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Dick Gallagher shares his thoughts, opinions, takes, and picks on the happenings surrounding WNY High School Football in week 3 of the regular season:
Best Game program: Williamsville South
Best Uniform: Cheektowaga
Booster Club President of the Week: Liz Bermingham, Eden
Best Cheerleaders: West Seneca East
Top Chain Gang: Alden
Best Volunteer: Bill Austin, Starpoint
Top Freshman: Kyle Smith, Albion
Top Sophomore: Roderick Morrow, Burgard
Top Junior: Maurice Howie, South Park
Top Seniors: Corey Barczykowski, Alden; Adam Noonan, Nichols
Class Act: Greg Bronson, Lockport
Connolly Cup Committee chaired by Dennis Sarrow does an excellent job.
Major Division IA Talent: Ilo Noble, St. Joe's
Unsung Hero: AD Pro Sports
Excellent Offensive Lineman: Nate Ward, Anthony Principale, Sam Bonk, Clarence
Maurice Howie, South Park QB, has completed 82 of 116 passes for 1114 yards and 14 touchdowns. The junior has also rushed for 3 touchdowns for South Park.
Toughest Schedule: Timon/St. Jude
Winless Teams: Hutch Tech, Riverside, St. Francis, Niagara Wheatfield, Bennett, Lake Shore, Albion, Newfane, Tonawanda, Pine Valley, Cattaraugus/LV, Iprep, Forestville, Cardinal O'Hara
City teams have a combined 12-28 record after 5 weeks with Burgard and McKinley being the only teams with winning records.
After 5 weeks, there are only 9 unbeaten teams.
Lockport's head coach, Greg Bronson deserves a great deal of credit for scheduling to play Orchard Park and St. Joe's this season.
Top Fan: Joe DiMalo, Jamestown
Tough Luck Teams: Springville, East Aurora, Williamsville North,  South Park
Class Act: Khari Demos, Lockport
Best Dressed Jamestown Coach: Richie Joly
Most Photogenic Jamestown Coach: Tom Langworthy
Albion's modified team defeated undefeated Amherst so the future bodes well for the Purple Eagles. Quarterback Lucas Porter threw 2 touchdowns and a conversion while Devin Warc made several key tackles.
Top Freshman Program: Orchard Park
WNY Alumni: Derek Brim, Canisius; University of Buffalo, Ozzie Lumpkin, St. Francis, Steffan Madlock, St. Francis - Mercyhurst
Best Refreshment Stand: Iroquois
Future All-WNY Player: RJ Brandon, Williamsville
Possible State Quarterfinal Matchups: 
Class AA: Orchard Park vs. Rush Henrietta
Class A: Sweet Home or West Seneca East vs. Victor or Eastridge
Class B: Alden/Depew/Cheektowaga vs. Geneva
Class C: Cleveland Hill/Fredonia vs. Hornell
Class D: Maple Grove vs. Cal-mum
Fact: One of 18,000 athletes get a division I scholarship
Transfers With the Most Impact: Tyler Mascio, census; Chaq Nettles, Williamsville South; Sean Marshall, Burgard
Teams With Fewest Points: Gowanda (16), Iprep (19), Niagara Wheatfield (26), Falconer (36)
Teams that are getting stronger and wouldn't want to face in the playoffs include Frontier, McKinley, Lew-port, JFK, and Randolph
Best I-4 Teams: Williamsville North and Springville
Disappointing Teams: Bennett, Silver Creek, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Albion, Olean, St. Francis, Lackawanna, Williamsville North
Chance Anzivine, Olean quarterback, passed for 218 yards and one touchdown in the Huskies loss to Pioneer. 
Pioneer had won 14 consecutive regular games prior to losing to Springville.
James Chambers, Lockport senior running back, has rushed for 531 yards, scored 15 touchdowns, and averages 8.3 yards per carry.
Nickname: Anthony "Bulldog" Zogaria, Grand Island
Khaliq Satcher transferred from  JFK to Cleveland Hill.
Nehemia Stone, North Tonawanda running back, has rushed for 156 yards and 9 touchdowns in the Jacks win over Kenmore East last week.
