J-Rod’s Week 8 Section 9 Football Picks


  • Monroe-Woodbury at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: The rivals will meet again in just two weeks for the Class AA championship said Captain Obvious.
    The pick: Newburgh
  • Valley Central at Middletown, 7 p.m.: VC a much different team with QB Chandler Toth, but Vikings out of playoffs.
    The pick: VC
  • Pine Bush at Kingston, 7 p.m.: Did anyone think that Kingston would be in the playoff conversation at the beginning of the year?
    The pick: Pine Bush
  • Highland at Port Jervis, 7 p.m.: Port picked up first win of the season last week and hopes to build off of that.
    The pick: Port Jervis
  • Liberty at Ellenville, 7 p.m.: Liberty RB Kymanni Dennis closing in on 1,000 rushing yards.
    The pick: Liberty
  • Monticello at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.: A rematch….from last week. Roosevelt won that game 24-0.
    The pick: Roosevelt
  • Wallkill at Washingtonville, 7 p.m.: The Ville holding out hopes for a Class AA playoff berth.
    The pick: Washingtonville

Class A playoff quarterfinals

  • New Paltz at Warwick, 7 p.m.: Warwick has had trouble scoring points the last two weeks, but should be fired up at home for the playoffs.
    The pick: Warwick
  • Minisink Valley vs. Saugerties at Dietz Stadium, Kingston, 7:30 p.m.: The Warriors hoping this is their ticket to another shot at Cornwall next week.
    The pick: Minisink Valley


  • O’Neill at Burke Catholic, 12:30 p.m.: Winner takes home the Class B Division II title.
    The pick: Burke Catholic
  • Spackenkill at Onteora, 12:30 p.m.: Sophomores Shayne Lynch, Alex Crichton and Zach Garrant coming on for Spackenkill on defense.
    The pick: Spackenkill
  • Marlboro at Rondout Valley, 1 p.m.: Marlboro has outscored Class B opponents 186-20 this season.
    The pick: Marlboro
  • Millbrook at Red Hook, 1:30 p.m.: Up and down season for young Red Hook team, but signs are pointing to a positive finish.
    The pick: Red Hook
  • Chester at Dobbs Ferry, 1:30 p.m.: Dobbs Ferry looking to run its record to 3-0 against Section 9 opponents this year (wins over Rondout Valley and O’Neill).
    The pick: Dobbs Ferry

Eight-man football


  • Eldred over Fallsburg
  • Pine Plains over Sullivan West


  • Tri-Valley over Roscoe
  • Pawling over Dover

JRod’s Record

  • Last week’s record: 17-2
  • Season record: 110-22