The Salina Liberty replaced the Bombers after three years. Three players split time at quarterback for the new franchise: Derek Racette, Keahn Wallace, and Joe Kassanavoid. The three combined to throw for 32 touchdowns, 22 picks, and 1,756 yards. Kassanavoid also spent time at wide receiver, catching 40 balls for 445 yards and six scores. Racette ran for 200 yards and seven scores, leading all rushers. The Liberty defense managed just five sacks on the year and 17 picks. Salina scored 34 points per game and managed two victories against Dodge City and Chicago. The team returned in 2017 and posted a 1-11 season with a road victory at Bloomington. The team gained traction in 2018, going 10-4 and winning a first round playoff bout against Bismarck. Derrick Bernard passed for 1,766 yards, 49 touchdowns and 13 picks. He led all rushers with 21 scores, as well. Julian Stafford and Rashard Dargo were the top targets in the passing game. The team would fall 45-39 in the second round of the playoffs to Sioux City, with both teams scoring just once in the final frame.