Section V football chairman Dick Cerone knows the score.
The East all-stars have won the annual game for graduated seniors 11 years in a row, after a 34-20 outcome at East Irondequoit Eastridge on July 11..
“The game was close,” Cerone said, acknowledging the East led by six points about midway through the fourth quarter. “We’re looking to reorganize, so the West can gain more.”
Cerone would not share how many schools would shift from the East to the West. The former state football chairman, now athletic director at University Preparatory School for Young Men Charter School, did say that another $5,000 of game proceeds and pre-game fundraising, including a banquet, will be presented to the Golisano Children’s Hospital by the end of the month.
An average of $5,000 has been donated to charities during the 33-year history of the Eddie Meath All-Star Game.
Former Webster Schroeder quarterback Brett Segala was named the Most Valuable Player of the East offense. Brighton’s Matt Stone was the East defensive MVP. Joshua Michels, who played quarterback at Brockport, was the West offensive MVP, Aquinas graduate and linebacker Theron Eison, the West defensive MVP.
Game officials Steve Speno, Will Hamelinck, Dean Smith and Marc Remillard were presented plaques for their participation during the game. Jamar Gibson, who played on the defensive line at UPrep, and former Penfield defensive back Brian McCandless received sportsmanship awards. The recipient of the Cheerleader Leadership Award was East Rochester’s Meagan Joseph.