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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 7, 2017 – 3:08 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 10 of the 2017 season is Mike Vastola, head coach of West Seneca West. On Saturday, Nov. 4, West Seneca West took on South Park at New Era Field for the Section VI Class A Championship. With both teams coming into the contest at a perfect 9-0 on the season, it was clear that it would be tough game. Senior quarterback Matt Myers led the way for West Seneca West on offense, completing 15 of 23 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown and rushing for another 70 yards and a score. Nursing a narrow 20-18 lead until late in the fourth quarter, West Seneca West senior defensive back Josh Karmazyn returned an interception 75 yards to the house to extend his team’s lead. Defeating South Park 27-24, West Seneca West has advanced to 10-0 and will take on Wilson Magnet of Rochester, New York in the Far West Regional on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 10 is Greg Mortier, head coach of the Wilson Magnet Wildcats. On Friday, Nov. 3, Wilson traveled to SUNY Brockport to face Irondequoit in the Section V Class A title game. Junior ball carrier Desi Floyd made quite an impact for the Wildcats on offense, producing 242 yards rushing for three touchdowns on just 18 touches. Despite the close score at the half, Wilson pulled away in the final quarter, scoring three touchdowns. Finishing the game 40-19 over Irondequoit, the Wildcats made history as they won the Section V title for the first time. With the victory, Wilson has advanced to 9-1 on the campaign and is scheduled to play West Seneca West on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 

 


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 31, 2017 – 2:20 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 9 of the 2017 season is Glen Graham, head coach of the Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles. Coming into the Class C semifinals, Cleveland Hill was sitting at 7-1 on the season. Taking on Silver Creek, the Golden Eagles put together several impressive drives. Down 7-0 in the second quarter, junior running back Aaron Wahler capped a Golden Eagles 10-play, 73-yard drive, with a one-yard touchdown. After a successful two-point conversion, Cleveland Hill was back on top. The next series proved equally as inspired for the Golden Eagles, as junior running back Javon Thomas went 68 yards to the house for another score. Closing out the matchup 24-7, Cleveland Hill has advanced to 8-1 on the campaign and will face Southwestern next in the Class C Championship round.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 9 is Erik Werner, head coach of the Hornell Red Raiders. On Saturday, Oct. 28, Hornell traveled to play the Batavia Blue Devils in the Class B semifinals. Staring down a 7-0 deficit after the first quarter, the Red Raiders managed to even the score before halftime. The momentum quickly swung in Hornell’s favor at the start of the third quarter, as senior Spencer Weyand returned a kick for 68 yards and put the Red Raiders in position to score. Just three plays later, senior ball carrier Hunter Babcock found the end zone for a two-yard touchdown. Scoring 19 unanswered points, the Red Raiders defeated the Blue Devils 26-7. Advancing to a perfect 9-0, Hornell is scheduled to play Livonia on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 24, 2017 – 8:36 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 8 of the 2017 season is Jim Maurino, head coach of the West Seneca East Trojans. The Trojans took on the Grand Island Vikings in the first round of the Class A playoffs on Friday, Oct. 20.  Coming into the contest, West Seneca East was ranked as the No. four seed and Grand Island was the top seed. Trailing 7-0 at the half, the Trojans railed in the third and fourth quarters to put up 28 points. Leading the way for West Seneca East on offense was senior running back Jacob Maurino, who compiled 275 yards rushing on 13 carries for three touchdowns. On defense, junior linebacker Shaun Dolac recorded 10 tackles and an interception. With the 28-14 win, West Seneca East will advance to take on the undefeated South Park Sparks on Friday, Oct. 27.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 8 is Tim Sawyer, head coach of the Alexander Trojans. Taking on the Finney/Northstar Christian Academy Falcons in the first round of Class D playoffs, the Trojans came out strong. Up 21-14 at halftime, Alexander sealed the game in the third quarter, scoring three touchdowns. Junior tailback Chris McClinic paved the way on offense with 24 carries for 188 yards, four touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Freshman running back Terrez Smith also had a standout game, racking up 141 yards rushing on 13 carries for a touchdown. Perfect at 8-0, Alexander will take on Red Jacket on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 

