Friday night, Lancaster and Depew once again renewed their rivalry for the 90th time, as this series dates back to the year 1919. Lancaster leads the series 50-33-6. In the 1930’s the rivalry got so intense that the game had a eight year hiatus as fan safety became a concern. Locally, western New Yorkers still consider this to be one of the fiercest games around. The Wildcats come into the game with a 4-2 record while the Legends are 6-0 having finished Class play on top of the league.
Carter is a two-time letterwinner in football and plays varsity hockey and varsity lacrosse. After the 2016 season, he was named an All-Star Lineman in Section 6, Class B. He has been honored this season with a Trench Trophy nomination, and a Character Athlete of the game Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society, he has a 96.1 GPA and an SAT score of 1340. He plans to attend college and study Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Ben is a two-year letterman in football, and a four-year letterman in lacrosse. He was an All-Class AA Honorable Mention for defensive end as a junior, and selected captain this year. In lacrosse, Ben was named both All-American and Academic All American for the goalie position. He plans to attend St. Bonaventure where he will study biology and play lacrosse. Ben aspires to go to Medical School and become an orthopedic surgeon.
The 2014 Depew Wildcats limped into the Rivalry Game after losing six starting positions to injury the week before. Matt Poblocki, running behind a patchwork offensive line, carried the ball 26 times for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. Matt’s outstanding effort not only led the Wildcats to a 13-6 victory, but also earned him MVP honors. Matt became a two-time Division All Star and received Honorable Mention All-Western New York recognition. Matt is currently continuing his education and football career at Buffalo
Wayne wore # 24 for Lancaster and played running back. In 1971, Wayne rushed for 230 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in route to a victory over Depew. Wayne has been a local business man in the community, and has been an avid supporter of every Lancaster football team throughout his entire life. Wayne thanks the Lancaster community for this honor.