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New York high school football rankings through Nov. 22

This week’s high school football rankings for New York state: Class AA 1. Archbishop Stepniac-CHSFL (11-0) 1. Aquinas-5 (12-0), vs. Saratoga in state finals 3. Saratoga-2 (11-0), vs. Aquinas in state finals 4. Grand Street-PSAL (11-0) 5. Farmingdale-8 (11-0) 6. Newfield-11 (11-0) 7. Liverpool-3 (10-2), lost in state East semifinal 8. New Rochelle-1 (11-1), lost [...]

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NYSPHSAA state football finals matchups and schedule

Section 9 won’t send any teams to Syracuse’s Carrier Dome this year. Liberty represented the section’s final hope before the Indians lost to Greenwich 41-13 in the state Class C semifinals Saturday. Here are the NYSPHSAA state finals matchups this week, all at the Dome. The section each team won is in parentheses. Class D [...]

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Liberty-Greenwich state semifinal: what to know

Liberty (11-0) vs. Greenwich (11-0), state Class C semifinal Where: Dietz Stadium, Kingston When: 11 a.m. Saturday About Liberty: Liberty makes its first ever state semifinal appearance. The Indians lost to Edgemont 44-7 in the 1999 quarterfinals in their previous state tournament appearance. … Senior running back/linebacker Kevin Morgans leads the team with 933 rushing [...]

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Discipline, commitment keys to Saugerties’ winning season

  First-year Saugerties head football coach Dom Zarrella tightened the Sawyers’ discipline. Some players took it better than others, but Saugerties went from a winless 2014 to its first winning season since 2009. The Sawyers finished 5-4 after recording a 4-23 from 2012-14. Zarrella knew his team had potential, but he set some rules. “Basically, [...]

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VIDEO: V845 Football Show: State Playoff Edition

Josh Bakan and Will Montgomery break down the chances of Newburgh Free Academy, Cornwall, Marlboro, Liberty and Roscoe in the state quarterfinals this weekend. The quarterfinal matchups are: Friday Class A: Cornwall (9-1) vs. Our Lady of Lourdes (8-2), 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston Saturday Class AA: Newburgh Free Academy (8-2) vs. New Rochelle [...]

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Port Jervis, Goshen brawl after game

A brawl involving droves on the Port Jervis and Goshen football teams ensued Friday during postgame handshakes. Players pushed each other in a mass of bodies before separate fights broke out along the sides on Faller Field. The fights briefly shadowed Port Jervis’ 28-7 victory in the Section 9 Class A semifinals. Port Jervis coaches [...]

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Section 9 Class A football playoff schedule (and crossovers)

The Section 9 Class A semifinals look like this: Friday, October 30 Cornwall vs. New Paltz, 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium Goshen vs. Port Jervis, 7 p.m. at Middletown Final, Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium Section 9 (non-playoff) crossovers this week (no dates, times yet) Middletown at Warwick Pine Bush at Washingtonville [...]

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Minisink Valley’s defense halts Warwick

WARWICK — The Minisink Valley football team’s previous meeting with Warwick featured defensive stops from both sides. But Minisink Valley’s defense somehow improved even more in Friday’s 42-7 victory against Warwick in the Section 9 Class AA quarterfinals. Minisink Valley surrendered only 126 yards in Oct. 2′s 9-6 loss to Warwick. The Warriors cut that total [...]

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Section 9 football: Class AA, B and C playoff schedule (and this week’s cross-over games)

Class AA quarterfinals Friday, Oct. 23 No. 6 Pine Bush at No. 3 Newburgh Free Academy, 7 p.m. No. 5 Minisink Valley at No. 4 Warwick, 7 p.m. Class AA semifinals Saturday, Oct. 31 Minisink-Warwick winner vs. No. 1 Monroe-Woodbury, at Dietz Stadium, 8 p.m. Pine Bush-NFA winner vs. No.2 Valley Central, at Faller Field, [...]

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Section 9 football playoff picture: Oct. 17

Section 9 Class AA’s playoff outlook became definite Saturday. Section 9 Class B, meanwhile, looks much clearer. Here’s how the playoff picture looks. Class AA Monroe-Woodbury takes top seed: Valley Central only defeated Pine Bush by 7 Saturday. Monroe-Woodbury therefore took the section’s first seed because of point differential against common opponents with Valley Central. [...]

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