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Queens PSAL high school football roundup


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HEATHER ZWILLENBERG
Roundup as of October 31, 2013

 

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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.

 

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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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Queens PSAL high school football roundup


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HEATHER ZWILLENBERG

Roundup as of September 29, 2013

 

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FLUSHING AWAY THE KNIGHTS

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).

SPARTANS STRUGGLES CONTINUE

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).

 

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BEEMING BAYSIDE

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).

 

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The Bayside Commodores improved to 5-0 by beating the Forest Hills Rangers (0-4) by a score of 85-65. Senior Austin Williams led the way for the Commodores scoring 29 points. Senior Cantrell Barker scored 18 points. Senior Gagandeep had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Daqauise Andrews scored 14 points. Next up for the Commodores will be the Benjamin Cardozo Judges (3-0).

In their last game, the Thomas Edison Engineers (3-2) beat the Flushing High School Red Devils (1-2) 67-29. For the Engineers, senior Jaleel Charles had a double-double, scoring 19 points while pulling down 14 rebounds. Senior Nosike Obanya scored 19 points as well. Junior Jediah Greene scored 12 points while dishing out five assists. For the Red Devils, not one player reached double figures; sophomore Shahiem Greene led the team with eight points. Next up or the Engineers will be the Rangers.

The John Adams Spartans (3-1) lost their last game to the Pathways College Prep Trailblazers (3-1) by a score of 85-55. For the Trailblazers, senior Sam Annorh Jr. had a game-high 30 points. Junior Izaha Jackson added 18 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Senior Jamel Holmes scored 15 points to go along with nine boards. Senior Romario Fletcher had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. For the Spartans, senior Markell French scored 17 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out six assists. Senior Ahmed Kone was the only other Spartan to score in double figures with 11 points. Next up for the Spartans will be the Grover Cleveland Beavers (0-3).

The Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs (2-2) beat the Martin Van Buren Vee Bees (0-4) by a score of 54-46. Junior Noah Vickers led the Bull-Dogs with 17 points. Senior Tyrell Fields was second on the team with 15 points. Senior Alton Bennett scored 11 points and had a team-high seven rebounds. For the Vee Bees senior Trevor Newman led the team with 15 points. Senior Brian Agard was second on the team with 14 points while senior Miles Banks had a game high 12 rebounds.

 

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The John Adams Spartans (1-0) beat the Richmond Hill Lions (0-1) in the first game of the season by a score of 66-45. The Spartans who outscored the Lions in each of the first three quarters, road the strength of their incredible start. The Spartans shutout the Lions 15-0 in the first quarter. Senior Ahmed Kone led the Spartans with a double-double scoring 17 points while grabbing 15 rebounds. Senior Markell French recorded a double-double as well, scoring 13 points and dishing out 11 assists while also pulling down six rebounds. Seniors Simeon Hall and Ishmael Nausrudeen added 10 points each. The Lions were led by junior Kevin Baksh who scored 17 points. The only other player in double figures was senior Paramvir Singh with 12 points. The Spartans will play the Hillcrest Hawks in their next matchup.

The Bayside Commodores (1-0) beat the Thomas Edison Engineers (0-1) by a score of 69-57. For the Commodores senior Cantrell Barker led the team with 22 points. Junior Daquise Andrews added 19 points to go along with six rebounds. Senior Austin Williams scored 12 points while senior Brandon King scored 10. Next up for the Commodores will be the Flushing High School Red Devils.

The Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs (1-0) bested the Forest Hills Rangers (0-1) 65-50. Junior Nohah Vickers led the Bull-Dogs with 25 points. Senior Tyrell Fields scored 16 points while Sophomore Ramel Powers added 10. Next up for the Bull-Dogs will be the Engineers.

The Springfield Golden Eagles (1-0) beat the Pathways College Prep Trailblazers (0-1) by a score of 61-57. The Golden Eagles found themselves down at halftime by a score of 30-19. The Golden Eagles then went on a tear in the third quarter outscoring the Trailblazers by a score of 23-6. The Golden Eagles were led by junior Dupree McBrayer who had 20 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists. Juniors Jason Deochan and Tyree Lynch had 16 and 11 points, respectively. For the Trailblazers senior Sam Annorh Jr. led the team with 18 points. Sophomore Noel King Wicks scored 12 points to go along with his eight rebounds. The Trailblazers will play the High School For Construction Red Hawks in their next game.

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The Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs lost their second game of the season to the Port Richmond Red Raiders (4-1) by a score of 24-14, dropping to 3-2 on the season. While the Bull-Dogs were outscored by the Red Raiders they did compile more offensive yards. The Bull-Dogs totaled 327 yards while the Red Raiders managed only 186. For the Bull-Dogs, senior Asaikie Blake led the team with 124 rushing yards in 17 attempts and scored a touchdown. Senior Aaron Welch added 55 yards of his own on eight attempts while also scoring a touchdown. For the Red Raiders, senior quarterback Michael Goffredo completed four out eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. Goffredo also added a touchdown on the ground, rushing for 36 yards on 10 attempts. Senior James Jones scored a touchdown as well, rushing for 26 yards on seven carries. Next up for the Bull-Dogs will be the Boys and Girls Kangaroos (3-2).

