hosts Annual Awards Banquet

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AMHERST, N.Y.-Saturday afternoon at Classics V in Amherst Dick Gallagher held his annual football awards banquet.

Over 500 people packed the banquet room at Classics V to see more than 200 awards handed out. Dick Gallagher told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar what he considers the most important award. "I think the biggest is the scholar athlete of the year and this year  it goes to Jacob Caldwell from Frewsburg. He's just off the charts with what he's been able to accomplish."

Western New York football continues to grow. In the past five years Section 6 has won 10 of the 25 championship games. Randolph was the only team from the Section to win a state championship this year but Sweet Home and Orchard Park made it to the championship game. Randolph also won state titles in 2005 and 2009.

Two On Your Side's Adam Benigni was among those presenting the awards.

Dick told Stu "too often all the publicity that young people recieve is the negative and I just think that there are so many wonderful people out there that we've been able to recognize them. "

Its the 26th straight year that Dick has presented the football awards banquet.  

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