SECTION IV FOOTBALL: NEW DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENTS, 2020 SCHEDULES RELEASED

By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | March 13, 2020

 
SECTION IV FOOTBALL: NEW DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENTS, 2020 SCHEDULES RELEASED
 

THE VALLEY — The 2020 Section IV football divisional alignments and schedules have finally been released, with Waverly getting what appears to be a favorable division draw, but opening the season with back-to-back games against defending state champions, while Tioga is joined in its division by arch-rival Newark Valley.

With an adjustment in state classification numbers for the 2020 season, Waverly, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Norwich, and Oneonta will drop from Class B to Class C, while Newark Valley, Sidney, and Harpursville / Afton will drop to Class D.

Class C and Class D — both broken into two division — will play an eight-game regular-season schedule with the top two teams in each division advancing to a two-week playoff.

The 8-man ranks also continues to swell. Greene and Moravia drop from Class D to the 8-man division to bring its total to nine teams.

CLASS C
Waverly opens the season at home against defending Class C state champion Susquehanna Valley, then travels to defending Class B state champion Chenango Forks in Week 2.

The Wolverines will play divisional games at home against Dryden and SVEC, and divisional road games against O-M / Watkins Glen, and Whitney Point.

Waverly’s other non-divisional games will be at home against Windsor, and on the road against Class B Owego.

Class C, Division III
Chenango Forks
Susquehanna Valley
Chenango Valley
Norwich
Oneonta
Windsor

Class C, Division IV
Waverly
Dryden
SVEC
O-M / Watkins Glen
Whitney Point

CLASS D
The big news is Newark Valley dropping to Class D, and into the same division with Tioga. They will be joined in Division VI by Bainbridge-Guilford, Groton, and Harpursville-Afton.

Tioga will open the 2020 season at home against Delhi in a rematch of the 2019 Section IV, Class D championship game.

Tioga’s home divisional game are against Harpursville-Afton and B-G in the season finale, while its divisional road games are at Groton and Newark Valley.

The Tigers’ other non-divisional home game is against Sidney, while they will play non-divisional roes Deposit-Hancock, and Walton on the road.

Class D, Division V
Delhi
Deposit-Hancock
Sidney
Unatego-Franklin
Walton

Class D, Division VI
Tioga
Newark Valley
Bainbridge-Guilford
Groton
Harpursville-Afton

2020 SCHEDULES
WAVERLY
Sept. 11-12 . vs. … Susquehanna Valley

Sept. 18-19 . at  … Chenango Forks
Sept. 25-26 . at  … O-M / Watkins Glen
Oct. 2-3 .….. vs. … Windsor
Oct. 9-10 …. vs. … Dryden

Oct. 16-17 … at  … Whitney Point
Oct. 23-24 … at  … Owego
Oct. 30-31 … vs. … SVEC

 

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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.