Bruce Lakso, Lackawanna High School head football coach, has been named the Buffalo Bills High School Football Coach of the Week after the fifth weekend of the 2008 high school football season. The Lackawanna Steelers beat Fredonia in a Class B South battle of undefeated teams. Lackawanna is off to a 5-0 start this season after defeating Fredonia 30-14 on Friday October 3rd. The Steelers were led on both offense and defense by Dwayne Bennett (3 Touchdowns, 2 Interceptions) and Capone Smith (2 Passing Touchdowns, 1 Rushing Touchdown, and 1 Interception). 2008 will mark Coach Lakso's 17th year as the coach of the Lackawanna High School football team.
This is the 12th consecutive year of the Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week program. Each week during the 11-week high school football season, a committee appointed by the Buffalo Bills selects a head football coach as Coach of the Week. The honorees will receive a certificate signed by the Buffalo Bills Head Coach Dick Jauron, Buffalo Bills Chief Operating Officer Russ Brandon and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, plus a Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week cap and $1,000 donation to the school's football program from the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation. Recognition of the winning coach will be shown on the Buffalo Bills official website (www.buffalobills.com).
At the end of the season, one of the weekly award winners will be named Coach of the Year and will receive an additional $1,000 donation to the school's football program.