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>Ryan Harvey

School: Grand Island Position: RB

Height: 5-9

Weight: 185

Year: Senior

Hard-nosed runner who seldom went down after initial contact. . . . Gained 1,277 yards on 241 attempts and 12 TDs. "He's not necessarily the fastest or biggest, but he has a certain toughness about him," said coach Dean Santorio. "He refused to go down. That was the type of kid and the type of character he has -- a hard-nosed, tough runner." . . . On defense, led the team with 79 tackles, including a season-high 14 versus Sweet Home. . . Considering St. John Fisher. . . . Has 3.1 grade-point average.

>Domonic Cook

School: St. Joe's Position: WR

Height: 5-9

Weight: 165

Year: Junior

Sure-handed WR who caught 50 passes for 756 yards and 13 TDs. . . . Also returned kickoffs (21.2-yard average) and punts (15.5). . . . Had 75 tackles and four sacks at LB. . . . "He's been starting since he was a freshman and he's gotten better every year," said coach Bob O'Connor. "His hand-eye coordination to me is unbelievable. He rarely, if ever, drops a pass. . . . Cook said the highlight of his season was playing before 10,000 in Steubenville, Ohio. . . . Also plays basketball.

>Mike Williams

School: Riverside

Position: WR

Height: 6-3

Weight: 205

Year: Senior

Repeat first-team selection. . . . Verbally committed to Syracuse in the fall. . . . Fought off double and triple teams to gain 505 receiving yards and nine TDs . . . "I've never seen a kid like him. He's got success coming his way and he didn't let it go to his head," said coach Tony Truilizio. "He doesn't have an ego at all. That's something I was real impressed with." . . . Had two TDs in season-opening 22-18 win at Section V Victor. . . . Four-year starter. . . . Harvard Cup Offensive Player of the Year.

>Rob Gronkowski

School: Williamsville North

Position: TE

Height: 6-5

Weight: 235

Year: Junior

Major NCAA Division I-A prospect. Listed among the top juniors in the nation by Rivals.com . . . Has visited Maryland, Arizona, Notre Dame and Michigan State. . . . Had 36 receptions for 648 yards and seven TDs. . . . Made game-winning catch against North Tonawanda. "At 6-5, he can take a ball 10-11 feet in the air, so we threw high to him in certain situations," said coach Mike Mammoliti. . . . On defense, had 50 tackles, five for losses, and recovered two fumbles. . . . Carries 92 academic average.

>Justin King

School: Grand Island

Position: OL

Height: 6-1

Weight: 230

Year: Senior

Paved the way for Ryan Harvey's 1,277 rushing yards and Ryan Breiers' 1,298 passing yards. . . . At DL, 12 of his 43 tackles were for losses. . . . Three-year starter. "He kind of put it upon himself to lead us up front," said coach Dean Santorio. "He took pride in playing against people who maybe outsized him, but his athleticism and toughness allowed him to do a great job every week. . . . Considering Cortland for physical education. . . . Carries a 3.03 GPA. . . . Also plays lacrosse.

>Jesse Jesonowski

School: Iroquois

Position: OL

Height: 6-5

Weight: 260

Year: Senior

Dominated both sides of the line for the Chiefs. . . . Center who moved to tackle to protect the blind side of QB Kyle Shevlin. Made all the Chiefs' line calls. . . . Played a key role in Chiefs' homecoming win over previously unbeaten Lake Shore. "We ran right behind Jesse and he blew open holes," said coach Frank Payne. "He's got a motor that doesn't stop." . . . Had 30 tackles and three sacks. . . . Considering Holy Cross and Central Connecticut for architecture. . . . Also plays baseball.

>Jake Brant

School: Starpoint

Position: OL

Height: 6-1

Weight: 235

Year: Senior

His play at LT allowed the Spartans to run nearly 85 percent of their traps and counters his way. . . . First player from Starpoint to make first team since John Donner in 1989. . . . "The first day Jake showed up to our practice as an eighth-grader, we knew our program was going to get better," said coach Al Cavagnaro. . . . Team MVP and captain for three years. . . . His 93 tackles at LB helped him earn Defensive Player of the Year in Class A North. . . . Considering Ithaca for exercise science.

