Category Archives: Football

College bound: Where Class of 2018 will be competing at next level

Here’s a list of the Varsity 845 2018 graduates and where they will be attending college this fall. If we are missing anyone, please send us a direct message on Twitter @Varsity845 Football FCS (Division I-AA) Max Heinrich (Goshen) Marist Pete Matthews (Newburgh Free Academy) Robert Morris Nick Wiley (Goshen, Don Bosco Prep) Colgate, walk-on [...]

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Minisink Valley long snapper Austin Sullivan impressed after Penn State visit

Minisink Valley junior long snapper Austin Sullivan said Penn State is his No. 1 school after an “unbelievable” visit to Happy Valley Saturday. Sullivan toured the athletic and academic facilities in his first visit to State College and watched the Nittany Lions conduct a spring practice. Penn State special teams Phil Galiano, who visited Minisink [...]

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Football: All-state teams for large schools

High school football Large school all-state teams (Section 9 recipients) Class AA First team defense: DB Uh-Charion Hanson (Newburgh, Sr.) Second team offense: K Pete Matthews (Newburgh, Sr.) Second team defense: DL Anton Juncaj (Minisink Valley, Jr.) Third team offense: RB Jadon Munroe (Newburgh, Sr.) Fourth team offense: End Connor Perez (Warwick, Sr.) Fourth team [...]

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Football: Final state rankings

High school football Final state rankings Class AA: 1. Troy-2 (13-0); 2. Lancaster-6 (12-1); 3. Lindenhurst-11 (12-0); 4. Curtis-PSAL (11-1); 5. Erasmus Hall-PSAL (11-1); 6. Oceanside-8 (11-1); 7. Cicero-North Syracuse-3 (11-1); 8. New Rochelle-1 (10-1); 9. Archbishop Stepinac-CHSFL (10-2); 10. Aquinas-5 (9-2); 11. Canisius-MMAA (8-4); 12. Saint Anthony’s-CHSAA (9-2); 13. William Floyd-11 (9-2); 14. Pittsford-5 [...]

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Football: Section 9 all-star teams

Section 9 Football Coaches Association All-League and All-Section Selections, 2017 Class AA All-League Newburgh Free Academy: Uh’Chiaron Hanson, Sr., WR/DB; Jadon Munroe, Sr., RB/DB; Matt Nemechek, Sr., OL/DL; Pete Matthews, Sr., K/P; Vernon Smith, Sr., WR/DB; Dom Valeri, Jr., OL/LB; Terry Anderson, Jr., QB/DB Monroe-Woodbury: Steven Campione, Jr., QB; Jayden Prina, Jr., OL; Owen Chambers, [...]

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2017 Section 9 Exceptional Senior Football Game wrap

New Paltz senior quarterback Jimmy Verney was driven to finish his high school football career as a winner. Verney said he was already missing football after New Paltz’s season ended in the Section 9 Class B championship. The 2016 Varsity 845 player of the year certainly made the most of his last snaps wearing a [...]

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Football: Section 9 semifinal schedule is set

The sites for the Section 9 football semifinals have been set. Dietz Stadium in Kingston gets one game involving a top seed when Cornwall takes on Roosevelt on Friday night in the Class A semis. Of course, Dietz gets the heralded showdown between No. 2 Monroe-Woodbury and No. 3 Newburgh Free Academy in the Class [...]

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Some more leftover high school football notes this week

Warwick – An amazing story comes out of the southern Orange school. Senior Steven Mehling has not played football since his youth days but he wanted to contribute to the team this year. So he gets some training as a kicker, tries out for the Warwick varsity and makes the team. Not only that but [...]

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HIgh school football team notes for week two

The second week of the high school football season is upon us. Here’s a look at some team notes for this weekend: Burke Catholic (0-1; Next: Millbrook) – Has dropped last three season openers, going 6-9 all-time … Burke is 3-4 vs. Millbrook, including win in 2016 Class C final … Burke has gone 0-2 [...]

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Football scrimmage schedule

Welcome to August, which means high school football is just about ready to get underway after a busy summer of camps, 7 on 7s, plus numerous practice sessions. The season openers are set for Friday, September 1, but not before a week of preseason scrimmage action. Here is a list of those scrimmages: Saturday, August [...]

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