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Week 3 Top Performers

Jake Ritts – Sophomore QB (St. Francis)

12/21 168 yards, 4 TD’s

Frannies trailed Walsh Jesuit 21-0 in 2nd quarter, Frannies scores next 2 TD’s to get it to 21-14 at half.

Walsh goes up 28-14, then Frannies scores next 3 TD’s to go up 35-28. Walsh scores, misses kick, Fannies up 35-34. Frannies scores another TD 42-34, Walsh scores late, 2pt convo fails Frannies holds on. This Walsh team is not a great team (0-4) but this was a pretty nice come from behind win on the road.

Cole Snyder – Senior QB (Southwestern)

15-17, 249 yards 6 TD’s in Trojans 49-7 win over Portville

Typical day at the office for Snyder

Conor Mahony – Junior OL/LB (Lancaster)

17 Tackles

1.5 Sacks

Forced Fumble in Legends 34-26 win over Will North

Biggest game of the weekend

Danzo Young – Senior RB (Kenmore East)

14 Carries

247 Yards

4 TD’s in Bulldogs 38-21 win over North Tonawanda

Good kid, great performance overall…against a bad team

Robbie Penhollow – Senior RB (Cassadaga Valley)

25 Carries

191 Yards


2-2 o 2 pt conversions/carries) in win over Allegany/Limestone (50-21)

Typical day for Penhollow, played a bad team

Alex Weakfall – Senior QB

14 Carries

201 Yards

3 rushing TD’s (53,58,63)

80-Yard kick return TD in Olean’s 42-14 win over Springville

Unreal performance but against a bad team

Mike Rigerman – Senior RB (Pioneer)

41 Carries

252 Yards

3 TD’s

6 Tackles including a fumble recovery

Was the best player on the field from start to finish in the 28-20 win over Maryvale. Ran people over and made them think twice the next time they got in his way. Came up huge in one of the big games of the day.

If you know of a deserving performer in any current high school sport, nominate them for the Southtowns Trophy Athlete of the Week Award.

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Paul Peck

Paul Peck is sports broadcaster with over 25 years experience in TV and Radio. He served as sports anchor, reporter, and producer at WIVB for 24 years. In that role, he covered all four Buffalo Bills Super Bowls, the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup Finals, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the Daytona 500. He has been the Voice of the UB Bulls Football for 17 seasons, in addition to host of Bulls Athletics TV & Radio shows. Peck also served as the sideline reporter for the Buffalo Bills Football Network, host of the bowling show "Beat The Champ" and announces college basketball for ESPN 3 and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. He has also been the Master of Ceremonies for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, one of the largest sports banquets in WNY.

Paul is also involved in the local business community, having been a financial advisor at AXA Advisors, and is currently the Vice President of Sports Development at VSP Graphics Group.

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