Four Local Teams Alive in Section 9
Four of five local teams covered by the OC Post are still alive in Section 9 football. Newburgh and Chester posted easy first round playoff wins. Cornwall and Marlboro respective 1 seeds in their divisions were on a bye.
NFA 41-WASHINGTONVILLE 0
In the first round of Section 9AA football number 3 seed Newburgh rolled to an easy 41-0 victory over 6 seed Washingtonville. The victory by Newburgh sets up a semifinal showdown between Newburgh and 2 seed Monroe Woodbury. Many familiar with Section 9 football are considering this the AA Championship.
Quarterback Terry Anderson’s first play 47 yard scoring strike to wide receiver Uh’Charion Hanson were all the points the Goldbacks needed as the Newburgh defense held Washingtonville scoreless through four quarters. Anderson added touchdown runs of 18 & 21. Jaden Munroe was the leading rusher for the winners carrying the ball 14 times for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tayler Santiago had an interception for Newburgh.
Pete Matthews 5th extra point of the game broke the Section 9 career kicking point record held by Monroe Woodbury’s Jamie Boyle. Pete Matthews now holds the Section 9 record with 197 career points. Matthews now is 4thall-time in New York State Career kicking points. The current record is 218 held by Jason Intermesoli of Sayville (2013-2016)
Newburgh and Monroe Woodbury square off on Saturday October 28, at 7:00 pm at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.
CHESTER 42- ROSCOE 19
In Class C playoff action number 3 seed Chester hammered number 6 seed Roscoe 42-19 to advance to the Class C semi-finals.
Joe Battiato threw for 3 touchdown passes including 2 in the second quarter connecting with Jacob Delgado and Sean Murphy. Kevin Stein caught the 3rd Bottiato touchdown. Delgado added a touchdown run and Mike Sannino 2 touchdown runs for Chester.
Collin Hauschild had 2 rushing touchdowns for Roscoe and Dan Clancy added 1.
Chester moves to 6-2 on the year and will face number 2 seed Ellenville on Saturday at 11:00 am at Dietz Stadium.
Marlboro had a week 8 bye after defeating New Paltz 21-7 to win the Class B Title and Section 9 Class B 1 seed. Marlboro is set to face number 5 seed Liberty who beat James I. O’Neil 57-31 in the quarter final. Marlboro defeated liberty 44-20 in week 4 of the regular season. Liberty is currently 4-4 and Marlboro 7-0.
Marlboro will have to stop Liberty star running back Roy Penn Constentino who has rushed for over 1000 yards this season including a 330 yard performance last week against O’Neil. Marlboro will be without senior star John Perugino who will be serving a one game suspension as he was ejected in Marlboro’s last regular season game vs. New Paltz. Perugino is Marlboro’s number one receiver, receives kicks and punts and is the Duke’s best corner. At press time it was uncertain who will fill Perugino’s role, but Marlboro has plenty of depth. Phil Desantis leads the Dukes offensively with 20 touchdowns and enters the game just 43 yards shy of 1000. Sam Mongelli has added over 1000 yards between the ground and air this season. Expect to see more of sophomore quarterback Christian Diorio this week with Perugino out. Marlboros offense has produced 322 points and 3420 yards through seven games.
Marlboro’s defense which has only given up 69 points will need to stop Roy Penn Constintino. Statically, Marlboro’s linebacker crew of Myles Barrington, Monti Walker, Bill Williams, Eric Borchert and defensive end Tiege Napoli have combines for 225 tackles and 13 sacks. Barrington leads the Dukes with 55 tackles and Williamson has added 42 tackles and 7 sacks.
Game time is Saturday 3:00 pm at Faller Field Middletown.
The Dragons of Cornwall had a bye week. Cornwall faces 5 seed Roosevelt Friday October 27, at Dietz Stadium. Cornwall is the number three ranked Class A team in the State and has a 48 game winning streak against Section 9 Class A teams.
Cornwall is led by TJ Gayle, one of the best running backs in Section 9 and quarterback Kieran Kreider. Cornwall has outscored Class A opponents 289-25 including three shutdowns and a 54-6 victory over Roosevelt during regular season. Kreider enters the game with 786 passing yards and 12 touchdowns as Gayle has surpassed the 1000 yard rushing mark while playing in only six games. Look for rookie Amin Woods to put up big numbers for the Dragon’s this week.
THIS WEEKS PICKS
CORNWALL OVER ROOSEVELT
Not much is going to change from the 54-6 beating Roosevelt took thelast timethese two teams met. TJ Gayle should be well rested and will put up 200 plus yards and at least 3 scores. As I say every week… crown Cornwall Section 9 Class A champs.
Last time these teams met, Marlboro put up 37 second half points. This tight knit squad will win this one to ensure Perugino wins another Section 9 Title. Look for some surprises offensively for Marlboro and a Marlboro win by 21 plus.
NEWBURGH OVER MONROE WOODBURY
Despite the 28-0 loss earlier in the year, taking Newburgh in this one. Could come down to a Pete Matthews field goal. Like I have said week after week, if Newburgh doesn’t hurt themselves with mistakes, theywin.
ELLENVILLE OVER CHESTER
Walter Mosley would be proud.
LAST WEEKS PICKS 2-2
YEAR TO DATE 29-37