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The OG on Rye Football: Harrison vs. Rye @ Nugent Stadium, Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 1:00 PM

By The Old Garnet


Saturday, October 13, 2018, Harrison vs. Rye @ Nugent Stadium 1:00 PM


It’s a second helping of “Husky Meat” as the rivalry record books surprisingly get taken off the shelf once more, reopening for the 90th game played over the last 89 years. It seems the formula to determine Section One – Class A’s post-season playoff seedings ranked Rye as # 4. With both Harrison and Byram Hills dropping their games last weekend, the Huskies were kenneled as Class A’s #13 ranked team – matching them against the Garnet and Black once more.

But more than a rematch, it is the second, immediate, back-to-back, belly-to-belly Garnets/Huskies edition of Dancing with the Stars in rivalry history. In both the ’02 and ’03 seasons there was a regular season game and a playoff encounter, but spaced over many weeks. In ’15 these archenemies played twice in two weeks, the final regular season game immediately followed by the initial playoff round. Obviously this is the case again in ’18. In the three prior seasons of such double-features, the first-time winner proceeded to sweep the rematch.

With last Saturday’s 41-14 brook bath, the Garnets now hold a comfortable 44-42-3 .494 advantage over the ever-vicious Huskies who now find themselves licking their paws having dropped sixteen out of the last seventeen dogfights.

The Old Garnet shouts “Hang the Huskies” as Rye advances from the Play-In to the Playoffs. It will be closer this time, but not close, with the dog tags reading Rye 31 – Harrison 7 come Saturday night.


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