In the 96th meeting between the Lancaster High School Redskins and the Depew High School Wildcats, the records and the wet weather meant nothing as both teams fought down to the wire. But it was the visiting Depew Wildcats behind Great American Rivalry Series Game Most Valuable Player, Matt Poblacki, and his 115 rushing yards that would lead his Wildcats to a 13-6 victory on Friday night before a standing room only crowd.


Matt Poblacki


Daniel Emerson


Dan is a three year Varsity Letterman and has played one year of Varsity Basketball. He is the Treasurer of Student Athlete Activities, and officer of the Math Honor Society, and also a member of the national Honor Society. Dan would like to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point and major in Defense and Strategic Studies,
Zach Wojcik


Zach is a 6 year member of the Wildcat Football Family and a 2 year Varsity Letterman. He also has competed and lettered in Indoor Track and Lacrosse. Zach is a member of the Depew Varsity “D” Club. After being an integral part of Depew’s run to the Class ‘B” State Semi-Final team in 2013, Zach has become a 2-way starter at Tight End and Defensive End. Zach plans to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology and major in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.


Carl Kuras


Carl played Halfback in 1962,1963,1964 for Lancaster. He graduated in 1965 and scored a TD in the 1964 Depew game. He became the Head Football Coach as well as the Athletic Director at Cleveland Hill High School in Cheektowaga. He spent over 30 plus years in Education and Athletics. He is a founding member of the Trench Trophy Award, given out Annually to the Top Western New York Lineman of the year. Mr. Kuras continues to support the Lancaster Redskins Football Team and Community today.
Leonard Olesky


Leonard played in the Rivalry from 1957-1960, helping the Wildcats to victories in his Soph, Junior, and Senior seasons. A bruising 225 Fullback and linebacker, Len lead a rushing attack that totaled 405 yards against Lancaster in 1960 and shut down the middle of the field from his Linebacker position. Leonard was a two way ECIC League All Star and a 1st Team All Western New York Selection.


Both teams started slow due to the wet field and poor footing. But the Wildcats, lead by Poblacki, started to gain ground throughout the first half. Poblacki scored both touchdowns for the Wildcats with one coming in the first half and one in the second half. The Wildcat defense withstood a furious final minute from the Redskins and sealed the victory.