Rye v Ossining Lohud Pick
Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by lohud Staff
GAMES OF THE WEEK
Rye (3-0) vs. Ossining (3-0)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Rye High School
Key players: Rye — Andrew Livingston (6-1, 170), Jr., QB; Chris Santangelo (5-10, 170), Sr., WR/DB; Shane O’Malley (5-9, 170), Sr., RB/LB. Ossining — Justin Davidov (5-11, 180), Sr., QB; James Johnson (5-11, 160), Sr., WR/DB; Solomon White (5-7, 160), Sr., RB/DB/KR.
Key matchup: Containment of Rye’s defensive front on Davidov
Outlook: The quarterbacks will grab plenty of attention heading into this matchup of unbeatens and for good reason. Both Livingston and Davidov were named Super 11 in the preseason and have somehow exceeded the hype. They have combined to throw for 18 touchdowns already. Livingston can run, but he’s more of a traditional pocket passer. Ossining will need to be strong in pass defense. Rye’s job is more complicated. Davidov had thrown for 695 yards, but he also leads the team with 444 yards rushing. The Garnets will need to limit one of those dimensions to simplify things. Their defense is quick and could be capable of doing just that. Either way, expect a high-scoring game. Ossining is second in Section 1 with 133 points. Despite a game against defending champ Somers, Rye still averages 31 points per game.
Prediction: Rye 41, Ossining 34. This will be fun, but Rye appears to be a little strong on D.