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QB Matt Myers helping lead West Seneca West to historic season

Posted at 5:07 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 17:07:33-05

He's racking up yards on the ground and in the air.

Matt Myers is having himself quite a season with the West Seneca West football team.

"I'm enjoying every bit of it," Myers said. "I'm having fun and especially when you're 11-0, you're having the time of your life."

It's a historic season for the Indians who are competing in their first ever Class A State Semifinals Friday night. Myers is a big part of that, trusting in his lineman to give him time to throw and counting on his backs to carry the load when they need to.

"He's a great leader that way," said head coach Mike Vastola. "He stays humble and he's a good leader and the guys like to follow him."

As the school's record holder for most passing yards in a season, Myers says he can't take all of the credit.

He says that record and whatever other stats he's accomplished are because of those guys who always manage to get open.

"Justin, Jesse, Luke, Kyle, Brian, John, I can go on and on. They just make my job a lot easier," Myers said of his wide receivers. "I'll throw it five yards and they run 80 yards and it makes me look good."

Myers' football career is far from over.

He's verbally committed to play Division-I football at the University at Buffalo but before any of that happens, Myers has had a goal from the moment he joined the West Seneca West team.

"People asked me what the goal is and I said a State Championship and they thought I was crazy," he said. "We had the talent to make it to Sections and beyond that and the goal is to win a State Championship."