John Jay defenseman Jeff Dunworth. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
When did John Jay/Yorktown become, well, John Jay/Yorktown?
As far as I can tell, it was 2004. I remember looking back at the crowd midway through the second quarter of the teams’ regular-season meeting (the first time John Jay ever won at Yorktown) and seeing the bleachers filled and fans rows deep along the fences.
But it wasn’t always this way. For more on how this rivalry started, and how it got to where it is now, you may want to check out this column I wrote for the latest edition of the North County News.
John Jay-Yorktown, needless to say, headlines today’s slate of games. It will be a 7:30 p.m. start. (It was originally scheduled for 7 p.m.)
Just as was the case last year when Yorktown parents did so, John Jay parents will be raising money at the door for breast cancer and will be handing out beads and hats to those who make donations. Players will have pink ribbon stickers for their helmets. They have also lined up a corporate sponsor who will match donations received up to $2,000.
Elsewhere in Section 1, Irvington looks to improve to 11-0. The Bulldogs host Pearl River at 4:30 p.m.
In a Rockland showdown, North Rockland plays at Nanuet at 4:30 p.m.
The Long Island slate is highlighted by a 4:30 p.m. game between Floyd and Ward Melville.
In Connecticut, St. Joseph hosts Brien McMahon at 4 p.m.
Section 1, Long Island, NYC & Connecticut scores:
St. Joseph’s 13, Brien McMahon 9
Albertus Magnus 9, Peekskill 6
Bay Shore 10, Middle Country 9
Bethpage 12, Wheatley 0
Calhoun 12, Great Neck South 3
Collegiate 8, Mount St Michael 1
Division-Levittown 13, Mepham 7
East Islip 21, Longwood 10
East Meadow 16, Uniondale 4
Farmingdale 5, Syosset 4
Harborfields 18, Greenport-Mattituck-SH 2
Hicksville 10, Baldwin 8
Irvington 10, Pearl River 3
Kennedy Catholic 9, Roosevelt Yonkers 1
Long Beach 10, Bellmore JFK 6
Lynbrook 19, Malverne 4
Manhasset 15, Island Trees 0
Massapequa 20, Freeport 1
Nanuet 10, North Rockland 7
North Shore 11, Friends Academy 10 (OT)
Northport 17, Copiague 8
Ossining 10, Edgemont 6
Patchogue-Medford 13, Brentwood 4
Sachem North 12, North Babylon 6
Seaford 10, Clarke 1
Smithtown East 12, Sachem East 4
South Side 14, Roslyn 6
St John Baptist 9, St Mary’s 3
Tappan Zee 10, New Rochelle 7
Walt Whitman 15, Connetquot 8
Wantagh 19, Great Neck North 6
Ward Melville 14, William Floyd 8
West Islip 20, Lindenhurst 8
Yorktown 13, John Jay 10
Johnny McGuigan makes one of his 25 saves for Mahopac yesterday in a big win vs. Put Valley. (Photo by Ray Gallagher)
Reach Joe Lombardi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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