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After breakout junior season, M-W quarterback Campione looking forward to 2018

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff Monroe-Woodbury quarterback Steven Campione left Dietz Stadium with a familiar feeling after their Section 9 Class AA semifinal loss to Newburgh Free Academy last season. It was the Crusaders second consecutive postseason loss to the Goldbacks. “It’s a bitter feeling that doesn’t go away any time soon,” …
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Rivals Hernandez (M-W) and Smith (NFA) ready to come together at Brockport

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monroe-Woodbury wide receiver Kenny Hernandez burned several defensive backs last season, but he remembers one challenging match-up: Newburgh’s Vern Smith. “(Smith) played a lot of good defense at corner,” Hernandez said. “It was difficult to go against him.” It was also intense. Monroe-Woodbury and Newburgh are fierce Section …
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After breakout year, M-W’s McCormick headed to Utica College

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider It took him more than two hours, but Monroe-Woodbury’s Johnny McCormick set a new school-record last summer by completing 525 box jump push-ups. It was one of the highlights during his transformation from a skinny wide receiver into a chiseled weapon. “Body by Johnny” was a hit for …
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Newburgh scraps spread offense for Wing-T (during game!) in Class AA semifinal win over M-W

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Teams often change up their offensive scheme in the offseason, but that scenario is rare during the season and it’s unheard of during a game. Let alone a championship game. Some coaches might call that crazy, but that’s exactly what Newburgh did against Monroe-Woodbury in Friday night’s Section …
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Boyle’s passion for kicking paying dividends for Monroe-Woodbury

Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monroe-Woodbury’s Mike Boyle plays out field goal situations in his mind, even when he’s not playing, turning over scenarios again and again until they become nuanced. At all hours of the night. His older brother, Jamie, a former star Monroe-Woodbury kicker, can attest to that. “Mike will set up …
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