The John Adams Spartans (2-3) lost their third game in a row at the hands of the John F. Kennedy Campus Knights (3-2) 32-6. The Spartans, who scored their lone touchdown in the fourth quarter, were dominated in offensive yards. The Spartans had just 109 total yards while the Knights piled up 479 yards — all on the ground. For the Spartans, junior Danny Messina completed one out of two passes for 15 yards and the Spartans’ lone touchdown. Junior Eldridge Edens completed two out of five passes for 13 yards. Edens led the team in rushing with 27 on 12 attempts. Senior Eugene Donohue added 23 yards on three attempts while junior Lakeith Everett added 22 yards of his own. For the Knights, senior Timothy Jones had a career game rushing for 266 yards on 19 attempts while scoring four touchdowns. Junior Demetrius Wade scored a touchdown on his lone attempt which went for 65 yards. Senior Jonathan King added 98 yards of his own on five attempts. Next up for the Spartans will be the New Utrecht Utes (3-2).

The Beach Channel Dolphins (2-3) beat the Herbert H. Lehman Lions (0-5) by a score of 14-12. The Dolphins, who had a total of 335 yards, were led by senior Breland Archbold, who was responsible for 255 yards of the Dolphins’ total yards. Archbold completed eight of 15 passes for 130 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Archbold also ran for 125 yards on 10 attempts. For the Lions, sophomore Maurice Blease completed two out four passes, throwing for 85 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Senior Jermaine Hall rushed for 58 yards on seven attempts while scoring a touchdown. Junior Asante Anthony added 108 yards on 14 attempts. Next up for the Dolphins will be the Harry S. Truman Mustangs (3-2).

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A Division

The John Adams Spartans (2-0) beat the Long Island City Bulldogs by a score of 4-2. For the Bulldogs junior Charlie Mendes got the start and pitched five innings allowing six hits, three runs, one earned while striking out seven and walking four. Sophomore Albert Ramirez made an appearance on the mound for the Bulldogs, the young pitcher failed to record an out while allowing one run. Next up for the Spartans will be the Richmond Hill Lions (0-3).

The Lions lost their last game by a score of 13-0 at the hands of the William C. Bryant Owls (3-0). For the Owls senior Nicholas Alvarez went the distance in a mercy rule shortened game. Alvarez allowed five hits while striking out eight batters. On the offensive side of the ball, senior shortstop Christopher Alverez went 3-3 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Junior third baseman Jorge Zurita went 2-2 with an RBI.

B Division

The Beach Channel Dolphins (3-0) beat the August Martin Falcons (0-3) by a football score, 19-6. For the Dolphins senior Christopher Bonilla pitched five innings allowing six runs, five hits, six walks while striking out seven. Bonilla was star with the bat as well going 2-4 with four RBIs. Sophomore shortstop Kely Aponte led the team in hits, going 5-5 with three RBIs. Freshman first baseman Ryan Suglia went 2-2 with two RBIs, while sophomore Sergio Galdamez went 2-3, knocking in two. For the Falcons sophomore Carlos Medina pitched five innings giving up 19 runs only six of which were earned. In the five innings Medina also allowed nine hits, walked seven and struck out eight. Freshman outfielder Juan Abreu went 1-3 with three RBIs. Next up for the Dolphins will be a home game against the Falcons.

The Springfield Golden Eagles (1-2) shut out the Renaissance Knights (2-1) 10-0. For the Golden Eagles junior Dwayne Moore pitched a great game in the shutout allowing just one hit while walking one batter and striking out five. Moore was the offensive star as well going 2-3 with four RBIs. For the Knights sophomore Tenzin Samphel pitched three and a third innings allowing eight runs, two of which were earned.

 

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The Springfield Gardens Golden Eagles (11-2) beat the Franklin K. Lane Knights (4-9) by a score of 52-46. For the Knights, senior Kalil Johnson led the team with 16 points. Three Knights’ players scores eight points and junior Eugene Thwaites Jr. almost achieved a triple-double with eight points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Senior Gaoussou Sissoko scored eight points while grabbing seven rebounds, while freshman Natanael Carrasco scored eight points as well. While senior Denzel Morgan scored just four points, he was able to grab 10 rebounds. The Golden Eagles will round out the regular season against the Hilcrest Hawks (3-10).

The Hawks lost their last game to the High School for Construction Red Hawks (10-3) by a score of 69-48. For the Red Hawks, senior Rudranauth Sewsankar led the team with 22 points. Senior Ehiavekhan Eromoselle had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Kareem Stowe fell two rebounds shy of a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds. Junior Alexis Rincon chipped in with nine points while senior O’Shane Beckford was only able to score three points while dishing out seven assists.

