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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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Newburgh puts away Pine Bush to win fourth straight Class AA championship

In Class C, Burke Catholic wins second title in a row with win over Chester By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — “Four-peat, four-peat, four-peat.” Those chants began shortly after Newburgh’s 33-6 win over Pine Bush in the Section 9 Class AA championship on Saturday night at Faller Field and continued during the …
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Emergence of Tatum provides Class AA power Newburgh with another weapon

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Every team in Section 9 could use someone like Newburgh sophomore Syncere Tatum, a player who comes out of seemingly nowhere to make an impact for the team. Maybe he replaces an injured starter and is successful, or steps in for someone who has graduated and makes a …
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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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NFA’s Pete Matthews closing in on  Section 9 record for most career kicking points

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Newburgh Free Academy senior kicker Pete Matthews sounds like an actor giving a speech after winning an Academy Award when asked about breaking Section 9’s record for most career kicking points. Matthews is gracious and has a long list of people to thank, including his parents, Paul and …
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