Rye Garnets (Section One Runner-Up) battle Minisink Valley (Section Nine Champion) at Middletown on Friday, November 19th at 6:00pm. You can watch the game streaming live (subscription required!).
For the game preview, we turn to the OG:
By Steve “The OG” Feeney
WARRIORS SLAY THE DRAGONS – GARNETS NEXT
Now you may ask the Old Garnet, where is Minisink Valley and how did their football team become Section 9 Champion? The OG will tell you MV is in Orange County, NY close to the NY/NJ border. In point of fact at one time the Valley was entirely within the confines of the Garden State. The Minisink Valley Central School District serves multiple communities in the Slate Hill, NY region. Settled in 1725, over the years Slate Hill has lost acreage and population as Deer Park, Greenville, Unionville and Waywanda each seceded and became independent communities.
The Rye Garnets are those birthday candles you can never blow out – lose to Somers in a foggy barnburner, but advance in the state tourney to play Section 9 champion, the Minisink Valley Warriors who just slayed the defending New York Class A champion, the undefeated Dragons of Cornwall. MV is on a hot streak with an 8-3 record compared to Rye at 10-1
OG can see a Warrior hangover and Garnet victory by a 28 – 13 margin. Might next week be a repeat of Rye/Somers I?
WRECK THE WARRIORS MAUL THE MINISINK
VISCERATE THE VALLEY WRANGLE THE WARRIORS