Winner of the Ray Pogorzelski Jr. Award – Nicholas Solares


Nicholas Solares, (center) accompanied by two coaches, instrumental to his success, Coach Pete Donaldson (left) and Coach Phillip Collier (right)

The highest honor in Dunkirk Midget Football is awarded annually to an athlete who exemplifies “Hard work, discipline, leadership, work ethic and attitude towards coaches and fellow teammates” was awarded to Nicholas Solares.  This marks Nicholas’ sixth and final season with the Dunkirk Midget’s as he has now “aged-out” and hopes to continue his football career next season as part of the Dunkirk Highschool JV Team.


The Dunkirk Midget Football Awards Banquet, held Saturday November 9th marked the end of another season.  111 football players and cheerleaders participated in this year’s league.