Charlie Rollins is Rye's only returning starting lineman. Tackle Brian Levinson, a 6-3, 250-pound senior, and guard David Shaughnessy will step in as starters, and juniors Jack O'Callaghan, Brian Pickup and Kevin Turco will play prominent roles.
"We don't have the depth that we might have had last year," Garr said. "To open up with a game like Ossining is going to be a challenge."
Rye's schedule ranks among the toughest in Section 1. Its league schedule includes rival Harrison, Eastchester and Roosevelt, all of which are playoff contenders. The Garnets' other non-league game is against Sleepy Hollow, which is considered a favorite to win the Class B championship.
Tonight against Ossining, though, is as highly anticipated as any game Rye has played this decade.
"This is definitely one of the best teams we've faced in a while," Eck said. "They have a lot of size, a lot of speed and the play of the (defensive backs) is tremendous. We just have to do all of the little things right and we'll be successful."