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Breaking down the Section 9 Class AA playoff scenarios

Playoff time, the most exciting time of the year, is almost upon us. Sometimes as intriguing as the postseason is, the race to get there in the final week is almost as exciting. There are still plenty of playoff possibilities in Class AA. The top four teams in Class AA will qualify for the postseason …
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Anderson puts on show to lead NFA to easy win over Pine Bush

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff NEWBURGH — Newburgh Free Academy senior Terry Anderson ran towards the sideline after his first interception of the game. Anderson’s interception came in the last minute of the first quarter with the Goldbacks trailing 7-0. His message to his teammates was loud and clear.  “We’re not losing …
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Selfless QB Diorio does it all for Marlboro

By Doug Johnston Section 9 Football Correspondent One night Marlboro football head coach, Brian Beck, was fed up with his team about how unfocused they were at practice. So coach Beck ended practice early and told everyone to go home. After all the players were sent off the field, one player wouldn’t allow any of …
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J-Rod’s Week 7 Section 9 Football Picks

Friday Ellenville at O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.: Talented O’Neill RB James Tehui-Matautia coming off biggest game of year in loss to Dobbs Ferry, 170 rushing yards and a TD. T The pick:  he pick: O’Neill Pine Bush at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: We find out if Pine Bush belongs in “The Big 3” conversation or not. The pick: Newburgh …
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J-Rod’s Week 7 Power Rankings

Newburgh (5-1): Pine Bush is always a revenge game for coach Bill Bianco after the dreaded 2012 “SAT Job” at the hands of the host Bushmen, which left Bianco in a semi-catatonic state when he left the field. Cornwall (6-0): No need to speculate who Cornwall’s next coach will be. Todd Bowles could be calling …
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