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J-Rod’s Week 1 Section 9 Football Picks

Friday, August 31st Saugerties at O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.: Burke Catholic and Marlboro are the talk of Class B, but don’t forget about O’Neill. The pick: O’Neill Union-Endicott at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: The Goldbacks have another competitive non-league schedule lined up this year. The pick: Newburgh Middletown at Warwick, 7 p.m.: Warwick OL Andre Ward is …
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Week 12 Picks

J-Rod’s State Semifinal Picks (all games at Faller Field in Middletown) Friday Class D Millbrook vs. Cambridge, 4 p.m.: Cambridge is the defending state champion and top-ranked team in the state, but guess what? Millbrook won’t be intimidated or back down. I love the way the young Blazers have developed this year, but the champs …
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week 11 Picks

JRod’s state quarterfinal playoff football picks Note: Newburgh has received a bye in the state quarterfinals and will play New Rochelle or Troy in the semifinals. Class A Cornwall vs. Yorktown, 7 p.m. Friday at Dietz Stadium, Kingston: After four straight state semifinal appearances, Cornwall has lost its first state playoff game (quarterfinals) the last …
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Week 10 Picks

J-Rod’s Section 9 Football Championship picks Friday Class A Cornwall vs. Port Jervis, 7 p.m. at Dietz Stadium, Kingston: Port Jervis must play ball control offense and keep Cornwall off the field…..for the entire game. Seriously, Port is a tough and proud bunch, and won’t back down against heavily favored Cornwall. But the Green Dragons are …
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Week 9 Picks

J-Rod’s Week 9 Section 9 Football picks (Non-league games)  *Editor’s note: Section 9 semifinal picks will be posted on s9inside.com on Thursday night.   Wednesday Middletown at Valley Central, 5 p.m.: Not sure what Middletown team will show up, but rolling the dice on the Middies The pick: Middletown Saugerties at Washingtonville, 5 p.m.: Shocked …
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