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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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Emergence of Tatum provides Class AA power Newburgh with another weapon

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Every team in Section 9 could use someone like Newburgh sophomore Syncere Tatum, a player who comes out of seemingly nowhere to make an impact for the team. Maybe he replaces an injured starter and is successful, or steps in for someone who has graduated and makes a …
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