Somers Football Set for Playoff Rematch vs. Rye

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Rye’s 2010 season came to a premature close when the top-seeded Garnets were upset in the first round of a Section 1 Class B Football Championships.

The Garnets will get a chance to avenge that loss when they travel to Somers for the season-opener, 7 p.m., Friday.

Rye enters the game led by seniors Joseph Simolacaj, Jake Meyerson, Matt Keogh, Peter Wittwer and Dylan Lynch. Meyerson is the quarterback with Simolacaj at halfback and Lynch at tight end. Keogh and Wittwer anchor the offensive line. Somers’ offense is will be triggered by first-year starting quarterback Dylan McGuire. The 6-foot, 205-pounder will turn to running backs C.J. Silva and Stefano Bickness. Joe Hanley (6-5, 270) and Chris Groton (6-3, 230) control the line of scrimmage.

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