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REMINDER — Rye and Harrison grads play for cure October 11

October 8, 2009

With one exception since 1929, Rye and Harrison have gotten together annually on the gridiron for an epic clash resulting in a year’s worth of bragging rights for the winner. The Garnets and Huskies will renew that rivalry October 17 in Harrison.

Six days earlier, however, the rival towns will converge on Feeley Field for a football game that goes beyond winning or losing. Rye and Harrison High School graduates of 1986, ‘87, and ’88 will play flag football to raise money and awareness for Charley’s Fund. The charity is named for 1988 HHS graduate Benjy Seckler’s son, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Children with DMD cannot produce dystrophin, a protein necessary for muscle strength and function. As a result, every skeletal muscle in the body deteriorates. Although Duchenne is the most common fatal genetic disorder to affect children, there is no cure.

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The game came about after two 1987 Harrison graduates, Jay Caruso and Roseann Botte Giglio, reconnected through Facebook. When Caruso, currently residing in San Diego, found out his old friend had married Sal Giglio, a former Rye High football player – or “the enemy” as he jokingly referred to him – he got the idea to have a reunion flag football game.

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Rye improves to 2-0 without playing second game

September 16, 2009

Saunders High School has forfeited its home game against Rye, which was scheduled for September 17, for lack of players. The game is officially canceled — with no make-up scheduled — and the Garnets are now 2-0 without having to travel to Yonkers tomorrow.

More on this when word comes in from Rye’s Athletic Department.

Certainly an unfortunate happening for Saunders, and especially their players. For Rye however, the “leap” to Class A has not been all it was hyped up to be thus far. First it was a 21-6 throttling of an elite Ossining program, and now the second opponent cannot field a proper team.

Rye’s next contest is Saturday, September 26, on the road at Eastchester.

Are You Ready For Some Football?

September 11, 2009

The Garnets host Ossining tonight at Nugent Stadium in what some are touting as perhaps the Section 1 Class A game of the year.

Garnet football is back!

Garnet football is back!

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The contest is certain to be a doozy, as Rye looks to prove they can hang with the big boys after years of dominating their Class B opponents.

For more on Rye football, check the Fall Sports Preview near the bottom of this page.

Post your predictions for the Ossining game in the comments. With wet conditions in mind, I’m calling a 20-16 Rye win.

UPDATE: Well, what do you know? In a soggy affair, the Garnets rebounded from an early Ossining touchdown to win 21-6. It was a wildly impressive performance for the home team on both sides of the ball. The offense was explosive and efficient, and the defense was stout.