KC Phantoms' Backup Quarterback Signs with Liberty 

Trey Cooper, who played his college ball at Mid-America Nazarene, has signed a 2019 contract with the Salina Liberty.

Cooper was the back-up quarterback for the Kansas City Phantoms last season in the Champions Indoor Football league, completing 16 of 20 passes for 111 yards and three touchdown.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Cooper passed for 2,525 yards and 20 touchdowns during the 2016 season for Mid-America and was named second-team HOA Southern Division in the HOA during the 2017 season.

Cooper is a native of Modesto, Calif., and attended James Enochs High School.

Cooper and the Liberty open their fourth season on March 16 with a preseason game against the KC Marshals at Tony's Pizza Event Center, followed by a regular season road game at Amarillo on March 23.

Salina will be part of the CIF's Northern Conference with the Wichita Force, Sioux City Bandits and Omaha Beef. The Southern Conference features the Amarillo Venom, Oklahoma Flying Aces, Duke City Gladiators and Texas Revolution. The Liberty will play a 12-game regular season schedule in 2019.