Section V selects the top performances on offense and defense each week in the greater Rochester area, based on nominations of area high school coaches. Ontario Honda sponsors the awards passed out during the season and the player of the year awards presented during the postseason.
Class AA – Jared Gerbino (Rush-Henrietta): Senior quarterback threw four touchdown passes during a 38-13 win over Fairport. Gerbino completed 7 of 11 throws for 153 yards, plus ran for 62 yards on six carries.
Class A – Josh Keenan (Brockport): Sophomore running back helped the Blue Devils improve to 2-0 when he ran for 187 yards, including four touchdowns, on 19 carries. Brockport defeated Canandaigua 33-28.
Class B – Jakaur Ali (Waterloo): A 5-foot-8 inch, 215-pound senior running back, Ali ran for 344 yards on 25 carries with three touchdowns during a 37-29 victory over Wayne.
Class C – Alex Piechocki (Attica): Senior running back scored two touchdowns during a 36-0 win over Pembroke. Piechocki ran for 179 yards on 15 carries and had 70 receiving yards.
Class D – Bobby Avery (Canisteo-Greenwood): Sophomore quarterback completed 7 of 16 passes for 109 yards, including a touchdown against Caledonia-Mumford. Cal-Mum won 45-26.
Class AA – Jack Hartnett (Penfield): Senior linebacker made 13 tackles, three for losses, and forced two fumbles during the team’s 43-29 win over Churchville-Chili. Penfield is 1-1.
Class A – Cole Norris (Greece Arcadia): The Titans evened their record, as Norris, a junior linebacker, made nine tackles and had a sack during a 19-13 win over Brighton.
Class B – Austin Fingar (Penn Yan): Senior defensive back made 13 tackles – five solo – intercepted a pass and broke up two other throws as Penn Yan defeated Newark 26-6.
Class C – Cody Kaufmann (Elba/Byron-Bergen): A senior defensive end, Kaufmann made six solo tackles and recovered a fumble during a lopsided win over Holley for Elba/Byron-Bergen.
Class D – Jarrod Faniel (Clyde-Savannah): The Golden Eagles were 43-6 winners over Mynderse, as Faniel made eight solo tackles and returned a fumble 88 yards for a touchdown.