Red Raiders win in OT vs. Clarkstown North, will host playoff rematch Saturday

The N. Rockland Red Raiders football team salvaged their season, emerging victorious with a 35-34 overtime victory over Clarkstown North (New City) at North Rockland High School Saturday, October 8.  The win gave the Raiders a .500 regular season and qualified them for eighth seed in the Section 1 playoffs, good enough to host one more home game.

It will be deja vu all over again as the Raiders host ninth-seeded Clarkstown North at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 15. Raiders earned a home playoff game despite having a lesser record than North (4-2) because power rankings weigh quality victories and head-to-head match-up victoriess when seeding teams.

In all 16 out of 20 teams qualify for the sectional playoffs.


Section 1 Class AA playoff seeds

(Seed 1 plays Seed 16, Seed 8 plays Seed 9, etc. and the teams are reseeded after the first round)

1. Arlington: 6-0

2. New Rochelle: 6-0

3. Clarkstown South: 5-1

4. John Jay-East Fishkill: 5-1

5. Scarsdale: 4-2

6. Spring Valley: 5-1

7. Carmel: 4-2

8. North Rockland: 3-3

9. Clarkstown North: 4-2

10. Mamaroneck: 3-3

11. Fox Lane: 3-3

12. Ketcham: 1-5

13. Port Chester: 3-3

14. Mahopac: 2-4

15. White Plains: 2-4

16. Mount Vernon: 1-5

Did not qualify:

Suffern: 1-5, Ramapo: 1-5, Greeley: 1-5, Ossining: 0-6