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J-Rod’s Weekly Picks

Holy Trinity uses fourth quarter comeback to edge Burke Catholic in Class C state semifinals

Eagles lose heartbreaker in final four for second year in a row By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Middletown — It’s a trick play that you might draw up with your Uncle Larry at your Thanksgiving Day football game next week. However, on Saturday, it helped Holy Trinity of Troy hold off Burke Catholic …
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Week 12 Picks

J-Rod’s State Semifinal Picks (all games at Faller Field in Middletown) Friday Class D Millbrook vs. Cambridge, 4 p.m.: Cambridge is the defending state champion and top-ranked team in the state, but guess what? Millbrook won’t be intimidated or back down. I love the way the young Blazers have developed this year, but the champs …
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week 11 Picks

JRod’s state quarterfinal playoff football picks Note: Newburgh has received a bye in the state quarterfinals and will play New Rochelle or Troy in the semifinals. Class A Cornwall vs. Yorktown, 7 p.m. Friday at Dietz Stadium, Kingston: After four straight state semifinal appearances, Cornwall has lost its first state playoff game (quarterfinals) the last …
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Week 10 Picks

J-Rod’s Section 9 Football Championship picks Friday Class A Cornwall vs. Port Jervis, 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston: Port Jervis must play ball control offense and keep Cornwall off the field…..for the entire game. Seriously, Port is a tough and proud bunch, and won’t back down against heavily favored Cornwall. But the Green Dragons are …
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Week 9 Picks – Semifinal Playoffs

J-Rod’s Section 9 Semifinal Playoff Football Picks Friday Class A semifinals Roosevelt vs. Cornwall, 7 p.m at Dietz Stadium: Cornwall seeking to reach the Class A championship for the 13th year in a row. The pick: Cornwall Port Jervis vs. Goshen, 7 p.m. at Faller Field: A win over previously undefeated Port Jervis a month …
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