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 Valley Sports Report, which covers high school and youth sports in the Sayre and Athens, PA and Waverly and Tioga, NY school districts.

Birney, a 1988 graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, spent nearly 20 years as a Sports Writer at the Daily Review and Evening/Morning Times.

He founded Valley Sports Report in August of 2009.