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Section 9 footballers

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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Humble Michael ecstatic to get back on the field for Minisink Valley

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Slate Hill — A steady rain turned into a downpour as Minisink Valley players jogged onto the field for their first practice of preseason earlier this week. The Warriors seemingly reveled in the elements, barking and chanting as they warmed up on the muddy, waterlogged grass. For the …
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Warwick adds a third Garcia to coaching staff to truly make it a family affair

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Warwick — John Garcia worked with one of Warwick’s new kickers as a steady drizzle fell on the Wildcats’ practice field on Monday. Meanwhile, on the other side of the field, Garcia’s son, also named John, a jayvee coach, shadowed head coach Greg Sirico during a variety of …
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Cool, calm, collected Goshen QB Giordano continues to develop

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff Growing up, Goshen quarterback Matt Giordano and his two brothers, Tom and Joe, competed in no holds barred pick-up baseball, basketball and football games in their backyard. Of course, Matt was at a disadvantage: He was the little brother and took his share of lumps. However, those …
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