Newburgh Shuts Out W’ville 41 – 0
Last Friday the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks took their 1st step toward the 2017 AA football championship. NFA, the 3 time defending champ, defeated Washingtonville in a convincing manner 41-0.
The Goldbacks’ Jadon Munroe led the way with 165 yards and 2 TDS rushing in his return from injury. Terry Anderson chipped in 2 TDS. Uh’Charion Hanson and Syncere Tatum also chipped in with a TD each.
The Goldback defense was stout against the run and now have had 2 consecutive shutouts.
Newburgh will face their arch nemesis Monroe Woodbury in a very difficult matchup in the semi-finals on Saturday night in Kingston at Dietz Stadium. Game time is set for 7pm
Goldback Senior Matthews Breaks Record
Peter Matthews broke an all-time section 9 record with an extra point in the 3rd quarter vs. Washingtonville last Friday evening. Peter, with that kick, scored his 197th point breaking Monroe-Woodbury’s Jaime Boyle’s record.
After the game he thanked his parents, Zoe and Paul Matthews, for all the travel and time they took to take him to instructors. He also thanks his coaches Joe Ryan, Pat TOOLE, Adam Tanalski and Dan Orner for showing him the way. He also wanted to thank Coach Bianco and his staff for giving him these opportunities.
“Above all I want to thank all my teammates because without a good team behind me I would never have had all these opportunities”, Matthews said after the ballgame. He is looking forward to the future and hopes the Goldbacks can win another title this year.