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NFA’s Pete Matthews closing in on  Section 9 record for most career kicking points

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Newburgh Free Academy senior kicker Pete Matthews sounds like an actor giving a speech after winning an Academy Award when asked about breaking Section 9’s record for most career kicking points. Matthews is gracious and has a long list of people to thank, including his parents, Paul and …
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Boyle’s passion for kicking paying dividends for Monroe-Woodbury

Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monroe-Woodbury’s Mike Boyle plays out field goal situations in his mind, even when he’s not playing, turning over scenarios again and again until they become nuanced. At all hours of the night. His older brother, Jamie, a former star Monroe-Woodbury kicker, can attest to that. “Mike will set up …
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Section 9 Football Playoff Schedule

Class AA Friday: Quarterfinals No. 8 Middletown at No. 1 Warwick, 7 p.m. No. 7 Valley Central at No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m. No. 6 Washingtonville at No. 3 Newburgh, 7 p.m. No. 5 Pine Bush at No. 4 Minisink Valley 7 p.m. Oct. 28: Semifinals Middletown/Warwick winner vs. Pine Bush/Minisink Valley winner, 7 p.m. at Faller …
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J-Rod’s Week 8 Section 9 Power Rankings

Cornwall (7-0): Gets a bye in the quarterfinals of the Class A playoffs, but the way Cornwall dominates divisional opponents, they might as well get a bye every week. Monroe-Woodbury (6-1): Free safety extraordinaire Tyler Toldeo with 19 tackles against run-heavy Pine Bush last week. Newburgh (5-2): The Goldbacks have had a little bit of …
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Burke Catholic survives Chester to clinch top seed in Class C playoffs

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Leading Chester 21-0, John S. Burke Catholic appeared headed to a walkover in a showdown that was supposed to be competitive. From there, things became wild and and tense, before the defending Section 9 Class C champs escaped with a 28-24 Division II win. As it turns out, …
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