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Final Score 9/19/14

  CRUSADERS 27,  Newburgh Free Academy 21

Varsity Crusaders Home vs. Kingston Thursday 10/2 7:00 pm Kickoff

   JV Crusaders 28,         JV NFA 6 Final 9/27/14       

JV Crusaders away vs. Kingston Wednesday 10/1 6:00pm 

  
 
2013 CRUSADERS  FINAL RECORD 12-1

Section IX Class AA Division I
League Record 4-0

 JV Crusaders 2013 Final Record 3-6      

Modified 2013 Final Record 5-2         

 

   

        

          

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MONROE-WOODBURY CRUSADERS

  2005 NYSPHSAA Class AA State Champions

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2014 Varsity Football Schedule

Sat. 8/30/2014 (Scrimmage) Monroe-Woodbury @ John Jay Cross River (Katonah Area)

         Fri. 9/5/2014 Monroe-Woodbury 35 Holy Cross (Queens) 0 (CHSFL) (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Sat. 9/13/2014 Monroe-Woodbury 10,  Archbishop Stepinac 28 (CHSFL)

         Fri. 9/19/2014 Monroe-Woodbury 24, Minisink Valley 11, 2230 U.S. 6 Slate Hill, NY 10973         

         Fri. 9/26/2014 Monroe-Woodbury 27, Newburgh Free Academy 21, 201 Fullerton Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550-3798         

         Thu. 10/2/2014 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Kingston (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Fri. 10/10/2014 Monroe-Woodbury @ Middletown (Faller Field), 24 Gardner Extension Ave, Middletown, NY 10940        

         Fri. 10/17/2014 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Pine Bush (Senior Night) (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Fri. 10/24/2014 Monroe-Woodbury @ Washingtonville, 54 W Main St, Washingtonville, NY 10992         

         Sat. 11/1/2014 Section IX Class AA Semi-Finals (Divison I Winner vs. Division II Runner-Up Faller Field Middletown) (Divsion II Winner vs. Division I Runner-Up Dietz Stadium Kingston)         

         Sat. 11/8/2014 Section IX Class AA Championship (Faller Field Middletown), 24 Gardner Extension Ave, Middletown, NY 10940         

         Sat. 11/15/2014 NYSPHSAA Regional Section I winner vs. Section II winner (Dietz Stadium Kingston) 170 N Front St, Kingston, NY 12401 (Section IX Winner has the bye in 2014)         

         Sat. 11/22/2014 NYSPHSAA East Semi-Final Section IX vs. Section I/II Winner (Dietz Stadium Kingston) 170 N Front St, Kingston, NY 12401 (Section IX is the Home Team due to the bye week)         

         Sun. 11/30/2014 NYSPHSAA State Championship Game (Carrier Dome Syracuse) 900 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244 (Time & Date TBA)         

                

2014 JV Football Schedule

Sat. 8/30/2014 (Scrimmage) TBA

         Sat. 9/6/2014  Monroe-Woodbury 0, Holy Cross 12 (Queens)         

         Sat. 9/13/2014 Monroe-Woodbury 6, Archbishop Stepinac 22 (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Thu. 9/18/2014 Monroe-Woodbury 20, Minisink Valley 27 (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Sat. 9/27/2014 Monroe-Woodbury 28 Newburgh Free Academy 6 (Academy Field)         

         Wed. 10/1/2014 Monroe-Woodbury @ Kingston (Dietz Stadium)         

         Thu. 10/9/2014 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Middletown (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Fri. 10/17/2014 Monroe-Woodbury @ Pine Bush         

         Thu. 10/23/2014 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Washingtonville (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Fri. 10/31/2014 Monroe-Woodbury @ Valley Central         

                   

2014 Modified Football Schedule         

Thu. 10/2/2014 Monroe-Woodbury @ Pine Bush

         Mon. 10/6/2014 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Warwick (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Fri. 10/10/2014 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Newburgh Free Academy (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Wed. 10/15/2014 Monroe-Woodbury @ Valley Central         

         Mon. 10/20/2013 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Middletown (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

         Fri. 10/24/2013 Monroe-Woodbury @ Port Jervis (Chase Field)         

         Tue. 10/28/2013 Monroe-Woodbury vs. Monticello (Central Valley Etzel Field)         

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, September 25
Newburgh-M-W rivalry among most intense

Perennial Class AA powers ready to battle on Saturday


Times Herald-Record/Varsity 845

Newburgh Free Academy running back Aaron Forbes is, of course, looking forward to Saturday's showdown with rival Monroe-Woodbury.

