Sidelines by Dick Gallagher

7:18 AM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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College football recruiting night for seniors only (class of 2013) is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4th in the Buffalo Bills Field House. Beginning at 6:00 pm, it is suggested you bring copies of game DVDs and transcripts to give to Division II and Division III coaches. Contact Len Jankiewicz at 684-3946 for additional information.

Most underrated player in WNY - Austin Mietz of Akron. The QB rushed 112 times for 1,136 yards, and average of 10 yards and scored 11 TDs. The Tiger completed 82 of 144 passes for 1,232 yards and 19 TDs. Offensively, the senior accounted for 2,368 yards and 30 TDs. Defensively, he recorded 52 tackles.
The Tigers are the best Class C team, but can't participate in the Sectional Playoffs due to losing 3 games by a total of 8 points.

Upset of the Week: Fredonia over JFK

Best Comeback of the Week: Canisius over St. Joe's

Best Rushing Team: Maple Grove, Orchard Park

Best Fans: West Seneca East

Reminder to Head Coaches: Nominees for the WNY-All-Academic football team have to be sumitted by November 9th. Criteria is that a nominee must be a senior, starter or important reserve, and possess a GPA of 90 or better. Any questions, call Dick Gallagher at 856-3968.

There is a group of parents from Williamsville South that are embarassing their community, players, and coaches as a result of their behavior at football games. Yelling at coaches, officials and players throughout the game is just unfortunate. What they don't seem to realize is they are embarassing their children who are members of the team, and setting a bad example for them. Question -- why doesn't the athletic director and/or principal meet with these parents and inform them that if they can't respect the game and school's sportsmanship code, they will not be allowed to attend any athletic events in the future? This has been done at other schools and worked. Its time for school officials to take action.

In Portville's win over Chautauqua Lake in the Quarterfinals, Zack Wood rushed 202 yards and scored 5 TDs in the Panthers' win.

Top Defensive Line: Maple Grove's Jon Scroxton, Matt Golombek, Jake Swan and Lee Wascher.

Rescinded best fans recognition for Fredonia in week 8. Too much negativity this season.

Best Booster Club: Terrie Carbona, Canisius

Best Uniform: Williamsville South

Best Dressed Coaches: Canisius

Top Cheerleaders: JFK

Class Acts: Mason and Elliot Schelefan, St. Joe's

Derick Isler, Williamsville North's Jr. RB, rushed for 214 yards and 3 TDs in the Spartans' win over Hamburg.

Cameron Smith, Lackawanna's Jr., rushed for 159 times for 1,315 yards and 16 TDs, averaging 8.3 yards per carry, caught 13 passes for 233 yards and 3 TDs, and scored 3 TDs on kickoff returns. Defensively, the DB recorded 31 tackles and one interception.

Top Freshman: Jake Fuzak, Williamsville South & Foster Dell, Pioneer

Top Sophomores: Brandon Smiley, Sweet Home & Jordan Evert, Sweet Home

Top Juniors: Qadree Ollison, Canisius & Brandon Thomas, Cleveland Hill

Top Seniors: Ryan Hunter, Canisius; Andy Smigiera, West Seneca East; Oliver Simpson, Maple Grove

Congratulations to Bob and Steve Ferrentino for coaching the Orchard Park Freshmen team to an unbeaten 8-0 record.

Amazing Stat: In the past 83 games, Sweet Home's JV record is 77 wins, 4 losses, and 2 ties. Rich Lowe and the coaching staff deserve a lot of credit for this tremendous experience.

Medina Highlights:

  • Jason Hellwig, Medina/Lyndonville's Sophomore QB completed 83 of 152 passes for 1,450 yards and 16 TDs.
  • Jake Cotriss rushed for 850 yards and 8 TDs.
  • Lonnie Taylor caught 36 passes for 750 yards and 9 TDs.
  • Adam Eick with 77, Ben Austin with 75, and Kyle Barna with 73, led the team in tackles while Lonnie Taylor with 6.5 and Ben Autin with 6 lead the Mustangs in sacks.

Albion's Modfied team defeated Williamsville North to finish the season undefeated. Modified players of the week include:
Lucas Porter
Lamar Chambers
Joe Hughes
Kory Reynolds
Devin Ware

Bill Schiavetti, Lew-Port's Sr. WR/LB for the season recorded 153 tackles on average of 17 per game, forced 4 fumbles, recorded 2.5 sacks, deflected 4 passes. Offensively, he caught 24 passes for 498 yards and averaged 20.7 yards per reception while rushing for 236 yards and scored 8 TDs.

Canisius' Offensive Line, led by Ryan Hunter, Jake Muscarella, Nick Carbone and Pat Haley, played an excellent game against St. Joe's.

Best Dressed Jamestown Coach for Week 9: Richie Joly

Hornell's win streak has reached 48 games. This is the 4th longest win streak in NYS football. Massena Central won 55 consecutive games from 1949-1957.

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