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New Cornwall interim coach Holzapple not fazed by unexpected promotion

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Cornwall departed for its Section 9 Class A game at Roosevelt in Dutchess County on Friday in a state of shock, still reeling from the news two hours earlier that successful coach Mike Connolly had abruptly resigned. It was new interim coach Eric Holzapple’s job to keep the …
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Cornwall coach Mike Connolly abruptly resigns on Friday, hours before Green Dragons’ game

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider In a Section 9 shocker on Friday, Mike Connolly abruptly resigned as Cornwall’s football coach and as a physical education teacher at the High School. Connolly had gone 42-8 since taking over at Cornwall before the 2014 season and never lost to a Section 9 Class A opponent. …
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Cornwall puts away Warwick in Class A showdown with 14 unanswered second half points

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Cornwall — The addition of Warwick and Minisink Valley to Class A is expected to add intrigue to the division and put pressure on seven-time defending Section 9 champion Cornwall. On Friday night, when Warwick faced Cornwall there was suspense, for at least the first half. Cornwall put …
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LB Gazzillo brings old school toughness to Cornwall ‘D’

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Cornwall linebacker Steve Gazzillo has played through back injuries, shoulder stingers and several other ailments that coach Mike Connolly suspects that he never even told him about. That’s just how Steve Gazzillo rolls. He’s tough, gritty and selfless, and for two years he’s been making plays all over …
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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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