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Four Section 9 teams look to join Newburgh in semifinals of state playoffs

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Four-time defending Class AA champion Newburgh has already booked a spot in the semifinals of the state playoffs by virtue of a bye the Goldbacks received in the quarterfinals. Newburgh plays New Rochelle or Troy in the semifinals on Nov. 18 at Faller Field in Middletown. Four other …
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Burke puts up 34 points in first quarter en route to easy Class C semifinal win

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — No matter if he was breaking off a long run, making a big block or standing on the sideline on Saturday, senior Burke Catholic running back David Ross was fixated by one thought. It’s starting to set in that this is his last season. “It kept …
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Burke Catholic survives Chester to clinch top seed in Class C playoffs

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Leading Chester 21-0, John S. Burke Catholic appeared headed to a walkover in a showdown that was supposed to be competitive. From there, things became wild and and tense, before the defending Section 9 Class C champs escaped with a 28-24 Division II win. As it turns out, …
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Burke Catholic’s Ross making (his own) name for himself this season

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider John S. Burke Catholic’s David Ross followed a superstar, all-everything running back Garnett Nicolas, this season. There has been some pressure on Ross and plenty of comparisons to his predecessor. Still, Ross is determined to “make my own path” and has left a trail of defenders in his …
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Seven Section 9 teams ranked in NYSSWA’s first poll of the season

Cornwall checks in the highest at No. 8 in Class A The New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) released its first rankings of the season on Wednesday. Cornwall was ranked the highest out of any Section 9 teams, checking in at No. 8 in Class A. The Green Dragons are the six-time defending Section 9 …
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