WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. The White Plains High School football team will play one of the last games of its bizarre season on Friday with a game at Clarkstown North High School at 7 p.m.
The Tigers are 1-5 this season but could just as easily be 6-0. White Plains has been competitive and kept the score close but lost each game by a thin margin, with the exception of one.
White Plains started the season with a 30-20 loss at Harrison High School in which the Tigers blew a halftime lead. They then held New Rochelle High School to 14 points the next week but could not muster any points of their own.
The Tigers then traveled to Scarsdale High School and lost by a point and then fell to John Jay-East Fishkill, 27-20, the following week. The struggles continued at North Rockland High School, where White Plains lost, 17-7.
White Plains finally put one in the win column with a 17-14 win against Arlington High School last week.
The Tigers sit at 12th in Class AA in the Piner standings, which Section 1 uses to determine playoff teams. Although White Plains will likely not be in the playoffs, the team has a chance to head toward the end of its season on a high note with consecutive wins.
White Plains season officially ends on Thanksgiving Day with a rivalry game at Archbishop Stepinac High School.
Clarkstown North will not make it easy for the Tigers to earn the win. The Rams have averaged 26.67 points per game this year and have given up just 11.12 points per game.
White Plains must limit its mistakes against the Rams. Penalties and miscues have doomed the Tigers all season, so fewer mistakes equal a better chance for a White Plains win.