Valley Sports Report
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.
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
Class C, Division IV
O-M / Watkins Glen
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
Class D, Division VI
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
Sept. 11-12 . vs. … Delhi
Sept. 18-19 . at … Deposit-Hancock
Sept. 25-26 . vs. … Sidney
Oct. 2-3 .….. at .… Groton
Oct. 9-10 …. vs. … Harpusville-Afton
Oct. 16-17 … at … Newark Valley
Oct. 23-24 … at … Walton
Oct. 30-31 … vs. … B-G
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