SMCC’s Sam Cousino has been chosen as Friday Night Victor’s Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-3, 230 lb senior LB was a 3 year starter for the Falcons and led the team in tackles this season with 104.

In Cousino’s three years on Varsity, SMCC was 28-9, including 3 District Titles, 1 Regional Title and the Division 6 State Championship.

Cousino breaks up a pass attempt with a timely shoulder to the chest in the State Championship game at Ford Field

If you were to look up defense in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Sam Cousino. Sam played with a physical and aggressive style which perfectly fit his 6’3″ 230 lb frame. I had the luxury of calling every varsity game he played. I rarely had to look to see his number, when the pile went completely in the other direction, you knew who made the tackle.

Opposing Coach’s Comment: ” You absolutely had to game plan against him. Knowing where he was at all times was key if you were to have a chance. Tremendously physical and instinctual.”

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