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RB Gumbs steps into spotlight and helps Pine Bush to Class AA semifinal win over Warwick

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — Tyrese Gumbs is part of Pine Bush’s deep and dangerous group of running backs. However, his role in the Wing-T offense became more prominent when another standout Pine Bush running back, Anthony Potts, was ruled ineligible to play this week. After Saturday night, it’s safe to …
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Marlboro survives Liberty upset bid to advance to eighth straight Class B championship game

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — Marlboro trailed Liberty by a touchdown at halftime during the regular-season before coming back for a blowout win. Fast forward to Saturday: The Iron Dukes trailed Liberty by a score again, but this game was different. This was the semifinals of the Section 9 Class B …
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Burke puts up 34 points in first quarter en route to easy Class C semifinal win

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — No matter if he was breaking off a long run, making a big block or standing on the sideline on Saturday, senior Burke Catholic running back David Ross was fixated by one thought. It’s starting to set in that this is his last season. “It kept …
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Port Jervis shuts down Goshen in Class A semifinal “revenge” win

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — Port Jervis quarterback Branden Roesch and his teammates referred to Friday night’s Section 9 Class A semifinal game against Goshen as “the revenge game.” Second-seeded Goshen upset previously undefeated Port Jervis in the fourth week of the season. However, by the time the rematch rolled around, …
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Section 9 Football Insider semifinal playoff primer: Breaking down every final four game this weekend

Eight semifinal games will be played in Class AA, A, B and C By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider It’s a must see match-up we’ve seen this time of year many times over the last two decades. Monroe-Woodbury vs. Newburgh usually doesn’t disappoint and here the rivals are again, preparing for their latest showdown …
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