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Rosters set for 36th annual Kensington Lions all-star football game

The rosters have been set for the 36th All-Star High School Football Classic, which will take place Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at Depew. 

The game, which features seniors from the Class of 2011, is presented by the Kensington Lions Club and Adpro Sports. 

Tickets are available from all players and coaches are and also available at the gate (adults $7; $2 children 12-under).

The game, founded in 1976 by Kensington Lions Harry R. Chambers, Gene Zinni and Milt Dickerson, has benefited Kids Escaping Drugs since 2001. The game has donated $95,000 to KED over that time. 


John Alessandra (Kenmore East DB), Dominic Bargnesi (St. Joe's LB), Dillon Bender (Roy-Hart DB), Matt Benedict (Nichols OLB), Bob Blackman (Kenmore West OLB), Shamari Cheney (Burgard WR), Mikal Coleman (Sweet Home DE), Keeon Colvin (Amherst RB), Josh Cory (Akron RB), Jeremy Crone (Lew-Port OL), Adam Donner (Niagara-Wheatfield OL), Nick Fisher (Kenmore West K), Nick Hall (St. Joe's DB), Kevin Hall (Williamsville North QB), Von Harman (East OL), Joseph Hill (Lew-Port FB), Maurell Johnson (Medina RB), Nick Kellner (Grand Island WR), Tony LaMancusa (St. Joe's P), Joe Licata (Williamsville South QB), Kyle Luchey (Sweet Home DB), Michael McCartney (Niagara Falls LB), Ryan Meldrum (Kenmore West OL), Joe Montesanti (North Tonawanda DB), Dan Montesanti (North Tonawanda LB), Ralph Neasman (Sweet Home RB), James Phillips (Clarence DE), Dorian Polk (Lockport DB), Dominic Principale (Clarence LB), Cody Reimers (Wilson WR), James Renford (Lockport LB), Tyler Robinson (Starpoint RB), Ryan Schmidt (Amherst OL), Trevor Schulz (Albion OL), Phil Stasiak (Williamsville South WR), Dale Stewart (Niagara Falls WR), David Stupnick (Medina DE), Kyrill Threats (Canisius DL), Edwin Young (Williamsville North WR).

Head coach: Bill Atlas (Wilson head coach). Assistants: John Faller (Sweet Home head coach), Charles Jufer (Wilson assistant), Brian Baker (Wilson assistant), Al Scarpine (Wilson assistant), Jim Randles (Grand Island assistant).


Nate Bailey (Alden WR), Cam Baker (Chautauqua Lake LB), Byron Banks (South Park LB), Josh Beres (West Seneca East DE), Greg Burroughs (Fredonia DE), Joe Campion (Jamestown RB/LB), Bilal Clay (Maryvale RB), Anthony Emmanuel (Depew WR), Dwayne R. Gillison Jr. (Cleveland Hill MLB), Chad Griffin (St. Mary's QB), Chris Holland (I-Prep/Grover QB), Markell Ingram (McKinley QB), Willie Jefferson (Riverside OLB), Mike Kasprzak (Depew C/DE), Steve Kenny (Chautauqua Lake RB), Pat Langworthy (Southwestern OLB), Andrew Lanphere (Silver Creek CB), Paul Leavell (Orchard Park S), Justin Liberta (Frontier LB), Jeremiah Ludeman (Lancaster OL/DL), Zakk Packard (St. Francis DT), Adam Pasnik (St. Francis OLB), Dakota Peel (Alden RB/DB), Donte Perry (Cheektowaga DB), Travis Pitzonka (Lancaster LB), Anthony Sanders (McKinley TE), Mike Schiavi (Lackawanna OL), Tyler Shaw (Eden OLB), Michael Siejak (Iroquois WR), Jesse Skubis (St. Mary's OT), Shane Smith (Fredonia S), Christian Smith (Lackawanna UT), Frank Sterlace (Silver Creek LB), Jailyn Tompkins (Cleveland Hill WR), Eric Tyra (Jamestown TE), Derien Washington (Riverside OLB), Josh Wiechelt (Depew LB), Kyle Witkowski (Orchard Park QB).

Head coach: Mike McFadden (Hamburg head coach). Assistants: Dave Hersey (St. Mary's head coach), Tim Delaney (South Park head coach), Pat Cauley (Hamburg assistant), Jeff Tripp (Hamburg assistant), Tom Butera (Hamburg assistant).

The teams practice at 6 p.m. weeknights and 10 a.m. Saturdays through July 26; the practices are open to the public. The North practices at Sweet Home; the South at Hamburg Middle School on Division St.

A banquet for all playres in the game will be hosted by the Kensington Lions Club at the Hearthstone Manor on Tuesday night.  

---Keith McShea

(@KeithMcSheaBN on Twitter)


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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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