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87th Rye-Harrison Match-Up Saturday: Game Rules for Fans / Over 6,000 Expected

UPDATE, Friday 9/9: 

Dear RCSD Families-
As you know, it is extremely hot this afternoon. For that reason, we are moving the pep rally from the gym to the turf field. It will now begin at 6:30 PM so we can take advantage of daylight. I look forward to seeing you there and at the game tomorrow.
Brian Monahan, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Over 6,000 spectators are expected for the 87th Rye-Harrison football game, and the Rye schools have put out a letter in regards to expected behavior from all of us (that includes… ahem… parents…). Let's make our students and our city proud.

Rye v harrison game

(PHOTO: Don't forget to purchase the new Beat Harrison t-shirt.)

Here are the details:

September 6, 2016

Dear Rye Families:

It is with pleasure that I invite you to the 87th installment of the Rye Harrison football game on September 10th at Nugent Stadium. 

In the spirit of this great rivalry, we ask for your assistance and cooperation to help maintain the great tradition of pride, competition, and most importantly sportsmanship that exists in this storied rivalry.  

The following is a list of expectations and information that we hope you will find helpful for game day. As always, we thank you for your continued support; and we look forward to a great game. GO GARNETS!!!

Rye Harrison Football Game:  September 10th, 2016

Location:  Nugent Stadium

Time:  11:00 a.m.

  • Game-Day tickets go on sale at 9:30 a.m. at the bridge and at the Boston Post Road gates to the stadium
  • Ticket price: $5.00 for adults and children over 5 years of age; children under 5 years of age and Senior Citizens (age 65 and over) are admitted at no charge.  Please bring exact change to help speed up the entry process into the stadium! 
  • Rye City School District employees enter free with school ID. Family members will have to pay the ticket price listed above  
  • Children must be supervised at all times. Over six thousand spectators are expectedEveryone’s cooperation is requested in this matter
  • Vendors will be on hand selling Rye souvenirs and refreshments – NO COOLERS PERMITTED
  • The Rye High School campus is alcohol, drug, and smoke free
  • Parking is limited; we recommend you make plans to car pool or walk to the game. We have secured parking for Rye fans in the lots at Rye High School, Midland School, the Post Road opposite the stadium, Rye Resurrection Church lots located at 88 Milton Road and 116 Milton Road (no parking in front of the church, please), and the Rye Presbyterian Church (we will charge a nominal fee for fundraising purposes)
  • The Snow field parking lot will be open at 7:00 a.m. and close promptly at 4:00 p.m.
  • Wear your Garnet & Black proudly!

Reminder (for this game and all athletic events): 

  • No banners/signs/fat heads (photo – player likenesses)
  • No face painting
  • No coolers (refreshments are on sale onsite)
  • No beverages or open containers
  • No backpacks (all bags are subject to search)
  • No horns, noisemakers, etc.
  • No dogs
  • No pick-up ball games on side fields. Footballs and other similar items will be taken by security personnel

The Rye-Harrison JV game takes place at Harrison High School on Monday, September 12th, at 4:15 p.m.  Please come out to support our JV football team if you are able.   

The annual Pep Rally will be held in the Rye High School gym at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9th, followed by the bonfire on the lower Brookside field, adjacent to the turf field. 

On behalf of the team and the entire Garnet family, I encourage you to attend the game and to join with us in representing Rye as a community throughout the activities surrounding this long-standing but friendly athletic rivalry.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and support!


Michael Arias

Michael Arias

Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics


Spectator Code of Conduct

The Physical Education and Athletic Departments recognize the role of Interscholastic Athletics in defining ethical behavior and developing personal character in our students. Therefore, we ask that all spectators:
1. Demonstrate a high degree of sportsmanship.
2. Show team support by making only positive comments.
3. Show respect for the judgment of coaches, officials and referees.
4. Acknowledge fields, courts and equipment as the players’ domain during contests. Spectators remain within designated areas.
5. Monitor the safety of children in bleachers and stands.
6. Respect the law: all public schools are smoke-free, substance-free environments.
7. Athletic contests on/off campus are an extension of the classroom. Therefore, all school rules are in effect!

Our school district supports relationships that are based on trust, decency and fairness. Rye athletic contests are held in the spirit of healthy competition and good sportsmanship. We expect cooperation and respect by all athletes and spectators at home and away contests. Remember that you are a representative of Rye!


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