The good fortunes of this year’s team — including back to back fourth-quarter comebacks that are believed to be the two largest in program history — lie in stark contrast to the disappointments of recent years. By any estimation, including their own, the Tigers had one of the area’s most talented rosters in both 2010 and 2011, yet both seasons ended with a first-round playoff loss and lopsided defeats in their annual Turkey Bowl.
The margin of defeat was often slim for those teams — most notably a crazy bounce on a fumble against Yorktown in 2010 and a failed two-point conversion against New Rochelle in 2011 — and it completely changed the narrative in a negative direction. This year, White Plains has benefitted from that bounce or gained those extra few feet it needed. Case in point: Like he had in the past, oft-criticized coach Skip Stevens (pictured above) went for the two-point conversion twice on the road, only this time his team converted to win and complete its comeback at Mahopac and at Ketcham.
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