The New York State Sportswriters Association released its Class AA and Class A all-state football teams for the 2019 season.
Here is how Catholic high school students in the archdiocese fared:
First team: Kuno Mendez, Cardinal Hayes; Ajani Cornelius, Archbishop Stepinac; Kevin McKenna, Archbishop Stepinac; Second team: Darius Wilson, Iona Prep; Joey Carino, Archbishop Stepinac; Jalen Smith, Cardinal Hayes; Kevin Rohde, Iona Prep; Chris Bethea, Cardinal Hayes. Third team: Jaleel Rhett, Msgr. Farrell; Tafari Blackstock, Cardinal Hayes; Jordan Dunbar, Iona Prep. Fourth team: Steve Booras, Msgr. Farrell. Fifth team: Avery Turton, Iona Prep; Sidiki Kone, Cardinal Hayes. Sixth team: Henry Belin IV, Cardinal Hayes; Dylan Hach, Msgr. Farrell.
First team: Justin Lacks, Moore Catholic. Second team: Artie Padilla, Moore Catholic. Third team: Jackson Turner, St. Joseph by-the-Sea; Anthony Curran, Moore Catholic; Fourth team: Jake Timm, Our Lady of Lourdes. Fifth team: Anthony Perlongo, Moore Catholic. Sixth team: Nick Heineman, Moore Catholic; Danny Doyle, St. Joseph by-the-Sea; Mike Rice, Fordham Prep.
PHOTO: Jake Timm of Our Lady of Lourdes is shown signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at Long Island University. PHOTO COURTESY of Our Lady of Lourdes High School.