New Paltz de­thrones Marl­boro in B fi­nal

Huguenots roll to win over 5-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Iron Dukes

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Mike Stribl mstribl@free­manon­ @MStribl on Twit­ter

With play­ers from the 2002, ’07 and ’10 foot­ball ti­tle teams cheer­ing them on, New Paltz High’s 2016 sqauad joined that cham­pi­onship fra­ter­nity Fri­day night as the Huguenots cap­tured the Sec­tion 9, Class B crown with a solid per­for­mance over Marl­boro.

The Hu­gies de­throned the five-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Dukes 33-17 in the fi­nal at Di­etz Sta­dium.

“I’m in shock right now. This is an amaz­ing feel­ing. I wouldn’t want to have this feel­ing with any other group of kids,” New Paltz quar­ter­back Jimmy Ver­ney re­marked. “I grew up with these kids. I grew up play­ing with these kids.

“They come out here every sin­gle game and they play their hearts out, every sin­gle one of them.”

“I think some peo­ple thought we weren’t go­ing to come out here and put our best foot for­ward tonight,” Hugie coach Tom Tegeler said. “I think the kids proved every­body wrong. I’m just ex­cited for the kids.”

“It’s the best feel­ing in the world. All my team­mates, my coaches, they gave ev­ery­thing they got this sea­son. Now let’s just go win it all,” said Kenny Ver­ney, who was named the game’s de­fen­sive MVP.

New Paltz re­turns to Di­etz 7 p.m. Fri­day night, play­ing ei-


New Paltz’s Jimmy Ver­ney in­ter­cepts a pass dur­ing Huguenots’ 33-17 vic­tory over Marl­boro in Fri­day’s Sec­tion 9, Class B fi­nal.

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