SOMERS, N.Y. - The 2020 Section 1 varsity football schedules were released last month, bringing some much-needed excitement to an otherwise desolate sports landscape.
Whether those games will actually be played is anybody’s guess.
But if the virus subsides, schools reopen, and the sports world begins turning again, Somers will open the 2020 season under the lights at Mahopac High School on Friday, Sept. 11.
The game marks the second time that Tuskers coach Tony DeMatteo will go up against his son, Dom DeMatteo, Mahopac coach. The elder DeMatteo got the better of his son in 2016, when Dom was the coach of Nyack.
Somers plays in Section 1 Class A, which has 20 teams divided evenly into four leagues. Other teams in Somers’ league this year are Mahopac, Brewster, Our Lady of Lourdes and Beacon. All Class A teams will play a seven-game schedule, including three non-league matchups.
Somers has put together a 32-10 record over the past four years under DeMatteo, including a state title run in 2016.
Last year, the Tuskers went 7-2 while outscoring opponents by an average of 20 points per game. They fell to Rye in the semifinals of the Section 1 Class A tournament.
Friday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. (@ Mahopac High School)
2019 Record: 3-6
Points For: 172 (19.1 per game)
Points Against: 194 (21.6 per game)
Note: Declining enrollment will drop Mahopac down from Class AA to Class A for the 2020 season.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. (@ Yorktown High School)
2019 Record: 8-2
Points For: 340 (34 per game)
Points Against: 149 (14.9 per game)
2019 Result: Yorktown 30 @ Somers 12 (Sept. 13)
Friday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. (@ Somers High School)
2019 Record: 7-2
Points For: 254 (28.2 per game)
Points Against: 122 (13.6 per game)
Our Lady of Lourdes
Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. (@ Lourdes)
2019 Record: 4-4
Points For: 190 (21.1 per game)
Points Against: 174 (19.3 per game)
Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. (@ Rye High School)
2019 Record: 10-2
Points For: 431 (35.9 per game)
Points Against: 192 (16 per game)
2019 Result: Somers 28 vs. Rye 24 (Sept. 20); Rye 28 @ Somers 20 (Nov. 1, Section 1 Class semifinals)
Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. (@ Somers High School)
2019 Record: 2-7
Points For: 92 (10.2 per game)
Points Against: 254 (28.2 per game)
Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. (@ Somers High School)
2019 Record: 6-3
Points For: 245 (27.2 per game)
Points Against: 191 (21.2 per game)
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