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Four Section 9 teams look to join Newburgh in semifinals of state playoffs

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Four-time defending Class AA champion Newburgh has already booked a spot in the semifinals of the state playoffs by virtue of a bye the Goldbacks received in the quarterfinals. Newburgh plays New Rochelle or Troy in the semifinals on Nov. 18 at Faller Field in Middletown. Four other …
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Eighth-graders Abououkal and Caruso come of age during Millbrook’s run to state playoffs

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Come again? Wait, me? Varsity? That was basically Adam Abououkal’s reaction when Millbrook coach Sean Keenan asked him to play varsity this season. Abououkal, 13, is an eighth-grader at Millbrook Middle School. “I was in awe,” Abououkal said. He isn’t anymore. Abououkal and another Millbrook eighth-grader, John Caruso, …
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Newburgh puts away Pine Bush to win fourth straight Class AA championship

In Class C, Burke Catholic wins second title in a row with win over Chester By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — “Four-peat, four-peat, four-peat.” Those chants began shortly after Newburgh’s 33-6 win over Pine Bush in the Section 9 Class AA championship on Saturday night at Faller Field and continued during the …
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Marlboro holds off New Paltz in instant classic to reclaim Section 9 Class B championship

In Class A title game, Cornwall beats Port Jervis for 7th straight championship By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider New Paltz vs MarlboroMiddletown — Marlboro vs. New Paltz, Round 1 last month certainly lived up to the hype. That set the stage for Friday night. The rematch. And the rivals put on quite a …
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Breaking it down: The Section 9 Football Insider championship preview

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Pine Bush upset Class AA top-seed Warwick, Marlboro, the top seed in Class B, staved off an upset bid with a thrilling fourth quarter comeback and Newburgh exacted revenge on rival Monroe-Woodbury. Don’t forget Port Jervis shutting out Goshen, New Paltz dominating a Spackenkill team which some fans …
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