>Jon Hogg

School: McKinley

Position: OL

Height: 6-0

Weight: 235

Year: Senior

Four-year starter who capped his career with a win over Burgard in the Harvard Cup championship game. . . . His consistent play all season enabled the Macks to enjoy a 9-0 regular season and 10-1 record overall. . . . At DT, had 93 tackles and 20 1/2 sacks. . . . "He brings leadership, not only on the football field, but in school," said coach Bill Johnson. "He's a model student and he's tough on the field. He plays hard, practices hard." . . . Two-time All-High pick.

>Jeff Papia

School: St. Joe's

Position: OL

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Year: Senior

His blocking helped the Marauders' RBs average better than 10 yards per carry. . . . "When Jeff went from tight end to tackle, he gave up the glamour position and the chance to catch the ball or score a touchdown," coach Bob O'Connor said. "You really give that up when you go in to the interior line. He said, 'Wherever you need me, coach.' " . . . Also played DE and proved very tough to block. . . . A 98-average student and member of the Western New York All-Academic team. . . . Considering Boston College, Notre Dame and Georgetown.

>Andre Kinder

School: Albion

Position: RS

Height: 6-1

Weight: 180

Year: Senior

Scored three TDs in Purple Eagles' Week Seven upset of then-No. 1 Sweet Home . . . Excelled at WR, TB, QB, CB and punter. . . . "We scored with one minute to go to tie Grand Island, and the kid who scored was our kicker and he ended up with a cramp," said coach Dick Diminuco. "We called timeout and figured we had to go for two. Andre said, 'I can kick.' I said, 'Andre, you're the holder.' He just had that look on his face, so sure enough, he kicked it through and went ahead, 28-27."

>Kyle Shevlin

School: Iroquois

Position: Kicker

Height: 5-10

Weight: 165

Year: Junior

Repeat first-team selection . . . Kicked a 52-yard field goal versus Amherst, the third-longest in Western New York history. Finished with four field goals. Twenty-six of Shevlin's 52 kickoffs were touchbacks. . . . Averaged 33.2 yards per punt. . . . Also played RB, WR and DB. Accounted for 19 TDs -- 11 passing and eight rushing -- and had more than 1,200 combined yards passing and rushing. . . . "He was everywhere. He's still learning, and that's what's scary," said coach Frank Payne.

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Defensive team features two players from Sweet Home and Orchard Park

>Peter Bittner

School: Williamsville North

Position: DL

Height: 6-4

Weight: 282

Year: Senior

Nose tackle who made 89 tackles, 31 unassisted and 10 for losses. . . . "I think he fools people," said coach Mike Mammoliti. "At 6-4, 282, people think he lumbers, and he doesn't. He'll chase the ball down the sideline. He plays with his hands and feet a lot better than people think. From a scheme standpoint, he makes the defense go." . . . Three-year starter . . . Spartans defensive MVP for two years. . . . Considering several NCAA Division I schools for sports medicine.

>Matt Gartler

School: Iroquois

Position: DL

Height: 6-3

Weight: 250

Year: Senior

Among the strongest players in Western New York with a 400-pound bench press and 700-pound box squat. . . . Had 68 tackles and four sacks. . . . Was invited to Nike Combine at Penn State. Timed at 4.59 in the pro agility drill, the best time in the country for fullback, according to coach Frank Payne. . . . "He's the most devesting blocking fullback I've ever seen. He runs from sideline to sideline and finds a way to make plays," said coach Frank Payne. . . . Three-year starter. . . . Considering New Hampshire and Wagner.

>Dominic Durno

School: Sweet Home

Position: DL

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205

Year: Senior

Smart and instinctive end who had a school-record 17 sacks to go with 85 tackles. . . . "He's very quick. He runs a 4.6, not many people are going to outrun him," said coach John Faller. "He's got good range and knocked down a couple passes this year." . . . Versatile athlete who also excelled at WR. . . . Carries a 96 average and has been on the honor roll for four years. Member of Western New York All-Academic team. . . . Considering Canisius, University at Buffalo and Brockport.

>Luke DeLuca

School: St. Joe's

Position: LB

Height: 6-0

Weight: 215

Year: Senior

Undeniable leader of the Marauders' defense with 73 unassisted tackles, 55 assisted and four forced fumbles. He called the defensive plays out of certain packages. "Our defensive coordinator, Pat Thomas, taught Luke more than I thought you could teach a high school linebacker," said coach Bob O'Connor. . . . On offense, he rushed for 742 yards and five TDs and caught three TD passes, averaging 13.4 yards per catch. . . . Considering Boston College, New Hampshire and Albany.

