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S9 Rankings

J-Rod’s Week 5 Power Rankings

Newburgh (3-1): Won’t bump Newburgh from the top spot after getting shutout by Jersey power River Dell Academy last week. The Goldbacks are still the best team in Section 9. Cornwall (4-0): Difficult and seemingly rigged schedule continues with powerful Monroe-Woodbury this week, but don’t expect Cornwall to complain. Minisink Valley (4-0): It’s rare that …
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J-Rod’s Week 4 Power Rankings

Newburgh (3-0): Hosts N.J. power River Dell Academy (3-0) on Friday. River Dell returns 14 starters from last year’s 11-1 season and has given up just 20 points this year.    Cornwall (3-0): The seven-time defending Class A champs take on an eager challenger in confident Warwick on Friday.    Minisink Valley (3-0): After dismantling …
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J-Rod’s Week 2 Power Rankings

Newburgh (1-0): The Record recently did a well-written feature on coach Nick Saban, er, Bill Bianco. But the real story at Newburgh is prime time, prime time, prime time – two-way threat Terry Anderson.   Cornwall (1-0): Alex Suarez and Shane O’Dea seem poised to become Cornwall’s next dangerous wide receivers, which doesn’t come as …
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Newburgh is top team in Section 9 Football Insider Preseason rankings

Section 9 Football Insider 2018 preseason rankings Newburgh: The Goldbacks open up the year in the top spot again which always stresses coach Bill Bianco out. He will now try to convince his team that they couldn’t beat a Pop Warner team to keep them level-headed.    Pine Bush: Junior RB Chauncey Smith could become …
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J-Rod’s Week 11 Section 9 Power Rankings

Cornwall (9-0): My only concern with Cornwall is that its schedule, aside from Newburgh, didn’t challenge the Green Dragons at all. They face a battle tested Yorktown team in the quarterfinals. As in the past, Cornwall has to step its game up a notch. Newburgh (8-2): Once again, the Goldbacks are playing their best ball …
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