Week 4 Picks

J-Rod’s Week 4 Section 9 football picks


  • Valley Central at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.: Kicks off what should be an interesting Class AA Division II schedule.
    The pick: Valley Central


  • Newburgh at Cornwall, 1 p.m.: Look out for Newburgh’s up and coming playmaker, sophomore all-purpose threat Sincere Tatum.
    The pick: Newburgh
  • Port Jervis at Goshen, 1:30 p.m.: QB Brandon Roesch to RB Henry Bowers turning into quite the combination for Port.
    The pick: Port Jervis
  • Monticello at Saugerties, 1:30 p.m.: Monticello is relevant in Class A for the first time in a few years.
    The pick: Monticello
  • Highland at Rondout Valley, 1:30 p.m.: Battle of 0-3 teams.
    The pick: Rondout Valley
  • Woodlands at Burke Catholic, 1:30 p.m.: Burke Catholic football moms can’t give me any flack over this pick.
    The pick: Burke Catholic
  • Haldane at Roscoe, 1:30 p.m.: QB Collin Hauschild gets the blocks up front and is the difference in this close game.
    The pick: Roscoe
  • Rye Neck at Tri-Valley, 1:30 p.m.: Running back Chase Botsford (550 yards, five touchdowns) having a nice season for Tri-Valley.
    The pick: Rye Neck
  • Pine Plains at Tuckahoe, 1:30 p.m.: Two-win Pine Plains making great strides this season.
    The pick: Tuckahoe
  • Dobbs Ferry at Chester, 2 p.m.: Chester coming off win over another Section 1 Class C power, Woodlands, last week.
    The pick: Dobbs Ferry
  • Eldred at Onteora, 2:30 p.m.: Onteora seeking its first win since 2013. The Eagles did not field a team the last three years.
    The pick: Onteora
  • New Paltz at O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.: O’Neill has put up consecutive wins, but New Paltz too much.
    The pick: New Paltz
  • Wallkill at Roosevelt, 7 p.m.: Roosevelt has given up just seven points in two wins this season.
    The pick: Roosevelt
  • Middletown at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.: Middletown offensive coordinator Rich Ormsby left Pine Bush for Middletown after last season.
    The pick: Pine Bush
  • Monroe-Woodbury at Kingston, 7 p.m.: The Crusaders keeping on rolling.
    The pick: Monroe-Woodbury
  • Washingtonville at Warwick, 7 p.m.: Washingtonville feels good after putting 50-plus up on Middletown last week.
    The pick: Warwick
  • Liberty at Marlboro, 7 p.m.: Marlboro QB Phil DeSantis might end up in the Heisman Trophy conversation.
    The pick: Marlboro
  • Red Hook at Spackenkill, 7 p.m.: Spackenkill gets back on track after back-to-back losses to Marlboro and New Paltz.
    The pick: Spackenkill
  • Pawling at Ellenville, 7 p.m.: Ellenville is Pawling’s fourth consecutive Section 9 opponent to open the season.
    The pick: Ellenville
  • Dover at Millbrook, 7 p.m.: The Brook rebounds after heartbreaking loss to Pine Plains last week.
    The pick: Millbrook

J-Rod’s record

  • Last week: 14-5
  • Season record: 45-11