2018 S9 Insider Coach of the Year: Holzapple stepped up in big way for Cornwall

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Most Cornwall players were reduced to tears on October 5th when hours before a game at Roosevelt, they were informed that Mike Connolly had abruptly resigned as head coach and a teacher in the district after 4 ½ successful seasons. On the fly, Eric Holzapple went from offensive …
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Meet the team: 2018 Section 9 Football Insider Offensive All-Stars

First-team Quarterback Name: Aidan Semo School: Cornwall Year: Freshman Height/weight: 6-3, 175 First-team credentials: Semo lived up to the advanced billing, throwing for 2,230 yards with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions, helping Cornwall to the Class A championship. He is only 15, but has the composure of a senior. Running backs Name: Amin Woods (Player …
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Meet the team: 2018 Section 9 Football Insider Defensive All-Stars

First-team Defensive line Name: Josh Williams School: Newburgh Year: Senior Height/weight: 6-2, 220 First-team credentials: Williams was effective against the pass and the run, often taking on two blockers. He had 57 tackles and four sacks. Name: Robert Jackson School: Pine Bush Year: Senior Height/weight: 6-3, 205 First-team credentials: A transfer, Jackson was the standout …
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2018 S9 Player of the Year: Amin Woods’ historic playoff run one for the ages

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Running back Amin Woods put up perhaps the greatest postseason performance in Section 9 history to lead Cornwall to the Class A state championship and a perfect season last week. Woods, a junior, was thunder, lightning and showtime rolled into one for the Green Dragons. He seemed to …
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Introini resigns as Valley Central’s coach after almost two decades

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football insider Ron Introini has resigned as Valley Central’s football coach after leading the program for 19 years to spend more time with his wife and two daughters. Introini, who played at Warwick in the late-1980s’, informed his players of his decision on Thursday afternoon. Valley Central finished 2-7 this …
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