A new era officially begins at Arlington today as first-year head coach Donny Connolly makes his debut as the Admirals take on Haldane.
It will be a whirlwind week for Connolly and Arlington. On Friday, they visit North Salem before hosting Kennedy Catholic and its new coaches, Nick and Vinny Savastano, on Saturday.
Connolly did not exactly take it slow in jumping in. He scheduled and played scrimmages against Somers, John Jay and Put Valley. They also scrimmaged — and defeated — Harrison, Hen Hud and Eastchester.
“All in all, we are moving along at a good pace,” said Connolly, a former Yorktown standout who was an assistant on Ridgefield’s FCIAC championship team last year.
The Haldane at Arlington game is a 5:15 p.m. start.
Another new coach, Croton’s John Schwamb, makes his debut in a home game against Wappingers at 4:30 p.m.
The headliner game of the day in Section 1 features John Jay, fresh off its fifth win over Yorktown in the last eight meetings between the teams, visits Lakeland/Panas in a 6:30 p.m. game at Lakeland High School. The Rebels outlasted John Jay in overtime last year.
Also in Section 1, Yorktown looks to bounce back from its loss to John Jay on Saturday with a 4:30 p.m. home game against Hen Hud.
Elsewhere, Pleasantville visits Byram Hills and and Horace Greeley hosts Brewster with both games starting at 4:30 p.m.
On Long Island today, Garden City, third-ranked in the nation and fresh off a come-from-behind 6-5 win at Smithtown West, visits South Side at 4:15 p.m. Manhasset visits Mineola at 4:30 p.m. at Hampton Stadium.
In Suffolk, Half Hollow Hills West plays at Babylon at 4 p.m. and East Hampton hosts Sayville at 4:30 p.m. among the games on tap.
It’s a busy day in the CHSAA. Iona Prep visits Kellenberg at noon. Other matchups include St. Anthony’s vs. St. John the Baptist, Fordham Prep vs. Monsignor Farrell and Stepinac vs. Mount St. Michael.
FCIAC regular-season action starts tomorrow.
As always, be sure to post your thoughts on these matchups as well as any info on the scores and game details.
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