KHS-NFA, Class B showdown on tap
New Paltz-Red Hook battle could decide Division I crown
A Class B showdown between New Paltz and Red Hook highs and the 110th game in the Kingston-Newburgh rivalry highlight this weekend’s local Section 9 football action.
The Raiders host the Huguenots 1:30 p.m. Saturday in a game that could settle the Class B Division I title. The Tigers, still seeking their first win, are at Dietz Stadium 7 p.m. today against an NFA squad that just clinched first place in Class A Division-I.
Other games tonight feature Marlboro at home to Highland, Wallkill entertaining Cornwall, Roosevelt traveling to Middletown and Ellenville on the road to face James I. O’Neill.
Saugerties’ undefeated team looks to go to 7-0 as it takes on Poughkeepsie at home 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Also on Saturday, Rondout Valley plays host to Pine Plains in its Homecoming Game. TODAY Newburgh at Kingston
Newburgh (3-0, 4-2) has been a tough team all season and come in riding a four-game win streak. The Goldbacks lost their first two games, but by a combined five points.
Quarterback Manny Wilson rushed for 108 yards and Ja Var Tinsley ran for his third touchdown of the year, a 2-yarder that tied the game at 7-7 midway through the second quarter, to lead (0-3, 0-6) Kingston in last week’s loss to Middletown.
The Tigers, who lost Chuck Robinson (torn ankle ligaments) the week before, managed only 74 yards after tying it and the Bears went on to win 31-7. In a sloppy game Kingston was penalized 10 times for 100 yards.
The series that started back in 1915 is all even with each team having won 52 games and five ending in ties. Newburgh has won the last three years. Highland at Marlboro
Marlboro (2-1, 4-2) looks to bounce back from its 34-7 loss to New Paltz with its final Class B Division I game against (0-3, 2-4) Highland.
John Perugino’s juggling catch and run on a 51-yard pass play from Sam Mongelli produced the Dukes’ only points against the Huguenots. Mike Malheiro ran for 115 yards and Isiah Daubon ran for 91 yards and one touchdown and also passed for 102 to lead Highland in a loss to Rondout. Roosevelt at Middletown
Middletown (3-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with its victory over Kingston. Reggie Steed ran for 126 yards, including three first-half touchdowns, and quarterback Shane Rosa raced for 103 yards, including a 55-yard TD sprint in the second half, to lead the Middies.
E.J. Budai had a TD run for (3-3) Roosevelt, which lost 28-7 to Warwick and tries to regroup in this Class AA matchup. Cornwall at Wallkill
A (4-0, 4-2) Cornwall team that has won four straight can’t think ahead to next Saturday’s showdown in Saugerties that will decide first place in Class A. Wallkill (1-3, 2-4) has been
a much better team than it record shows. It lost to the Sawyers two weeks ago by only a touchdown and was edged 21-20 by Monticello last weekend. Ellenville at O’Neill
It won’t get any easier for (0-4, 0-6) Ellenville, which comes off a 63-0 loss to Spackenkill and now faces (3-1, 5-1) O’Neill in a Class B, Division I game. The Raiders downed Liberty 33-21 last week. SATURDAY New Paltz at Red Hook
New Paltz (3-0, 5-1) can claim the division title and, with it, a bye in the quarterfinals with a victory. A win by (2-1, 4-2) Red Hook could lead to a three-way tie for first place with Marlboro.
Because of blowout wins by New Paltz over Marlboro and the Dukes over Red Hook, New Paltz could still win the division (in point differential) by losing Saturday’s game by less than 20 points. A Raider triumph by 21 of more points and first place would be decided by a blind draw.
The Huguenots are fresh off the Marlboro triumph, while Red Hook is regrouping from the loss to Saugerties. Poughkeepsie at Saugerties
The (4-0, 6-0) Sawyers had another 500-yard offensive performance in their 39-6 win over Red Hook. Jimmy Ball and Rob Trincellito each ran for two touchdowns to lead Saugerties. Class A foe Poughkeepsie (2-2, 2-4) has lost three of its last four games, including last week’s 61-13 setback to Pine Bush. Pine Plains at Rondout
Rondout (3-3) turned in a solid outing to post the win over Highland. The Ganders take on a (1-5) Pine Plains/ Rhinebeck team that’s coming off a 48-0 loss to Dover/ Webutuck.
Jimmy Verney leads New Paltz into Saturday’s Class B showdown with Red Hook.