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Lincoln HS burns Flushing Red Devils in PSAL football semifinals


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The PSAL football semifinals between the Lincoln Railsplitters and Flushing Red Devils Saturday at Lincoln High School field in Brooklyn seemed to be decided by halftime.

Leading 41-0, players on Lincoln’s sideline were dancing to Jay Z’s “Brooklyn we go hard,” featuring Santigold from a live DJ, while the fans chanted “Brooooooklllynn,” a cheer now associated with the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team.

On Flushing’s sideline, players were more reserved, but hadn’t given up. They were yelling “don’t give up ya’ll” as their teammates returned to the field, but Flushing eventually loss 55-7 , and missed their chance to play in the championship game at Yankee Stadium.

“You guys made me proud today,” head coach Jim DeSantis told his teary-eyed team in the visitor’s locker room following the match. “Probably prouder than you have all year, because you never gave up. There were only four teams playing football today and you were one of them. You put Flushing on the map, you put Queens on the map and that’s a good thing.”

Although Flushing lost, the Red Devils seniors took pride in that it was the first time the school had ever made it to the semifinals in the championship league, the city’s top division.

All season they had made Flushing a team to fear, with a 7-2 record during the regular season. But Lincoln, which was undefeated (9-0) in the season, easily picked apart Flushing’s defense and dominated the Red Devils in every way.

Three minutes into the third quarter, Lincoln scored, inflating the score to 48-0 after the extra-point. And just a few minutes later Railsplitters junior Elias Davis capped another successful drive, with a 20-yard rush for a touchdown.

But down 55-0, Flushing finally answered Lincoln, and gave dozens of fans that made the trip from Queens to Brooklyn something to cheer about.

Flushing put together a drive in which senior DeAndre Ross Lomax rushed for 20 yards followed by an eight-yard rush by junior Terrence Chavis. The drive was extended when senior DeShawn Scott Jr. completed a 20-yard reception for a first down.

“I just felt like I had to play hard, I had to finish the game,” Scott said.

Later in the drive, Ross Lomax rushed for 14 yards, which got the Red Devils to the one yard line, and Chavis ran the ball in the end zone for the team’s only score.

After the game players were upset about the loss, but understood they had brought Flushing to another level.

“We went further than any Flushing team in history, so it’s still pretty good,” said Ross Lomax. “But I still wanted to get a chance to take my team to Yankee Stadium.”

 

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Queens PSAL high school football roundup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

HEATHER ZWILLENBERG
Roundup as of October 31, 2013

 

-CITY CONFERENCE-

 

BULL-DOGS BARKING 

The Campus Magnet Bull-dogs (4-5) dominated the Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave (0-8) to a tune of 33-0. The Bull-dogs had a total of 345 yards with 277 yards on the ground. The Orange Wave amassed just 127 offensive yards. Bull-dogs senior Blessuan Austin rushed for 141 yards on seven attempts and two touchdowns. Austin added two touchdowns through the air, completing four of 12 passes for 68 yards. Sophomore Antawan Lewis added a touchdown on the ground. Campus Magnet were to play the Beach Channel Dolphins (0-9) in the last game of the season, but the Bull-dogs have already the game via a forfeit.

SPARTANS CAN’T STREAK 

The John Adams Spartans (1-7) were unable to put a winning streak together, losing by a score of 34-6 at the hands of the Grand Street Campus Wolves (5-3), after winning their first game of the year last week. The Spartans, who had a total of 300 yards, could not hold the Wolves’ offense allowing 421 offensive yards. Spartans senior Danny Messina rushed for 70 yards on five attempts. Through the air Messina amassed 80 yards, completing five of 12 passing attempts and throwing an interception. Next up for the Spartans will be the Flushing Red Devils (6-2).

RED DEVILS BURNED FALCONS 

The Flushing Red Devils (6-2) destroyed the Susan Wagner Falcons’ defense for 478 offensive yards. Junior Terrence Chavis threw for 196 yards with two touchdowns completing nine of 13 passes. Senior Deandre Ross Lomax led the Red Devils on the ground with 103 yards on 12 attempts and two touchdowns.

 

-BOWL CONFERENCE-

 

BAYSIDE BLASTS EAGLES 

The Bayside Commodores (6-2) soundly defeated the Springfield Gardens Golden Eagles (5-3) by a score of 34-0. The Commodores compiled 415 total yards. Senior Kevin Mombelly threw for 225 yards with nine completions and two touchdowns. Mombelly added a rushing touchdown as well. Senior Jeremiah Harris rushed for 63 yards on two attempts and scored a touchdown. Junior Tyrell Plaza also had a touchdown on four attempts and rushed for 55 yards. Next up for the Commodores will be the August Martin Falcons (1-7).

 

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