Rye Garnets Host Pelham Pelicans – tonight, Friday, October 22nd, 7pm. You can watch the game streaming live.
For the game preview, we turn to the OG:
By Steve “The OG” Feeney
Over the past eight decades the Rye Garnets have owned the Pelham Pelicans by a historical tally of 43-5-2 (.896). The Blue and White nest as the opponent that has played Rye third-most after Harrison and Eastchester and just ahead of Sleepy Hollow- all teams are vestiges as charter members of both the SWIAC (Southern Westchester Interscholastic Athletic Conference) and the Central Westchester League (CWL).
Like a phoenix these Pelicans have risen from the ashes of the Independent League, a cross-classification league designed to bootstrap struggling football programs. And what a turnaround it has been with Pelham entering tonight’s tilt at the absolute peak of their renaissance with an undefeated 6-0 record.
Pelham swoops into Nugent for the 51st renewal of a great football rivalry dating back to 1952. rye and Pelham have fought for 33 straight years from ‘52 to ‘92 sans ‘54.
Victims of 21 straight crash landings versus Rye, one wonders whether the Pelicans can preen their feathers with a victory or is it time to call Peltown Taxi for a bird carcass pick-up as Rye retreats to its rookery with a 28-14 victory.
PELICANS FLAP PELHAM SNORES
GARNETS ZAP GARNETS SOAR