2017 Section 9 Football Insider Offensive All-Stars
Name: Jimmy Verney
School: New Paltz
Height/weight: 5-10, 160
First-team credentials: Passed and ran for 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season. Verney threw for 1,150 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed for 1,518 yards and 13 scores. Verney had 5,277 all-purpose yards and 53 touchdowns the last two seasons.
Name: T.J. Gayle
Height/weight: 5-9, 150
First-team credentials: Rushed for 1,531 yards and 23 touchdowns for the seven-time defending Class A champions. Gayle grinded out 100 yards in every game he played in and put up four or more touchdowns four times.
Name: David Ross
School: Burke Catholic
Height/weight: 6-1, 215
First-team credentials: In his first year as a starter, Ross rushed for 1,550 yards and 23 touchdowns. He had 210 yards and six touchdowns in a 62-12 win over Albertus Magnus in the Class C state quarterfinals.
Name: Roy Penn-Cosentino
Height/weight: 5-9, 195
First-team credentials: A fearless runner, Penn-Cosentino rushed for 1,791 yards, adding 23 touchdowns for the second straight year. He finishes his three-year career with 3,773 yards and 55 touchdowns.
Name: Mark Przybocki
School: Burke Catholic
Height/weight: 6-3, 220
First-team credentials: Przybocki played H-back for the Eagles and was one of the most toughest players in Section 9. He caught eight passes for 153 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 219 yards and four scores. Przybocki moved to quarterback in Burke Catholic’s ‘Wildcat’ scheme and led the team with 109 tackles at linebacker.
Name: Connor Perez
Height/weight: 6-1, 175
First-team credentials: The two-way standout caught 45 passes for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns. Perez was also one of the top defensive backs in Section 9.
Name: Frank Torres
School: Valley Central
Height/weight: 5-11, 180
First-team credentials: After only catching two passes last season, Torres had 56 receptions for 843 yards and eight touchdowns. He also evolved as Valley Central’s leader.
Name: Jack Strohmeier
Height/weight: 6-0, 255
First-team credentials: Led a talented line that created big holes for Cornwall’s explosive offense. The Green Dragons accumulated 3,950 total yards and 59 touchdowns, averaging 40 points per game this year.
Name: Jayden Prina
Height/weight: 6-0, 215
First-team credentials: Prina was dominant up front and continued the tradition of standout offensive lineman at Monroe-Woodbury.
Name: David DeGroodt
School: Pine Bush
Height/weight: 6-3, 230
First-team credentials: A four-year starter, DeGroodt anchored a line that helped the run-heavy Bushmen rush for 3,030 yards and a 6.1 average. He also had 80 tackles and nine sacks on defense.
Name: Andrew Fenner
School: Minisink Valley
Height/weight: 6-4, 290
First-team credentials: Fenner was Minisink Valley’s go-to guy on the offensive line, routinely blowing defenders off the ball. His brute force was complemented by his quick feet.
Name: Matt Nemecheck
Height/weight: 6-2, 260
First-team credentials: Nemecheck was Newburgh’s only returning starter on the offensive line and provided the group with leadership and stability at guard.
Name: Sam Mongelli
Height/weight: 6-1, 180
First-team credentials: A gifted athlete, Mongelli also lined up at running back and wide receiver for the Iron Dukes. He did his most damage under center for Marlboro, putting up 1,876 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns. Mongelli was also one of Section 9’s best kickers, converting 4-of-5 field goal attempts. He has already verbally committed to play baseball at Division I Sacred Heart University.
QB: Sr. Heath Hoovler, Burke Catholic: Led Burke Catholic to the Class C state semifinals for the second year in a row. Hoovler threw for 1,468 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for eight scores for the Eagles. Hoovler was 17-4 as a starter in two years.
RB: Sr. Phil DeSantis, Marlboro: Barreled his way to 1,152 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. He also threw for 326 yards with four touchdowns and helped engineer Marlboro’s comeback against Liberty in the semifinals of the Class B playoffs.
RB: Sr. Jadon Munroe, Newburgh: Despite playing most of the season with an injured hamstring, Munroe rushed for 1,104 yards with 11 touchdowns. He averaged 11 yards per carry.
RB: Jr. Dhyquem Lewinson, Spackenkill: Lewinson was the focal point of every defense and still rushed for 1,525 yards and 22 touchdowns in only eight games.
TE: Sr. Evan Roberts, Middletown: The sure-handed Roberts caught 18 passes for 347 yards with five touchdowns.
WR: Sr. Shane Cuevas, Valley Central: Made 53 catches for 641 yards with 10 touchdowns. Cuevas finishes his career with 98 receptions, which is third all-time in Section 9.
WR: Sr. Spencer Sands, Rondout Valley: The speedy Sands averaged 19 yards per reception and had 777 yards with 10 touchdowns.
OL: Jr. John Braunagel, Monroe-Woodbury: A 6-foot-3, 240 pound left tackle, Braunagel didn’t allow a sack all year.
OL: Sr. Max Lunati, New Paltz: The 6-3, 310-pound guard led the charge up from for the Class B runner-ups.
OL: Jr. Matt Jackson, Marlboro: Was steady all year at center for the Iron Dukes.
OL: Sr. Derek D’Esposito, Cornwall: A key cog in Cornwall’s line, D’Esposito served as the unit’s leader.
OL: Sr. Dan Tompkins, Roosevelt: Anchored a line that helped the Presidents rush for 1,707 yards and 24 touchdowns this year.
ATH: Jr. Terry Anderson, Newburgh: The speedy quarterback rushed for 964 yards and nine touchdowns and passed for 735 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions. He also played secondary down the stretch for the Goldbacks.
Honorable mention: Jr. QB Steven Campione, Monroe-Woodbury; Sr. QB Kieran Kreider, Cornwall; Sr. RB Harrison Parrelli, Warwick; Sr. RB Khadeem Richards, Monticello; Jr. WR Axel Rodriguez, New Paltz; Sr. WR Johnny McCormick, Monroe-Woodbury; Jr. OL Matt Guarneri, Burke Catholic; Sr. OL Quinn Winkler, Roosevelt. Sr. OL Michael Douglas, Washingtonville; Sr. OL Austin Van Wie, Port Jervis.