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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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Stephens brothers (Tom and John) enjoying Goshen’s special season

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff Goshen — Goshen senior linebacker Tom Stephens and his older brother, John, aren’t just brothers. Despite a nine-year age difference, they are best friends. “It’s just like any close friendship,” John Stephens said. “We do everything together and we can talk about everything. I was always thankful …
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Class AA superpowers Monroe-Woodbury and NFA ready for latest showdown

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider When asked about Newburgh’s looming showdown with Monroe-Woodbury, running back Giani Hill broke out a sports cliché that would make some coaches proud. “We try to take one game at a time and not get ahead of ourselves,” Hill said. Then Hill conveyed how he and his teammates …
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J-Rod’s Week 7 Section 9 Football Rankings

Newburgh (6-1): Player of the Year candidate Terry Anderson pulled this off last week against Pine Bush: In less than two minutes, he had an interception, a rushing touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. How is my man Syncere Tatum going to top that? Cornwall (7-0): The Green Dragons haven’t seen this much …
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