Class B coaches offer take on must see New Paltz-Marlboro showdown

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider In talking about Section 9 Class B football, Spackenkill coach Clint DeSouza compared it to college football’s Southeastern Conference, perhaps the best league in the nation. “To me, Class B gets the short end of the stick competition wise,” DeSouza said. “Class B is like the SEC conference. …
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Match-up of star quarterbacks headlines Friday’s highly anticipated Marlboro-New Paltz showdown

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider This week’s much anticipated showdown between Marlboro and New Paltz features two of Section 9’s top quarterbacks. It will be Phil DeSantis vs. Jimmy Verney — plus one more talented signal caller — Marlboro’s Sam Mongelli, which makes the match-up, the must-see game, even more intriguing. New Paltz …
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Slovakian exchange student hits game-winning FG in OT to lift Middletown to win in Erie Bell game

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Port Jervis — Middletown coach Tim Strenfel thought Sam Ziak was a college student when he showed up unannounced to a practice during the first week of camp. Turns out, Ziak was an exchange student from Slovakia who had never played football, but told Strenfel that he wanted …
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Port Jervis v Middletown Erie Bell Game

M-W uses big plays and special teams to beat rival Newburgh

Crusaders extend win streak to five games and snap three-game skid against Goldbacks By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Central Valley  — This is what got Jack Colbath and his Monroe-Woodbury teammates through grueling off-season workouts. This is what got the Crusaders through two-a-day practices in the searing heat. This is what got them …
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