He isn't alone.

Fans and players on both sides are buzzing about the matchup, from downtown Newburgh to Highland Mills. Talk about the best football rivalries in Section 9 and you can very well start with Monroe-Woodbury vs. Newburgh.

There is always anticipation when the heavy hitters meet and, once again, there is hype surrounding the game. In part, because of the instant classic both sides provided the last time they played — last November in the Class AA championship.

Final score: Monroe-Woodbury 31, Newburgh 30.

It served as, perhaps, the best Class AA final in Section 9 history and the most exciting game in a rivalry that dates back almost two decades. For all of Monroe-Woodbury's success, it served as one of the Crusaders' most breathtaking wins. The Crusaders came back from a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter.

And for Newburgh?

"Honestly, I'm not over it," said Forbes, who has rushed for 448 yards and six touchdowns this season. "It was a tough loss and I probably think about it every day. I want to play the game. I don't want to sit out at all. I'm not big on emotion, but I'm going to play hard, and I can't wait for this game."

The storyline in Class AA this season is a familiar one: The road to the Section 9 title will likely go through Monroe-Woodbury and Newburgh. Since the classification began in 1996, the teams have combined to win 16 of the 18 Class AA titles, with Monroe-Woodbury winning 10 times.

Newburgh, quick and explosive, led Monroe-Woodbury 30-21 last November. It was an impressive turnaround, considering the Crusaders defeated Newburgh 35-14 during the regular season. Monroe-Woodbury pulled to within 30-28 on a 3-yard run by Cole Gennett with 6:39 remaining in the championship.

Then the Crusaders drove up the field, winning the riveting game at Middletown's Faller Field on a 26-yard field goal by Matt Paul with 1:22 remaining.

"I can't wait," Monroe-Woodbury free safety Brandon Lewis said. "I knew as soon as we beat them last year they would want to come back at us. We're excited to play. They are ready and we're ready. We will have a good game plan and just come out attacking."

Entering the latest edition of Monroe-Woodbury vs. Newburgh, both teams are starting to enter their usual form. The Crusaders defeated Minisink Valley 24-11 last week and Newburgh put away Washingtonville 41-21.

"The whole team is thinking about this game," said Gennett, a fullback/linebacker. "It's one of the biggest games of the year and the intensity is going to be high. I know it's going to be a great atmosphere. We will come out, play hard and see what happens."


Newburgh vs. M-W

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: NFA's Academy Field

Records: Monroe-Woodbury 2-1; Newburgh 2-1

Last meeting: Monroe-Woodbury overcame a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter to defeat Newburgh 31-30 in last year's Section 9 Class AA championship.

Season results

Newburgh

• lost to Iona Prep 27-14

• defeated Holy Cross 34-33

• defeated Washingtonville 41-21

Monroe-Woodbury

• defeated Holy Cross 35-0

• lost to Stepinac 28-10

• defeated Minisink Valley 24-11


Friday, September 19
After rare loss, M-W rebounds with win Defense stifles Minisink's running game

By Justin Rodriguez 

Varsity 845/Times Herald-Record

Published: 11:31 PM - 09/19/14

Last updated: 11:44 PM - 09/19/14 S

LATE HILL — Expect to win, not surprisingly, is Monroe-Woodbury's rallying call. You can find it written in the Crusaders' weight room and they end practices by saying it. Some Monroe-Woodbury players, including free safety Brandon Lewis, take the mantra pretty seriously. He was peeved when Monroe-Woodbury lost a non-league game to powerhouse Stepinac, which came equipped with a Division I quarterback, last week.

There should have been no shame in that loss, but ...

"That's just what we are born to do playing for Monroe-Woodbury," Lewis said. "We expect to win." That's exactly what Monroe-Woodbury did on Friday night, putting away Minisink Valley 24-11 in a non-league win with a lights-out defensive effort that shut down running backs Joe Sessa and Deonte Moore, who had lit it up in the first two weeks.

"It definitely annoyed us losing to Stepinac (28-10)," Lewis, a senior, said. "We just wanted to come out and show the rest of the section that we are good."

