The following people are being recognized by Dick Gallagher as special people for high school football:
Paul Hutzler for taking the time over the past several decades to compile the statistics and records for football.
Matt Dickerson for coordinating the Kensington Lions all star class since its inception.
Carl Kuras for coordinating the Trench Trophy since its inception.
Ken Stoldt for his excellent work as Section VI football federation chairman.
Len Jankiewicz for his work and effort on coordinating the football combines.
Denny Lynch, former public relations director for the Buffalo Bills, who has been a strong advocate for high school football for over 3 decades.
Paul Trzybinski former referee and chair of the WNY officials association and current interpreter.
Keith McShea and Mary Jo Monnin, Buffalo News sports reporters who are tremendous journalists and supporters for high school football.
Jim Riggs and Scott Kindred, Post-Journal sports editor and reporter who do an excellent job of covering high school football in the Southern Tier.
Tony Caliguri and Roger Weiss for hosting the weekly high school sports show in WGR 550am.
Stu Boyar, Channel 2, for his coverage of high school football.
Dave Dee and Rick Karneth, sports producers for Time Warner, who do an excellent job in covering high school football.
Pat Nagy, Amherst Bee sports editor, and all sports writers for Bee publications.
Mike Petro, sports editor for the Sun who does an excellent job covering high school football for the southtowns.
Timm Slade, Executive Director Section VI
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