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Dugan remembered for 'heart larger than life'

Teacher Samuel Drago pays tribute. (Buffalo News) Brian Dugan was remembered this afternoon for his sense of humor, boundless love and "heart larger than life."

The Ken-Ton school community paid tribute to the Kenmore West High School English teacher during a ceremony on Crosby Field following the school's thrilling come-from-behind football win over Lockport, 14-13. Dugan was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night while jogging.

"Brian was one of the funniest persons whom I have ever met," Dugan's colleague, Samuel Drago, told the crowd of students, families and faculty. "And I don't doubt there are many of you here thinking the same thing."

Listen to Drago's full remarks:

Watch Ken West pull out the win and scenes from the post-game ceremony:

2:30 p.m.: The popular Kenmore West High School teacher struck and killed by a car Wednesday night was honored at Crosby Field this afternoon during a moment of silence before kickoff of the school's game against Lockport.

"The entire football season — especially today's game — is in honor of Brian Dugan, Kenmore West's beloved English teacher and coach," said announcer Jim Rowe.

A full tribute to Dugan is scheduled to immediately follow the game. Fans have been invited to write down their memories of Dugan for his family to receive.

Meanwhile, a fund has been set up for Brian Dugan's sons. Donations may be sent to:

Brian C. Dugan Children's Education Fund
P.O. Box 2 
Buffalo, NY 14223

Watch this afternoon's moment of silence for Dugan:

--Joseph Popiolkowski


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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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