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Pigskin Preview Week 5: County teams set to do battle

Joseph Abraham - Co-Editor
Posted 10/3/19

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Five county football teams are in action this weekend in three contests. Two of the games feature inter-county battles with a surely superb contest under the lights tonight, and an …

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Pigskin Preview Week 5: County teams set to do battle

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SULLIVAN COUNTY - Five county football teams are in action this weekend in three contests. Two of the games feature inter-county battles with a surely superb contest under the lights tonight, and an 11-man showdown for tomorrow. Here's what to look forward to!

Tonight's contests

Eight-Man

Tri-Valley at SW, 7 p.m.

Whether it was in previous battles when both teams were in Section 9 Class C, to the past two seasons at Eight-Man, it is always a treat when the rival Tri-Valley Bears (2-1, 1-0 OCIAA) take on the Sullivan West Bulldogs (1-3, 1-1 OCIAA).

The Westies have the home field advantage and their legion of fans behind them for this league contest. The Bears are coming off a bye week, and the Bulldogs are riding high after a 22-0 win over Roscoe-Downsville-Livingston Manor.

No matter what their records are entering the contest, you never know who will come out on top when these teams meet.

Tomorrow's slate

8-Man

Ellenville at Roscoe, 1pm

It'll be the unofficial Blue Devil bowl this weekend in Roscoe (0-3, 0-1 OCIAA) as they host Ellenville (2-2, 2-0 OCIAA).

Roscoe is looking for their first win, while Ellenville tries to increase their win streak to three games, following dominant wins over Sullivan West and Fallsburg. The Ellenville defense has given up a number of points this season and can be scored on, but it is difficult to contain their offensive attack, especially that of speedster running back Sean Pettway.

11-Man

Monticello at Liberty, 3 p.m.

It has been awhile since Monticello and Liberty's football teams met during the regular season. Surely this Route 17 rivalry will be rekindled when they meet tomorrow afternoon.

The Panthers (0-4, 0-2 OCIAA) have yet to get in the win column or get anything going offensively this season, while Liberty sits at .500 overall with dominant wins over Rondout Valley and Red Hook, and losses to Chester (by three points) and Highland (by 13 last week). With the loss to the Huskies in the rearview mirror, Liberty will look to bounce back at home.

While Monticello has had little success this season, the Class A school has some talented athletes and should not be overlooked.

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