The accolades for players on the Amherst Central High School Varsity Football team keep coming. The Division All-Star selections have been released with Ryan Bitka named First Team Offense and Joe Byrne named First Team Defense. Additionally, the team received the "Team Sportsmanship Award", and Ryan Bitka was selected as our team "Representative". Named to the Second Team All-Star was Rashawn Allen - Wide Receiver and Ja'kye Womack - Defensive Back.
Bitka was named to this year’s Amherst Bee All-Bee First Offensive Team. He was honored for his strong play as Amherst’s starting center because his blocking skills, which sent many opposing linemen straight into the ground, were some of the best in Western New York this season.
The fall season isn’t the only place that Bitka has shined, however, as his work ethic during the offseason is rivaled by few. The junior spent much of his own time watching film and putting in extra work snapping the ball.
“He just has a tremendous work ethic, and he’s so football smart that he can come off the field and give our coaching staff a lot of great feedback on what the other team is doing across the line from him,” said Jason Beckman, head coach for Amherst Varsity Football.
Matthew Mohan was selected for Western New York High School Sports’ All-WNY Football Academic Team for his exceptional work on-and-off the field. Mohan and other scholar-athletes throughout Western New York will be honored at the annual WNY High School Football Awards Banquet on December 15.
Amherst finished this year’s football schedule with a 4-4 overall record and a 1-4 mark in Section 6, Class A3.
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