High School Gridiron Roundup


By Queens Courier Staff |

In the John Adams Spartans first game since moving up to the Championship Division, the Spartans lost by a score of 44-14 at the hands of the Brooklyn Technical Engineers (1-0). The Spartans had a total of 288 yards, 60 more than the Engineers, but it wasn’t enough. Senior quarterback Daniel Perez completed 10 out of 21 passes for 103 yards and an interception. Junior running back Antoine Arnold led the team in rushing with 76 yards on 10 attempts and a touchdown. Senior Shane Hubbard had 64 rushing yards on four attempts and Senior Devven Baker added 24 yards of his own with a touchdown. On the defensive side, Senior Brandon Berrios led the team with 13 tackles. Next up for the Spartans will be the Susan Wagner Falcons (0-1).

The Bayside Commodores (1-0) shut out the Automotive High School Pistons (0-1) by a score of 30-0. The Commodores dominated on both sides of the ball. On the offensive side of the ball, the Commodores had a total of 303 yards with all but six coming on the ground. Senior Timothy Capers led the team with 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Senior Richard Vaughan had 111 yards on the ground with one touchdown. Junior George Wallace had a touchdown as well. On the defensive side the Commodores allowed a total of 45 yards. Next up for the Commodores will be the Mott Haven Educational Campus Mavericks (0-1).

The August Martin High School Falcons (1-0) beat the Lafayette Educational Complex Patriots (0-1) by a score of 28-13. The Falcons had a total of 369 yards. In the air, Senior Ricky Dunbar completed three out of six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown, while adding 15 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Senior Roger Cox led the team in rushing with 110 yards on 14 attempts. Senior Kelechi Ezeigwe had 83 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Senior Clinton Westmoreland Jr. added 70 yards of his own with one touchdown. Next up for August Martin will be the Tilden Educational Campus Blue Devils (1-0).