Marlboro football coach Rich Ward fired after going gaudy 74-13 in eight seasons

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Rich Ward’s eight-year successful run as Marlboro’s football coach came to a stunning end on Monday. Ward told Section 9 Insider that Marlboro superintendent Michael Brooks has informed him that he would not be recommended for the position for the 2018 season due to a heated text message …
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State Sportswriters announce Class A all-state team

CLASS A Co-Players of the Year Dylan Laube (RB, Westhampton-11, Sr., 5-11, 185) and Matt Myers (QB, West Seneca West-6, Sr., 6-4, 220)     First Team Offense QB…. Matt Valecce…………… Fordham Prep-CHS………….. Sr…… 6-5…… 205 RB…. Cory Gross………………. Brockport-5…………………….. Sr…… 6-1…… 205 RB…. Jake Stanko……………… Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake-2.. Sr…… 6-1…… 170 RB…. Trevor Yeboah-Kodie… …
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NFA represented well on Class AA all-state team

CLASS AA Co-Players of the Year Jeremy Ruckert (OE/DL/PK, Lindenhurst-11, Sr., 6-6, 230) and Joey Ward (RB/DB, Troy-2, Sr., 5-9, 195)     First Team Offense QB…. Tommy Heuer………. Oceanside-8……………………….. Sr…… 6-1…… 186 RB…. Jared Baron………….. New Rochelle-1………………….. Sr…… 5-8…… 206 RB…. Ty Son Lawton……… Curtis-PSAL………………………… Sr…… 5-10…. 200 OE…. Amad Anderson……. Curtis-PSAL………………………… Sr…… 6-1…… …
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Mongelli, Verney lead contingent of six Section 9 players on Class B all-state second-team

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Quarterbacks Sam Mongelli of Marlboro and New Paltz’s Jimmy Verney are rivals, but they enjoy a mutual respect for each other. They also share a spot on the New York State Sportswriters Association Class B all-state second-team. Mongelli and Verney led a group of six Section 9 Class …
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Close friends Manfredi and Jackson make Class D all-state second team

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider The bond between Millbrook’s Erik Manfredi and Drew Jackson began when they started playing modified together and it grew over the years, culminating this season with another state playoff run. Manfredi and Jackson, both seniors, were the leaders of a young Millbrook team which reached the Class D …
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