Turnovers spoil Wildcats’ first game

Six turnovers beset an otherwise strong offensive showing from Rye Country Day in their season opener September 17, and a missed extra point came back to haunt them in an excruciating 7-6 home loss to Moore Catholic.

and Brian Glazewski

Jake Heller blocks for Brian Glazewski

The Wildcats controlled the ball for much of the game, consistently marching into the opposition’s red zone, but four fumbles and two interceptions disarmed their attack.

“Both the coaches and players were very disappointed about the game,” said senior captain Brian Glazewski. “Although it was a tough loss, we learned a very valuable lesson: Do not look ahead; focus on the task at hand. We need to take this loss and turn it into a positive. I have no doubt that we come back stronger next week.”

Glazewski was a bright spot on an upsetting day. The halfback rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, made nine tackles and one sack, and booted a punt 42 yards. Fellow senior Chris Seter also had a good day on the ground, with 77 yards on 12 totes.

Rye Country Day has a chance to get back on track September 26, when they visit 0-3 Long Island Lutheran.

“We have to go back to basics to improve,” said head coach John Calandros. “It is a long season and we will get better.”

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