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Ben Holmes

School: Orchard Park Position: QB/P

Height: 6-0 Weight: 178 Year: 12

Passed for 1,588 yards with 18 TD passes while leading Quakers to Class AA state final. Finished with 988 rushing yards. Scored final two TDs in comeback win over Lockport in the playoffs. All-around contributor was a very good punter; last year, he was a second team All-WNY wide receiver. Weighing scholarship offer from Maine. Also considering UB and New Hampshire. Considering career in journalism.

Mike Torrillo

School: Sweet Home Position: QB/P

Height: 6-2 Weight: 175 Year: 12

Connolly Cup finalist. Broke school record for most passing yards in a season with 2,427 and tied single-season mark for TDs with 22. Added 358 yards rushing. Composed team leader led Panthers to Class A state final. Led classic game-tying drive in last two minutes against Eastridge in Far West Regionals, which Panthers would win in overtime. Well-placed punts denied opponents good field position.

Corey Barczykowski

School: Alden Position: RB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Year: 12

Connolly Cup finalist. Had big games against Depew (251 yards), Pioneer (283), East Rochester (274) and Maine-Endwell (15.5 tackles). Broke school records for rushing (2,252 on 256 carries) and points (170) in a season. Averaged 8.8 yards per carry. Class B East Player of the Year. Had 52 tackles at DB. Considering St. John Fisher.

Qadree Ollison

School: Canisius Position: RB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Year: 11

Buffalo News co-Player of the Year. Connolly Cup finalist. Finished with school record 1,876 career yards on 240 attempts. Broke school record for most yards in a game (344 on 39 carries), most TDs in a season (26) and most points in a season (156). MVP of the Catholic championship after running for 195 yards and three TDs as Crusaders beat Timon to finish 11-0.

Mitch Wilson

School: Orchard Park Position: RB

Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 Year: 12

Connolly Cup finalist. Class AA South Offensive Player of the Year. Rushed for 1,850 yards and 26 TDs. Scored game-winning TD with 4 minutes left in 14-7 win over Aquinas in the Far West Regionals. Rushed for 278 yards versus Jamestown in the Class AA final at The Ralph. Scored four TDs in games versus Christian Brothers Academy, Clarence and Niagara Falls.

Jason Bunk

School: Alden Position: OL

Height: 6-3 Weight: 281 Year: 12

Trench Trophy finalist. Anchored a Bulldog OL that helped spring 2,000-yard rusher Corey Barczykowski. Had 56 tackles at DT with a 35-yard interception return for a TD. Had 12 tackles against Springville at The Ralph. Led Bulldogs to an 11-1 record, the Class B East crown and their first state final four appearance. Considering UB. Carries a 93 average.

Cortland Haines

School: Jamestown Position: OL

Height: 6-2 Weight: 250 Year: 12

Repeat first team pick. Trench Trophy finalist. His dominant interior play at center paved the way for DaQuan Hollingsworth’s 1,305-yard season and his pass protection allowed for Jake Sisson to throw for an additional 600 yards. Played every position on the field except WR and DB. Had a 40-yard pass completion at The Ralph. Recorded 93 tackles. Scored five TDs at QB.

Ryan Hunter

School: Canisius Position: OL

Height: 6-5 Weight: 315 Year: 12

Buffalo News co-Player of the Year. Trench Trophy finalist. Has given a verbal commitment to Bowling Green. From his RT spot, opened holes for a running attack that averaged 251 yards a game, scoring 37 TDs. Game-changing force on defense as well. Hunter cited Crusaders’ 14-7 win at Walsh Jesuit of Ohio as moment the Crusaders believed that could go undefeated. Carries a 90 average.

Connor Johnson

School: Pioneer Position: OL

Height: 6-5 Weight: 330 Year: 12

The Panthers ran behind him 90 percent of the time, resulting in RB Kyle Hoffman gaining 1,600 yards and scoring 18 TDs. “Where we were running, that’s where Connor was,” said coach Jim Durpey. “His big arm span made him dominate as a run blocker. When he locked on, he was tremendous.” Contributed 24 tackles on defense. Considering UB. Carries 90 average. Three-year starter.

Michael Senn

School: Orchard Park Position: OL

Height: 6-3 Weight: 300 Year: 12

Repeat first team pick. Trench Trophy finalist. Has visited SUNY Albany. Excels at run-blocking, gets movement off the line. LT who never gave up a sack in three years as a starter. Led Quakers to back-to-back appearances in the state final and back-to-back Section VI titles. Payback win over Jamestown at The Ralph among his season highlights.

Austin Goltz

School: Orchard Park Position: WR

Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Year: 12

Scored two of his 14 TDs versus Jamestown in Class AA final at The Ralph. Finished with 708 yards receiving. Had six catches for 108 yards in state championship game. Named Defensive MVP in state semifinal versus CBA for his play at CB. Has signed with Providence College for lacrosse. Carries a 93 average. Also returned punts and kickoffs.

Chaq Nettles

School: Wmsv. South Position: WR

Height: 6-1 Weight: 170 Year: 12

Class A South Offensive Player of the Year. Had 60 receptions for 962 yards and 18 TDs. Had nine catches for 138 yards and four TDs in playoff win over McKinley. Averaged 16 yards per catch. Had a 90-yard TD catch against Hamburg. “Honestly, he’s the best receiver I’ve coached in 24 years,” said coach Kraig Kurzanski. Weighing an offer from SUNY Albany.

Tom Gioia

School: Timon-St. Jude Position: K

Height: 5-9 Weight: 225 Year: 12

Finished with eight career field goals. Had the game-winning kick versus St. Joe’s in the regular season, a 37-yarder with 10 minutes left making it 17-14. Had two field goals against St. Joe’s in the semifinal at The Ralph. Was 24 of 27 on extra points. Also punted for a 34.5 average. Had three successful onside kicks and six touchbacks. Had 66 tackles at LB, also saw time at QB and C. Considering Robert Morris.