Red Hook to play as an independent in 2018 with eye on successful future

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Like so many other players in Section 9, up-and-coming Red Hook quarterback Dylan Bayliss has a list of goals for the season. Making the playoffs isn’t one of them. No, Bayliss hasn’t set the bar low for his junior year: In an effort to help jump start the …
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Steady Meland a leader on the field for Pine Bush

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Pine Bush — Quarterback Haakon Meland began his varsity career as a freshman back-up with the plan being that he would gain seasoning late in games that were already decided. Then came Week 4 of the 2015 season: Meland moved to No. 1 on the depth chart after …
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M-W’s experienced offensive line hoping to be latest blocking machine in the trenches

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff CENTRAL VALLEY — Offensive lineman are like referees — they don’t get noticed until their job is done incorrectly.  At Monroe-Woodbury that is exactly the opposite. The offensive line is the core of the Crusaders team, and has been since James Hintze started coaching them in 1988.  …
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O’Neill coach has high praise for star RB James Tehui-Matautia

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider John Catano is an old school, battle-tested coach who made a name for himself with an impressive 18-year run at Section 1’s Croton-Harmon. Section 1 has quite a reputation and over the years Catano saw a lot of great players across the river. However, Catano will tell you …
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New Warwick running back Rooney eager to prove himself

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff WARWICK — Warwick senior running back Kyle Rooney was one of three Warwick football players who showed up at 7:30 to an 8 a.m. practice. He wants to be the next great Warwick running back. Replacing Harrison Parrelli will be no easy task. In his senior season last year, he totaled …
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