Week 5 Picks

J-Rod’s Week 5 Section 9 football picks


Onteora at Dover, 4 p.m.: Onteora coming off first win since 2013. The pick: Dover

  • Liberty at Spackenkill, 4 p.m.: Dhyquem Lewinson rushed for seven touchdowns and Spackenkill scored 57 points in an Arena Football League win over Red Hook last week.
    The pick: Spackenkill
  • Saugerties at Goshen, 4 p.m.: Saugerties put up 53 points last week and Goshen’s defense is hot. Tough call.
    The pick: Saugerties
  • Red Hook at New Paltz, 6:30 p.m.: Red Hook sophomore quarterback Dylan Bayliss (A.K.A. The future) passed for 360 yards and four touchdowns vs. Spackenkill last week.
    The pick: New Paltz
  • Chester at Roscoe, 7 p.m.: Chester rights the ship with a hard fought win after getting lumped up by Dobbs Ferry last week.
    The pick: Chester
  • Pine Plains at Ellenville, 7 p.m.: RB Anthony Walton broke out in a big way last week, rushing for four touchdowns.
    The pick: Ellenville
  • Rondout Valley at Marlboro, 7 p.m.: First-year RV coach Bob Koonz, a Section 9 staple for years, formerly coached at Marlboro.
    The pick: Marlboro
  • O’Neill at Highland, 7 p.m.: O’Neill’s two losses have come to Marlboro and New Paltz, two wins have come by an average of 22.5 points.
    The pick: O’Neill
  • Wallkill at Port Jervis, 7 p.m.: Class move by Port Jervis running back Henry Bowers congratulating Goshen on its win over the Raiders on Twitter on Saturday.
    The pick: Port Jervis
  • Roosevelt at Cornwall, 7 p.m.: Roosevelt improving in recent weeks, but Cornwall just too much.
    The pick: Cornwall
  • Monticello at Valley Central, 7 p.m.: Monticello RB Khadeem Richards sprinting toward 1,000 rushing yards (literally), but Valley Central should pull this out.
    The pick: Valley Central
  • Warwick at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: Match-up of two of the top WR’s in Section 9, Warwick’s Connor Perez and Newburgh’s Uh’Charion Hanson.
    The pick: Newburgh
  • Middletown at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.: Middletown has played the streaking Crusaders tough in recent years.
    The pick: Monroe-Woodbury
  • Kingston at Washingtonville, 7 p.m.: After starting season slow, Washingtonville has put up 86 points last two weeks. The pick: Washingtonville
  • Minisink Valley at Pine Bush, 7 p.m.: Minisink Valley has lost three games this season by an average of a touchdown.
    The pick: Pine Bush


  • Tri-Valley at Burke Catholic, 1:30 p.m.: Soccer player Colin Shust has been steady in his first year as a placekicker.
    The pick:
    Burke Catholic
  • Eldred at Millbrook, 7 p.m.: Millbrook clinched the Class D regular-season title. There are two teams in Class D.
    The pick: Millbrook

J-Rod’s record

  • Last week: 16-4
  • Season record: 61-15