Week 2 Picks

J-Rod’s Week 2 Section 9 football picks


  • Monticello at Wallkill, 7 p.m.: Should be a lot of scrapping and clawing in this one, being that this is a battle of Panthers.
    The pick: The (Wallkill) Panthers
  • Port Jervis at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.: A one-win team last year, Port seems poised to make some noise this year.
    The pick: Port Jervis
  • Kingston at Middletown, 7 p.m.: Middletown opens season with three straight games in the friendly confines of Faller Field.
    The pick: Middletown
  • Valley Central at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.: We have a potential Game of the Week right here.
    The pick: Pine Bush
  • Monroe-Woodbury at Washingtonville, 7 p.m.: Back at full strength, M-W pulls this one out.
    The pick: M-W
  • Newburgh at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.: Due to injuries, Newburgh started off last year slow. This season seems to be a different story.
    The pick: Newburgh
  • Marlboro at Highland, 7 p.m.: They call it the black and blue rivalry game. Marlboro might leave a lot of teams black and blue this year.  
    The pick: Marlboro
  • Spackenkill at New Paltz, 7 p.m.: Expect a great game, thanks to all of the athletes that will be buzzing around the field.
    The pick: New Paltz
  • Roscoe/Livingston Manor/Downsville/Sullivan West at Eldred, 7 p.m.:
    The pick: Roscoe coach
  • Chester at Ellenville, 7 p.m.: It’s already getting nippy on Friday nights, which means that Chester coach Ron Stover could be looking for his signature/handy dandy bright orange winter cap soon. It’s a classic, right up there with Belichick’s hoodies.
    The pick: Chester


  • Warwick at Goshen, 1:30  p.m.: The latest edition of the Spirit Trophy game, which has been played since 1896. Warwick leads series 54-46-4.
    The pick: Warwick.
  • Pine Plains at Rye Neck, 1:30 p.m.: Great to see Pine Plains start off with a win last week. Sophomore Kyle Stracher scored on a 75-yard kickoff return in his varsity debut.
    The pick: Rye Neck
  • Dover at Pawling, 1:30 p.m.: Section 9 moves to 2-0 against Pawling this year.
    The pick: Dover
  • Tri-Valley at Onteora, 2 p.m.: Tri-Valley matches its win total for the season (two) last year with a win, which equals a great start to the year.
    The pick: Tri-Valley
  • Rondout Valley at Liberty, 2 p.m.: John Stevens, a former Goshen standout, earned a win his debut against Red Hook last week.
    The pick: Liberty
  • Cornwall at Saugerties, 3:00 p.m.: Already looking forward to Week 4: Newburgh at Cornwall on Sept. 23.
    The pick: Cornwall
  • Millbrook at Burke Catholic, 1:30 p.m.: The former Class C rivals meet up in a game that should see the Eagles soar.
    The pick: Burke Catholic
  • Red Hook at O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.: Rough losses for both teams last week, but one of them gets in the ‘W’ column on Saturday.
    The pick: O’Neill

J-Rod’s record

  • Last last week: 15-4
  • Season record: 15-4