By John Anderson, 9/27/21
Social media was flooded with great family photos of local residents at the Buffalo Bills game, a 43-21 win for the Bills.
However, the Allegany County connection continued during the game and the national broadcast.
The New York State Police presented the colors for the game, and Trooper Dan Brown, who was stationed during his career in Wellsville and Amity, performed his famous rendition of the national anthem.
Brown now only thrilled the 68,434 fans, the players and officials gave him an ovation as well. Brown has performed the anthem in the past at games, including a war-time performance with then-Gov. George Pataki behind him.
Brown also performed the anthem at the re-naming of the Corporal Jason L. Dunham Memorial Post Office celebration in Scio.
During the game, Buffalo wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who caught seven passes for 94 yards. However, it was his first touchdown as a Buffalo Bill that was exciting.
Sanders caught a 28-yard pass for a 7-0 lead, then pointed up to a fan in the crowd. He launched the football toward the fan who was Kevin McCumiskey of Belfast. The standout soccer, basketball and baseball player made the catch and made it on the television broadcast as well.