First BPS student wins 44th Connolly Cup

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 16:06:06-05

Led by Tyree Brown, South Park became the first Buffalo City School to claim a Section VI Championship and state title.

The senior quarterback added one more accomplishment to the historic year for the Sparks, becoming the first BPS student athlete to win the Connolly Cup.

Brown joined an elite club en route to winning the award.

Throwing for 2,615 yards and rushing for 1,370 yards, he becomes just the fourth player in Western New York history to throw 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 more joining Naaman Roosevelt, Chad Kelly and Jake Sisson as the only other quarterbacks to accomplish the feat.

The senior also threw 30 touchdown passes and added 22 more on the ground, both of which are school records.

"I keep thinking about it every day, that we really made history," Brown said. "Now, I'm a Connolly Cup winner.  It feels great."

"It's a little icing on the cake to everything that has happened this year, being the first Buffalo City School to win at the Ralph, then win a state championship," Head Coach Tim Delaney added. "Really, putting City football on the map the last couple of seasons and this season has been great for our program."

Brown and the Sparks defeated Our Lady of Lourdes 49-46 to win the Class A Championship.




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