High school football roundup


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The John Adams Spartans (2-2) dropped to ninth place in the Championship Division after losing at home to the Harry S. Truman Mustangs (2-2) by a score of 36-16.  Offensively, the Spartans were led by junior Eldridge Edens. The starting quarterback completed 12 out of 20 passes, throwing for 132 yards, a touchdown and an interception. On the ground, Edens rushed for 72 yards on 11 attempts, while crossing the goal line twice. Adams was never able to climb out of a 16-0 hole, as the defense struggled on the day. The Spartans allowed the Mustangs to amass 255 yards on offense including 193 yards rushing. Junior Giovahn Watson led the Mustangs with 91 yards rushing on 17 attempts, scoring once. Senior Hamed Dembele rushed for 69 yards on 5 attempts, while scoring two touchdowns. Junior Armani Williams added 25 yards of his own on five attempts with a touchdown. Next up for the Spartans will be the John F. Kennedy Campus Knights (2-2).

The Knights beat the Canarsie Educational Campus Chiefs (1-3) by a score of 34-32. The Knights ran for 285 yards against the Chiefs. Senior Mathew Evora led the Knights with 135 yards on 18 attempts while scoring a touchdown. Junior Anthony Cruz added 100 yards on 13 attempts, while scoring two touchdowns.

The Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs (3-1) beat the Dewitt Clinton Governors (1-3) by a score of 26-22. The Bull-Dogs had a total of 424 yards. Junior Blessuan Austin completed five out of nine passes, throwing for 160 yards and a touchdown. Senior Asaikie Blake led the Bull-Dogs with 219 yards rushing on 21 attempts, while scoring one touchdown. Austin also added two touchdowns on the ground. Next up for the Bull-Dogs will be the Port Richmond Red Raiders (3-1). The Bull-Dogs will have to stop a Red Raiders team which has won three in a row. The name of the game for the Red Raiders is rushing. Out of the 466 total offensive yards amassed by Port Richmond 348 was rushing. Senior Mario Villafane rushed for 218 yards on 18 attempts and scored three touchdowns.

In the Bowl Division the Bayside Commodores dropped to 2-2 with a loss to the James Madison Knights (4-0) by a score of 22-21. Senior George Wallace led the Commodores, rushing for 65 yards on two attempts, crossing the goal line twice. Senior Julian Moody completed the only pass he threw on the day, the pass going for 60 yards and a score. The Knights were led by sophomore Daniel Martinez who completed eight of 22 passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Next up for the Commodores will be the Tilden Educational Blue Devils (2-2).