Close friends Manfredi and Jackson make Class D all-state second team

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider The bond between Millbrook’s Erik Manfredi and Drew Jackson began when they started playing modified together and it grew over the years, culminating this season with another state playoff run. Manfredi and Jackson, both seniors, were the leaders of a young Millbrook team which reached the Class D …
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Week 12 Picks

J-Rod’s State Semifinal Picks (all games at Faller Field in Middletown) Friday Class D Millbrook vs. Cambridge, 4 p.m.: Cambridge is the defending state champion and top-ranked team in the state, but guess what? Millbrook won’t be intimidated or back down. I love the way the young Blazers have developed this year, but the champs …
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Manfredi’s big plays propel Millbrook past Tuckahoe in Class D state quarterfinals

Cornwall, Marlboro both lose in quarters on Friday night By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Like everyone else at Mahopac High School on Friday night, Millbrook’s Erik Manfredi was freezing. However, Manfredi found a way to get his mind off the bitter cold: Break off a 61-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start …
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Eighth-graders Abououkal and Caruso come of age during Millbrook’s run to state playoffs

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Come again? Wait, me? Varsity? That was basically Adam Abououkal’s reaction when Millbrook coach Sean Keenan asked him to play varsity this season. Abououkal, 13, is an eighth-grader at Millbrook Middle School. “I was in awe,” Abououkal said. He isn’t anymore. Abououkal and another Millbrook eighth-grader, John Caruso, …
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