2006 Cornwall state runner-up team rooting for this year’s version of the Green Dragons

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Former Cornwall standout Karl Van Wygerden couldn’t help but measure up his edition of the Green Dragons, the 2006 team, when he watched his alma mater defeat Burnt Hills in the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs last Friday at Middletown’s Faller Field. Twelve years ago, Van …
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Undersized Cornwall center Joe Parker fearless in the trenches

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Joe Parker’s introduction to the center position came on the fly about seven years ago. Parker’s father, George, needed a center for his Cornwall Youth team and turned to his son. Not that he had a choice, but Joe accepted the assignment, which is a credit to his …
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Clutch plays, blocked XP propel Cornwall to Class A state championship game

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff MIDDLETOWN — In the final seconds of the Class A semifinal, freshman Cornwall quarterback Aidan Semo took a knee and pumped his fist in the air following a 21-20 win Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Friday night. It wasn’t just a normal fist-pump, it resembled Kirk Gibson’s gesture …
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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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Woods has game of career in Cornwall’s state quarterfinal win

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff MAHOPAC — Despite winning its first state playoff win since 2014, Cornwall running back Amin Woods was level-headed and collected as he accepted his player of the game plaque. The Dragons (10-0) snapped a three-game state tournament losing streak by beating John Jay-Cross River 35-14 in the …
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