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Star of Queens: Montell Moseley, paraprofessional, DOE

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Photo courtesy of Montell Moseley

PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Montell Moseley attended the St. Pascal’s Catholic elementary school in Hollis, Queens, where she met members of the rap group Run DMC. She graduated from Bayside High School in 1986, received a bachelor’s degree from Empire State College and finished her education with a master’s degree in New York Institute of Technology. She is the 10th of 12 children.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND CAREER: Moseley has worked for Department of Education as paraprofessional for more than 20 years with developmentally disabled and autistic elementary school children. Before that, she spent five years working for state group homes housing developmentally disabled people, and is currently in the process of creating a nonprofit youth agency for at-risk children and juvenile first offenders.

MOTIVATION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY: She said she enjoys caring for other human beings who don’t have a job or the talents to help themselves, and wants to listen to and hear them.

“I had a passion to give back, it makes me feel happy,” Moseley said.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Jump-starting her grassroots effort to run for City Council. Moseley needs 2,600 signatures to fulfill her dream of running for the City Council seat in the 24th District, and is meeting the community and knocking on doors to get the support she would need as a political contender.

“They may say no, or they may say yes,” Moseley said.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS: Being a single parent. Her son, 23, overcame cancer and is blind in one eye. Moseley said her daughter, 20, had a lot of trouble dealing with the emotional effects of their situation, but as the girl got older she began to understand how hard it was for her family to cope.


Bayside residents rail against high school proposal at CB 11 meeting

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Bayside residents showed up in large numbers to Monday’s Community Board 11 (CB 11) meeting to contend with a proposed high school planned for the former Bayside Jewish Center.

Although many were interested in speaking on the issue of the proposed school, most of the attendees had not realized they needed to pre-register for the public participation segment of the evening and were not allowed to have the floor. The few who did get to speak out against the school received a raucous applause from the rest of the audience.

“Put simply, this project is not needed and is not wanted,” said Nancy Kupferberg, a Bayside resident who has had two of her children attend nearby Bayside High School. Kupferberg appeared on behalf of many others to present a total of 3,100 letters from community residents, students and staff members to express their concerns about the proposal.

“What my experience tells me is that we don’t want this,” added Ana Baires, a resident of the area around Bayside High School. She spoke of teenagers loitering around her house and causing trouble.

The residents were so eager to speak on the matter that many members of the frustrated crowd spilled out into the hallway. Chairwoman Christine Haider said a discussion will be held in the future when the community board has more information about the project.

A staffer from Councilman Paul Vallone’s office was on hand to talk to residents and explain the process that the School Construction Authority (SCA) must follow to build the school. Vallone was an early supporter of the school’s installation, citing overcrowding in District 26. His office has since said that while the councilman is cautiously optimistic about a new school, he has not taken a stance on where it should be located.

While the SCA has put in a bid to for the Bayside Jewish Center, the deal is not finalized and several studies must be done to prove the area’s suitability for a school. A traffic study will analyze the potential impact on parking and congestion patterns, and an impact assessment will measure potential effects on the environment.

After passing the relevant studies, the proposed school will then be discussed by community boards and the general public, and would later be voted on by the City Council. Public hearings with the SCA may be scheduled as soon as this summer, according to a representative from Vallone’s office.


Councilman Vallone introduces new student ambassadors

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Photo courtesy of Councilman Paul Vallone's office

Councilman Paul Vallone introduced last week a group of high school students that will be working in his office during the second year of his Educational Ambassador Program.

“I couldn’t be prouder of my student ambassadors and all the work they’ve accomplished in the first year,” Vallone said. “They played such an important role in supporting every aspect of the work our office does and I look forward to seeing our new group achieve their great potential.”

There are nine students participating this year from three different high schools. Ambassadors Abbas Husain, Hongju Choi, Kean Gibbons and Jennifer Kim are from Bayside High School; Erika Donis, Rawlanda Hinds and David Legunsa attend World Journalism Preparatory School; and Daniel Bosko and Josh Santis study at Holy Cross High School.

The inaugural year of the student ambassador program saw teens experiencing different aspects of a city council member’s responsibilities through the expanded program in Vallone’s office.

