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The Old Garnet on Saturday's Game & a Historical Perspective

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by webmaster
From the Old Garnet:

People around Section One and even New York State continuously ask, ?Why is it that Rye and the HARRISON HUSKIES have been so good for so long?? The answer is quite simple - we have each other, perpetuating a rivalry extending back some three generations over eight decades.

2007 preseason Section One forecasts no doubt will anoint Harrison the # 1 Class A squad and Rye the # 1 ranked Class B team. (Webmaster note: Both teams are in fact undefeated- the Old Garnet prepares these well in advance of the season). Although tough contests precede the 77th renewal of Westchester's Premier Football Rivalry Game, the only question is if both teams enter the game undefeated.

Hey boys, its 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. This week's game is for all the marbles, all the bragging rights. It?s the traditional Garnet and Black versus the Maroon and White as Rye strives for five in a row trying to edge nearer to parity in the long-standing series currently logged at 32-41-3 (.438%)

This Old Garnet is predicting both teams enter the 2007 contest undefeated and the game will attract a record number of spectators. If you want prime seats arrive early, long before the 1:30 PM kick-off of Westchester?s version of the Hatfields & McCoys; Reagan & Gorbachev; Grant & Lee and the Yankees & Red Sox. With the Huskies on the downward sled of four losses you can be sure these snarling, strong-willed, wolf-like canines with powerful running instincts will be well-prepared and dangerous in Game 4.


The Rye Football Association welcomes all Rye High School Alumni & Friends back to your school and community. We hope you enjoy the game.

Go Garnets !!!

Rye and Harrison are extremely fortunate to have a long-standing, tradition-rich football relationship that has weathered 76 previous games. It is the envy of all other Westchester high schools. Although the games are eagerly anticipated and hotly contested, former players and local historians will attest to the mutual respect that develops and endures among the players, coaches and community members weaving the game into the cultural fabric of each town. Hats off to the community agencies and volunteers that orchestrate and manage a football game that annually attracts 10,000 fans and generally is safe and incident free. Let?s keep it that way this year and forever.

Check under the History Tab for a recap of the history of the Rye Harrison Game (or click here)

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