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2017 footballers

Section 9 Football Coaches Association announce All-League and All-Section teams

Section 9’s football coaches met earlier this week to select its annual All-Section and All-League All-Star teams. The Section 9 Football Insider all-star teams will be announced next week. Two teams will be selected on offense and defense, and Player of the Year and Coach of the Year will be picked. All-League: Class AA Newburgh …
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Newburgh almost pulls off upset, but falls to Troy late in Class AA state semifinals

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — Running back Jadon Munroe’s impressive career had just ended and now he implored Newburgh’s underclassman to make the graduating seniors proud next year. The Goldbacks’ Saturday night wasn’t supposed to end like this. Newburgh seemed primed to upset Troy in the Class AA state semifinals at …
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Holy Trinity uses fourth quarter comeback to edge Burke Catholic in Class C state semifinals

Eagles lose heartbreaker in final four for second year in a row By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — It’s a trick play that you might draw up with your Uncle Larry at your Thanksgiving Day football game next week. However, on Saturday, it helped Holy Trinity of Troy hold off Burke Catholic …
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Burke Catholic eager for shot at redemption in Class C state semifinals

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Some fans may have questioned Burke Catholic’s ability to make another deep run into the playoffs after graduating 12 players from last year’s Class C state semifinal team. However, the Eagles never doubted themselves. “That was our goal from the start, from the first time I stepped on …
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Week 12 Picks

J-Rod’s State Semifinal Picks (all games at Faller Field in Middletown) Friday Class D Millbrook vs. Cambridge, 4 p.m.: Cambridge is the defending state champion and top-ranked team in the state, but guess what? Millbrook won’t be intimidated or back down. I love the way the young Blazers have developed this year, but the champs …
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