Section 9

J-Rod’s Week 5 Power Rankings

Newburgh (3-1): Won’t bump Newburgh from the top spot after getting shutout by Jersey power River Dell Academy last week. The Goldbacks are still the best team in Section 9. Cornwall (4-0): Difficult and seemingly rigged schedule continues with powerful Monroe-Woodbury this week, but don’t expect Cornwall to complain. Minisink Valley (4-0): It’s rare that …
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Versatile Pine Bush linebacker Wise plays the game with passion and heart

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Pine Bush linebacker Frank Wise has a tattoo on his chest with the words “Heart over Height” inscribed in black letters. You probably couldn’t find a better way to describe Wise. At 5-foot-5, 170 pounds, Wise serves as the heart — and soul — of Pine Bush’s team. …
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Minisink Valley puts away Goshen in one of best games of 2018

By Sean Lynch  Section 9 Football Insider Staff GOSHEN — It only took one quarter for the white Minisink Valley jerseys to get covered in dirt. By the end of their 34-19 non-league win over Goshen, the jerseys looked almost unrecognizable.  That’s the type of game it was. A hard-hitting, pad crunching game in the …
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NFA comes down to earth in loss to Jersey power River Dell Academy

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff Newburgh — The Goldbacks finally met their match. River Dell Academy (N.J) beat Newburgh Free Academy 24-0 in their first loss of the season on Friday night. River Dell is ranked No. 15 in New Jersey and No. 1 in the New Jersey Division North Group 3 …
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Cornwall puts away Warwick in Class A showdown with 14 unanswered second half points

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Cornwall — The addition of Warwick and Minisink Valley to Class A is expected to add intrigue to the division and put pressure on seven-time defending Section 9 champion Cornwall. On Friday night, when Warwick faced Cornwall there was suspense, for at least the first half. Cornwall put …
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