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M-W relishing underdog status against powerhouse Aquinas in season-opener at “The Dome”

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monroe-Woodbury opens its season on Saturday on hallowed New York State football grounds — the Carrier Dome in Syracuse — home of the state championships. And if the bright lights of the airy “Dome” isn’t exciting enough, the Crusaders are facing a state powerhouse at 1 p.m., Aquinas …
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Change is in the air around Middletown football

By Kevin Gleason Special to Section 9 Football Insider Tim Strenfel gathers his Middletown High football team to the 50-yard line and has a few words for the sweat-drenched group weary from another full day of practice. Strenfel then raises his iPad into the air for a mass viewing of a spin-wheel application that will …
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Gallagher brothers and Minisink-Maine-Endwell programs connect at annual scrimmage

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Slate Hill — Minisink Valley coach Kevin Gallagher quipped to his brother, Matt, who coaches Maine-Endwell, that he has a poster in his bedroom that is a tribute to all of his success with the state powerhouse. Of course, Kevin Gallagher was joking with his younger brother. You …
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Liberty running back Dennis inspired to have big 2018 season

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Kymanni Dennis often begins his workout before he arrives to Liberty football practice. With sweat dripping down his brow, Dennis usually rides his bike to practice, trekking up the long, steep hill on Buckley Street that leads up to Liberty High School. Dennis is old school tough and …
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Valley Central confident in its small army of wide receivers

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Everyone knows that Valley Central has a quarterback — Chandler Toth — that can zing the ball around the field and make big-time plays. However, the question facing the Vikings this season is who is going to catch Toth’s slants, screens and deep balls? His two top receivers, …
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