 


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 17, 2017 – 8:24 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 7 of the 2017 season is Mike Fatta, head coach of the Cheektowaga Warriors. On Friday, Oct. 13, Cheektowaga took on rival Maryvale on the road for the team’s last regular season game. Coming into the contest, the Warriors were ranked 12th in New York State, behind 8th place and undefeated Maryvale. Led by junior quarterback KeShone Beal, who scored each of the team’s four touchdowns, the Warriors served the Flyers their only loss of the season. With the 28-21 victory, Cheektowaga won the Class B-1 Division title – the team’s seventh straight. Next up, the Warriors will take on Newfane.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 7 is Dennis Greco, head coach of the East Rochester-Gananda Bombers. Greco, who has coached at East Rochester for 25 seasons, led the Bombers to a 34-14 win over Penn Yan. East Rochester-Gananda came out strong in the game’s first half, scoring 19 unanswered points. Running back Jayden Castrechini paved the way for the Bombers on the ground, putting up 332 yards rushing on 32 carries for two touchdowns. A threat on defense as well, Castrechini pulled in two interceptions. With the win, the Bombers solidified the Finger Lakes East Championship title and will enter the Class C playoffs as the top ranked seed.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 26, 2017 – 3:47 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 4 of the 2017 season is Bill Atlas, head coach of the Wilson Lakemen. On Friday, Sept. 22, the Lakemen took on the Lewiston-Porter Lancers at home. Wilson headed into the locker room at halftime, nursing a 7-0 lead. However, the Lakemen got off to a quick start in the third quarter. Led by junior quarterback Steve Frerichs, Wilson scored twice to extend their lead to 20-0.  Frerichs finished the game with a touchdown through the air and one on the ground. Senior Matt Kitcho also contributed to the score with a rushing touchdown. In the end, Wilson’s defense went on to shut out the Lancers 27-0. With the win, the Lakemen advanced to 2-2 on the campaign. Wilson will host Eden/North Collins on Friday, Sept. 29, for the team’s home opener.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 4 is Keith Molinich, head coach of the Pittsford Panthers. The Panthers took on the Victor Blue Devils on the road on Friday, Sept. 22. Coming into the contest, Victor was the No. 1 ranked AA team in Section 5. Up for the challenge, the Pittsford Panthers came out fast and physical on both offense and defense. Ending the half with a 9-0 lead, Pittsford extended the score to 16-0 in the fourth quarter. Junior quarterback Matt LaRocca and senior running back Ali Brooks led the way on offense, while senior Sky Crain, who recorded two sacks, put in work on defense. Finishing the game 16-6, the Panthers made a statement. Pittsford will face Hilton at home for their next matchup on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 19, 2017 – 11:31 am

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 3 of the 2017 season is Chad Bartoszek, head coach of the Franklinville-Ellicottville Titans. Taking on the Maple Grove Red Dragons on the road, the Titans came away with a 26-6 win. Holding the Red Dragons to a scoreless three quarters and just 20 yards on offense, the Titans redeemed themselves after losing to Maple Grove in the Class D Title game last season. Titans’ senior quarterback Brock Blecha finished the game 16-of-22 for 180 yards passing and managed three rushing touchdowns. The Titans, now 3-0, are set to play Salamanca at home on Friday, Sept. 22.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 3 is Brian Herdlein, head coach of the LeRoy Oatkan Knights. LeRoy took on rival Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen at home on Friday, Sept. 15. The undefeated Knights found themselves trailing 18-7 late in third quarter. Rallying behind backup quarterback Cole Briggins, the Knights were able to cut into the Red Raiders’ lead. Down 18-13, the Knights put together quite the final drive. Starting at their own 21-yard line with 10:17 left in the game, the Knights marched 79 yards for a game winning touchdown. The 21-play drive lasted 10:08 and ended with a nine-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Reece Tresco. With the win, the Knights advanced to 3-0 on the season. The team’s next matchup will take place on at Avon High School on Friday, Sept. 22.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 

