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Scarsdale Rallies Back Past Ossining

Posted Friday, September 24, 2010 by Webmaster
Andy Verboys was in a 14-point hole in the first quarter on Sunday and felt like he’d run out of healthy players.

The Scarsdale coach looked around his sideline at point against Ossining and asked a question he’d never asked before.

“Who’s still standing?” Verboys barked. “Who can play?”

Between injuries and cramps, the Raiders were nearly decimated before the second quarter. But as this team has proven through the first two weeks, Scarsdale is a deep team — and a resilient one.

The Raiders scored 27 second-quarter points to rally for an impressive 37-28 victory over Ossining in a Class AA matchup. Anthony Cugini rushed for three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a score in a balanced effort for Scarsdale, which is 2-0.

“Guys were going down in a flash,” Verboys said. “It was bad enough we didn’t have a few guys before the game even started. Then guys started cramping and getting hard. At one point, it felt we didn’t have any starters in the game. But the other guys came to play.”

Brian Bauersfeld, Will Hewitt and Johan Drakes helped Cugini carry the offensive load for Scarsdale, which amassed 380 total yards. It had 400 in last week’s 29-22 comeback win over Ketcham.

Bauersfeld was 6 of 13 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 82 yards on 13 carries.

Drakes rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown, and Hewitt caught four passes for 93 yards and a score.

Scarsdale will go on the road to play Lincoln next Saturday before its showdown with Yorktown at home on Oct. 2.

Email Kevin Devaney Jr. at kdevaney@cablevision.com

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