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Chester cracks state rankings, joining six other Section 9 teams

Chester made its season debut in the New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) rankings which were released on Wednesday. Following a 20-12 win over Woodlands, Chester was ranked 17th in Class C. Burke Catholic moved from 15th to 11th in Class C by virtue of its 35-20 win over perennial Section 1 power Dobbs Ferry …
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Fearless Bedford proves she belongs at Port Jervis

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Port Jervis — Courtney Bedford likes to mix it up on the football field and hit. She plays the game with no fear. But this isn’t another story about how rare it is for a girl to play football. That’s because Bedford, a senior, is basically one of …
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Dynamic Marlboro QB DeSantis inspired by family on field

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Like so many other high school players, Marlboro quarterback Phil DeSantis has a player that he emulates and looks up to. However, his name isn’t Brady or Manning. Hard-nosed and tough, DeSantis prides himself on playing like his grandfather, also named Phil DeSantis, who starred as a running …
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NFA QB Terry Anderson breaks out his RB moves in big Pine Bush win

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Newburgh  — Newburgh football coach Bill Bianco has given quarterback Terry Anderson a hard time for most of the season, constantly asking him when he is going to start running the ball like a running back. Anderson, a junior, is a converted running back, making his debut under …
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Seven Section 9 teams ranked in NYSSWA’s first poll of the season

Cornwall checks in the highest at No. 8 in Class A The New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) released its first rankings of the season on Wednesday. Cornwall was ranked the highest out of any Section 9 teams, checking in at No. 8 in Class A. The Green Dragons are the six-time defending Section 9 …
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