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Class AA superpowers Monroe-Woodbury and NFA ready for latest showdown

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider When asked about Newburgh’s looming showdown with Monroe-Woodbury, running back Giani Hill broke out a sports cliché that would make some coaches proud. “We try to take one game at a time and not get ahead of ourselves,” Hill said. Then Hill conveyed how he and his teammates …
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Former NFA star Jalen Williams helps lead the way for talented brother Josh

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff NEWBURGH— It was a beautiful Thursday morning at Newburgh Free Academy. The sun was shining without a cloud in the sky. The slight breeze kept the temperature reasonably low; especially considering it’s the middle of July. Senior defensive lineman Josh Williams was sitting in the corner of …
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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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NFA star RB Jadon Munroe taking talents to Milford Academy prep school

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Newburgh Free Academy running back Jadon Munroe received interest from, among other schools, Bryant College, Pace and Monmouth University. However, Munroe hopes that a year at prep school will earn him even more attention from colleges. Munroe, who helped the Goldbacks to their fourth straight Section 9 Class …
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Newburgh almost pulls off upset, but falls to Troy late in Class AA state semifinals

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — Running back Jadon Munroe’s impressive career had just ended and now he implored Newburgh’s underclassman to make the graduating seniors proud next year. The Goldbacks’ Saturday night wasn’t supposed to end like this. Newburgh seemed primed to upset Troy in the Class AA state semifinals at …
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