J-Rod’s Week 9 Section 9 Power Rankings

  1. Cornwall (7-0): ICYMI another riveting Section 9 Football Insider feature: The Green Dragons have won 48 games in a row against Section 9 Class A opponents dating back to 2011.
  2. Monroe-Woodbury (7-1): Monroe-Woodbury vs. Newburgh in the Class AA semifinals could be as good of a game as any championship game next week.
  3. Newburgh (6-2): Since the Tweet received such a good response (follow me on Twitter at jrodsportshs), I will use the material again: He’s b-a-a-a-a-c-k. Running back Jadon Munroe returns to rush for 165 yards and two touchdowns in Class AA semifinal win over Washingtonville.
  4. Marlboro (7-0): Marlboro’s Billy Williamson one of most selfless players in Section 9. Gave up a featured role in the backfield this year to play linebacker and Williamson has been phenomenal. He rushed for nearly 1,000 yards last season.
  5. New Paltz (7-1): Junior wide receiver A-Rod (Axel Rodriguez) making plays all year for New Paltz. Note: I can’t believe it took me the entire season to make an Axel/A-Rod reference.
  6. Warwick (7-1): Coach Greg Sirico, quarterback Jared Senius and wide receiver Connor Perez are scheduled to appear on my wildly popular radio show, Inside the Lines with J-Rod, at 7 p.m. on Monday on WALL radio. Download the app at wallradio.com.
  7. Pine Bush (6-2): Was Pine Bush baseball coach Matt Boffalo or football coach Jim Wright calling the shots against Minisink Valley last week? The Bushmen threw a three-hitter with 11 K’s (or in this case, tackles for a loss) in a 2-0 Class AA quarterfinal in over the Warriors.
  8. Burke Catholic (6-1): The Eagles expected to roll Pine Plains in the Class C semifinals, but the Bombers deserve a pop, Pine Plains, which has struggled for years, won its first playoff game in more than a decade last Friday against Dover.
  9. Spackenkill (5-2): Many people anticipating a Marlboro-New Paltz Class B final. However, surging Spackenkill has different plans and is ready to go.
  10. (tie) Minisink Valley (2-6); Goshen (4-3); Liberty (4-4): A rare three-way tie for the 10th spot, but all three squads are deserving. Goshen has won four games in a row and is favored in the Class A semifinals against Port Jervis on Friday, Minisink Valley was the Class AA team that nobody wanted to face in the playoffs and Liberty lit it up against O’Neill in the Class B quarterfinals.