 


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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 13, 2017 – 5:47 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 2 of the 2017 season is Chuck Nagel, head coach of the Newfane Panthers. On Saturday, Sept. 9, Newfane hosted Lewiston Porter for a non-conference matchup. Playing before the largest crowd in Newfane history (1,700 fans), the Panthers quickly found themselves with a 21-12 lead over the Lancers. Scoring three more touchdowns in the third quarter, the Panthers went on to defeat the Lancers 48-18. Newfane junior running back Shayne Harrington helped pave the way for the Panthers. With the win, Newfane advanced to 1-1 on the season.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 2 is Dave Whitcomb, head coach of the Fairport Red Raiders. After falling to Cicero-North during the team’s season opener, Fairport was determined to get their first win of the season. On Saturday, Sept. 9, Fairport took on Hilton on the road, defeating the Cadets 23-21. The close game was decided on a 40-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter. Kicking it through the uprights, junior K Amir  Yamout solidified the win for the Red Raiders. With the victory, Fairport is now 1-1 on the season and is set to take on Penfield at home on Friday, Sept. 15.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 5, 2017 – 4:05 pm

The Buffalo Bills are once again proudly partnering with ADPRO Sports in 2017, 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. Throughout the 2017 high school football season, the Bills and ADPRO Sports will recognize 11 coaches from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions on buffalobills.com. The winners will be selected by a committee of high school football experts from each region.

Winning coaches will receive a $1,000 grant for their school’s football program, a framed certificate recognizing their accomplishment, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field Dec. 10 for a pregame ceremony prior to kickoff against the Indianapolis Colts. At the game, a High School Coach of the Year will be honored from each region, with those winners receiving an additional $1,000 for their football program.

The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 1 of the 2017 season is Brian Hillery, head coach of the McKinley Macks. McKinley defeated the Orchard Park Quakers 25-7 on Friday, Sept. 1. Down by seven at the end of the first quarter, the Macks tied the score on a 65-yard touchdown run by junior RB Kaiyer Fields. Senior DE Troy Coble put the Macks on the board again in the third quarter when he returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown. Putting up 25 unanswered points, McKinley advanced to 1-0 on the season.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week winner for Week 1 is John Dowd, head coach of the Spencerport Rangers. Spencerport kicked off the season at home on Friday, Sept. 1, defeating the Penfield Patriots 36-30. Down 21-7 with a minute left in the half, the Rangers scored to put them within seven points of the Patriots. Down most of the game, the Rangers put together a successful punt fake on fourth-and-five, resulting in a 36-yard completion to set up a scoring drive. Scoring a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the Rangers found themselves with a 36-28 lead. Spencerport senior running backs Alton Jones and Chris Carroll combined for nearly 300 yards rushing and five touchdowns in the Rangers’ 36-30 victory.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday afternoon to hear the winners announced on the show. Good luck to all of the high school football coaches this season from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports!

 


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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 9, 2016 – 5:17 pm

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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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week is Eric Rupp, head coach of the Lancaster Legends. On Friday, Nov. 4, Lancaster took on Orchard Park in the Section VI – Class AA championship. The Legends put on a dominant performance, resulting in a 27-7 victory over the Quakers and the team’s first title since 1999. Leading the way for the Legends on offense was junior quarterback Ryan Mansell who compiled 154 yards passing and a touchdown. On defense, Lancaster held Orchard Park scoreless until the fourth quarter. With the win, the 10-0 Legends will advance to the Far West Regionals against Victor.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week is Tim Sawyer, head coach of the Alexander Trojans. The Trojans faced the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles in the Section V – Class D championship game on Friday, Nov. 4. The Trojans, led by senior quarterback PJ Brennan, defeated the Golden Eagles 19-6 to claim the school’s first sectional title. Brennan finished the game with two touchdowns on the ground and another through the air. On defense, sophomore cornerback Chris McClinic, helped the Trojans secure the win with an interception. The victory propels the Trojans to 10-0 on the season and solidifies the team’s spot in the upcoming Far West Regionals against Maple Grove.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday 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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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on November 1, 2016 – 4:51 pm

