Pre-Season Rankings

J-Rod’s Preseason Section 9 rankings Newburgh: Terry Anderson made plays for the three-time defending Class AA champs at running back last year and he will do the same under center for the Goldbacks this fall. Monroe-Woodbury: Graduated 17 starters last year…and is still a Class AA championship contender. Pine Bush: Juniors Anthony Potts and Xavier …
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Vetrano Twins Have Special Connection

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Slate Hill – Identical twins Dominick and Vinny Vetrano know each other so well that they often finish each other’s sentences during conversations. It’s as if they have ESP. Minisink Valley coach Kevin Gallagher hopes that connection, the brothers’ bond, translates to a big season for them. “They …
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Burke Catholic Football Team Raises Awareness of Ovarian Cancer

Burke Catholic Football Team Raises Awareness of Ovarian Cancer Senior, Cory Lee, honors his aunt, Corinne Feller’s memory with support from his team. Goshen, N.Y. (August 29, 2017) –  The John S. Burke Catholic High School Football team put in some quality time off the field this week to do community service in their community. …
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From a project to Boston College: Spackenkill’s Bennermon serves as one of Section 9’s best turnaround stories

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Spackenkill coach Clint DeSouza heard a lot about Kyiev Bennermon before he arrived on campus from Poughkeepsie High three years ago. Bennermon’s size created quite a buzz and he didn’t disappoint DeSouza when the pair first met. As a freshman, Bennermon checked in at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. However, …
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Week 1 Picks

J-Rod’s Week 1 Section 9 football picks Friday Spackenkill at Rondout Valley, 4 p.m.: Spackenkill RB Dhyquem Lewinson (missed most of last season with broken collarbone) could candidate for Comeback Player of the Year. The pick: Spackenkill Burke Catholic at New Paltz, 6:30 p.m.: This is a must see opening-night game, pitting the defending Class …
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