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Rye Country Day Football Visits Roosevelt-Yonkers

RYE, N.Y. - The Rye Country Day School football team's foray into the world of Section 1 football continues Saturday with a visit to Roosevelt High School of Yonkers at DeMatteo Field and a chance for a second victory of the season.

The Wildcats (1-1) lost their opener to Tuckahoe 18-0 but rebounded with a stunning 22-7 victory over 2011 Class C state champion Bronxville High School last week in the first of three games with public school teams.

Roosevelt (0-3) is looking for its first victory after three losses to start their season and comes off a 47-12 loss at Westlake High School.

Rye Country Day's offense got moving last week against Bronxville as quarterback Raishaun McGhee completed 14 of 21 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 135 yards. Wildcats' running back Tyler Fernandez had 16 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown and caught nine passes for 90 yards and another score.

Roosevelt has had problems with the basics of the game - blocking on offense and finishing tackles on defense. The home-standing Indians must play good fundamental football and limit mistakes to stay in the game with the disciplined Wildcats.

Quarterback/strong safety Will Cameron leads the Roosevelt offense with center Soliman Cobin, guard/linebacker Jamal Samuels and two-way guard Kevin Henry anchoring the line play. Jarrell Lewis and Joe Murtha are the featured running backs and receivers Antonio Zilla and Michael Duperon double as defensive backs.

Rye Country Day is the favorite in this matchup, but Roosevelt is desparate for a win and could make things tough if its offense gets going.

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