Rye 28, Harrison 3: The dominance continues. Make this six in a row for the Garnets, who controlled the clock 27 of the 36 minutes of the first three quarters, forced three turnovers and outplayed the Huskies in every facet.
Connor Eck threw for two touchdowns and ran for another; Matt Foristel, the senior who transfered from Harrison to Rye this season, caught a touchdown; Cole McCormack rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries; and Kyle Ramalho, the Super 11 fullback, primarily blocked all afternoon.
Add in a defense that only allowed three plays go longer than four years before the final quarter, and Rye posted as dominant a victory over Harrison as its had. Since 1962, the Garnets have beaten Harrison 25 points or more just once (2000).
I spent a little while reading through the comments section and I think some of you are totally off base. First, this loss had nothing to do with any one individual Harrison player, so stop piling on. Second, the relentless blame on Art Troilo is mystifying. I never played for him, so I can’t speak to his personality or how he’s received by his players. But I can promise you he puts as much time, if not more, than any coach. He obsesses about the game. It wasn’t a matter of not being prepared today. It was just that Rye was more talented.