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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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week is Mike Sarratori, head coach of the Dunkirk Marauders. On Friday, Oct. 28, Dunkirk took on Lackawanna on the road in the Class B Semifinals. The Marauders proved dominant throughout the game, securing a 38-8 win over the Steelers. Leading the way for the Marauders on offense was senior running back Alton Ingram who managed 161 yards rushing on 23 carries and two touchdowns. On defense, senior defensive back Tyreek Buchanan-Ruiz picked off Lackawanna quarterback Dominic Wright. The win propels Dunkirk to 7-2 on the season. The next stop for the Marauders will be the Section VI Class B Championship, where they will take on Cheektowaga at New Era Field on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week is Dennis Greco, head coach of the East Rochester Bombers. The No.1 ranked Bombers took on No. 4 Bath in the Section V Class C Semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 29. In a close contest, East Rochester came away with a 14-8 victory over Bath to advance to 9-0 on the 2016 campaign. On offense, running back Cameron Cleveland delivered for the Bombers with 171 yards rushing on 39 carries for two touchdowns. On defense, Corey Chiccino accumulated 20 tackles on the game. The Bombers will move on to the Section V Class C Championship game against Bishop Kearney on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday 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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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 25, 2016 – 2:20 pm

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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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 8 is Adam Tardif, head coach of the Lackawanna Steelers. On Friday, October 21, Lackawanna traveled to Medina/Webber to take on the top-ranked Mustangs. Coming into the Class B playoff contest, the Mustangs were favored. Pulling off an upset, the Steelers defeated the Mustangs 16-8. For the Steelers, junior wide receiver/ cornerback London Smith compiled two touchdowns receptions, seven tackles and an interception. With the win, the Steelers will advance to the next round of the 2016 Section VI Class B playoffs against the Dunkirk Marauders.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 8 is Eddie Long, head coach of the Bishop Kearney Kings. On Saturday, October 22, Bishop Kearney secured a big win over the Marcus Whitman Wildcats. The Class C playoff game resulted in a final score of 30-7 with the undefeated Kings coming out on top. Leading the way for Bishop Kearney on offense was senior halfback Dahmir Pross, who had 22 carries for 176 yards rushing and two touchdowns. On defense JaKarri Buckner recorded eight tackles on the game. The victory will propel the 8-0 Kings to the next round of the Section V playoffs against the Attica Blue Devils.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday 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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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 19, 2016 – 6:39 pm

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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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 7 is Mike Fatta, head coach of the Cheektowaga Warriors. On Friday, Oct. 14, Cheektowaga took on rival Maryvale at home. Coming into the contest, both teams were undefeated at 6-0. After a hard fought game on both sides, Cheektowaga came away with a 34-26 victory over Maryvale in overtime to propel the Warriors to a perfect 7-0 on the season. Leading the way for the Warriors on offense was senior quarterback Eric Bartnik who put up 178 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, and another 345 yards passing for two touchdowns. On defense junior cornerback Alekzander Bryant put the game away when he intercepted Maryvale on a critical fourth down in OT. The Warriors, who have now clinched the B West Division title, will host Burgard for a playoff game on Friday, Oct. 21.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 7 is Brennan Briggs, head coach of the Batavia Blue Devils. On Friday, Oct. 14 the Blue Devils traveled to Clyde-Savannah for a non-conference matchup. After a scoreless first half, the game went into triple-overtime. In the end, Batavia came out on top defeating Clyde-Savannah 40-34. With the win, the Blue Devils are 7-0 for the second consecutive season. Leading the way for the Blue Devils on offense was sophomore running back Ray Leach who compiled four rushing touchdowns on the night. On defense, junior defensive tackle Anthony Ray finished the game with eight tackles and a sack. Batavia’s next contest is set for Friday, Oct. 21 at home against University Prep.

