Big second half leads O’Neill to win over Burke and Class B Division II title

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Insider Staff GOSHEN — James I. O’Neill running back and backup quarterback Luke Kilner broke off a 47-yard touchdown run in a 23-3 win over Burke Catholic. After a Heisman-like stiff arm to a defender, he felt nothing but the wind behind him. It was the first of three unanswered …
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Section 9 football semifinal playoff schedule

Class AA Semifinals Saturday No. 1 NFA vs. No. 4 Washingtonville, 7 p.m. at Faller Field, Middletown. No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury vs. No. 3 Pine Bush, 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston Class A Semifinals Friday No .1 Cornwall vs. No. 5 Minisink Valley, 7 p.m. at Faller No. 2 Goshen vs No. 6 New Paltz, …
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Briecke’s boot leads Minisink Valley to OT win in Class A quarters

By Doug Johnston Special to Section 9 Football Insider Kingston — It was only a chip shot, but this wasn’t just any seemingly easy field goal. Minisink Valley kicker Payton Briecke lined up for a 20-yarder on Friday with a chance to put the fifth-seeded Warriors in the semifinals of the Section 9 Class A …
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Newburgh comes back to defeat rival M-W and clinch top seed in Class AA playoffs

NEWBURGH — When Newburgh Free Academy linebacker/running back Giani Hill forced the game-ending fumble with 1:27 left in the game, he grabbed the nearest Gatorade bottle and squirted it all over the sideline.    Earlier in the half, Hill fumbled the ball on the Monroe-Woodbury nine yard-line. It was one of Newburgh’s three fumbles in …
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J-Rod’s Week 8 Section 9 Football Picks

Friday Monroe-Woodbury at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: The rivals will meet again in just two weeks for the Class AA championship said Captain Obvious. The pick: Newburgh Valley Central at Middletown, 7 p.m.: VC a much different team with QB Chandler Toth, but Vikings out of playoffs. The pick: VC Pine Bush at Kingston, 7 p.m.: …
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