>Randy Seay

School: Cheektowaga

Position: LB

Height: 6-1

Weight: 210

Year: Senior

Sure-tackler adept at getting off blocks. Showed excellent speed from side to side. . . . Scored the Warriors' only touchdown in tough 8-7 loss to Lackawanna in playoffs. . . . Recorded 33 tackles despite being responsible for the TE, which would take him away from run defense. . . . Three-year starter . . . At RB, scored a school-record 16 TDs while rushing for 874 yards despite playing in just the first half of five games. . . . Three-sport athlete. . . . Considering Rochester and Albany for business.

>LeSean Braxton

School: Lackawanna

Position: LB

Height: 6-3

Weight: 225

Year: Senior

Joins his father, Ray, in being named All-Western New York. Ray was a first-team RB in 1985, 1986 and 1987. . . . Name Steelers MVP after a 9-2 season. Had 135 tackles and three interceptions. . . . Also rushed for 698 yards on 110 carries and scored seven TDs. "He's matured so much over the last couple years," said coach Bruce Lakso. "He was our leader. He got everyone focused. He led by example, and what he did spoke volumes." . . . Three-sport athlete. . . . Named Defensive MVP of Class B South.

>Sean Moran

School: Orchard Park

Position: LB

Height: 5-10

Weight: 197

Year: Senior

Made running against the Quakers a nightmare. . . . Played in OP's first nine games before he tore his MCL. In those games, OP gave up an average of just 5.8 points. . . . "He's got exceptional strength," said coach Gene Tundo. "He's a very, very tough kid and he's got an inner ability to anticipate what's going to happen." . . . At FB, he was the short-yardage specialist with 11 TDs and the lead blocker for Joe Callegari (1,102 yards). . . . Had 78 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.

>Ron Fulton

School: Orchard Park

Position: DB

Height: 5-11

Weight: 180

Year: Senior

Made the game-winning catch with 1:14 left to beat North Tonawanda at Ralph Wilson Stadium. . . . Also made plenty of contributions on defense. His fourth-and-goal pass breakup helped OP hold on to beat West Seneca West, 6-0. He returned one of his four interceptions for a 75-yard TD. . . . On offense, he scored three TDs in a 2:37 span to beat Jamestown. Had 1,059 all-purpose yards. . . . Second-team WR last year. . . . Four-year varsity player. . . . Dangerous return man.

>Quentin Hudson

School: Sweet Home

Position: DB

Height: 6-1

Weight: 170

Year: Senior

Had 45 tackles and four interceptions. . . . "Q -- I'd match him up one-on-one against anybody," said coach John Faller. "He's the kid who can make things happen, a playmaker. We played a lot of man, and he was always matched up on the other team's best wide receiver. He could score on offense and defense." . . . At QB, had 1,210 yards passing and 700 rushing. Had three TD passes in loss to Albion and rushed for another. . . . Also plays basketball and baseball.

>Ilio DiPaolo

School: St. Francis

Position: DB

Height: 5-10

Weight: 175

Year: Senior

Led the Red Raiders to the Monsignor Martin Association title game in each of his three seasons as a starter. . . . Had 37 tackles, four interceptions and several pass breakups. At QB, he passed for 1,098 yards and rushed for 608. . . . "His forte wasn't coming up and making the big hit, it was more pass defense and pass coverage. Being a quarterback, a lot of time he knew what was going on," said coach Jerry Smith. . . . Considering Youngstown, Gannon, Toledo and Colgate for business.

>Byron Mulkey

School: Niagara-Wheatfield

Position: DB

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

Year: Senior

Mulkey was capable of putting up big numbers either in tackles or passing yards, but coach Alan Pogel was more impressed with Mulkey's ability to lead the team. "He was not only captain of the football team, but he's been captain of the basketball team since his freshman year, so that tells you the type of leadership skills he has," said Pogel. . . . A two-time 1,000-plus-yard passer. . . . Honor-roll student (94 average) considering Princeton, Harvard and Brown for engineering.

>Chris Stoddard

School: Southwestern

Position: P

Height: 5-11

Weight: 160

Year: Junior

The Trojans won many field position battles as Stoddard averaged 42.3 yards for 32 punts. . . . He rarely left the field as he had seven interceptions at DB and led his team in rushing and passing. . . . "Chris was asked to do a lot, and he did it with no question," said coach Jay Sirianni. "A couple of games he took a beating, but he knew what he meant to the team, and didn't want to let them down." . . . Named Offensive MVP of Class B South as Southwestern finished 8-2.