Schools pre­pare to close out sea­son

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

Seven area high school foot­ball teams, in­clud­ing Kingston, wrap up their 2016 sea­son with Sec­tion 9 cross­over games this week.

The Tigers get the short­est turn­around as they close out their cam­paign with a 5 p.m. game Wed­nes­day at Val­ley Cen­tral. Kingston will be try­ing to avoid a win­less sea­son.

Roo­sevelt ends its year with a 6 p.m. home game Thurs­day against Mon­ti­cello.

There are four games Fri­day with Ron­d­out Val­ley trav­el­ling to Spack­enkill for a 3 p.m. con­test, Red Hook at Port Jervis in a 4:30 en­counter, El­lenville is home to Tri-Val­ley for a 6 p.m. tilt and High­land en­ter­tains Dover at 7 p.m.

On Satur­day, Pine Plains will be at Roscoe for a 1:30 p.m. game. Wed­nes­day

Kingston at Val­ley Cen­tral

The Tigers and Vik­ings both en­ter the game with 0-8 records. The teams have not met since the end of 2014 when Kingston fin­ished 0-9.

Its a tough turn­around — four days, only two for prac­tice — for the squads. The Tigers lost 21-6 to Roo­sevelt while Val­ley Cen­tral was outscored 61-40 by Mid­dle­town. That was the most points the Vik­ings have scored this year. Thurs­day

Mon­ti­cello at Roo­sevelt

Af­ter los­ing its first five games, Mon­ti­cello has won three in a row, in­clud­ing 34-6 last week over El­lenville. The win over Kingston was the sec­ond straight for (5-3)

Roo­sevelt. Fri­day

Ron­d­out at Spack­enkill

Fresh off a 44-35 tri­umph over Dover, Ron­d­out (5-3) looks to close out with a fourth straight win. Spack­enkill (5-3) played Marl­boro tough, but lost 28-13 in a Class B quar­ter­fi­nal.

Red Hook at Port Jervis

Red Hook (4-4) aims to fin­ish with a win­ning record. The Raiders have lost three straight, in­clud­ing last week’s 63-12 set­back to Lib­erty in the Class B quar­ter­fi­nals. Port Jervis (17), which hasn’t won since its opener, scored its most points in a game in a 30-24 loss to Wal­lkill.

Dover at High­land

Two teams try­ing to get out of a tail­spin to end the

sea­son. Dover (3-5) has lost five of six games. High­land, which opened the year 2-1, has dropped five straight games, in­clud­ing last week’s tough 7-0 de­ci­sion to Pine Plains.

Tri-Val­ley at El­lenville

El­lenville avoided a win­less sea­son in 2015 when it beat Tri-Val­ley in a cross­over finale and the (0-8) Blue Devils are in that sit­u­a­tion again against their lo­cal ri­val. El­lenville has scored only 18 points in its last four games and goes against a (2-6) Bears team that has lost four of its last five, in­clud­ing last week’s 47-26 de­ci­sion to Mill­brook. Satur­day

Pine Plains at Roscoe

Pine Plains/Rhinebeck (2-6) snapped a three­game los­ing streak with the 7-0 win over High­land. The Bombers take on a (2-6) Roscoe/Liv­ingston Manor/ Downsville team that is the only Class D team in Sec­tion 9.

That com­bined team is sched­uled to play in a re­gional game on Nov. 12.

TA­NIA BARRICKLO — DAILY FREE­MAN

Kingston’s de­fense takes down New­burgh’s Bobby Ran­dall in the sec­ond quar­ter of Tigers’ loss to Gold­backs on Oct. 14.

TA­NIA BARRICKLO-DAILY FREE­MAN

Kingston’s Manny Wil­son

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