Hudson Valley Sports Report


Co-No. 1 Newburgh Falls, John Jay Makes A Move

By Rich Thomaselli
HVSR Staff

Well, here we go.

As we hit the midway point of the high school football regular season, we’re seeing more and more difficult games for teams, and more and more relevant games.

As such, with the top schools playing each other, the Hudson Valley Sports Report power rankings are starting to get jumbled here coming out of Week 4.

As always, the HVSR rankings are a subjective listing of who we think are the top teams from that particular week. We hold no bias against teams from smaller classes, and rankings could change up or down even if a team wins. Or loses.









STRONG CONSIDERATION: Spackenkill, James I. O’Neill, Brewster, Highland, Ketcham


10) TIE, CARMEL (3-1) and MARLBORO (3-1) – Strong wins for both over the weekend, as the Rams beat North Rockland and the Iron Dukes slammed Port Jervis. Which leads to …

9) BURKE (3-1) – The big showdown (possibly the first of two) between Burke and Marlboro is set for Saturday at Burke.

8) ARLINGTON (3-1) – Easy road win for the Admirals over Suffern, and now comes Ketcham to determine who stays in the race in Conference AA-North – and who gets a second loss.

7) TIE, GOSHEN (3-1) AND WARWICK (3-1) – Both teams are coming off losses, albeit to outstanding teams. Goshen gets 2-2 Wallkill this week and Warwick has a monstrous game against unbeaten Minisink.

6) MONROE-WOODBURY (3-1) – The Crusaders came from behind and pulled out a close one over Middletown, 14-13, We’ll know a lot more about Monroe-Woodbury when it faces No. 1 Cornwall this weekend.

5) CHESTER (4-0) – Chester will get its best test of the season when it hosts Spackenkill this weekend. Can they stop Dhyquem Lewinson and Nasir Milligan?









4) MINISINK VALLEY (4-0) – Arguably one of the most impressive wins of the season when MV beat Goshen. Now it gets Warwick in another big game.

3) LOURDES (4-0) – Another win, another blowout. OLL will finally get its first test of the season this weekend against Yorktown.

2) NEWBURGH (3-1) – Formerly the co-No. 1 with Cornwall it’s hard to drop the Goldbacks further for losing to River Dell Academy, one of the top programs in football-mad New Jersey.

1) TIE, CORNWALL (4-0) and JOHN JAY (4-0) – The Dragons might have the two best quality wins of the season, beating Marlboro and, this past weekend, Warwick. John Jay has been making a steady progression to this spot all season thanks in large part to the area’s best defense – three shutouts in four games, and only seven points allowed in the other game.


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