The Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports are proud to once again partner to recognize some of the best coaches that Western New York has to offer through the 2022 High School Football Coach of the Week Program.
The Bills and ADPRO Sports will be awarding varsity head tackle football coaches with the Coach of the Week Award to highlight not only their team's achievements on the field but also some of the work they are doing off the field in their communities. We will announce winners from the Buffalo and Rochester Regions over the course of 11 weeks, with both region's Coach of the Year being named during the Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots game in January of 2023 at Highmark Stadium.
Each Coach of the Week winner will receive a $1,000 grant from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports. The respective Coach of the Year winners will also receive an additional $1,000 for their programs. Winners will be selected by a panel of local high school football experts.
Buffalo Region Coach of the Week # 11
Jamestown head coach Tom Langworthy has been named the week 11 Buffalo Region Coach of the Week after leading his Red Raiders to a 34-0 win over Williamsville North in the Class A Section 6 championship game at Highmark Stadium.
The Raiders jumped out to a 13-0 lead after one quarter and a 20-0 lead at the half, and ground out the clock in the second half.
QB Trey Drake completed 16 of 29 passes for 126 yards and 2 TDs to lead the offense. Carson Panebianco caught 6 passes for 65 yards while Darius Freeney caught 7 passes for 45 yards and 2 TDs. Carson Bane led the ground attack as he ran 26 times for 143 yards and a TD. Radeon Wright carried 8 times for 51 yards and a TD, and also led the defense as he made 11 tackles and recorded a QB sack.
Coach Langworthy has taught at Jamestown since 2004, serving as a special education teacher, 5th and 6th-grade teacher, and Assistant Principal at Jamestown High School. He is currently in his 7th year as an Assistant Principal at Jamestown High School.
He has been the head varsity coach for 15 years and has been on the Jamestown coaching staff for a total of 17, winning 6 Division championships, 3 Section VI titles, and an NYS title in 2014. The Red Raiders have won the Section VI title the past two seasons.
Coach Langworthy has also coached two Players of the Year (Jake Sisson in 2013, and Jaylen Butera in 2021) and has a former player currently in the NFL (Stephen Carlson).
To support and encourage younger players, Coach Langworthy makes sure that his varsity players and coaches visit youth practices and games. Additionally, his varsity players mentor the Youth players in Jamestown. The head coach also hosts Future Red Raider Football Camps for the past 15 years. This past summer over 100 youth players attended.
Rochester Region Coach of the Week # 11
Attica head coach Jeff Cusmano has been named the week 11 Rochester Coach of the Week after he led the Blue Devils to a 16-8 win over East Rochester-Ganada in the Section 5 Class C championship game.
The title is the first Section 5 football championship in Attica school history.
After the teams played to a 0-0 tie at the half, East Rochester scored on the second play of the second half on a 61-yard run to take an 8-0 lead. The Bombers held that lead into the 4th quarter. Attica tied the game at 8-8 with 7:30 left in the final quarter when Landyn Thomas rushed for a 3-yard TD. Thomas ran for a 4-yard TD with 3:30 left in the game giving Attica a 16-8 lead. East Rochester mounted a drive to tie the game, but the Attica defense stopped ER on downs at the 27-yard line to seal the win.
Thomas finished the game with 114 yards and 2 TDs on 22 carries. Case Hill led the defense with 10 tackles, 3 for lost yardage.
Coach Cusmano has coached at Attica for 31 years. He was named the head coach in 2012. He has led the Blue Devils to 6 league titles - in addition to the Section 5 title this fall.
Cusmano has held many different titles throughout the greater Rochester area such as Section V Genesee Region Football Coordinator, President of the Attica Athletics Booster Club, and is also a basketball coach w/ Attica Youth Athletics.
At Attica High School, Cusmano is the physical education teacher.
Coach Cusmano has his players volunteer at the Gateway House in Attica, which is a Hospice Home for families facing terminal illness with a family member. The players help the Gateway House with an annual auction, delivering items to the winners. The team also works at the local Attica Rodeo every summer, helping with the clean-up after the show.