Preseason pundits are declaring the SLEEPY HOLLOW HEADLESS HORSEMEN as the Class B team to knock Rye off its
# 1 mount, out of the top saddle, and to cause the Garnets to spit the bit and tumble and crumble in the presence of the Hollowmen.
The eerie squad from Icabod Crane’s and Rip Van Winkle’s Hudson Valley ‘hood trot in for a rare Thursday afternoon horse race. This 32nd paranormal match-up has its roots in two games with North Tarrytown High in the ‘40s and five in the ‘50s against Washington Irving HS, both Horsemen predecessor schools. These tilts are always scary, never sleepy although Sleepy snoozed for the past two decades while the Garnets galloped to a 20-11-1 (.645) extending Rye’s frightening of all the Tarrytown high schools over the years. Shhh – don’t wake the slumbering Zeemen. The sinister “Hollow Hit” chant coupled with the horseshoe helmets give the Red and White an aura and mystique beyond that of Washington Irving’s legendary stories. With their last stomping of Rye coming close to two decades ago and covering ten straight losses, these stampeding spirits scare the Garnets in Game 3.
HAUNT THE HEADLESS HORSEMEN ! HAUNT THE HEADLESS HORSEMEN !