- DL: Soph. Dylan Teneyck, Marlboro: The up-and-comer created mismatches all season, finishing the year with 43 tackles, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries.
- DL: Sr. Leo Horrego, Goshen: Anchored Goshen’s offensive and defensive lines. Horrego had 30 tackles, including five for a loss, with three sacks and a forced fumble.
- DL: Jr. Edjren Jorge, Ellenville: An active player, Jorge led Ellenville’s offensive line, and had 55 tackles with six sacks on defense.
- DL: Sr. Cameron Graboff, Cornwall: Graboff made 36 tackles and had four sacks for the Green Dragons, who held Section 9 Class A opponents to an average of 4.8 points per game.
- LB: Jr. Steve Gazzillo, Cornwall: Led the Green Dragons’ feared defense in tackles (67) for the second year in a row.
- LB: Jr. Dom Valeri, Newburgh: The two-year starter had a great nose for the ball, making 96 tackles, including seven for a loss.
- LB: Sr. Mike Piscitelli, Port Jervis: Piscitelli racked up 113 tackles and also made plays at fullback for the Raiders.
- DB: Sr. Ray Younger, Ellenville: Had seven interceptions this year, including three in one game.
- DB: Jr. James Tehui-Matautia, O’Neill: Splitting time between linebacker and defensive back, Matautia had 61 tackles with three sacks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. He rushed for 1,542 yards and 16
- DB: Sr. Henry Bowers, Port Jervis: Bowers, who also played running back, receiver and returned kicks, made 53 tackles with three interceptions. On offense, he had 976 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns.
- DB: Jr. Eric Borchert, Marlboro: One of only two Marlboro players to go both ways, Borchert made 58 tackles and was solid in coverage.
- K/P: Sr. Max Heinrich, Goshen: Built like a lineman (6-3, 200), Heinrich averaged 45 yards per punt. He kicked three field goals and has 12 touchbacks.
- Ath: Sr. Dominick Vetrano, Minisink Valley: A two-way player, Vetrano scored touchdowns on kickoff and punt returns, a fumble recovery and an interception return. He also had rushing and receiving scores.
Honorable mention: Sr. DL Ryan Hines, Cornwall; Sr. DL Andrew Wierzbicki, Warwick; Sr. DL Brandon Salmi, Saugerties; Jr. LB Jared Cassel, Goshen; Sr. LB Jayden Kyler, Pine Bush; Sr. LB Owen Chambers, Monroe-Woodbury; Jr. LB Monte Walker, Marlboro; Soph. DB Aidan Hoffman, New Paltz; Sr. DB Josh Delgado, Chester; Sr. DB Max Olavarria, Cornwall; Sr. DB Elijah Hewitt, Roosevelt; Sr. DB Jeniel Foster, Middletown; Sr. DB Collin Hauschild, Roscoe, Livingston Manor, Sullivan West, Downsville; Jr. K/P Mike Boyle, Monroe-Woodbury; Sr. K Kevin Roberts, Valley Central.