School: Jamestown Position: QB
Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Year: 12
Buffalo News Player of the Year, Connolly Cup finalist, Class AA Offensive Player of the Year. Broke Ralph record for passing yards in a game with 402 and for the season completed 178-of-275 attempts for WNY record 3,184 yards with 33 TDs and four interceptions. Added 723 yards and 24 TDs rushing for 57 total TDs.
School: Randolph Position: RB
Height: 5-9 Weight: 170 Year: 12
Connolly Cup finalist, broke the WNY record for rushing yards in a season with 2,536. Ran for 273 and three TDs in state final and was named MVP of state championship game. Scored a school record 36 TDs. Carries 97 academic average and wants to be an aerospace engineer.
School: Wmsv. North Position: RB
Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 Year: 12
Led Spartans to state Class A title game and a 9-4 record. Rushed for 1,207 yards, including a season-high 233 in the regionals against Eastridge. Intercepted a Grand Island pass in overtime, was Defensive Player of the Game in state semifinals. Received inaugural Jim Rusin/Jack Hartman Memorial Spirit of the Game Award.
School: Canisius Position: RB
Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 Year: 12
Connolly Cup finalist, will sign with Pittsburgh in February. Rushed for 1,465 yards giving him 4,147 in his career, third all-time in Monsignor Martin. Scored 22 TDs, including five against St. Joe’s at The Ralph, and finished with 57 for his career. In four career games versus St. Joe’s had 869 yards on 102 carries and 13 TDs.
School: Jamestown Position: WR
Height: 6-4 Weight: 186 Year: 11
Had 56 catches for 1,065 yards and 12 TDs. That included 202 receiving yards and TD against Orchard Park in Week Seven. Will enter his senior year with approximately 1,500 receiving yards. As a defensive back, was second on the team with 88 tackles. Carries a 94 academic average. Also plays basketball
School: Akron Position: WR
Height: 5-6 Weight: 160 Year: 12
Connolly Cup finalist, Class C North Offensive Player of the Year. A sure-handed receiver who broke school record for catches in a season (38), receiving yards in a season (784), career receptions (78) and career receiving yards (1,464). Also rushed for 1,048 yards on 100 carries with 11 TDs, including school record 369 rushing yards rushing against Fredonia. Has 95 academic average.
School: Wmsv. North Position: OL
Height: 6-4 Weight: 250 Year: 11
Athleticism and technique are two things Attea brought to his pass protection and run blocking. Played left tackle helping protect his quarterback’s blind side. Had four sacks as defensive end and was the team’s long snapper. “He plays with a little bit of an edge,” said coach Mike Mammoliti. “He likes the physicalness and the nasty part of being one of those grunts. He’s a hard kid to get around.”
School: Grand Island Position: OL
Height: 6-4 Weight: 235 Year: 12
Trench Trophy finalist, as an offensive tackle led a ground game that gained 1,500 yards. Class A Defensive Player of the Year had 66 tackles, 14 for losses, with eight sacks and two blocked punts, “He’s a really good athlete, that’s one of his best attributes,” said coach Dean Santorio. “He’s got a toughness about him that puts it all together.” Has 3.5 GPA and has visited UB. Also plays basketball.
School: Orchard Park Position: OL
Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 Year: 12
Trench trophy finalist, two-way tackle lauded by coach Gene Tundo as a no-nonsense player who gives it everything he has at every practice and in games. Also competes in track and field, considering Army, can bench press 370 pounds, strong, tough, smart. Agile for his size, he was a key to Quakers’ pass protection and run blocking.
School: Jamestown Position: OL
Height: 6-1 Weight: 265 Year: 11
Can play multiple positions on the O-line. Very athletic with 4.9 speed and can bench 315. Recorded 70 tackles with five sacks at nose tackle. Named team’s Underclassman Lineman of the Year. Turned heads at offseason combine in Pittsburgh. Also competes in track and carries 90 average. He moved up from second team All-WNY last year.
School: Randolph Position: OL
Height: 6-3 Weight: 250 Year: 12
Trench Trophy finalist, has visited UB. Named Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in state championship game, led the team in tackles the last two years. A three-year starter in football, he also plays basketball and runs track. Carries 94 academic average and wants to study engineering.
School: St. Joe’s Position: K
Height: 5-10 Weight: 180 Year: 12
Connolly Cup finalist, considering Syracuse, Four-year starter handled kickoffs, punts and field goal duties, was 20 of 23 on PAT attempts. Dropped four punts inside the 20. As running back used 4.48 speed to get to the outside, gaining 1,108 yards. Scored 15 total TDs. Also plays lacrosse.
School: St. Joe’s Position: U
Height: 6-3 Weight: 245 Year: 12
Captain and three-year starter who played 10 different positions. Had 98-yard TD catch versus O’Hara and a 96-yard interception against Aquinas. Had 379 yards of offense and was third on team with 50 tackles. Most memorable game was win over top-ranked St. Anthony’s. Also plays basketball. Has visited Maryland.