The first student ambassadors played a critical role in organizing a toy drive for Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children and helping to put on the Holiday Parade & Winter Festival on Bell Boulevard. Student ambassadors also had an integral part in the participatory budgeting process by spreading awareness about the process and staffing multiple voting sites.

Thanks to students’ efforts to increase the visibility of participatory budgeting, Vallone noted, District 19 had a 2015 voter turnout of over 1,000 residents to award funds for locally developed capital projects.


Residents rally against high school planned for Bayside Jewish Center

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Residents living near the Bayside Jewish Center rallied with state Sen. Tony Avella on Thursday against a proposed high school planned for their neighborhood.

Around 75 people showed up at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and 204th Street and largely complained of overcrowded traffic and buses due to the existence of several other schools in the nearby vicinity, including a number of elementary schools and Bayside High School, which serves a student body of more than 3,000 only four blocks away.

While the protesters agreed that new schools should be built for local students, they did not think that their community could accommodate a school with a planned capacity of between 800 and 1,000 students.

Avella said the School Construction Authority (SCA) has systematically chosen school sites without the support of residents and elected officials, citing an unsuccessful 2013 outcry against an elementary school being built on 48th Avenue. He is introducing legislation which would amend education law to require detailed analyses to be made available upon the proposed construction of a new school in a city of over a million in population.

“Too many times, SCA has been allowed to barge into a neighborhood and construct a monstrous school wherever they choose,” said Avella. “We cannot allow this to keep happening.”

Henry Euler, first vice president of the Auburndale Improvement Association, said that he and many others were frustrated with the lack of participation afforded to the community in the decision-making process for a new development.

“Above all, what they should be doing is consulting us, and asking the residents, what do they want, what should we put here, what do you need,” Euler said.

Members of Community Board 11 spoke before the crowd to offer their objections at not being consulted on the location of a new school.

“Come to the community and ask,” said board member Paul DiBenedetto. “They don’t know, they just look on a map.”

Some attending the rally even placed blame on the owners of the Jewish center for selling the property to the SCA, asserting that the building’s owners did not take enough care to choose an appropriate buyer to fill their place.

“They shouldn’t turn their backs on their neighbors, and impose on them an outsize school that would completely demolish the quality of life,” said Lance Premezzi, a resident of 32nd Avenue since 1950.

Councilman Paul Vallone, however, indicated that while compromises with the community will have to be made in the process leading up to the school’s construction, he looks forward to seeing a new school in his district, whether it is installed at the former Jewish center or at an alternative site.

“Any project of this size will always have opposition but in the end, we must weigh the merits of the site against the overwhelming demand for additional seats,” Vallone, who was initially an outspoken supporter for the creation of the proposed high school at the Jewish center, said in a statement. “The significant overcrowding in our schools is an issue that has been put off for too long and will only continue to worsen if it is not addressed.”


Doctored device causes fire at Bayside High School

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Fire at BS HS

Updated 2:49 p.m.

There was a little Monday morning madness for Bayside High School students.

Sixty firefighters and additional police officers responded to a fire caused by a device in a classroom on the first floor of the building at 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St., leading to the evacuation of hundreds of students.

The device was a cellphone strapped to two batteries located in a locker in the classroom, police said. The bomb squad was called to investigate the device, and determined it was “not suspicious.” Authorities believe it was a homemade cellphone charger.

Fire officials were called around 10 a.m. and put the flames out at about 11:30 a.m., according to the FDNY. No one was reported hurt, authorities said.

Students evacuated from the school were taken to local middle and elementary schools, but were transported back to Bayside High around 2 p.m.



Steve Piorkowski, energetic Bayside coach, dies from cancer at 54

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Photo courtesy of Steve Piorkowski's family

Steve Piorkowski, a Bayside High School softball and basketball coach known throughout the athletic league for his winning teams and his determination to fight a life-threatening disease, died at 54 after struggling with cancer for three years.

“He would push us all to be the best we can be,” said Gayle Bernstein, a former student athlete from Bayside High School who was coached by Piorkowski. Bernstein attended the funeral that was held on Monday.

“He taught us to put our passion into something that makes us successful,” she said. “He helped shape me to be the woman I am today.”

