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The 2008 All-WNY football team

The stories are on the high school homepage. The discussion about the All-WNY team and the The News Player of the Year has been going on for weeks.

And here it is. Drumroll, please ...

2008 ALL-WESTERN NEW YORK FOOTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Offense
QB Casey Kacz, Sweet Home 12
RB Brandon Murie, Iroquois 12
RB Capone Smith, Lackawanna 12 (PLAYER OF THE YEAR)
RB Jeff Tundo, Orchard Park 12
WR Alex Neutz, Grand Island 12
WR Joe Caporale, Maple Grove 12
OL Steve Phillips, Sweet Home 12
OL Boomer Brock, Iroquois 12
OL Ryan Wilson, Sweet Home 12
OL Justin Mesi, Orchard Park 12
OL Jasen Carlson, Southwestern 11
K Chris Secky, Maple Grove 11
U Aaron Davis, North Tonawanda 11
Defense
DL Pat Wilson, Canisius 12
DL Curtis Hairston, Cleveland Hill 12
DL John Urschel, Canisius 12
LB Brendan Nuessle, Orchard Park 12
LB Deshanaro Morris, Sweet Home 11
LB Tim Hersey, Kenmore West 12
LB Trent Alls, Riverside 12
DB Delano Fabor, St. Francis 12
DB Luke Tasker, St. Francis 12
DB Rhakeem Wiggins, Cleveland Hill 12
DB Dewayne Bennett, Lackawanna 12
P Kyle Hoppy, Orchard Park 12

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB Sean Brady, Canisius 12
RB Brandon McClinsey, North Tonawanda 12
RB Brooks Estarfaa, Maryvale 12
RB Kevin Chillis, McKinley 12
WR Nick Peterson, Medina 12
WR Deshaune Clark, Wmsv. South 12
OL Sean Mulhern, St. Joe's 11
OL Jordon Smith, Riverside 12
OL Nick Bonaquisti, Orchard Park 12
OL Mike Smith, Grover Cleveland 12
OL Justin Love, St. Francis 12
K Dominic Torrelli, Akron 12
U Joe Scibilia, Starpoint 12
Defense
DL Nate Longbine, Orchard Park 12
DL Kevin Kieliszek, Lancaster 12
DL Andrew Zdrojewski, Canisius 12
LB Jack Vogel, Clarence 12
LB Mike Doherty, Kenmore East 12
LB Matt Schwartz, Alden 12
LB Shaquille Dudley, Cardinal O'Hara 12
DB Cameron Hicks, Orchard Park 12
DB Adam Redden, St. Francis 11
DB D.J. Nettles, Sweet Home 11
DB Damour Bailey, Kenmore West 12
P Michael Lawandus, Sweet Home 12.

THIRD TEAM

Offense
Quarterback: Zack Sopak-11 (Southwestern).
Running backs: Eric Ippolito (Fredonia), David Fluellen-11, (Lockport), Levi Bursch-11 (Southwestern).
Wide receivers: Anthony Fulham (Canisius), Andrew Mrozek (Lancaster).
Offensive line: Chris Buck (Frontier), Blair Bell (Cheektowaga), Corey King (Fredonia), Don Rohauer (Alden), Matt Fox (Maple Grove).
Kicker: Ryan Sweet (East Aurora).
Utility: Dam Imfeld (Southwestern).
Defense
Defensive line: Jerome Fields (Williamsville North), Mikal Coleman-10 (Sweet Home), Corey Gens  (Maple Grove).
Linebackers:
Billy Desiderio (Iroquois), Eddie Weiser (Grand Island), Travis Sipos (Frontier), Kenny Betts (Fredonia).
Defensive backs: Bert Smith (Amherst), Andy Pangallo (West Seneca East), Matt Speyer (Lancaster), Luke Rankie (Lockport).
Punter: Oraine Allen (Niagara Falls).

HONORABLE MENTION

Offense
Quarterback: Corey Tyger (Frontier).
Running backs: Jake Larsen (Maple Grove), Dan Gorski (Depew), Brandon Bratek (Starpoint).
Wide receivers: Kyle Robinson (Orchard Park), Will Reese (Sweet Home).
Offensive line: Zach Roberts-11 (Silver Creek), Ben Bunker (North Tonawanda), Reggie Green (Lackawanna), Ryan Harnden (Grand Island), Brandon Potyok (Lancaster).
Kicker:
Kevin Schwartz (St. Joe's).
Defense
Defensive line: Nick Lombardozzi (Clymer), J.C. Tretter (Akron), Tyler Phillips (Cardinal O'Hara).
Linebackers: Edwin Vega (Riverside), Brett Dlugosz (Grand Island), Keith Vogel (Clarence), Andy Breen (West Seneca East).
Defensive backs: Kyle Perla (Orchard Park), Chris Holland-10 (Grover Cleveland), Joe Licata-10 (Williamsville South), Levi Pace-11 (Medina).
Punter: Keith Stoerr (Lancaster).

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VERY IMPORTANT: We are certainly looking forward to you making great points about who should have been a first-teamer, second-teamer, etc. Some players have been picked over others, so comparing and contrasting is a natural part not only of the process but of the analysis afterwards. Remember, if someone should have been placed higher, that means another player has to be knocked down. But just don't knock a player on this blog. Be respectful and polite, as almost all of you have been in all of your posts. Thanks very much for your feedback and enthusiasm for high school football.

---Keith McShea

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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