J-Rod’s Week 6 Section 9 Football Picks


  • Middletown at Kingston, 7 p.m.: Both teams trying to sneak into the Class AA playoffs.
    The pick: Middletown
  • Washingtonville at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.: The Crusaders are in a mood after last week’s loss to Cornwall.
    The pick: M-W
  • Cornwall at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.: With all due respect to Roosevelt, Cornwall gets a break in its seemingly rigged schedule.
    The pick: Cornwall
  • Minisink Valley at Port Jervis, 7 p.m.: Old school rivalry between proud neighboring communities.
    The pick: Minisink Valley
  • Burke Catholic at Chester, 7 p.m.: Picking against Chester this year has proved to be a fateful error for me this season, but I’m rolling the dice.
    Burke Catholic
  • Spackenkill at Marlboro, 7 p.m.: Marlboro QB Sam Mongelli is questionable for game, but I like the Iron Dukes either way.
    The pick: Marlboro
  • Red Hook at Highland, 7 p.m.: After hot starts, both Red Hook and Highland now desperate for a win.
    The pick: Highland
  • Onteora at Millbrook, 7 p.m.: Break up the Blazers. Millbrook wins second game in a row.
    The pick: Millbrook
  • Goshen at Warwick, 7p.m.: Warwick may own this rivalry, but this should be another exciting Spirit Trophy game.
    The pick: Warwick
  • Newburgh at Valley Central, 7 p.m.: Newburgh is a nightmare for any opponent, especially one struggling.
    The pick: Newburgh


  • East Syracuse at New Paltz, 2 p.m.: Good match-up and could be a close game.
    The pick: New Paltz
  • Rondout Valley at Ellenville, 2 p.m.: RV’s Austin Wells coming off career game with 274 rushing yards against Highland.
    The pick: RV
  • Pine Bush at Whitesboro, 3 p.m.: Pine Bush takes out undefeated Whitesboro.
    The pick: Pine Bush
  • Wallkill at Liberty, 3 p.m.: Hit by injuries this year, Liberty getting healthy and not ready to give up on season.
    The pick: Liberty
  • Monticello at Saugerties, 3 p.m.: Saugerties has scored 85 points in two wins the last two weeks.
    The pick: Saugerties
  • Dobbs Ferry at O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.: Dobbs Ferry has allowed six points in the last four weeks.
    The pick: Dobbs Ferry

Eight-man football

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

JRod’s Record

  • Last week’s record: 15-4
  • Season record: 75-18