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Bills & ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Week

Posted by on October 19, 2016 – 6:39 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 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.


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 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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