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Connolly Cup's top 10 finalists to be revealed LIVE on PrepTalkTV Sunday

We're thrilled to announce that PrepTalkTV Sunday, in cooperation with the Connolly Cup Committee, will be announcing the top 10 finalists for the coveted award during our 8:30 p.m. live program Sunday night.

Each year, the Riverside Athletic Club's Connolly Cup Committee scouts games throughout the season, announcing weekly honor rolls all with the intent on determining the most outstanding football player in Western New York. 

The top 10 finalists are announced late in the season, generally after local championship games, with the Connolly Cup usually announced on the first Saturday of December during a banquet at Ilio DiPaolo's in Blasdell.

Connolly Cup Committee chairman Dennis Sarow will be part of our show as we unviel the finalists. 

Chad Kelly of St. Joe's was last year's winner. Kelly was also The Buffalo News Player of the Year (our award is separate and The News is not part of the Connolly Cup committee). Check out a ton of information on the award at

PrepTalkTV Sunday is our weekly 8:30 p.m. live show at in which Lauren Mariacher and I recap each weekend of high school football with highlights, interviews, analysis and in-studio guests. This week we'll have a rundown of this busy weekend of seven big games and we'll look ahead to the Monsignor Martin championship as well as the state semifinals.  

---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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