The Tappan Zee football team already features an old-school offense, the singe wing.
The plan for Saturday is for the Dutchmen to go old school with their field.
Tappan Zee (4-1) is scheduled to play Riverside 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Tallman State Park in Palisades, which was the team's home field since it started playing in the 1940s until 1956. According to Tappan Zee Athletic Director Liam Frawley, it would be the first Tappan Zee football game to be played on the field for 57 years.
The grass field with a cinder track and concrete bleachers is a big change from Tappan Zee's current home at the high school, with lights and an artificial surface.
"Definitely a game requiring a lawn chair," Frawley said via email "Me, being a history buff and (Tappan Zee football Head Coach) Andy (DiDomenico), being a social studies teacher, we figured it would be a cool thing to take the team back to its roots."
Frawley said three players from the 1950s will serve as honorary captains and speak to the team Saturday. He said the one concern is the weather due to drainage issues ta Tallman. He and DiDomenico will check the field Friday to ensure that it is playable. If not, the game would be moved back to Tappan Zee High School.