Section 9

Marlboro’s Jackson a selfless role-model on and off the field

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider In recent years, Marlboro has never named team captains, but that changed at last year’s football banquet without any notice. Quarterback Sam Mongelli and center Matt Jackson received the honor. On the fly, the pair of newly minted captains was asked to give speeches to the audience at …
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Bond between linebackers has helped Cornwall’s dominant defense

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Fraternal twins Ryan and Shane O’Dea began playing football with their close friend, Steve Gazzillo, a decade ago in the Cornwall Youth Football League. Through the years, they have developed quite a bond, which has only been strengthened during their time on varsity. For the last three years, …
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New Rochelle dominates NFA in Class AA state quarters

Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff MAHOPAC — After a 42-7 loss to New Rochelle, Newburgh head coach Bill Bianco told his team that if they put all their chips on the table tonight, they shouldn’t have reasons to be regretful. He believed everyone gave their all, and lost to a better team tonight. …
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Woods has game of career in Cornwall’s state quarterfinal win

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff MAHOPAC — Despite winning its first state playoff win since 2014, Cornwall running back Amin Woods was level-headed and collected as he accepted his player of the game plaque. The Dragons (10-0) snapped a three-game state tournament losing streak by beating John Jay-Cross River 35-14 in the …
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Cornwall RB Woods continues to make name for himself this season

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Insider Staff CORNWALL — No one in the history of the Cornwall football team ever hang-cleaned more than 280 pounds — until junior running back Amin Woods did it in May. Woods kept working on his hang-clean, months after he had broke the Cornwall record. Two months later, he added …
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