Hudson Valley Sports Report

HVSR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS, WEEK 5

Top Teams The Same, But OLL Makes A Jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Rich Thomaselli
HVSR Staff

With the start of the second half of the high school football season, the top teams are becoming more entrenched in the rankings.

That’s not to say there won’t be further shakeups.

There are still big games to be played in the coming weeks, including Lourdes vs. John Jay-Cross River this week and, coming up, Cornwall vs. Minisink Valley and Newburgh vs. Monroe-Woodbury, among others.

So we shall see how things shake out as we move toward the postseason.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HVSR WEEK 5 RANKINGS

DROPPED OUT FROM LAST WEEK: Carmel, Burke

STRONG CONSIDERATION: Haldane, Carmel, Burke

DEBUTING THIS WEEK: James I. O’Neill

10) MONROE-WOODBURY (3-2) – The only two losses for the Crusaders have been out of league. The season finale against Newburgh will tell the tale of this team.

9) O’NEILL – Quietly, the Raiders are 4-1 overall and could be a factor in Section 9, Class B.

8) MINISINK VALLEY (4-1) – Put it this way – it took three overtimes for Minisink to be handed its first loss.

7) MARLBORO (4-1) – Here come the Iron Dukes, weaving their way back up the rankings after beating Burke. Looks like Marlboro is the odds-on favorite to win Section 9, Class B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) ARLINGTON (4-1) – The Admirals are hoping for an outside chance of winning the league for a third straight year, but need some help.

5) TIE, GOSHEN (4-1) and WARWICK (4-1) – Same tie as last week, just a jump up in ranking for both of these teams.

4) CHESTER (5-0) – A follower on Twitter called Chester ‘the new Marlboro’ for Section 9, Class C. That’s a pretty good compliment. Chester will likely have to get past Spackenkill again, but they stunned the Spartans 34-20 on Friday.

3) NEWBURGH (4-1) – A one-spot drop in the rankings but not because of anything the Goldbacks did or didn’t do. They hung 72 on Kingston. No, it was because …

2) LOURDES (5-0) – Big, big road win for the Warriors, 36-33 over Yorktown, to clinch the league title. Big, big game again this week, hosting undefeated John Jay-Cross River.

1) TIE, CORNWALL (5-0) and JOHN JAY (5-0) – Nobody has been more impressive on the west side of the Hudson than Cornwall; nobody has been more impressive on the east side than John Jay.

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