Chaq Nettles, Williamsville South senior WR caught 9 passes for 134 yards in the Billies loss to West Seneca West in week 4.
Tommy Doctor, Grand Island junior lineman, is the son of former All-WNY player, Tom from Bishop Timon.
Class Act: Tyler Green, Williamsville North
Upset of the Week: Springville 14, Pioneer 13
Best Comeback of the Week: Iroquois over Williamsville, Grand Island over Williamsville North
Best Rushing Team: Alden
Best Fans: Alden
Most Section VI Titles: 
1979-1989 - Jamestown, 4
1990-1999 - Salamanca, 5
2000-2009 - Orchard Park, 6
Facts: 
About 5.8 percent, or approximately one in 17 of all high school senior boys playing interscholastic football will go on to play at an NCAA member institution.
About 2 percent of approximately on in 50 of NCAA senior football players will be drafted by a National Football League team.
Approximately one in 1,000 or about .09 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic football eventually will be drafted by an NFL team.
Most Versatile Players:
Andy Smigiera, West Seneca East
Bill Schiavitti, Grand Island
Cameron Smith, Lackawanna
Connor Ladd, Akron
Hayden Schonert, Lancaster
Hoose, Tanner - Southwestern
Nigel Davis, St. Joe's
Reyzon Jordan, McKinley
Tadriek Johnson, Amherst
Tanner John, Salamanca
Tom Gioia, Timon/St.Jude
Zach Buckley, Fredonia
Zach Panebianco, Jamestown
Best of Student Athletes Who Excel in the Classroom and on the Football Field:
Adam Noonan, Nichols
Alec Dietsch, Clarence
Alex Kauney, Starpoint
Brad Bobbitt, Barker
Brian Stoldt, Alden
Chris Saden, Fredonia
Chris Sanfillipo, Orchard Park
Connor Sears, Newfane
Dennis Sekuterski, Depew
Hayden Schonert, Lancaster
John Sorgi, St. Francis
Jon Scroxton, Maple Grove
Jon Tremblay, Albion
Jonathan Thomas, Cleveland Hill
Joseph Linares, Lackawanna
Khaliq Satcher, JFK
Lee Wascher, Maple Grove
Mike Senn, Orchard Park
Mike Torrillo, Sweet Home
Mitch Wagner, Williamsville East
Pat Scholla, Olean
Ryan Schutte, Southwestern
Steve Szuba, Wilson
Tayler Thilk, Wilson
Ted Wilson, Lancaster
Tom Gioia, Timon/St. Jude
Tom Heiser, Clymer
Trent Ferguson, Williamsville South
Tyler Green, Williamsville North
Will Bathurst, Olean
10 Ways Not to Play Football in College:
1. Don't study
2. Don't practice hard
3. Don't listen
4. Have an attitude
5. Be a complainer
6. Don't be a team player
7. Don't give 100 percent
8. Don't train
9. Take plays off
10. Show disrespect to coaches
Top WNY High School Football Complexes: Orchard Park, Jamestown, Hamburg, North Tonawanda, Depew, Medina, All-High, Amherst, Southwestern, St. Joe's, Canisius, Cattaraugus/Little Valley, Riverside, Iroquois, Dunkirk, Alden
Fastest Players:
Denzel Benton, Canisius - 4.4 seconds
Marquel Jackson, Cheektowaga - 4.4 seconds
Stephon Johnson, McKinley - 4.4
Reyzon Jordan, McKinley - 4.4 seconds
Andy Smigiera, West Seneca East - 4.4 seconds
Ben Holmes, Orchard Park - 4.45 seconds
Alex Misterman, St. Francis - 4.45 seconds
Billy Schiavitti, Lew-port - 4.45 seconds
Ilo Noble, St. Joe's - 4.5 seconds
Sweet Home Records 1990-2012:
1990-1999: wins 64 losses 25
2000-2009: wins 71 losses 21
2010-2011: wins 20 losses 8
2012: wins 5 losses 0
Total: wins 160 losses 48
Note: Panthers have recorded a record of 106-15-0 from 2001-2012 including several sectional titles, 2 state titles, and a 55 game win streak against Section VI opponents.

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