2018 S9 Players

Exceptional Senior Game brings Section 9 together

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff NEWBURGH — Despite the frosty temperatures, there wasn’t a frown in sight Wednesday night at the Section 9 Exceptional Senior Game. The National team defeated the American team 23-13. The National team featured top seniors from Monroe-Woodbury, Pine Bush, Kingston, Minisink Valley, Warwick, Roosevelt, Liberty, O’Neill, Burke …
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Former star Cornwall QB’s Bailey and White offer their scouting report on Aidan Semo

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Cornwall freshman quarterback Aidan Semo received plenty of well wishes and good luck texts before the season. However, two of the texts stood out to Semo: They came from former Cornwall all-state quarterbacks Jason Bailey and Mike White. White starred for the Green Dragons for three years (2011-13) …
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Marlboro’s Jackson a selfless role-model on and off the field

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider In recent years, Marlboro has never named team captains, but that changed at last year’s football banquet without any notice. Quarterback Sam Mongelli and center Matt Jackson received the honor. On the fly, the pair of newly minted captains was asked to give speeches to the audience at …
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Bond between linebackers has helped Cornwall’s dominant defense

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Fraternal twins Ryan and Shane O’Dea began playing football with their close friend, Steve Gazzillo, a decade ago in the Cornwall Youth Football League. Through the years, they have developed quite a bond, which has only been strengthened during their time on varsity. For the last three years, …
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New Rochelle dominates NFA in Class AA state quarters

Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff MAHOPAC — After a 42-7 loss to New Rochelle, Newburgh head coach Bill Bianco told his team that if they put all their chips on the table tonight, they shouldn’t have reasons to be regretful. He believed everyone gave their all, and lost to a better team tonight. …
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