OSSINNG, N.Y. The Ossining Pride got a little prouder after last weeks victory 22-14 victory over perennial Westchester football power Rye and the boost will help when the locals visit next door neighbor Sleepy Hollow Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Doc Rasbeck Field.
It was about our defense, Pride coach Dan Ricci said after the Rye win. We kept the offense down the most of the first half and made plays when we needed them. I was very happy with the way we performed.
While the defense was holding Ryes offense at bay, Pride quarterback Brian Connolly and his prime receiver Sam LaCour teamed up for long touchdowns of 71 and 72 yards and running back Steve Candalaria piled up 164 yards, including an 83-yard scoring dash for the revived Pride offense.
The Horsemen (2-1), whose only loss is a 21-20 setback to Pelham on opening day, had a contingent of players on the visiting sideline Friday night when the Pride (2-1) upset visiting Rye. Sleepy then shut out Saunders of Yonkers 27-0 Monday.
The Horsemen got offense from L.J. Garrant at running back and as a receiver in last weeks win. Garrant caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Vallo and dove in from the two-yard line for another touchdown.
This Route 9 rivalry should attract a big crowd and a close game.
Will Ossining beat its close rival Sleepy Hollow?
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