Devaney's View of Rye from Blog
Posted Sunday, November 16, 2008 by Devaney Blog
The low: Two first-quarter turnovers off fumbles showed that this team, in fact, could be human. The passing game wasn’t quite as effective as I thought it would be against a blitz-happy Highland defense, mainly because the protection was spotty early. It was a 14-0 game late in the first half only because of good field position and because Kyle Ramalho was by far the best athlete on the field.
The high: Like New Rochelle, the Garnets established themselves in the third quarter and blew Highland away. Ramalho and Cole McCormack overwhelmed the Huskies defense and knocked them back on almost every carry. The duo combined for 209 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Won’t win it all unless…: Turnovers can be lethal in the state tournament, and I think those were a little bit of a fluke. All it’s going to take to move on is to keep expertly mixing the carries between Ramalho and McCormack. The line struggled early against Highland’s pressure and aggressiveness. That’s very un-Rye-like, but I’m sure something it will address this week.