Piorkowski was diagnosed in 2012 with an aggressive form of cancer that damaged his spine and broke his neck. From a wheelchair, the Bayside coach succeeded in fighting back the cancer and eventually regaining his ability to walk. But the cancer resurged in November 2014, and his long battle ended on Feb. 18 when he died.

With 23 years of coaching experience, Piorkowski often led the Bayside Lady Commodores to the city championship. Many of his players have gone on to win scholarships to universities across the country.

After his diagnosis, and while he continued to coach, Piorkowski was invited to Citi Field where he was honored by the Mets with their Spirit Award. He was joined by his family and more than 250 Bayside High School alumni at the event. His fight with cancer was noted by national publications like ESPN and MSG.

His doctors diagnosed him with multiple myeloma and he was given radiation treatment.

“We are sad to announce that Mr. Stephen Piorkowski, our beloved physical education teacher and coach, passed away Wednesday evening after a long bout with cancer,” Bayside High School Principal Michael Athy wrote to the school community. “Steve taught and coached at Bayside for over 20 years, turning frightened freshmen into starring seniors. He will be missed by our entire community and our thoughts are with the Piorkowski family during this sorrowful time.”


Bayside softball escapes upset in playoff trap game

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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The Bayside High School softball team’s reward for being excellent all year was almost the cause for its demise in the 2014 PSAL playoffs.

The city’s second-ranked softball team earned a two-game bye because of its 15-1 record and tie for first in the Queens A Division, delaying its playoff debut until the sweet sixteen round on May 27 against Curtis High School of Staten Island.

But rust from the two-game hiatus quickly showed. Curtis, the 15-seeded team, jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and Bayside was trailing 5-4 by the fifth inning. Bayside was looking at an upset and early exit from the tournament, when the team quickly woke up in the bottom of the fifth inning led by senior Heidi Gomez, and they won the game 9-5.

“It’s a double-edged sword,” Coach Steve Piorkowski said, referring to the bye. “Skills like hitting and pitching you need to be game sharp, you want to be competing straight through.”

Gomez, the team’s ace pitcher, finished with 12 strikeouts and a complete game, but she gave up four walks and eight hits, including a monster three-run homer, which gave Curtis its 5-4 lead in the fifth.

But following her mistake, Gomez, who went 2-for-3 at the plate, started the Lady Commodores’ rally when she powered a single in bottom of the inning. Her pinch-runner eventually scored on a throwing error to first base to tie the game.

Later in the inning, with one base runner, senior catcher Taylor Moy smacked a triple, giving Bayside the lead. Then Moy scored on a wild pitch during the next at-bat to expand the lead, 7-5.

“I was like, we got to catch back up, we’re going to lose and I don’t want to lose,” Moy said. “So we had to rally, push through, make contact — any contact possible.”

Bayside quieted Curtis’ offensive for the remainder of the game and expanded their lead in the next inning. With the trap game behind them, the team feels that they’ll be in shape for the next round.

“I think if we play how we normally play, we’ll do great,” Gomez said.

Bayside will host George Washington of Manhattan on Thursday at 4 p.m.



Bayside police cadet who died on 9/11 honored with street co-naming

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When 23-year-old Muslim American Salman Hamdani, who was an NYPD cadet and EMT, heard about the 9/11 attacks, instead of going to work, he headed straight for the World Trade Center.

He lost his life trying to help people and for his sacrifice, Community Board 11 and Councilman Paul Vallone honored him by co-naming 204th Street in Bayside, where he grew up, as “Salman Hamdani Way” on Monday.

But his mother, Talat, believes it’s just the first step toward getting the recognition her son deserves after the injustice he received.

Hamdani, who was born in Pakistan and immigrated to America as a toddler, was initially thought to be involved in the attacks, and still hasn’t been honored as a first responder on the 9/11 memorial.

“The City of New York needs to recognize him officially as a cadet when 9/11 happened, when he gave the ultimate sacrifice,” Talat said. “And the national 9/11 memorial cannot deny him his due place in history.”

Photo courtesy Talat Hamdani 

Instead of being listed as a first responder, Hamdani’s name is on the memorial as a civilian killed in the attacks. His family believes this bias stems from his faith, but they insist he was an American in every way.

