Football team garners honors (updated)

First year Varsity Football Head Coach John Stephens was named Co-Coach of the year by the Sullivan County Democrat. Stephens took over from John Wilhelm who had built a successful program during his tenure. Wilhelm coached the modified team this year, a move that benefited the program by putting an experienced coach with the least experienced players. Stephens moved up from defensive coordinator to head coach and had his team off to an early 2-0 record. The team suffered a few setbacks but came back to earn a spot in the Section 9 Class B playoff. Liberty had to go to Highland Falls to play the O’Neill Raiders, a team that had soundly defeated them during the regular season. This time the Indians prevailed 57-31 which earned them a matchup with top-seeded Marlboro. Despite Liberty’s best efforts they lost to Marlboro to end their season.

The Democrat also announced their All-Star team and players of the year. Roy Penn-Cosentino was named co-player of the year. This was the second year in a row that Roy earned this honor. At running back Roy amassed 191 total yards which was second in New York State. His 9 yards per carry, however, placed him first in the state! He averaged 199 yards per game and gained more than 100 yards in 7 out of 9 games. Roy also scored 23 touchdowns scoring 144 points. As a receiver Roy posted 153 yards on 7 attempts scoring one touchdown. For his carer Roy gained 3935 yards and scored 58 touchdowns for a total of 436 points.

The Democrat also named their Offensive and Defensive teams. The following Liberty athletes were included:

Offense:
Roy Penn-Cosentino (RB)
Kymanni Dennis (RB)
Ayden Sinceno (OL)
Jeremiah Olmo (K)

Defense:
Alex Wilson (LB)
Jon Wilson (LB)
Manny Miranda (DB)

The Section 9 Football Coaches Association also released their All League and All Section team for each class. Liberty had the following athletes named to these teams in Class B.

All League
Roy Penn-Cosentino, Sr., RB/QB/OLB
Jon Wilson, Sr., HB/LB
Alex Wilson, Jr., OL/DL
Kymanni Dennis, Soph., RB/S

All Section
Roy Penn-Cosentino, Sr., RB/QB/OLB
Alex Wilson, Jr., OL/DL