This week and next week several area football teams will start to kick the tires on the 2010 football season, which begins for real on Friday, Aug. 20.
WHITE PLAINS — This is the first stop. The Tigers will host Westlake and Rye Neck this week, but on Thursday evening at 5 it will turn into a party of six. Those three will be joined by defending Class A champ Roosevelt, Sleepy Hollow and Mount Vernon. I’m going to stop by Thursday to check it out, especially Roosevelt, Sleepy and Mount Vernon, which I haven’t seen yet.
NEW ROCHELLE — The following week New Ro will host its annual weeklong Champions Camp from Monday, Aug. 2, to Friday, Aug. 6. New Rochelle will be joined by the following: Harrison, Tuckahoe, Ardsley, Eastchester, Roosevelt and Briarcliff. I’m not sure what time camp starts, but it’s usually in the afternoon.
I’ll likely head to New Ro on Monday and Tuesday. After that I’ll be gonezo — off on vacation for a couple weeks. But don’t fear. I’ll make sure the conversation keeps flowing while I’m gone and I’ll also return in time for the first day of practice.
The only other event I know of during my vacation is a 7 on 7 at Dobbs Ferry on the afternoon of Aug. 12. Anyone know of others?