Day 21 of our Sea to Shining Sea road trip and we find ourselves in Sleepy Hollow, New York…yes, that “Headless Horseman” village, which is the setting for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a short story about the local area and its infamous specter, the Headless Horseman, written by Washington Irving, who lived in nearby Tarrytown.
Thanks to a stiff breeze blowing-off the Hudson River, the Sleepy Hollow High School football field was blustery and cold when I went to snap its photos. Sleepy Hollow is located on the east bank of the river about 30 miles north of New York City.
So it should come as no surprise that the school’s nickname is the Headless Horsemen.
There are no lights, so all of the team’s home games are played on Saturday afternoon.
This past season, Sleepy Hollow, which is a Class A school, which is the second largest classification in New York, finished 6-3. The Headless Horesemen play in the same league as Rye High School, which is in the mix for a state title this year.