Check back on Buffalobills.com each week for the announcement of the Coach of the Week winners and tune in to the John Murphy show each Tuesday 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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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 12, 2016 – 8:03 pm

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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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 6 is Glenn Graham, head coach of the Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles. On Saturday, October 8, the Golden Eagles took on the Medina/Webber Mustangs at home. Coming into the contest, Cleveland Hill of Class C was ranked 10th in New York State and Medina/Webber of Class B was ranked 14th in the state. The matchup proved to be a low scoring defensive battle with Cleveland Hill coming out on top with a final score of 8-6. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles on defense were senior defensive lineman Nathan Pawlowski and junior defensive end Manny Al-Hemyari, who were each credited with two sacks on the game. On offense, senior quarterback Tyler Phillips put up 63 yards rushing and a touchdown. Cleveland Hill’s next game is set for Saturday, October 15 at Kennedy High School.

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The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 6 is Joe Marchand, head coach of CG Finney high school Falcons. On Saturday, October 8 the Falcons took on the Pembroke Dragons on the road. Coming into the contest, the Falcons were undefeated at 5-0. After a complete team effort, the Falcons defeated the Dragons 35-13 to propel CG Finney to 6-0 on the season. On offense, running back Cameron Odom put up 155 yards rushing for two touchdowns to put the Falcons in position to win the game. On defense, Maalik Thomas contributed with nine tackles. The Falcons will take on Alexander on the road on Friday, October 14 for the team’s next matchup.

Check back on Buffalobills.com 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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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 5, 2016 – 12:59 pm

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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.

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The Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for Week 4 is Jeff Buccieri, head coach of the Maryvale Flyers. Maryvale took on Burgard on the road on Saturday, October 1. The Flyers fell behind early in the game and stared down a 20-0 deficit with five minutes left in the first half. Rallying late the second quarter, Maryvale scored 15 points to get back in the game. Freshman quarterback Connor Desiderio connected with junior wide out Dylan Casey for three touchdowns to lead the comeback. On defense, senior cornerback Nakeem Ubaydah came up with an interception. In the end, Maryvale defeated Burgard 28-26. Maryvale, now 5-0 on the season, is set to face Newfane on Friday, October 7.rob-cerone-athena

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 4 is Rob Cerone, head coach of the Greece Athena Trojans. On Friday, October 1, Greece Athena traveled to Brighton for a conference matchup. Coming into the contest, both the Trojans and Barons were undefeated at 4-0. Leading the way for the Trojans on offense were senior quarterback Tavon Granison and senior wide receiver Kenny Speed. Granison connected with Speed for two touchdowns to help Greece Athena come away with a 28-21 win over Brighton. Defensive standouts for the Trojans include senior defensive end Isreal Dudley, who finished the game with 1.5 sacks, and senior cornerback Thaj Avies who had an interception. The win propelled the Trojans to 5-0 on the campaign. Greece Athena’s next game against Irondequoit is set for Friday, October 7.

Check back on Buffalobills.com 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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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

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

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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.

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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.

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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 Buffalobills.com 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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Bills & ADPRO Sports HS Coach of the Week

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 14, 2016 – 2:10 pm

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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 2 is Mike Alessi, head coach of the Eden/North Collins Raiders.  After low numbers caused the Eden Raiders to miss the 2015 season, Eden/North Collins is back and ready to compete. After coming off a short week, the Raiders took on the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds on the road on Tuesday, September 6. The Raiders came away with a 21-15 victory over the Thunderbirds to propel the team to 1-1 on the season. Senior running back Owen Krouse led the team on the ground, putting up 122 yards rushing for 3 touchdowns.

The Rochester Region Coach of the Week for Week 2 is Jeff Welch, head coach of Canandaigua Academy. On Saturday, September 10 Canandaigua hosted the West Irondequoit Eagles for a league matchup. Canandaigua proved dominant in the game, defeating the Eagles 42-21.  Led by quarterback Tanner Cooper, Canandaigua put together a fierce aerial attack, which included four big plays of 55 yards or more. The win keeps Canandaigua undefeated at 2-0.

Check back on Buffalobills.com 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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