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"Varsity team defeats John Jay (28-21) in the opening game, on our field, for the first time in, I believe, twenty-one years. Defeated Kennedy (21-6), winning the Supervisor's Trophy. Finished the regular season at 8-1, sharing the league title, and made the schools first bowl appearance in, I believe, a decade." - James Frank


"Through the mid 1970's, the old Upper Westchester / Putnam League was still in place, Somers competed with many of the adjoining school districts that comprised this league (Mahopac, Carmel, Brewster, John Jay, JFK & Henry Hudson). The archrival for Somers at the time was Mahopac High School. In the 1975 season, Mahopac was undefeated, and Somers played them in the last game of the season, as befitted the rivalry. They had grown to be a much bigger school due to enrollment, and this was the last year Somers would play them before realignment. It was a huge game for Somers. The varsity team record was 4-2-1 going in, and Somers the consensus underdog.

The tone was set earlier in the day (nobody played night games then), by our JV team. JV Coaches Connolly & Gilchrest had changed our offense to a single wing attack just for this last contest. They put our biggest guys in the backfield, and we simply shotgun - snapped the ball directly to whoever was going to carry it. It worked to perfection, and we won the JV game 26-6 at Mahopac. We sophomores felt like David must have after he had slain Goliath !
Later that day, the Varsity game was played in Mahopac as well. There were a lot of people there, expecting Mahopac to roll. After an early safety scored by MHS, it was all Somers. Somers won the game 29-2, and earned bragging rights with then arch-rival Mahopac seemingly for all time. We were all sad to see the rivalry end after that year." - Greg Leimbach

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