S9 Picks

2017 Section 9 Football Coach of the Year

Cavanagh’s dedication helps spark turnaround at Ellenville this season By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Ellenville coach Dan Cavanagh admits second-guessing himself as he tried rebuilding the program. However, Cavanagh believed in the process, even if it was painstaking, draining and sometimes demoralizing. The Blue Devils went 1-8 in each of Cavanagh’s first three …
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2017 Section 9 Football Insider Defensive All-Stars

First-team Defensive line Name: Kyiev Bennermon School: Spackenkill Year: Senior Height/weight: 6-5, 290 First-team credentials: Most teams tried running away from the Boston College-bound Bennermon, but he still finished the season with 79 tackles, including 11 for a loss, and four sacks. Bennermon’s killer blend of size and athleticism is what made him so dominant. Name: Anton Juncaj  …
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2017 Section 9 Football Insider Offensive All-Stars

First-team Quarterback   Name: Jimmy Verney School: New Paltz Year: Senior Height/weight: 5-10, 160 First-team credentials: Passed and ran for 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season. Verney threw for 1,150 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed for 1,518 yards and 13 scores. Verney had 5,277 all-purpose yards and 53 touchdowns the …
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2017 Section 9 Football Player of the Year

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Newburgh’s Uh’Charion Hanson returned the opening kickoff of the season against Kingston for a touchdown and no team dared to kick to him again for the rest of the year. When opponents saw Hanson prowling in the secondary, they didn’t even think about throwing the ball near him. …
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Section 9 Football Coaches Association announce All-League and All-Section teams

Section 9’s football coaches met earlier this week to select its annual All-Section and All-League All-Star teams. The Section 9 Football Insider all-star teams will be announced next week. Two teams will be selected on offense and defense, and Player of the Year and Coach of the Year will be picked. All-League: Class AA Newburgh …
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