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Connolly Cup finalists announced

The Riverside Athletic Club's Connolly Cup committee has announced its 10 finalists for the 39th annual award, given to the most outstanding football player in Western New York:

Okoya Anderson, Orchard Park junior RB
Travis Eman, Canisius senior QB
Jordan Johnson, Sweet Home junior QB/DB
Chad Kelly, St. Joe's junior QB/DB
Zach Lauricella, Clarence senior QB
Joe Licata, Williamsville South senior QB
Jimmy Rauh, Southwestern senior QB
Tyler Stoldt, Alden senior QB
Shane Smith, Fredonia senior QB/LB
Zach Williams, Silver Creek senior RB/LB

The winner will be announced, as always, on the first Saturday of December (Dec. 4) in a ceremony at Ilio DiPaolo's Restauraunt in Blasdell.

A reminder to all that any discussions about who should win the award, or about players who should have made the the top 10, should be respectful. Thanks.

---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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