• WNY High School Sports Highlights for 2007:
    Top Stories

    Week 1

    Week 2

    Week 3

    Week 4

    Week 1
    • Gowanda has a new turf field with new lights, scoreboard, concession area and eight lane track.
    • Walsh with an enrollment of 82 is playing Elmira Southside with an enrollment of 1200. Whoever scheduled this mismatch should be relieved of scheduling duties.
    • Best Punt Returner Luke Tasker - St. Francis.
    • Parker Field in Ken-Ton was re-dedicated to long-time Kenmore East coach Dick "Sparky" Adams in halftime ceremonies at the Kenmore East / Williamsville.
    • With Maryvale's win over Cleveland Hill the rivalry is all even with seventeen wins apiece.
    • Angelo Gordon tranferred from St. Francis to Bennett.
    • Winning streak: Cardinal O'Hara 18
    • Losing streak: Royalton Hartland 17
    • Best Mascot: Adam Baj St. Francis
    • Best Crowd: East Aurora at Iroquois
    • Jehuu Caulerick - Clymer rushes for 4 TD in the Spartans Victory over Pine Valley.
    • The Biggest: Matt Brabant - Hinsdale 6'5" 340 lbs.
    • Mark Layer - Clarence JV Head Coach won his 100th game with the Red Devils defeat over Grand Island 44-14.
    • 14 of the 22 starters for Cassadaga Valley were Sophmores in their win over Allegany Limestone.
    • Tough schedule Randolph with Portville and Maple Grove first two games.
    • Reggie Garner Cardinal O'Hara Sr. RB has rushes for 3401 yards and scored 62 touchdowns in his career.
    • Southwestern won its 11th straight over rival Falconer and holds the series lead 39-34-9.
    • Jim Gaines - Williamsville North 6'3" 190 lbs. Sophmore RB/DA was hurt in the first quarter against Jamestown.
    • Jon Corto - Former ALL-WNY and ALL State at Orchard Park made the Buffalo Bills Practice Squad.
    • Nick Harding former Lackawanna Star LB was a member of the Appalachian State Team which upset Michigan.
    • Andre Coleman Former Burgard ALL-WNY who played for Albany University was one of the last cut by the San Diego Chargers. He was placed on the Practice Squad.
    • Best Modified Coach: PJ Cauley - Hamburg
    • Zak Kedrow former ALL-WNY and ALL-State player at St. Francis has enrolled at Kentucky Weslyean.
    • Excellent JV Player - Paul Rubino - Canisius.
    • Most Imporved Program: Canisius
    • Top Punters: Alex Abramo - Lake Shore & CJ Reiford - Frontier
    • McKinley had 4 first downs against St. Joseph's while the Marauders had 8 first downs.
    • Impact injuries: Austin Spicer - Falconer & James Gaines - Williamsville North.
    • Gene Tundo - Orchard Park Head Coach will try to win his 100th game when the Quakers play Lockport Saturday.
    • Top Hockey Coach: Steve "Porky" Ferrentino - Cheektowaga.
    • Harvard Cup won 2 games Bennett & McKinley in matchups with Msgr. Martin Assc. teams while Canisius Timon/ St. Jude, and Cardinal O'Hara won from Msgr. Martin.
    • Team on the rise - JFK
    • Dick Diminuco - Albion Head Coach earned his 196th victory with the Purple Eagles win over Williamsville East.