As a child, Hamdani watched cartoons on the Disney Channel, loved the Yankees, played football for Bayside High School, and was a truly dedicated Star Wars fan— so much so that “his licenses plate read, ‘young Jedi,’” Talat said.

“I asked him one day, what is Star Wars?” she recalled, and he replied, “Momma, you don’t know what Star Wars is, you’re not an American!”

Hamdani’s  family is calling for Mayor Bill de Blasio to put his name on the first responders list to honor his memory.

“The fact is that he was a cadet,” Talat said. “He should be properly acknowledged.”

Photo courtesy Luigi Novi/Wikipedia Commons



Bayside girls flag football team scores historic first win

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THE COURIER/Photos Liam La Guerre

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The air was tense in the final six seconds of the game at Bayside High School field on Tuesday.

The Commodores were about to defeat Townsend Harris 6-0 after scoring the game’s only touchdown and the home team was feverishly preparing to defend its lead.

“Defense,” one man shouted from the crowd of parents and students on the bleachers.

“This is your home field, Bayside,” another said.

It could have been the atmosphere for a boys football game, but in reality it was the second-ever Bayside H.S. girls flag football game.

Just two years after the PSAL introduced flag football as a new sport for girls, Bayside students and fans enthusiastically embraced it.

“This is a great school to go to and we have a very good sports program. I just wanted to bring something new to get even more kids involved,” said head coach Magdalini Kassims.

Kassims surveyed students to test the desire to play the sport two seasons ago. Nearly 100 girls signed up. Last year, she hosted a tryout, where about 50 girls showed up.

Kassims had enough to fill at least two teams, but made tough cuts to get down to 25 girls, spawning the first-ever girls flag football squad at the school.

Made up of academics, artists, musicians and athletes of all kinds, the team is a composite of girls who appreciate sports and others who want to learn football. Some actually have some football experience, such as sophomore quarterback Lenore Aponte, who scored the team’s lone touchdown against Townsend Harris.

Aponte, who also plays basketball and soccer at Bayside, said she learned how to play football by joining games with “boys at recess,” so she immediately jumped at the opportunity to play for the school.

“I was so excited when we heard it was a go,” Aponte said. “I love playing football. It’s fun and I’m good at it.”
The team isn’t lacking in spirit. With the game on the line, the girls screamed “Intercept it,” for the final play, a pass attempt by Townsend Harris.

Bayside’s defense wrapped up the Lady Hawks, stopping the play and giving the Commodores (1-1 PSAL) the first win in history.

Although she is happy they won, Kassimis said she is mostly concerned with the experience the girls will get from playing football.

“Winning is important because we all like to be winners, we all like to feel good,” she said. “But what’s more important to me is that the girls have a positive experience. If you worked hard enough and you’re dedicated enough, eventually the wins will come.”



High school ambassadors wanted in City Hall

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A high school program meant to give politically-minded scholars a taste of City Hall will begin this fall.

Councilman Paul Vallone will announce the kickoff of his Ambassador Program at a press conference Friday.

The initiative allows about 10 incoming juniors from Holy Cross High School, Bayside High School and World Journalism Preparatory to serve for a year as community representatives.

The future leaders will organize food collections and cleanups, work with city agencies, take trips to City Hall and even draft a bill to be introduced in the City Council.

“Education is important in classrooms, but it shouldn’t stop there,” Vallone said.

“Providing this opportunity that gives each student every possibility of future success is the least we can do for our children.”

The program will begin this September and last until June.

Students are chosen by a principal, guidance counselor or teacher.

For more information, call 718-619-8611.



Vallone announces new high school program, outlines big ideas for district

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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Councilmember Paul Vallone wants sparks to fly during his time in office.

The freshman legislator launched idea after idea — including shooting fireworks on Bell Boulevard and hosting movie and game nights — during a two-hour interview with The Courier.

“I want to bring back that old-time feel,” he said, gazing at the boulevard out of his fifth floor Bell Plaza windows.

“You look at things from a different perspective,” he said. “As a father, I think, ‘What would my kids want to do?”

