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There’s A New Sheriff In Town In Section 9, Class B Football.

MIDDLETOWN – To get to the New York State Class B football tournament, one has to go through the Section 9 title.

To get to the Section 9 title, one has to go through Marlboro High School, winners of two straight and seven of the last eight sectional titles.

Mission accomplished for Port Jervis.

In dramatic and controversial fashion, the Raiders came from behind to stun Marlboro, 27-24, at Faller Field in Middletown on Friday night.

Trailing 24-12, Port Jervis quarterback Brett Fuller threw a touchdown pass to Rob Filancia to pull the Raiders within 24-19, and then hit Filancia again with 1:10 to play on a 41-yard touchdown.

But that score was filled with controversy.

Marlboro said it tackled Filancia at the 26 yard line, but the officials ruled that the Iron Dukes failed bring him down. Filancia rolled over the top of a would-be tackler but the refs said his knees never touched the ground. Smartly, Filancia had continued on with the play and raced to the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.

Freddy Blue added the two-point conversion and, with 70 seconds remaining, the Iron Dukes couldn’t mount a comeback.

Port Jervis will play in the Class B state quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 16, against the Section 1 champion, either Ardsley or Byram Hills. The game will be played at neutral Mahopac High School at 1 p.m.

Please enjoy this photo gallery from the Cornwall-New Paltz game by our Karl Grant Jr. All images are for sale through Karl, who can be reached at karlgrant2019@gmail.com or @Karlgrant2019

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