J-Rod’s Week 4 Section 9 Football picks


  • Kingston at Valley Central, 7 p.m.: High-octane VC offense struggling, scoring just 20 points last two weeks.
    The pick: VC
  • Monroe-Woodbury at Middletown, 7 p.m.: Campione will start at QB for M-W, just a matter of which one.
    The pick: M-W
  • Washingtonville at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.: RB Xavier Martinez and QB Haakon Meland got Pine Bush’s offense rolling last week and ‘D’ stepped up.
    The pick: Pine Bush
  • Warwick at Cornwall, 7 p.m.: Warwick amped for a shot at Cornwall and the Green Dragons eager to defend what they own: Class A.
    The pick: Cornwall
  • Highland at Wallkill, 7 p.m.: Highland has posted two shutouts in a row and allowed six points all season.
    The pick: Highland
  • River Dell Academy at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: River Dell a quality Jersey outfit, but won’t know what hit them when Tatum and Anderson hit mach speed.
    The pick: Newburgh
  • Saugerties at New Paltz, 7 p.m.: New quarterback Ethan Smith was impressive for New Paltz in his debut last week.
    The pick: New Paltz
  • Port Jervis at Marlboro, 7 p.m.: The Iron Dukes begin their run to the Class B Division I title.
    The pick: Marlboro
  • Burke Catholic at Ellenville, 7 p.m.: See Marlboro pick. Except, BC wins Class B Division II championship.
    The pick: BC
  • Chester at Red Hook, 7 p.m.: Chester QB Joe Battiato coming off five-touchdown pass performance against Onteora.
    The pick: Chester


  • Minisink Valley at Goshen, 1 p.m.: Could be signature win for Goshen or does MV make another statement?
    The pick: Minisink Valley
  • Roosevelt at Corning, 1 p.m.: Long trek up Route 17 West for Roosevelt.
    The pick: Corning
  • O’Neill at Liberty, 1:30 p.m.: Sophomore RB Hector Borgos having a breakout year for O’Neill.
    The pick: O’Neill
  • Monticello at Rondout Valley, 1:30 p.m.: QB Matt Kelly and WR Dallas Romaguera could have big day.
    The pick:  RV
  • Millbrook at Spackenkill, 1:30 p.m.: As expected, Spackenkill RB’s Nasir Steward-Milligan (450 yards) and Dhyquem Lewinson (544) both on their way to 1,000 yards.
    The pick: Spackenkill
  • Haldane at Onteora, 1:30 p.m.: Onteora looking for first win of the year.
    The pick: Haldane

Eight-man football

  • Sullivan West over Pawling
  • Pine Plains over Eldred
  • Roscoe over Dover
  • Tri-Valley over Fallsburg

J-Rod’s record

Last week’s record: 16-3

Season record: 45-9