In the past 6 years, there have been 30 state football championship games: Section VI (WNY) with 11 titles and Section V (Rochester) with 7 titles have won 18 of the titles (with Section VI winning the most championships) during these six years. Section V (23) and Section VI (19) have won a total of 42 during the 96 state titles (or 46% of the championships). This is a tremendous achievement for WNY high school football players and the success can be attributed to outstanding coaches and players.
The Randolph State Title was the 19th overall for Section VI, which now ranks third in State Championships behind Sections 1 & 5. Southern Tier teams have won 11 of 19 titles.
Congratulations to Brent Brown and the Randolph Cardinals for winning the Class D State Title for the 4th time! (2005, 2009, 2012, & 2013)
Section VI has a 19-9 record in State Championship games.
Members of the Buffalo News All-WNY First Team who were also named to the WNY All-Academic Football Team included Jacob Sisson (Jamestown), Chris Doubek (Randolph), Dawson Hillis (Orchard Park), Austin Lauricella (Akron), Brian Stoldt (Alden) and Phil Zobrest (Alden).
Congratulations to Jake Sisson of Jamestown for being selected the Connolly Cup Recipient for 2013!
Most Yards Rushing: 2,536 yards - Chris Doubek, Randolph
Most Touchdowns: 36 - Chris Doubek, Randolph
Most Receptions: 56 - Stephen Carlson, Jamestown
Alden and Depew had the most members on the All-WNY Academic Football team with three each.
Teams of the Year: Randolph and Williamsville North for their resilience, perseverance and success.
Congratulations to Rich Robbins and the Canisius Crusaders for winning the Msgr. Martin Association Championship for the 2nd consecutive year.
Top Winning Streak: 23 games, Randolph
2014 Preseason Players of the Year:
Class AA: Zach Panebianco, Jamestown
Class A: Brandon Smiley, Sweet Home
Class B: Roderick Morrow, Burgard
Class C: Matt McCarthy, Fredonia
Class D: Bryce Morrison, Randolph
Class DD: Jordan Ingerson, Frewsburg
Brad Zaffram, Canisius
T.J. Wheatley, Canisius
Class AA: #4 Jamestown, #5 Canisius, #29 St. Joe's
Class A: #4 Williamsville North, #6, Sweet Home, #24 Grand Island
Class B: #7 Depew, #8 Alden, #14 Burgard
Class C: #5 Cleveland Hill, #10 Fredonia
Class D: #1 Randolph, #2 Maple Grove
Most Passing Yards: 3,184 - Jake Sisson, Jamestown
Upsets of the Year: Williamsville North over Sweet Home, St. Joe's over St. Anthony's.
Congratulations to John DeLuca III of Canisius for being selected Msgr. Martin Football Scholar Athlete of the year and to Ryan Merlau of Pioneer for being selected Section VI Football Scholar Athlete.
Players of the Year:
Class AA: Jake Sisson, Jamestown
Class A: Derick Isler, Williamsville North
Class B: Brian Stoldt, Alden
Class C: Brandon Thomas, Cleveland Hill
Class D: Chris Doubek, Randolph
Class DD: Jacob Short, Panama
Msgr Martin Assn: Nigel Davis, St. Joe's; Qadree Ollison, Canisius
Line of the Year: Randolph: Cody Oldro, Michael Bowers, Jeff Andrews, Pat Kibbe.
Top Offense: Jamestown averaged 52.4 points per game.
Top Defenses: Canisius allowed 43 points in 11 games; Burgard allowed 29 points in 9 games.
Most Versatile Players: Austin Lauricella of Akron, Jacob Haight of Barker/Roy-Hart, Kyle Barna of Medina, Ryan Falsone of Orchard Park, Zack Panebianco of Jamestown, Cameren Smith of Lackawanna, Chad Steinwachs of Williamsville North.
Congratulations to Jeremiah Bill of Hamburg for winning the Trench Trophy as WNY's Lineman of the Year.
