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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 28, 2016 – 1:41 pm


The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2016, to recognize some of the best high school football coaches Western New York has to offer through the High School Coach of the Week program.


The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 3 is Dean Santorio, head coach of the Grand Island Vikings. Playing the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks on the road on Friday, September 23, Grand Island put together a 38-35 comeback win. Down 21-0 early in the second quarter, the Vikings rallied behind quarterback Conner Buzby, who put up 357 yards passing and four touchdowns, to come away with the victory. The Vikings, now 3-1, are set to face Williamsville East on Friday, September 30.


The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 3 is Steve Lian, head coach of the Brighton Barons. On Saturday, September 24, Brighton took on Canandaigua on the road. Coming into the contest, both teams were undefeated at 3-0. After a strong Brighton performance, led by quarterback Shea McDonald, the Barons upset Canandaigua 21-20 to move to 4-0 on the season. Brighton’s defense also contributed significantly to the win, as the unit came up with a big interception on Canandaigua’s two-point conversation attempt. Brighton’s next matchup will take place at home on Friday, September 30 against Greece Athena.

Check back on each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Wednesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. All Coach of the Week winners will receive $1,000 for their high school football program and will be recognized on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game on December 18. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

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