December 7, 2022

West Seneca West’s Matt Myers ends his dream season by winning player of the year award | High school


This is Myers’ second All-WNY first team honor as he won the betting title last season at Bishop Timon-St. Jude.

“I’m blessed to be picked for the second year in a row, to be picked for my real position this year, it’s great,” said Myers, who averaged 45 yards per punt as a junior. . “I can’t thank the guys around me enough for making my job so much easier. (They made my last season in high school one to remember.”

“He naturally commands the caucus,” West coach Mike Vastola said. “Your team needs a good leader at the quarterback and kids naturally gravitate towards him because he plays the role well. He wants to be their leader. He works at it. He knows he can throw the ball. best pass, but he still needs someone to catch him.… He knows it’s a team game. He does a good job giving these guys credit. “

There have been many contributors to the Indian State Championship season, but that probably won’t happen without Myers’ record.

He set program marks in a single season for total touchdowns (46), passing touchdowns (24), rushing touchdowns (22), passing yards (2397) and yards. multipurpose (3,434). His six total touchdowns (four assists, two rushing) in a win over Hamburg beat the program mark in a game of five previously held by Dawson Broad. Myers also set the record for versatile yards in a single game when he finished with 425 in the Indians’ 40-22 triumph over Wilson Magnet of Section V in the state quarterfinal.