Local players earn All-WNY football honors

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 December 2017 at 8:47 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Jalin Cooper

Medina High senior Jalin Cooper has been named to the second team of the All-Western New York Football squad.

Cooper, a University of Toledo commit, had 843 all purpose yards and 7 touchdowns this past season. He had 263 yards and 4  TDs receiving and 271 yards and 2 TDs rushing. On defense, he had 27 tackles and 2 interceptions.

Two other Mustangs, senior quarterback Izaiah Rhim and senior wide receiver/defensive back Mason Lewis, received Honorable mention.

Rhim passed for 997 yards and 13 touchdowns and also ran for 9 more TDs.

Lewis made 72 tackles and had 3 interceptions on defense and  caught 23 passes for 305 yards and 3 TDs on offense.

Albion junior running back Ugene Harrison also received Honorable Mention. He rushed for 905 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. On defense he made 60 tackles.

Other area players receiving Honorable Mention include Newfane quarterback Brandon Gross and linebacker Julian Nixon and Wilson quarterback Steve Frerichs.