SULLIVAN COUNTY – As we speed closer to the middle of the season, there are many questions left to be answered as the division games begin to shake out. Close contests in all three 8-man …
SULLIVAN COUNTY – As we speed closer to the middle of the season, there are many questions left to be answered as the division games begin to shake out. Close contests in all three 8-man contests showed the competitiveness of the six schools in the division.
Liberty and Monticello have their own struggles to deal with as they continue along with the 11-man schedules.
Let’s take a look at Week 4 and what to expect as competition gets underway.
Ellenville at Eldred
The Ellenville and Eldred game from last night happened after presstime, so the score is unavailable at this time. The Yellowjackets had a strong showing against Sullivan West last week, hanging in against a team that won by a large margin last year.
This Yellowjackets team has a lot of grit, and they faced off against an Ellenville team that has kept things close. Although they have been unable to break into the win column through the first three weeks, they have lost each game by less than a field goal.
We will have the details from last night’s contest in Tuesday’s paper.
Friday Night Lights
Sullivan West at Fallsburg 6:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs had all they could handle on Friday night against the Yellowjackets. They were unable to break the shutout until the waning minutes of the third quarter, but impressive back-to-back scoring drives put them ahead and their defense held on for the win. Sullivan West will travel to the home of the Comets on Friday night to square off against an undefeated Fallsburg team.
Fallsburg had a hard time getting their offense going against Roscoe, but a great defensive effort kept the score low, and they were able to capitalize on a few miscues in the 20-14 victory. Expect these two teams to bring out their weapons as each looks to stay undefeated in the division.
Monticello at Middletown 7 p.m.
The Panthers take on the Middie Bears on Friday night. Monticello’s lone win came against Liberty in Week 2, and Middletown has yet to get a win. These two teams will look to gain momentum in the non-league clash that they can carry over into their next game.
Liberty at Port Jervis 7 p.m.
The winless Liberty Indians are headed to Port Jervis to take on the undefeated Raiders in a division clash. Port Jervis shut out Marlboro last week, as the Indians were shut out by New Paltz. Liberty has had a hard time finding the end zone early in the season, hopefully Friday’s game will give them a chance to get their offense going as they attempt to upset the Raiders.
Livingston Manor/Roscoe at Tri-Valley 3 p.m.
Tri-Valley is back at home this week after defeating Ellenville on the road last week. From Blue Devils to Blue Devils, the Bears will host Livingston Manor/Roscoe on Saturday.
LM/R hung in against Fallsburg for most of the game last weekend, but a late touchdown by Fallsburg gave them the edge they needed to win the game. The Blue Devils are still looking for their first win, while the Bears are looking to stay undefeated in the divison.
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