RYE, N.Y. - The Rye Country Day School Wildcats football team will visit St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Conn., on Saturday at 3 p.m. with hopes of righting their season and defending their Ivy League title into the postseason.
The Wildcats (2-2) were defeated by Hopkins (New Haven, Conn.) 40-8 last week after winning two of their first three games against Section 1 public school teams. St. Luke's is rolling at 5-0 with a 69-41 victory over Kingsford-Oxford (Conn.) last week.
Rye Country Day has played well on defense, except for last week, allowing an average of 18 points per game, but the offense has sputtered at times, producing just over 290 tital yards per game.
Quarterback Raishaun McGhee leads the Wildcats with 347 passing and 304 rushing yards with five passing touchdowns. Tyler Fernandez and Tyler Miller add depth to the ground game with 177 and 216 rushing yards respectively.
The Wildcats defense must stop St. Luke's Noel Thomas who has gained 777 yards and scored 12 touchdowns and thrown for another 275 yards and three touchdowns to power an offense that gains more than 430 yards per game.