J-Rod’s Week 6 Section 9 Football Picks

Friday 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 …
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Longtime friends Shannon and Kunis a dynamic WR duo for Goshen

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff  GOSHEN — Goshen wide receivers Jake Kunis and Jack Shannon knew they had a special bond at a young age.   As early as third grade, Kunis and Shannon played football during recess at Goshen Intermediate School, often lining up against each other trying to catch the ball. …
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J-Rod’s Week 6 Power Rankings

Newburgh (4-1): Following River Dell loss, Goldbacks took out their frustrations on Kingston, putting up 72 points on the Tigers. In general, does defense exist in Section 9 anymore? Cornwall (5-0): Now has wins over Class AA’s three top teams, Newburgh, Monroe-Woodbury and Pine Bush, over the last two seasons. Marlboro (4-1): First-year coach Brian …
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Diorio, Laird lead Marlboro to win over rival Burke Catholic in Class B rivalry showdown

Goshen — Marlboro’s Christian Diorio is the most utilized back-up quarterback in Section 9, often making cameos for starter Sam Mongelli in addition to fulfilling other roles. However, Mongelli found himself in perhaps his biggest spot on Saturday against rival Burke Catholic, and never flinched. Diorio helped shepherd the Iron Dukes to a 26-14 win …
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Cornwall moves to 5-0 after win over M-W in much hyped showdown

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff CORNWALL — The field at Cornwall Central Middle School was filled with mud holes and cleat spikes after Cornwall’s 34-21 victory over Monroe-Woodbury in a showdown of Section 9 powers. Within minutes of the opening kickoff, the football field looked like a battlefield.  And there were two …
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