J-Rod’s Week 5 Section 9 Football Picks


  • Monticello at New Paltz, 5 p.m.: New Paltz needs to find itself before season slips away.
    The pick: New Paltz
  • Pine Bush at Middletown, 7 p.m.: At 1-3, Middletown could easily be 3-1, and is dangerous.
    The pick: Pine Bush
  • Newburgh at Kingston, 7 p.m.: Second-year coach Quintin Johnson doing nice job and I know his fellow coaches are rooting for him.
    The pick: Newburgh
  • Monroe-Woodbury at Cornwall, 7 p.m.: M-W QB Steven Campione could make return from DL for showdown with Aidan Semo and his agent, my friend Jackson Cowart from the Times Herald-Record.
    The pick: Cornwall
  • Warwick at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.: Could be best game of the weekend and there are a few good ones on tap.
    The pick: Minisink Valley
  • Saugerties at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.: QB Matt Bucci to WR Sean Costello for touchdown glory becoming quite the connection.
    The pick: Saugerties
  • Ellenville at Millbrook, 7 p.m.: Some grabs their first “Dub” of the season.
    The pick: Ellenville
  • Rondout Valley at Highland, 7 p.m.: RB Hezekiah Askew having breakout year for resurgent Huskies.
    The pick: Highland
  • O’Neill at Port Jervis, 7 p.m.: Back-up QB Josh Borowicz having no problem making O’Neill go.
    The pick: O’Neill
  • Spackenkill at Chester, 7 p.m.: Thank you to Chester and Spackenkill for helping to keep small school football alive in Section 9. BTW: This is a preview of the Class C championship.
    The pick: Chester


  • Marlboro at Burke Catholic, 12:30 p.m.: The revival of the Burke Catholic-Marlboro rival is great for Section 9 football.
    The pick: Marlboro
  • Valley Central at Washingtonville, 1 p.m.: Injured VC quarterback Chandler Toth could miss second straight game.
    The pick: Washingtonville
  • Wallkill at Goshen, 1 p.m.: Wallkill showing marked improvement and this could be trap game for Gus Lawson’s Glads.
    The pick: Goshen
  • Red Hook at Woodlands, 1:30 p.m.: The offense is there for Red Hook. The defense? A work in progress for now.
    The pick: Woodlands
  • Liberty at Onteora, 2 p.m.: Liberty snaps a three-game losing streak.
    The pick: Liberty

Eight-man football

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

JRod’s Record:

  • Last week’s record: 16-4
  • Season record: 61-13