Rivalry week sure isn’t what it used to be.
Section 1 has entered its regular season’s final week, one that used to be bursting with tradition-rich matchups that had been played on local fields for years. Although there are still some very good games this week, Rye-Harrison stands as basically the only contest between neighbors on the schedule.
As such, the 85th playing of Rye-Harrison is clear headliner from this week’s slate. The game, a.k.a. “The Game,” is scheduled for 11 Saturday morning at Harrison High School.
The Huskies, who are obviously a big underdog this week against the 5-0 Garnets, still lead the all-time series 42-39-3, but Rye has won 11 of the last 12. Harrison’s last win, in 2012, stands as its only win over Rye since 2002.
I’ll have more on Rye-Harrison later this week. For now, here’s this week’s schedule in full:
Friday, Oct. 9 –
Yonkers at Lincoln, 4:15 p.m.
Dobbs Ferry at Tuckahoe, 6 p.m.
John Jay-East Fishkill at Mamaroneck, 7 p.m.
White Plains at Arlington, 7 p.m.
Mahopac at New Rochelle, 7 p.m.
Ossining at Clarkstown North, 7 p.m.
Mount Vernon at Pelham, 7 p.m.
Panas at Brewster, 7 p.m.
Byram Hills at Tappan Zee, 7 p.m.
Lakeland at Nyack, 7:30 p.m.
Hastings at Albertus Magnus, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10 –
Rye at Harrison, 11 a.m.
Hopkins at Rye Country Day, 1 p.m.
Dalton at Harvey, 1 p.m.
Rye Neck at Woodlands, 1 p.m.
Gorton at Long Island Lutheran, 1 p.m.
Cardinal Hayes at Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.
Scarsdale at North Rockland, 1:30 p.m.
Clarkstown South at Horace Greeley, 1:30 p.m.
Suffern at Port Chester, 1:30 p.m.
Beacon at Yorktown, 1:30 p.m.
Somers at Sleepy Hollow, 1:30 p.m.
Hen Hud at Eastchester, 1:30 p.m.
Spring Valley at Pearl River, 1:30 p.m.
Nanuet at Edgemont, 1:30 p.m.
Yonkers Montessori at Croton-Harmon, 1:30 p.m.
Riverside at Saunders, 1:30 p.m.
Ramapo at Ketcham, 2 p.m.
Palisade Prep at Briarcliff, 2 p.m.
Roosevelt at Peekskill, 2:30 p.m.
Carmel at Fox Lane, 4 p.m.
Lourdes at John Jay, 6 p.m.
Ardsley at Bronxville, 6 p.m.
Hackley at Riverdale, 6 p.m.
Iona Prep at Monsignor Farrell, 7 p.m.
Pleasantville at Putnam Valley, 7 p.m.
Westlake at Irvington, 7 p.m.
Valhalla at Blind Brook, 7:30 p.m.