WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rye Neck and Woodlands kick off Saturday at noon at Mahopac High School for the Section 1 Class C championship. The contest is one of several playoff games for Westchester County teams as the tournament season gears up for the home stretch.
In other playoff games this weekend, Mamaroneck meets John Jay of East Fishkill on Friday, Oct. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in a Class AA semifinal. In the other AA semifinal, New Rochelle hosts Arlington on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. In the Class A semifinals, Yorktown hosts Sleepy Hollow on Friday at 7 p.m. and Somers travels to Rye on Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Winners of the Class AA and A semifinal games will meet for Section 1 titles on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Mahopac High School.
Saturday’s Rye Neck-Woodlands contest is a rematch of a game of a September contest won by Rye Neck, 34-0. The teams are meeting for the championship for the third straight year.
Rye Neck (6-1) advanced with a tough 15-7 win over Dobbs Ferry in the semifinals. The Panthers are led by senior running back Dom Brescia, who has rushed for 1,542 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had 134 yards rushing and a touchdown in the win over Dobbs Ferry. He was held to a season-low 71 yards in the previous game against Woodlands. Rye Neck is the defending Section 1 champion.
Woodlands (3-4) advanced with a 25-22 upset over Bronxville. Woodlands is led on offense by quarterback Myles Thigpen, Jonathan Stewart and Rashad Baker.
The Arlington-New Rochelle contest features two of the hottest teams around. The Huguenots (8-0) have been stellar defensively, allowing just 48 points all year. Defense dominated for New Rochelle in a 21-7 win over Mahopac in the semifinals.
Arlington (7-1) has won seven straight since a season-opening loss to John Jay of Hopewell Junction. The Admirals have been tough to stop, and are averaging 27.6 points and over 300 yards of offense per game. They are led by senior running back Austin Greene (1,015 yards, 12 touchdowns).
Archbishop Stepinac (8-0), ranked second in New York by MaxPreps, looks to conclude a perfect regular season when it hosts Monsignor Farrell on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Iona Prep (6-2) and ranked 11th in New York, concludes its regular season Saturday with a home game against Chaminade.
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