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2018 S9 Players

Maslanka pep talk leads Warwick in come-from-behind win over Middletown

By Sean Lynch  Section 9 Football Insider Staff WARWICK — Just after the second half kickoff, senior linebacker Rob Maslanka stood on the sidelines yelling that the Wildcats weren’t losing this game. It’s not easy lighting a fire under a team that totaled only 7 points and 26 yards in the first half; but he …
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Semo lives up to hype in Cornwall’s season-opening win over Pine Bush

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Pine Bush — The hype surrounding quarterback Aiden Semo began when he earned a spot on juggernaut Cornwall’s roster last year as an eighth-grader. From there, it only built, reaching a fever pitch entering this year when the 15-year-old Semo — as expected — was anointed Cornwall’s starter. …
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Burke Catholic football team once again raises awareness about ovarian cancer

Tradition is everything to the John S. Burke Catholic High School football team as evidenced in how they spend their time off the field. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This week, to help raise awareness of this often deadly disease, the team tied teal ribbons on trees in the Village of Goshen for …
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J-Rod’s Week 1 Section 9 Football Picks

Friday, August 31st Saugerties at O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.: Burke Catholic and Marlboro are the talk of Class B, but don’t forget about O’Neill. The pick: O’Neill Union-Endicott at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: The Goldbacks have another competitive non-league schedule lined up this year. The pick: Newburgh Middletown at Warwick, 7 p.m.: Warwick OL Andre Ward is …
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M-W relishing underdog status against powerhouse Aquinas in season-opener at “The Dome”

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monroe-Woodbury opens its season on Saturday on hallowed New York State football grounds — the Carrier Dome in Syracuse — home of the state championships. And if the bright lights of the airy “Dome” isn’t exciting enough, the Crusaders are facing a state powerhouse at 1 p.m., Aquinas …
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