Among the dozens of teams at New Canaan on Saturday morning was Scarsdale, a team that has so much more to deal with these days than a summer camps and 7 on 7s.
The Raiders are in mourning over the loss of their teammate. As you probably know, 15-year-old White Plains resident Tyler Madoff was swept under while kayaking last week in Hawaii. He is presumed dead.
Madoff was a rising junior who had earned a job as a starting outside linebacker on the varsity. And he had gained much more than extra reps around the Raiders. He had blossomed into a leader of the junior class who had helped bridge the gap between them and Scarsdale’s returning seniors.
Here’s a link to my story from Sunday’s paper about how difficult it has been for Scarsdale without its teammate an hat the team plans to do this season to honor him.
Take a minute to scan through Xavier Mascareñas’ powerful photos of Madoff’s father, Michael, and the Scarsdale players, many of who wore eye black with “RIP” messages for their former teammate.