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West Canada Valley's Pohleven heading to country roads of West Virginia for football

As a three-year starter for the Indians, Pohleven became a dominant lineman who is set to continue causing nightmares for opposing quarterbacks at the NCAA Division II level.

Posted: May 18, 2020 9:01 PM
Updated: May 18, 2020 9:01 PM

NEWPORT, N.Y. - After three years as a starter on varsity for the West Canada Valley Indians, Kaleb Pohleven is set to continue his football career for Division II Fairmont State University in West Virginia.

Pohleven was a 2019 team captain for the Indians who went 6-2 and made it to the Dome in Syracuse for the 8-man division championship.

He played on both sides of the ball, primarily at center and defensive end. He did occasionally play middle linebacker, and was the team's kicker as well.

In his sophomore season in 2017, Pohleven was named to the All-Class D East defensive team and was the Indians rookie of the year.

He returned for his junior year in 2018, when West Canada moved into the 8-man division, and built on that impressive year by being named to the All-Central New York 8-man second team.

Pohleven capped that off by being named to the All-CNY first team, and being selected to the All-State 8-man first team in his senior year of 2019.

He is planning on studying civil engineering at Fairmont State.

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