The Empire Strikes Back isn’t headed back to the theatres any time soon, but it could play out on local fields as several fall programs seek to correct the way their seasons ended in 2009.
No Syracuse. No Kingston. Not even a trip to Mahopac for the Section championship. Rye’s stunning, last-second loss to Poughkeepsie in the 2009 Class A Section semifinals silenced Nugent Stadium as never before and caused reverberations that are felt to this day.
But this is a new year, and the latest model of gridiron warriors to sport the legendary Garnet and Black colors are itching to exact revenge on all who reveled in schadenfreude after their shocking playoff elimination.