J-Rod’s Top 10 Section 9 Football Rankings

  1. Newburgh (9-1): Picked against Newburgh for the first time in a long time last week my phone blew up courtesy of Goldback Nation questioning why I went with M-W over NFA last week. You can’t go with the chalk every time.
  2. Cornwall (9-0): Have outscored opponents 317-77 in championship game during its run to eight straight Class A titles.
  3. Marlboro (9-1): More pressure on first-year coach Brian Beck, but he handle it with class, grace and, of course, plenty of fire.
  4. Monroe-Woodbury (6-4): Only lose to sectional champs: Newburgh (twice), Cornwall and Rochester Aquinas.
  5. Minisink Valley (6-3): Counting down to the QB Kai Colon era. Speaking of QB’s, Ryan Johanson was one of Section 9’s top breakout players this year.
  6. O’Neill (7-3): Looking forward to watching sophomore RB Hector Borgos (946 yards 11 TD) run for two more years.
  7. New Paltz (5-5): No “Miracle on Turf” for New Paltz against Cornwall, but it was still some run by the Huguenots.
  8. Goshen (6-2): Matty Ice completed passes to 10 different WR’s this season. Only one returns, playmaker in the making, Logan Mullane.
  9. Pine Bush (4-5): Loses core of offense to graduation. Some names to watch next year: RB’s Chauncey Smith and Gunnar Meland.
  10. Chester (8-2): Demolition of Spackenkill, led by RB Mike Sannino, in Class C final was most impressive performance of the weekend.
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