Freeman All Stars, Honorable Mentions – Daily Freeman

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Chris Bartolone, quarterback


Wallkill junior completed 153 of 266 passes (57.5 percent) for 2,357 yards. Bartolone set a school record with 29 touchdown passes this season, breaking the record previously held by Joe Pelletieri, the first-year head coach of the Panthers. Bartolone has a quarterback rating of 104.5.

Tony Drionovsky, quarterback

Senior New Paltz scored five TDs to lead the Huguenots to a 33-13 win over Red Hook in the Division 9 Class B playoff semifinals. He finished with 1,105 yards (11 TDs) and 848 catches
rushing yards (14 TDs) on the year. He was responsible for 114 of the team’s 272 points.

John “JJ” Jones, quarterback

The Kingston sophomore helped lead the Tigers to their first winning season in 11 years with 11 rushing touchdowns. He rushed for 550 yards on 66 carries and threw for 396 yards and two TDs. He did not object.

Johnny Sue, quarterback

Senior Rondout Valley rushed for 917 yards on 93 carries with seven TDs, including a long score of 70 yards. He completed 60 percent of his passes for 324 yards and four touchdowns.

Casemiro Pumales Jr., running back

Ellenville running back
Ellenville running back Casemiro Pomales Jr. was awarded the Freeman All-Star Award. (photo provided)

The Ellenville senior eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the second year in a row with 1,463 yards in 146 runs in the eight-man street competition. Bomales joins the late Walter Moseley (1980, 1981 and 1982) and Reggie Shorter (1984 and 1986) as the only Blue Devils to total more than 1,000 yards in a season at least twice. Pumalis scored 26 touchdowns and had 18 two-point conversions.

Justin Koytoux, running back

New Paltz junior Huguenots led the rookie in rushing with 1,103 yards on 167 attempts. He had 11 TDs, including one on a return.

Nick Benasotti, running back

The senior Red Hawks led the Raiders with 845 yards rushing on 116 attempts. He also caught nine passes for 164 yards.

Ryan Dorling, running back

Marlboro Jr. led the Dukes with 832 yards on 82 carries, just over 10 yards per carry. He counted nine touchdowns. He also caught 12 passes for 201 yards.

Richie Martinez, wide receiver

Taleb Wallkill broke the school record with 12 receptions. He had 28 receptions for 677 yards, 24.2 yards per catch.

Cancer Jah-Qubia “Bubba”, wide receiver

Little Kingston was dangerous whenever he touched the football. The versatile Cancer scored three points in a 43-20 win over Pain Bush, scoring 3 and 24 yards and hauling in a 65-yard TD pass. He finished with 40 carries for 346 yards of wide receiver position and three TDs. He had nine catches for 185 and one TD.

Mason Ondrico, wide receiver

Wallkill senior pulled in 48 passes for 661 yards (13.8 yards per catch). He had six TD receptions and two for 75 yards, including one for a touchdown.

Nate Miller, offensive lineman

Scott Rickettson called his head coach, Scott Rickettson, “one of the best linemen in the division”.

Brayden Hayes, forward planner

The Redhawks were one of the reasons the Raiders often controlled time of possession with their ball control on the ground game.

Eric Mikic, striker planner

The three-year senior and freshman Wallkill anchored an offensive line that generated 3,400 yards of total offense.

Isaac Millrod, attacking man

A Rondot Valley senior anchored the offensive line, which was mostly a run-oriented offense. He never left the field because he also played in the defensive line.


Mike O’Dell, Defensive Line

The New Paltz Senior, who is called upon by a number of colleges for his strength and speed, led the Division 9 Class B runner-up Hugies with 70 tackles and eight sacks.

Dylan Durandez, defensive lineman

The Highland senior and team captain had 50 tackles, including 10 for loss. Durandis had six sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Logan Ormond, Defensive Lineman

New Paltz Senior was a very aggressive indoor man. He finished the season with 47 tackles and three sacks.

Salvatore Montaperto Jr., Defensive Lineman

Marlboro junior had 60 tackles, including a team-high 10 sacks. He totaled 16 tackles for a loss.

Keith Bollinger, Defensive Line

Highland’s captain and team captain had 63 tackles, including 10 for loss. He added six sacks.

Isaiah Thomas, linebacker

Kingston High running back and linebacker Isaiah Thomas.

Kingston Jr., who led the Tigers in rushing with 622 yards in just seven games, had 46 tackles. Thomas had four tackles for loss, two sacks and three interceptions. He returned an interception for a TD.

Zach Slesinski, linebacker

The Red Hook senior, who was also an all-time linebacker, had 69 tackles and four forced fumbles.

Chase Hermans, linebacker

Wallkill and seniors had 77 tackles (33 solo), 3.5 sacks, five tackles for loss, three fumbles caused and one fumble recovery.

Griffin Altiero, linebacker

Onteora’s 103 junior tackles (11.5 per game) led Section 9 and ranked second in eight-man football tackles in the state. Altiero caught two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He added five sacks.

Antonio Hickman, linebacker

Marlboro Jr. had 52 tackles, including five for loss (three sacks). Hickman was very opportunistic on defense with two interceptions, two pass deflections and one forced fumble.

CJ Harrison, Defensive Linebacker

Kingston had 30 tackles, two interceptions, six pass breakups and four sacks. He also scored on a 72-yard return against Division 9 Champion Class AA Newburgh Free Academy.

Landon Ramsey, defensive back

Red Hook junior had 53 tackles and three interceptions.


Ellenville: Jacob Wright, Dylan Nero, Nathan Towne.

Highlanders: Logan Ellison, Davin Leith, Taki Pakatsias, Ben Canino, Craig Elliott, James Gescheidel.

Kingston: Troy Usher, Devin Noble, Kayden Ott, Leo Burns, Gabrielle Mitchell, Maddox Rogers.

Marlboro: Miles Brooks, Ryan Emig, Colin Robertson, Jack Dreyfus, Kaduffy Abbott.

New Paltz: Aidan Ivkovits, Pierce Lutz.

Onteora: Reese Rotella.

Red Hook: Liam Leggett, Mark Paschal.

Rondot Valley: Connor Slinsky, Colin Seeblom.

Saugerties: Damon Weishaupt.

Cast: Colin McCartney, Sean Perrin, Nick McLoughlin.

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