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Matt Myers named 46th annual Connolly Cup winner

Myers one of ten finalists for 2017 award
Posted at 8:14 PM, Dec 02, 2017

A week after being named the NYSPHSAA Class A title game Most Valuable Player, West Seneca West quarterback Matt Myers has added another honor to his football resume.

On Saturday afternoon, Myers was named the 2017 Connolly Cup award winner during the 46th annual awards banquet. 

"I mean ever since I followed high school football and I found out what this award was, probably 8th grade, I was like I wanted to win this award because it would be something special," Myers said. "This is a team award. I can't thank my guys enough at West Seneca West. They really got me to where I am today and I'm honored to win this award."

Myers racked up 284 all-purpose yards in the Indians state championship win. On the season Myers completed 153 of 264 pass attempts for 2,407 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 137 times for 1,040 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Myers also became just the third quarterback in Western New York to pass for 2,000+ yards and run for 1,000+ yards in the same season.

Myers is verbally committed to UB and was one of ten finalists for the award.

Also honored as finalists were Lancaster's Max Giordano and Ryan Mansell, Cheektowaga's KeShone Beal, Canisius' Jayce Johnson, Maryvale's Rashad Law, Iroquois' C.J. Perillo, Akron's Jacob Sarow, Southwestern's Cole Snyder, and Cleveland Hill's Aaron Wahler.