Connolly Cup Week 6 Top Performers
X’Zavion Galarza – Junior WR/S Williamsville South
Defensively, Galarza played one of the finest games in recent memory. 12 tackles, 2 fumbles forced in which he recovered with one being returned for a TD plus an interception. All in a 39-12 win over Amherst in the “battle of Main St” Friday.
Joe Pagano – Senior QB – Depew
The senior led Depew to their first win of the season last Thursday, a 33-14 win on the road against Springville. Pagano rushed for three TD’s and threw another to lead the Wildcats.
C.J. Masters – Senior QB/CB – Cardinal O’Hara
Masters completed 10-of-21 passes for 241 yards and three TD’s Friday night in the Hawks 35-8 win over Bishop Timon at New Era Field.
Mitchell Theal –Senior QB – Bishop Timon
Theal guided a late touchdown drive in the Tigers’ 35-8 loss to Cardinal O’Hara. It was a 28-yard strike followed up with a completion for the two-point conversion. Theal finished 27/42 for 236 yards and 1 TD.
Aaron Chase – Senior QB – Starpoint
No stranger to the list this season, Chase led the charge for Starpoint in their big win over South Park Friday. The senior was 26-of-40 for 344 yards and 3 TD’s in the Spartans 21-20 come from behind win.
Jack Sharp – Senior QB – Orchard Park
Sharp came through big time for the Quakers in their 23-22 come from behind win over Bennett Friday at All-High Stadium. The senior threw a TD pass and completed his pass for the 2-pt conversion that put Orchard Park in front for good. Sharp was 12-of-28 for 91 yards, throwing a TD pass and rushing for another.
Michael Pataky – Junior TE/LB – Orchard Park
Pataky caught five balls, including one for a TD, finishing with 47 yards receiving. On defense he recorded 11 solo tackles and caused the critical fumble on Bennett’s final possession leading to OP’s 23-22 victory.
Kaiyer Fields – Senior RB – McKinley
Fields made a name for himself last year running over some of the toughest defenses in Section VI. Last Friday he had a career day, 19 carries 317 yards and four touchdowns in McKinley’s 50-28 win over Sweet Home also returned a fumble, 65-yards to the house.
Clayton Osborne – Senior WR/DB – Williamsville East
Osborne is back in the “Top Performers” list for the second straight week. The senior returned a first quarter kickoff 87 yards and then followed that up with three more TD’s in Will East’s 47-20 win over North Tonawanda. Osborne scored two rushing TD’s (57, 3) and had a 58-yard receiving TD for the Flames.
Keshone Beal – Senior QB – Cheektowaga
No stranger to the Connolly Cup, the Warriors dual threat QB amassed 116 rushing yards and four TD’s while adding another 125 passing yards and a score in Cheektowaga’s 44-0 win over Lew-Port.
Joell Colon – Senior RB/LB – Fredonia/Brocton
Colon is back on the Top Performer list after a 238 yard two-touchdown performance in the Hillbillies 22-0 win over division opponent Tonawanda.
Alex Card – Senior WR – Southwestern
Card became Southwestern’s all-time leader for receiving yards on Friday after a 6-catch, 136 yard performance. He also caught two TD passes. Additionally, Card was a perfect 6-for-6 on extra points.
David Morgan – Sophomore RB – St. Joe’s
Morgan came up big for the Marauders in their 43-41 win over St. Francis on Saturday. The sophomore rushed for 94 yards and three touchdowns.
Derek Ecklund – Senior RB/LB – Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Ecklund scored four TD’s in CSP’s 25-20 win over Maple Grove on Saturday, securing first place overall in Class D for the Wolfpack. Three of Ecklund’s touchdowns were running plays while the fourth was a 34-yard pass. This was the second time this season that CSP beat the Red Dragons.
Jacob Ritts – Sophomore QB – St. Francis
Despite only playing half the game Saturday at St. Joe’s, Ritts turned in an epic performance. The sophomore QB was forced out of the game early with an apparent leg injury but soldiered through the pain and reentered the contest in the second half. Ritts completed 30 passes for 448 yards and four touchdowns despite losing 43-41 to the Marauders.
Quantavis Kleckley – Senior RB – Dunkirk
The Marauders senior running back rushed for 243 yards and two scores in a 36-14 win over Burgard. Kleckley also made five solo tackles.