His long list of plans for the district also include having quarterly roundtables with the district’s community groups and starting up a new Student Ambassadors program in February with three local high schools.

The initiative allows about 10 juniors from Holy Cross High School, Bayside High School and World Journalism Preparatory to serve for a year as community representatives.

The teens would organize food collections and cleanups, take trips to City Hall and even draft a bill to be introduced in the City Council.

“It’s the next generation’s input,” Vallone said. “I’m not going to touch it, whatever they draft.”

As for his own bill, Vallone filed his first piece of legislation Jan. 9, calling for the city to recognize Lunar New Year as a major holiday.

It supports a law already introduced in the State Senate and Assembly that has not moved for years.

The lawmaker also plans to continue participatory budgeting, which begins in 2015 at its earliest. The city initiative gives residents the chance to develop and vote on physical infrastructure projects they want to see in their neighborhoods.

At the top of his growing list of priorities is still making sure a school is not built in the former Whitestone Jewels site.

“This is nonstop,” he said. “We’re still watching.”



EXCLUSIVE: No snow day forces Bayside HS kids to spend day in auditorium

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A shortage of teachers at Bayside High School, after this year’s biggest snowstorm so far, forced students to spend the day in the gym and auditorium.

“We just wasted a whole day,” said senior Ibrahim A. “It’s pointless to be here when we’re not doing any work.”

After students reported to school Wednesday at 8 a.m., school officials found they didn’t have enough teachers to monitor all of the students, according to parents and students.

They were then told to call their parents to pick them right back up again.

“There had to be 35, 40 parents on line waiting to get their kids,” said Michele M. who grabbed her 15-year-old daughter around 11 a.m. “What was the point of opening up?”

Michele’s daughter and multiple students said at least 40 teachers were absent.

“More than half of my teachers didn’t even come, and more than half that did didn’t even get to teach,” said Jane, a freshman. “I just sat in the auditorium and watched Iron Man 2. I slept through most of it.”

Another freshman said he walked into school around noon and a dean told him to go home.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina made the call to keep schools open around 11:20 p.m. the night of the storm, Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who participated in the decision, said the National Weather Service “made clear that just as the snow had intensified earlier, it was slowing very noticeably around 10 p.m.”

“It was clear at that point we would have a much better situation by morning,” he said. “We knew we could do a good job overnight of clearing the streets.”

Despite de Blasio’s confidence, Ibrahim said there were barely any teachers and students at school the next day.

They were kept in the auditorium and “just walked out” before noon.

The Department of Education did not immediately respond to request for comment.


Queens pro arm wrestlers to be featured on new AMC show

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Photo courtesy NYC Arm Control

Two Queens professional arm wrestlers will show their muscle in a new series on AMC.

Rob Bigwood, a Forest Hills resident, and Whitestone native Mike Ayello, are part of NYC Arm Control, the New York team on the show. The new series, “Game of Arms,” will feature professional arm wrestling teams from five states. The other members of the New York team are Mike Selearis, Dan Fortuna and Kevin Nelson.

The show intends to reveal the sport of arm wrestling in documentary style episodes starting Feb. 25. It will not only show the brawn that wrestlers need to participate, but the personal lives of the athletes.

“Game of Arms not only focuses on the technique and skill in this high-stakes world, but also the family, careers and personal struggles of each man outside of the sport,” said the AMC website description about the show.

The series will follow the personal lives of the country’s premier arm wrestling figures, such as Ayello, who is a firefighter from Ladder 135 in Glendale. Ayello said the show followed him around at home and also featured his work in the FDNY.

A graduate of Bayside High School, before he became an arm wrestler, he was a bouncer at clubs around New York City. He used to arm wrestle with the fellow bouncers, and being at 6 feet 5 inches, 270 pounds, he always won. Four years ago someone challenged him to wrestle in the professional circuit and he started researching professional arm wrestling and attending amateur tournaments. He quickly worked his way through the ranks and is recognized as one of the strongest arm wrestlers in the country.

Bigwood, who is vegan, is being featured among various accomplished vegan male athletes in a new documentary called “The Game Changers” by James Wilks, a former MMA welterweight champion and fellow vegan.

