A Big Play Leads To Big Money for One Local High School

October 13, 2011 Updated Oct 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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October 13, 2011 Updated Oct 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM EDT

Lockport, N.Y. (WKBW) - It was an all-star play of an interception, which led to a touchdown that has people talking in Lockport.

"It was big game because we haven't beat Grand Island in a few years. It was a big play just because we were down at the time," Player Cory Regnet said.

Senior Corner Cory Regnet's play helped to win the game and score the school more than $2500 with the Friday Night Feats program.

"The team came up to me and said there was a competition online and do you mind if I put the video up. I said sure and didn't think much about it," Regnet said.

Varsity Defensive Coordinator Shawn Latini and Junior Varsity Special Teams Coach Michael Dunlop got the ball rolling.

"I saw that the contest was a great idea to bring money to the school and the football program," Latini said.

Dunlop said it's good for Western New York football, especially Starpoint's program.

"The kids are very excited, the district is very excited and any exposure we could get for Starpoint and our football program is very important," Dunlop said.

The money will go to the football program for improving the field, uniforms and other things that will benefit the players.

This is not only special to Cory because of his love for football but his older brother used to also play for the team. He recently returned from serving the country overseas.

"I told him about this, he wanted to know the standings, I told he I got second and he was just thrilled about it," Regnet said.

Hundreds of fellow students friends and teachers went online to vote for the play. Cory gained enough votes to come in second place. Now, his winning play video will be entered into another round of competition that could bring even more money to the school. He's looking for your votes at just click on the fridaynightfeats.com link.