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White Plains-Scarsdale, Orange Bowl among Week 4 predictions

Each week, Josh Thomson will give his predictions on every high school football game in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties. That will include highlighting the five games of the week. Leave your thoughts on this week’s games in the comments, e-mail Josh at jthomson@lohud.com, or reach Josh on Twitter @lohudinsider.

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Week 3: Week 3 Coach of the Week

Week 3: Week 3 Player of the Week

Week 3 rewind: High school football scoreboard, Sept. 16-17

The Week 4 high school football schedule

Scarsdale's Barry Klein intercepts the ball in the end zone during the Scarsdale vs. White Plains football game at Scarsdale High School, Oct. 17, 2015. The teams will meet at Scarsdale on Sept. 23, 2016.

Scarsdale’s Barry Klein intercepts the ball in the end zone during the Scarsdale vs. White Plains football game at Scarsdale High School, Oct. 17, 2015. The teams will meet at Scarsdale on Sept. 23, 2016.

Week 4 Games of the Week —

Friday, Sept. 16

White Plains (1-2) at Scarsdale (2-1), 7 p.m. — After dropping its first game last week, Scarsdale now has this task: Stop Glenmour Osborne. The White Plains running back rushed for a ridiculous 361 yards and five touchdowns in last week’s win over White Plains. In a way, Osborne’s day should give the Scarsdale defense something to focus on. I don’t expect the Raiders to let him run wild. The pick: Scarsdale 28, White Plains 14.

Pearl River (2-1) at Tappan Zee (2-1), 7 p.m. — This should be a close and physical. The Orange Bowl — both schools are in the Town of Orangetown — is one of Rockland’s best rivalries, even if it isn’t held every year. Tappan Zee will be hungry after losing last week to Panas in the final minute. Pearl River nipped Panas in Week 1, so the teams should be pretty competitive. The pick: Pearl River 20, Tappan Zee 16.

John Jay (2-1) at Somers (2-1), 7:30 p.m. — Since losing Week 1 to Yorktown, John Jay has played very well in wins over Panas and Sleepy Hollow. Somers will be licking its wounds after being unable to stop Yorktown and Jose Boyer, but John Jay won’t present the same problems at the line of scrimmage. That’s where the Tuskers lost to Yorktown, but their line play should be good enough to get the offense going against John Jay. The pick: Somers 28, John Jay 21.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Spring Valley (3-0) at Port Chester (2-1), 1:30 p.m. — Port Chester earned one of the best wins of the Section 1 season last week, going on the road to win at Ketcham. For a team that hasn’t finished better than .500 since before its coach was on the varsity, that’s saying something. Spring Valley had trouble, but pulled out a dramatic victory of its own at Ossining. Expect this one to come down to the wire one way or the other. The pick: Port Chester 19, Spring Valley 18.

Pleasantville (3-0) at Nanuet (3-0), 1:30 p.m. — These two are known for playing some of lowest-scoring, most physical games in Section 1 year after year. Don’t expect anything to change this week. Through three games, Nanuet has surrendered 20 points and Pleasantville just 13. Do the math. It’s probably best to set the over/under for touchdowns scored at three, but I think Pleasantville has a bit more offensive firepower with the emergence of young QB Jack Howe. The pick: Pleasantville 13, Nanuet 7.

Other Week 4 games:

Friday, Sept. 23

Ketcham at John Jay-East Fishkill, 6 p.m. — John Jay 23, Ketcham 13

Westlake at Edgemont, 7 p.m. — Westlake 34, Edgemont 7

Eastchester at Rye, 7 p.m. — Rye 28, Eastchester 6

Yorktown at Panas, 7 p.m. — Yorktown 35, Panas 13

Mahopac at Arlington, 7 p.m. — Arlington 35, Mahopac 14

Ossining at Fox Lane, 7 p.m. — Fox Lane 27, Ossining 14

New Rochelle at Mamaroneck, 7 p.m. — New Rochelle 33, Mamaroneck 7

Mount Vernon at Clarkstown North, 7 p.m. — Clarkstown North 35, Mount Vernon 8

North Rockland at Suffern, 7 p.m. — North Rockland 27, Suffern 14

Clarkstown South at Ramapo at Torne Valley Field, 7 p.m. — Clarkstown South 41, Ramapo 13

Lakeland at Highland, 7 p.m. — Lakeland 20, Highland 12

Hen Hud at Lourdes, 7:30 p.m. — Lourdes 26, Hen Hud 21

Sleepy Hollow at Nyack at MacCalman Field, 7:30 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow 27, Nyack 19

Roosevelt at Hackley, 7:30 p.m. — Hackley 42, Roosevelt 6

Saturday, Sept. 24

Xaverian at Kennedy, 12 p.m. — Kennedy 26, Xaverian 21

Haldane at Pawling, 12 p.m. — Haldane 22, Pawling 13

Rye Neck at Riverdale, 1 p.m. — Rye Neck 26, Riverdale 20

Millbrook at Dobbs Ferry, 1 p.m. — Dobbs Ferry 33, Millbrook 21

Rye Country Day at Woodlands, 1 p.m. — Rye Country Day 34, Woodlands 12

Iona Prep at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m. — Iona Prep 41, St. John the Baptist 12

Bronxville at Tuckahoe, 1:30 p.m. — Bronxville 16, Tuckahoe 8

Irvington at Albertus Magnus, 1:30 p.m. — Albertus Magnus 29, Irvington 7

Croton-Harmon at Yonkers Montessori, 1:30 p.m. — Croton 13, YMA 6

Brewster at Lincoln, 1:30 p.m. — Brewster 39, Lincoln 6

Harrison at Peekskill, 1:30 p.m. — Harrison 27, Peekskill 12

Byram Hills at Beacon, 1:30 p.m. — Beacon 26, Byram Hills 14

Riverside vs. Yonkers at Roosevelt HS, 1:30 p.m. — Riverside 27, Yonkers 6

Gorton vs. Palisade Prep at Gorton HS, 1:30 p.m. — Gorton 39, Palisade Prep 12

Pelham at Saunders, 1:30 p.m. — Pelham 28, Saunders 6

Greeley at Carmel, 1:30 p.m. — Carmel 35, Greeley 7

Dwight Englewood at Harvey, 2 p.m. — Dwight Englewood 22, Harvey 13

Stepinac at Cardinal Hayes, 3 p.m. — Stepinac 38, Cardinal Hayes 23

Ardsley at Putnam Valley, 6 p.m. — Ardsley 20, Putnam Valley 6

Hastings at Blind Brook, 7:30 p.m. — Blind Brook 29, Hastings 6

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