    Week 2
    • Reggie Garner - Cardinal O'Hara Sr. RB has rushed for 3619 yds. and scored 67 TD's in his career.
    • McKinley has won 21 consecutive Harvard Cup League games
    • Darnel Hernandez - Dunkirk Sr. RB injured his ankle the 2nd play of the games against Cardinal O'Hara
    • Bert Smith and Deshawn Hough did not play for Amherst against Lake Shore
    • Frewsburg and Sherman will play Monday Sept. 10th
    • Eden & Olean JV will conclude their game on Monday Sept. 10th with the Huskies leading 32 - 6
    • Gary Mannell - Albion JV Head Coach recorded his 192nd win in the Purple Eagles win over Kenmore East
    • Gene Tundo - Orchard Park Head Coach recorded his 100th win in the Quakers victory over Lockport
    • Half- time at Olean & Bradford was the Owls 49 - Huskies 0
    • Rivalry Bradford 61- 42 - 7
    • Mitch Schrecongost is QB for Falconer
    • Starpoint celebrated their 15th Anniversary of playing football on Saturday.
    • Jehuu Caulerick - Clymer was selected Big Ten Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week
    • Williamsville South JV won their second consecutive game with a 24 - 6 victory over Lew-Port
    • Cardinal O'Hara shut out its opponents in a 23 consecutive quarters until Dunkirk scored in the 4th quarter
    • Lackawanna rushed for 409 yds against Akron
    • WKBW has a WNY High School Football Segment on Saturday Nights after the College Football Game

    Dominating Performances

    • Cardinal O'Hara
    • Frontier
    • Lackawanna
    • Cassadaga Valley
    • Grover Cleveland
    • McKinley
    • Salamanca

    Best Games

    • Clarence 23 - North Tonawanda
    • Albion 39  - Kenmore East 32 (OT)
    • Sweet Home 14 - Grand Island 10
    • Hamburg  7 - Pioneer 6

    Most Points: (48) Orchard Park

    Top Performer: Mike Kilgore - Frontier

    Biggest Upset:  East Aurora 17 - Southwestern 0

    Week 3
    • Jeff Zellner -  North Tonawanda RB Rushed for 234 yds and 3 TD's in the Jacks win over Niagara Wheatfield

    • Mike Bartoszek - JFK RB rushed for 157 yds and socored 5 TD's in the Bears win over Silver Creek

    • Arvin Bell - McKinley Sr RB rushed for 200 yds and 4 TD's in the Macks win over Burgard

    • Korey Ressler - Alden DL forced 3 funbles made 22 tackles, blocked a pund and recovered it in the endzone for a TD and the winning margin in the Bulldogs win over the Griffiths

    • Brandon Murie - Iroquois Jr RB rushed for 175 yds and scored 2  TD's and averaged 13 yds per carry in the Chiefs win over Lake Shore

    • Brandon Nuessle - Orchard Park Jr RB/ LB rushes for 116 yds, 2 TD's and recorded 7 tackles in the  Quakers in over Jamestown

    • Keith Stoerr -  Lancaster Kicked an extra point to tie the game and booted a 31 yd Field Goal in the Redskins win over the Indians

    • Brandon Brewers - Albion RB Scored 3 TD's and rushed for 135 yds in the Purple Eagles win over Lew-Port

    • Justin Volk - Canisius SR RD / LB rushed for 132 yds scored 2 TD's and recorded 10 tackles in the Crusaders win over Victor

    • Mike Carson - Tonawanda Jr RB rushed for 140 yds scored 3 TD's and booted a 34 yrd  Field Gold in the Warriers win over Akron

    • Steve Means - Grover Cleveland SR DL recorded 11 tackles and 5 sacks in the Presidents win over St. Mary's

    • Tom Secky - Maple Grove SR QB threw for 2 TD's and scored 1 TD in the Red Dragons win over Portville

    Week 4

    Dominating Performances

    • Cheektowaga

    • Southwestern

    • Randolph

    • Grover Cleveland

    • Cardinal O'Hara

    • Maple Grove

    • Frontier

    • Lockport

    • Portville

    • Hinsdale

    Best Games

    • Iroquois vs. Hamburg

    • East Aurora vs. Fredonia

    • JFK vs. Allegany / Limestone

    • St. Mary's vs. Cleveland Hill

    • Clarence vs. Lancaster

    Most Points

    • 58 Randolph

    Top Performer

    • Bert Smith - Amherst

    Top Upset

    • Lancaster 14 - Clarence 7