Once the high school season gets rocking and rolling, we will take a look at a few key games and key things to keep an eye on each day.
In the meantime, we will be previewing what is lying ahead this coming week.
So here goes.
Long Island showdown: A pair of nationally ranked teams will be starting the regular season on Wednesday as Garden City, ranked 18th nationally by Inside Lacrosse, visits No. 6 Syosset at 4:30 p.m.
Set for scrimmages: With preseason practice now in its second week, many teams are starting scrimmages this week. Keep in mind, gang, most of the early scrimmages are educational, with coaches trying various combinations and lineups and different things. Translation: Don’t read too much into the scores.
‘Huskers travel to Jersey: Yorktown, which is looking to win a Section 1 title for the 27th time in 28 years, visits New Jersey power Don Bosco Prep on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Indians vs. Indians: John Jay, the four-time defending Class A sectional champion, hosts Mahopac on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Busy day: Saturday is chock full of action. John Jay is hosting a four-way scrimmage that starts at 9 a.m. and also includes Chaminade, Montgomery (N.J.), Plainedge. Yorktown visits Plainedge (N.J.) at 11 a.m. and Briarcliff hosts a round-robin scrimmage day at 9 a.m., that includes Rye and Hen Hud.
The one event Saturday that stands out is the Red/Gray Shootout at Somers. Credit new Tuskers coach Lew Janavey and assistant Brian Smith for putting together quite a field of teams: St. Anthony’s Don Bosco, Guilderland, Mountain Lakes (N.J.), Fox Lane and Somers. It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For each scrimmage, there will be two 23-minutes halves with a running clock and two-minute halftime.
Here’s the schedule:
Field 1: Don Bosco vs. Fox Lane
Field 2: Mountain Lakes vs. Guilderland
Field 1: Guilderland vs. Somers
Field 2: Don Bosco vs. St Anthony’s
Field 1: Somers vs. Fox Lane
Field 2: Mountain Lakes vs. St Anthony’s
Field 1- Somers vs. St Anthony’s
Field 2- Guilderland vs. Don Bosco
Field 1- Somers vs. Mountain Lakes
Field 2- Fox Lane vs. Guilderland
Field 1- Don Bosco vs. Somers
Field 2- Mountain Lakes vs. Fox Lane
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