Owen Tober was one of the greatest athletes to have ever competed at Bennett High School. He was All High in 1968 and 1969 in football and in baseball in 1969. In 1968 he scored the winning touchdown in the Harvard Cup championship game against Riverside. It is interesting to note that the game was the first high school game to be televised locally. In baseball, he pitched a no hitter against Grover Cleveland.The very popular and personal Tober was captain of both the football and baseball team. He was offered a full scholarship to Columbia University for football. However, he decided to go to UB. As a freshman against Army he ran for a 100 yard touchdown. He also played as a sophomore. UB dropped football shortly after and Tober played 3 years of varsity baseball at UB. He was scouted by major league scouts and went on to play almost 10 years of Muny baseball. He was a full time fireman and owned WNY’s Amsdel Training Kennel, WNY’s biggest kennel. He is survived by his wife Kathy and children Jennifer and Jeffrey.