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2008 Season

  • 2008 NYS SCHOLAR ATHLETE TEAM

    “Bleed Blue no matter what the score, the wins, the losses or even the people in the stands.  Everyone on the field believes in each other and the team, and if one person goes down, we are all there to pick him up and we will always Bleed Blue because we play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.” -2008 WSW player 

    Despite a difficult season, West put together a great team effort to finish the season with a shutout over Williamsville North 20-0.  Offensive and Defensive Lineman Ryan DiFlavio was recognized by the Trench Trophy Committee as one of the top linemen in Western New York for his performance against Williamsville North.

    2008 saw three school records broken.  

    Jim Celotto threw a 87 yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Kuhn to break the school record set in 1975 of 80 yards.

    Andy Montesano broke the most black jersey hits in a season with 6. The previous record was held by Dan Simon from 2006.

    The team record for takeaways was set at 21 in this season (11 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries)

    AWARDS/HONORS:

    VARSITY

    ECIC AA SOUTH ALL STARS
    FIRST TEAM
    Andy Montesano: Linebacker
    Mike Kus: Kick Return
    Ryan DiFlavio: Offensive Line

    SECOND TEAM
    Joe LaMarca: Wide Receiver
    Rick Scheck: Defensive Back
    Mark Lorenz: Linebacker
    Nick Marinaro: Offensive Line
    Nick Cusella: Linebacker

    HONORABLE MENTION
    Zach Zabawa: Defensive Line
    Mike Feirabend: Offensive Line

    OFFENSIVE MVP: Mike Kus

    DEFENSIVE MVP: Andy Montesano

    MOST VALUABLE LINEMAN: Ryan DiFlavio

    BLEED BLUE Award 12th Grade: Rick Scheck

    BLEED BLUE Award 11th Grade Nick Cusella


    JUNIOR VARSITY

    Offensive MVP: Brendan Barren

    Defensive MVP: Nick Cavalieri

    Coaches Award: T.J. McCormick

    Coaches Award: Brodey Cummins

    Bleed Blue Award 10th Grade: Mike Puntoriero

    Bleed Blue Award 9th Grade: Matt Hoestermann


    MODIFIED

    Offensive MVP-Alex Misterman

    Most Valuable lineman Jake Michienzi

    Special Teams MVP Thomas Gioia

    Defensive MVP Devin Reynolds

    Most Improved Nicholas Clancy

    Bleed Blue Award 8th grade Rory Weiler

    Bleed Blue Award 7th Grade Peter Walsh

    Coaches Awards James Devany

    Coaches Award Robert Donowick


Senior Mark Lorenz runs for a big gain vs Williamsville North
Senior Jim Celotto scampers for a 56 yard TD run vs Williamsville North
BLEED BLUE
Class of 1975 Al Fuller (current Section VI Official) talks to team about West Football Tradition
1986 Alum Anthony DeYoung receives the 2008 Program Appreciation Award