Humble Michael ecstatic to get back on the field for Minisink Valley

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Slate Hill — A steady rain turned into a downpour as Minisink Valley players jogged onto the field for their first practice of preseason earlier this week. The Warriors seemingly reveled in the elements, barking and chanting as they warmed up on the muddy, waterlogged grass. For the …
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Warwick adds a third Garcia to coaching staff to truly make it a family affair

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Warwick — John Garcia worked with one of Warwick’s new kickers as a steady drizzle fell on the Wildcats’ practice field on Monday. Meanwhile, on the other side of the field, Garcia’s son, also named John, a jayvee coach, shadowed head coach Greg Sirico during a variety of …
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Cool, calm, collected Goshen QB Giordano continues to develop

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff Growing up, Goshen quarterback Matt Giordano and his two brothers, Tom and Joe, competed in no holds barred pick-up baseball, basketball and football games in their backyard. Of course, Matt was at a disadvantage: He was the little brother and took his share of lumps. However, those …
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Section 9 standouts talk preseason camp and season expectations

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Preseason camps in Section 9 open on Monday: Let the grueling two-a-days, which are a rite of passage, begin. The build-up for the fall under Friday Night Lights, the big games, the clutch plays, the championship runs, is here. There is certainly energy and excitement in the air …
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Newburgh is top team in Section 9 Football Insider Preseason rankings

Section 9 Football Insider 2018 preseason rankings Newburgh: The Goldbacks open up the year in the top spot again which always stresses coach Bill Bianco out. He will now try to convince his team that they couldn’t beat a Pop Warner team to keep them level-headed.    Pine Bush: Junior RB Chauncey Smith could become …
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