Both men believe that arm wrestling needs a show, such as the one on AMC, to expand.

“It’s actually a huge underground thing, but no one just taped into it yet, but I think this show will bring it out,” Ayello said.

The series is coming from Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik, the Emmy Award-winning producers of the “Deadliest Catch,” and executive producer Dan Ilani.

Trailers have already been circulating about the show.



Bayside High School girls soccer team remains undefeated despite losing star player

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THE COURIER/Photo Liam La Guerre

Many were worried when Bayside High School girls soccer star forward Danielle “D.J.” Glazer graduated last year.

Glazer, who finished with the most goals in the city last season, 40, and the season before, 51, led the team to win back-to-back Queen A-IV titles. She was the recipient of the PSAL’s Wingate Award in girls’ soccer, which is given to the top senior in each sport, and her presence drove the Lady Commodores to the city quarterfinals and semifinals in 2012 and 2011 respectively.

“She’s a great player,” said Bayside head coach Magdalini Kassimis. “She was our main goal scorer for the last three-and-a-half years.”

But even without Glazer, who is now playing for Marist College, the Lady Commodores are stronger than ever. Eleven games into the season the team is undefeated, 11-0-0, and far above Francis Lewis, 6-2-2, which is in second place in the redesigned Queens A-V conference.

In their most recent game on October 8 the Lady Commodores dominated Forest Hills High School, although Mother Nature wasn’t too kind. The girls played through a torrential downpour, which was part of a tornado watch, but still routed Forest Hills, 5-1.

“They played together the passed the ball open a lot and it came down to smart decisions,” Kassimis said.

Although a main player like Glazer isn’t on team, the Lady Commodores have multiple players that have stepped up, and Kassimis attributes their strength to their chemistry on the field.

Junior Alexa Trontz leads the team in goals, 15, which is good for 16th in the city and first in Queens A-V conference, and junior Kayla Triana is 14th in the city in assists, 11.

Bayside also shines on the defensive side. Senior goalkeeper Ioulia Makris has saved 81 of 85 shots-on-goal, 95.2 percent, or 4th in the city. And the team has only allowed five goals for the season.
“I knew that they had it in them, they’re very talented,” Kassimis said.

Despite having very successful recent seasons the Lady Commodores have fell short in the playoffs to teams from other boroughs. The team is looking to turn that around this year, so Kassimis is hoping to use the remaining games to get ready.

“We’ve played everybody already, but they’re still going to be competitive,” Kassimis said. “Right now we are getting into the mindset of we’ve got to finish strong and take care of business, but starting mentally and physically prepare for the playoffs.”




Queens PSAL high school football roundup

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com


Roundup as of September 29, 2013




The Flushing Red Devils improved to 3-1, after they beat the John F. Kennedy Knights (2-2) by a score of 21-18. The Red Devils were losing 18-7 going into the fourth quarter where they scored 14 unanswered points to win the game. Red Devils Junior Terrence Chavis scored the two touchdowns. Chavis threw for 79 yards, completing eight of 16 passes, while throwing a touchdown. On the ground Chavis scored a touchdown as well rushing for 15 yards on five attempts.  Senior Deandre Ross Lomax led the team with 108 yards on the ground on 18 attempts. Next up for the Red Devils will be the Curtis Warriors (2-2).


The John Adams Spartans dropped 0-4 with a 28-6 loss to the New Dorp Cougars (3-1). The Spartans were unable to get anything going on offense with just 105 total yards. Senior Danny Messina completed seven of 14 passes for 44 yards. On the ground senior Brandon Plattner led the Spartans with 42 yards on seven attempts and the loan touchdown of the game for the Spartans. Next up for the Spartans will be the Harry S. Truman Mustangs (1-3).




In the Bowl conference the Bayside Commodores continued their winning ways improving to 4-0 with a 42-0 win over the Jamaica Beavers (0-4). The Commodores went with a balanced attack. Through the air junior Henry McCoy completed eight of 15 passes for 110 yards with one touchdown and an interception. McCoy also added a touchdown on the ground as did junior Charles Flug and senior Trevon Moe. Next up for the Commodores will be Lafayette Educational Complex Patriots (1-4).