(UPDATED: Kickoff is 1pm, not 1:30pm as previously reported)
By The Old Garnet
Sunday, October 7 Harrison vs. Rye @ Nugent Stadium 1:0 PM
Oh how the worm has turned in this fierce rivalry with the HARRISON HUSKIES.
Since the ’03 doubleheader the Garnets have prevailed in 15 of the last 16 battles pushing Rye ahead by one victory 43-42-3 (.489). Harrison dominated the series in the ‘70s and ‘90s stashing a cushion of rivalry victories. It took Rye forty-three years to finally regain the upper hand – the first time since ‘74.
For ‘18 the Garnets are ranked slightly higher in Class A but not by much as the Maroon and White are loaded in the skill positions. HHS starts the campaign in the middle of the Class A pack, again middling for the once-proud Huskies. Returning to its rightful, traditional place on the schedule, “THE GAME” is the highlight Section One Rivalry contest extending back three generations over eight decades as it reaches its 89th renewal as Westchester’s Premier Football Rivalry Game.
Hey boys, it’s time to strap on the old leather helmet, cinch up the chinstrap and suck it up – you are representing generations of your communities in this one. “THE GAME” is for all the marbles, all the bragging rights. It’s the BIG ONE, unmatched in Westchester gridiron lore. Kick-off is thankfully slated for 1:30PM at Nugent on Sunday due to a Saturday conflict. If you want prime seats arrive early, long before the clock starts on Westchester’s finest high school football game.
HANG THE HUSKIES ! ! ! !