PrepTalkTV Sunday, in cooperation with the Connolly Cup Committee, will be announcing the top 10 finalists for the coveted award during the live program Sunday night.

Each year, the Riverside Athletic Club’s Connolly Cup Committee scouts games throughout the season, announcing weekly honor rolls with the intent on determining the most outstanding football player in Western New York.

The top 10 finalists are announced late in the season, generally after local championship games, with the Connolly Cup usually announced on the second Saturday of December during a banquet at Ilio DiPaolo’s in Blasdell.

Connolly Cup Committee chairman Dennis Sarow will be part of the show as the finalists are unveiled.

Chad Kelly of St. Joe’s was last year’s winner. Kelly also was The Buffalo News Player of the Year (our award is separate and The News is not part of the Connolly Cup committee). Check out information on the award at

PrepTalkTV Sunday is our weekly 8:30 p.m. live show at in which Keith McShea and Lauren Mariacher recap each weekend of high school football with highlights, interviews, analysis and in-studio guests.

This week will run down the busy weekend of seven big games as well as look ahead to the Monsignor Martin championship and the state semifinals.

--Keith McShea