Most State Championships: Randolph (4), Jamestown (3), Lackawanna (2), Southwestern (2), Sweet Home (2), Orchard Park (2).
Best Linebackers: Canisius. Williamsville North
Best Cheerleaders: Hamburg
Best Shutdown Corner: Josh Huffman, Canisius
Most Physical Player: Dariell Sanders, Burgard
Ultimate Warrior: Nick "Spartacus" Ames, Williamsville North
Best Drives: Jamestown's win over Orchard Park, Williamsville North's win over Eastridge.
Dynamic Duo: Jake and Nick Ames, Williamsville North
Damon Janes, Brocton/Westfield lost and his life due to an injury in a football game. Our prayers and thoughts continue to go out to the family, friends, teammates and community.
Randolph won the Class D State Title for the second consecutive year and 4th overall. Just how good was Randolph? The Cardinals defeated Tioga 35-6 in a Class D Semi-final matchup. Tioga gave Class C State Champion Chenango Forks its only loss 7-0.
Williamsville North, a 7th seed in the Class A Section Playoffs won Sectional, Farwest and Western Titles before being defeated the championship game by Queensbury at the Carrier Dome. An amazing journey for the Spartans.
Canisius won the Msgr. Martin Championship for the second consecutive year and its third title in 5 years.
Jamestown, Williamsville North, Depew, Cleveland Hill, Randolph and Frewsburg won Sectional Championships.
Jake Sisson, Jamestown's Sr. QB, passed for a WNY record with 3,184 yards in a season and 33 TDs, while rushing for 781 yards and 24 TDs in leading the Red Raiders to averaging 52 points and a Sectional Title. Jake also broke the single game passing record with 508 yards against Kenmore West.
Chris Doubek, Randolph Sr. RB, set a WNY single season rushing record with 2,536 yards and scored 36 touchdowns in leading the Cardinals to a State Championship.
Alden has improved its record for the past 4 years to 40 wins & 4 losses, which included 3 Sectional and 1 Farwest Title.
Sweet Home made it to the Class A Sectional title game for the 7th consecutive year. The Panthers had won the last 6 championships and over the past 7 years recorded a mark of 77 wins and only 5 losses. An amazing accomplishment.
2014 Pre-Season All-WNY
QB - Sam Castronova, Williamsville South
QB - Kevin Torrillo, Sweet Home
QB - Chris Woodard, North Tonawanda
RB - Jordan Evert, Sweet Home
RB - Lyle Grant, Alden
RB - Matt McCarthy, Fredonia
WR - Stephen Carlson, Jamestown
WR - Antonio Leonard, South Park
TE - Justin Jones, St. Joe's
OL - George Attea, Williamsville North
OL - Mike Bowers, Randolph
OL - Justin DeLaRosa, Frontier
OL - Joe Mistretta, Jamestown
OL - Brian Slisz, South Park
K - Michael Tarbutt, Canisius
RS - Zac Kinsey, Jamestown
RS - Marshawn Gibson, Cheektowaga
DL - Jeff Ames, Williamsville North
DL - Roderick Morrow, Burgard
DL - T.J. Wheatley, Jr, Canisius
LB - Nick Ames, Williamsville North
LB - Dariell Sanders, Burgard
LB - Brad Zaffram, Canisius
LB - Josh Huffman, Canisius
DB - Zac Kelly, Williamsville North
DB - Paul Brinkel, Frontier
DB - Zach Panebianco, Jamestown
RS - Terrell Ford, Kenmore West
RS - Grayson Taylor, Cleveland Hill
P - Chad Steinwachs, Williamsville North
Most State Football Titles:
Section I - 24 (Mid Hudson)
Section V - 23 (Rochester)
Section VI - 19 (WNY)
Section III - 10 (Binghamton)
Section II - (Albany)
Section IX 2 (Newburgh)
Section VII - 1 (Saranac Lake)
Note: Section V (23) and Section VI (19) have won a total of 42 of the 96 state titles or 46% of the championships.