Rye Country Day Fall Previews
By Mitch Silver
Wildcat standouts kneeling at front: Cameron Coleman and Julian Martelly; standing: Franklin Hong, Nick Owens, Malcolm Brydson, Allan Houston, Justin Mandell, Alex Kelly, Conrad Crakes, and Jared Kim.
Veteran Head Coach John Calandros named five senior captains for the 2018 campaign: Allan Houston III, Nick Owens, Malcolm Brydson, Alex Kelly, and Cameron Coleman. Other key members of the strong senior class are Conrad Crakes, Julian Martelly, William McPhail, Franklin Hong, Jared Kim, and Justin Mandell.
Already committed to play in college are Cameron Coleman (Columbia), Nick Owens (Williams). and Allan Houston (Brown). Houston, the team’s MVP in 2017 and first-team all-New England player, was named to the Journal News’ Elite Eleven football team for 2018, their pick for the best 11 players in Westchester and Rockland.
Lost to graduation were most of the starting linemen from the 2017 edition of the Wildcats. The losses showed up in the team’s opening home game against St. Luke’s. The storm ground down the Wildcats, winning 27-6 last Saturday. (See full story in this section.)
The team travels to New Jersey tomorrow to take on Pingry School.