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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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All-State large school football team announced

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its annual large school (Classes AA and A) All-State football teams today. For the full teams, check out RoadToSyracuse.com. Section 9 players who made the teams are listed below.   Class AA First team offense Brendan Egan, Warwick, Sr., OL Second team defense Erich Keutmann, Washingtonville, Sr., LB [...]

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All-State small school football team announced

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its annual small school (Classes B, C and D) All-State football team on Wednesday. Check out the full teams here. Section 9 players who made the team are listed below. Class B Second team offense Camron Abalos, Spackenkill, Sr., QB Second team defense Kyiev Bennermon, Spackenkill, Jr., DL [...]

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Section 9 Football Coaches All-Stars

Section 9′s football coaches met recently to pick its annual All-Section and All-League All-Star teams. The Varsity845 team will be announced soon. The Section 9 coaches teams are listed below. SNFCA All-League-All-Section Selections, 2016 Class AA All-League Newburgh Free Academy: Uh’Chiaron Hanson, Bruno Hernandez, Vernon Smith, Ryan Skivington, Dakoda Drummond, Ruben Ortega Monroe Woodbury: Vincent [...]

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Section 9 football final standings and stats for 2016

Rushing Player; school; att.; yds.; TD Tiquan Scott; James I. O’Neill; 168; 1,622; 23 Garnett Nicolas; John S. Burke Catholic; 199; 1,565; 22 Roy Penn-Cosentino; Liberty; 118; 1,550; 23 Jimmy Verney; New Paltz; 138; 1,290; 22 Khadeem Richards; Monticello; 123; 1,186; 12 Camron Abalos; Spackenkill; 125; 1,167; 16 Trasean Jewell; Pine Bush; 147; 1,133; 14 [...]

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Updated Section 9 football senior all-star game rosters

The Section 9 football senior all-star game will be played at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Newburgh Free Academy. Here are the updated rosters with jersey numbers. https://www.scribd.com/document/331664295/Section-9-senior-all-stars-2016

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