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 during the regular season and the player of the year awards presented during the postseason.
This week’s recipients:
Class AA:Jake Zembiec (Aquinas) – Senior quarterback with a verbal commitment to play at Penn State threw four touchdown passes during a 48-7 win over Buffalo Saint Francis. He completed 13 of 14 passes for 317 yards and also ran for a touchdown.
Class A: Kory Wyatt (University Prep) – A 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback, Wyatt ran for three touchdowns and 227 yards on 12 carries during a 40-24 win over Attica. He also had a 35-yard touchdown reception.
Class B: Tanner Irwin (Penn Yan) – Senior quarterback helped the Mustangs go to 4-0 when he threw three touchdown passes among 8 of 12 pass attempts for 135 yards. He also ran for 117 yards with a touchdown on 12 carries during a win over Waterloo.
Class C: Alex Piechocki (Attica) – Piechocki, a 6-5 and 240-pound senior, scored four touchdowns, including one on a pass reception, versus University Prep. He ran for 110 yards on 25 carries and caught three passes for 50 yards.
Class D: Zack Loomis (Avon) – Big day for senior running back versus Geneseo. He scored four touchdowns on 21 carries for 293 yards. He also returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, to go along with 6-, 60-, 50- and 5-yard touchdown runs.
Class AA: Michael Gigantelli (Pittsford) – A strong safety in the Panthers defense, the senior made 13 solo tackles and had four stops for losses during a 31-14 win over Fairport.
Class A: Jason Williams (Greece Olympia) – Junior linebacker finished with 13 tackles, seven for a loss, three sacks and forced a fumble against Greece Arcadia.
Class B: Austin Fingar (Penn Yan) – The Mustangs defeated Waterloo 42-12, as the senior defensive back made six tackles, intercepted two passes, and broke up another throw.
Class C: Carter Hoffman (Wellsville) – Junior safety made 12 tackles, eight solo, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble, as Wellsville edged Dansville 14-13.
Class D: Jacob Smith (Bolivar-Richburg) – A defensive back in his junior season, Smith made 12 tackles, including seven solo and had two sacks, one for a safety, as Bolivar-Richburg defeated Canisteo-Greenwood 29-20.
Greece Athena’s skill players last week helped the Trojans bounce back from a lopsided loss to Canandaigua.