In the days leading up to the Fairchester Athletic Association title game, the Rye Country Day boys’ soccer team learned their opponents – Stamford’s King – had talked a little trash in a Connecticut newspaper. It might have been easier, or at least more direct, for the Vikings to hand-deliver a few gallons of gasoline for their top-seeded rival’s already raging fire.
Proving that actions speak louder than words, the turbocharged Wildcats ran over King 4-0 at home November 13 to reclaim the FAA championship, their fifth in seven years. Rye Country Day simply would not be denied. They scored three times in the first half while not allowing the second-seeded Vikings a single shot on goal.