Up next for Monroe-Woodbury (2-1) is next Saturday's showdown at rival Newburgh in a must-see Section 9 Class AA Division I game. The Crusaders came back to defeat Newburgh 31-30 in last season's riveting Class AA championship. However, before Newburgh, Monroe-Woodbury had to get past Minisink Valley.

Moore put up 275 yards and three touchdowns and Sessa had 221 yards and five scores to open the season. For the most part, Monroe-Woodbury bottled up the pair, holding Moore to 80 yards — more than half came on two runs — and Sessa to 15. Sessa did score on a 5-yard run with 9:29 remaining and caught a two-point conversion from Matt Carosella to make the score 24-11.

"We knew Minisink Valley has size and they come to play," Monroe-Woodbury fullback/linebacker Cole Gennett said. "We definitely had a great game plan. They were a physical team, they fought hard. But we knew what we had to do. We needed to set the tone the whole game and that's what we did."

Monroe-Woodbury took a 14-3 lead on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Ryan O'Malley to senior Marc Meislahn with 7:02 remaining in the first half. It served as Meislahn's first career touchdown. The Crusaders took control when Gennett scored on a 37-yard screen pass with 1:07 remaining in the second quarter.

"We were motivated to get back this week," Lewis said, "and I was happy with our effort defensively. I can't wait for Newburgh. It's going to be a great game."



Saturday, September 20
V845 football game of the week: Monroe-Woodbury at Minisink Valley

By Justin Rodriguez

Varstiy 845/Times Hearld Record 

Published: 11:05 PM - 09/18/14

Last updated: 12:09 AM - 09/19/14

V845 football game of the week: Monroe-Woodbury at Minisink Valley

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Minisink Valley

Records: Minisink Valley 2-0; Monroe-Woodbury 1-1

Last week: Minisink Valley defeated Pine Bush 42-21; Monroe-Woodbury lost to Stepinac 28-10.

Why it matters: Monroe-Woodbury is the defending Section 9 Class AA champion and has a very good chance of repeating. Minisink Valley, which sputtered last season, is on its way to re-establishing itself as a Section 9 player. This serves as a good barometer for the Warriors.

Scouting Minisink Valley: Seems to be a turnaround team after starting last season 0-5, finishing 3-6. Minisink Valley has been led by running backs Joe Sessa (221 yards, five touchdowns) and Deonte Moore (275, three). Sessa and Moore have been led by a big-blocking offensive line, headlined by Nate Lake. Scouting Monroe-Woodbury: The Stepinac loss will likely just be a blip on the radar for Monroe-Woodbury. Stepinac, of White Plains, is loaded and Monroe-Woodbury coach Bernie Connolly would prefer to play a tough team rather than a patsie. The Crusaders, of course, remain as one of the favorites to win the Section 9 Class AA title. Monroe-Woodbury was the state Class AA runner-up last season.

What Minisink Valley is saying: "I think it's going to be a good game. It's a great way to see where we are. Monroe-Woodbury is one of the best teams in the state year in and year out. I think we are getting better and this is a good game to see where we are." — coach Kevin Gallagher

What Monroe-Woodbury is saying: "We have a pretty good game plan and I know our defense will be flying to the ball. I know Sessa is pretty good, but I think if we contain their run game, we will do pretty good." — free safety Brandon Lewis

Keys to victory: Minisink Valley must run the ball effectively and control the clock and line of scrimmage. The Warriors might not be able to compete if they are forced to pass often. Monroe-Woodbury must contain Sessa and Moore and be able to crack Minisink Valley's offensive line.

Quick slants: Monroe-Woodbury defeated Minisink Valley 48-7 last September. ... Quarterback Matt Carosella had one of his biggest games for Minisink Valley last week against Pine Bush, rushing for 126 yards and a touchdown. ... Even though Stepinac is loaded, Lewis said Monroe-Woodbury took the loss personally and has renewed motivation entering the Section 9 schedule. ... The Crusaders are 106-13 over the last 10 years and were ranked the second-most dominant team in the state during that span by MaxPreps before the season. ... Both teams look ahead to big-time divisional games next week. Monroe-Woodbury plays at Newburgh in a Class AA Division I game and Minisink Valley travels to Valley Central for a Division II showdown.

Prediction: Monroe-Woodbury 28, Minisink Valley 17



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