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The 2011 All-Western New York football team: How'd we do?

Here it is. The 2011 All-Western New York first team for football.

Check out the complete team (including capsules plus the second and third teams and honorable mentions) and read more about how the squad might be unstoppable. Also part of our annual All-WNY issue, published in today's editions, is a story on the final poll winners and the coach of the year and the complete list of league all-stars.

Also be sure to check out an outstanding video by The News' Mark Mulville on the first team and its favorite moments of the season

QB Chad Kelly, St. Joe's, 6-3 215, 12
RB Mercer Timmis, Canisius, 6-1 210, 12
RB Okoya Anderson, Orchard Park, 6-0 200, 12
RB Akeel Lynch, St. Francis, 6-0 200, 12
WR Ben Johnson, Orchard Park, 6-3 200, 12
WR Jordan Williams, Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 6-2 175, 12
OL Brandon Lathrop, Kenmore West, 6-6 260, 12
OL Miles Bartholomew, St. Francis, 6-5 275, 12
OL Devon Leach, Orchard Park, 6-3 290, 12
OL Michael Senn, Orchard Park, 6-3 277, 11
OL T.J. Scamurra, Williamsville South, 6-0 280, 12
U Jordan Johnson, Sweet Home, 6-1 205, 12
K Austin Reese, Orchard Park, 6-0 200 12

DL Josh Chase, Alden 6-0 250, 12
DL Michael Morganstern, Cheektowaga, 6-2 240, 12
DL Cortland Haines, Jamestown, 6-2 260, 11
LB Marquis Artis, Amherst, 5-9 180, 12
LB Javon Fogan, Bennett, 6-0 205, 12
LB James Fitzgerald, Orchard Park, 6-2 225, 12
LB Joe Smith, St. Francis, 6-0 210, 12
DB Daryl Spencer, Cleveland Hill, 6-2 196, 12
DB Alex Grace, Maple Grove, 5-9 165, 12
DB Stephen Johnson, McKinley, 5-11 175, 11
DB Jake Swan, Southwestern, 5-11 160, 12
P Ryan Sosnowski, Alden, 6-0 210, 12

How do you think we did? Use the comment section to provide feedback here, or email, Tweet or comment via Facebook at the addresses linked below.

I'll discuss our selections, along with the Connolly Cup choice (the award is announced this afternoon) in our weekly live video chat at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

---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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