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2006 Cornwall state runner-up team rooting for this year’s version of the Green Dragons

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Former Cornwall standout Karl Van Wygerden couldn’t help but measure up his edition of the Green Dragons, the 2006 team, when he watched his alma mater defeat Burnt Hills in the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs last Friday at Middletown’s Faller Field. Twelve years ago, Van …
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Undersized Cornwall center Joe Parker fearless in the trenches

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Joe Parker’s introduction to the center position came on the fly about seven years ago. Parker’s father, George, needed a center for his Cornwall Youth team and turned to his son. Not that he had a choice, but Joe accepted the assignment, which is a credit to his …
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Glens Falls proves too much for Marlboro in Class B state semis

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff MIDDLETOWN — Marlboro came out in the second half ready for a dog-fight.  The matte finish glistened on the Iron Dukes’ helmets as the sun peaked through the clouds that hung over Faller Field during the entire first half. They had worked tirelessly to get to this …
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Clutch plays, blocked XP propel Cornwall to Class A state championship game

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff MIDDLETOWN — In the final seconds of the Class A semifinal, freshman Cornwall quarterback Aidan Semo took a knee and pumped his fist in the air following a 21-20 win Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Friday night. It wasn’t just a normal fist-pump, it resembled Kirk Gibson’s gesture …
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Marlboro prepping for Glens Falls star QB Joe Girard III, A.K.A: Mr. Basketball

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Marlboro will face a New York State legend when it takes on Glens Falls in the semifinals of the Class B state football playoffs on Saturday at Faller Field in Middletown. Senior Joe Girard III has made a big name for himself as an electric, high scoring guard. …
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