The John Adams Spartans (10-3) beat the Grover Cleveland Tigers (4-9) by a score of 80-38. Junior Markell French led the Spartans with a triple-double, scoring 19 points while pulling down 12 rebounds and dishing out 13 assists. Senior Shane Hubbard is proving he can play more than one sport as the football star scored 13 points while grabbing three rebounds. Junior Shmael Nausrudeen was third on the team with 12 points. Junior Justin Cotto scored 10 points while pulling down eight rebounds. Junior Ahmed Kone scored seven points while grabbing nine rebounds. The Spartans will end the season on the road against the Richmond Hill Lions (3-10).

In their last game, the Lions lost to the Far Rockaway Sea Horses (7-6) by a score of 70-43. Junior Tyrelle Gordon led the Sea Horses with 18 points and senior Warren Saylor Jr. was a close second with 17 points. Senior Jarren Oliver-Moore pitched in with 11 points. Junior Shaleek Saunders scored eight points while Junior Malik Stewart scored five points and had a team leading 11 rebounds. The Sea Horses will finish the season against the Tigers.

PSAL Playoff Football Roundup


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The Bayside Commodores who were 7-2 during the regular season lost in the first round of the Bowl Division playoffs, 22-20, to the Tilden Educational Complex Blue Devils (8-1). The Commodores’ defense was not up to the task, allowing the Blue Devils to amass 335 yards. For the Blue Devils, quarterback Shawn Brathwaite completed 11 of 16 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore Tyrone Harris rushed for 83 yards on nine attempts and a touchdown. Senior Farid Adenuga added 49 yards on four attempts. The Blue Devils will face the James Madison Knights (8-1) in the next round.

The John Adams Spartans (4-5), who were seeded 16th in the Championship Division, lost to the top seeded Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters (9-0) by the score of 54-6. The Spartans allowed 556 yards as Railsplitters quarterback Jessel Jones completed all eight passes he attempted for 95 yards. Senior Kareem Folkes rushed for 109 yards on nine attempts and scored three touchdowns. Sophomore Antoine Holloman Jr. rushed for 83 yards on nine attempts with a touchdown, while senior Denzel Duchenne rushed for 46 yards on two attempts and two touchdowns. The Railsplitters will next face the Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave (3-6).

The Campus Magnet Bulldogs (6-3) beat the Curtis Warriors (6-3) by a score of 14-12. For the Bulldogs quarterback Kahlik Greenwood was the reason for the victory. The quarterback completed eight of 15 passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Antoine Allen caught four passes for 69 yards and scored both touchdowns. Junior William Callender rushed for 34 yards. The Bulldogs will face the Tottenville Pirates (8-1) in the next round.

The Flushing Red Devils (5-4) lost in the first round of the playoffs by a score of 28-0 at the hands of the Boys and Girls High School Kangaroos (6-3). The Red Devils allowed 358 yards. Kangaroos’ junior Quarterback Keon Marsh led the team to victory, completing all seven passes he attempted for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Richardson Derosena led the team in rushing with 101 yards on 17 attempts with a touchdown. Junior Najee Champagne added 84 yards of his own on nine attempts and a touchdown. The Kangaroos will face the Erasmus Hall Dutchman (6-3).

John Adams Spartans bow out of PSAL soccer playoffs


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In the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) soccer playoffs, the John Adams Spartans lost a heartbreaker at the hands of the Aviation Flyers by a score of 1-0. It was the third loss for the Spartans against their division rivals this season and in all three contests the Spartans failed to score.

The game was a defensive struggle from the start. Both teams moved the ball well to each side of the field, but could not get the ball past the goalkeepers, remaining scoreless in the first half. While they moved the ball well, the Spartans could not get a shot on goal – uncharacteristic for a team that outscored their opponents 32-17 during the regular season.

“We know we could play better,” said head coach Alex Navarrete.

The second half was more of the same accept for one crucial moment – a moment which sealed the Spartans’ fate. A controversial foul was called against Spartans player Akeem Morgan, setting up a penalty kick for Flyers’ sophomore Jonathan Jaramillo. Jaramillo was able to get the ball passed junior Henry Gonzalez for the game’s only goal.

The game was not without chances for the Spartans, as they were able drive the ball but were unable to get the ball passed senior goal keeper Jonathan Rico. Rico was the difference in the game and a couple great saves that literally saved the game for his team.

“He’s a good goal keeper,” said Navarrete. “He came up big time.”

The Flyers will move on to face the Martin Luther Knights – the number one team in the city.

The Flyers were not the only school to move on to the semifinals in the ‘A’ Division. The Bayside Commodores beat the Beacon Blue Demons by a score of 9-8. Tied at 1-1 after regulation time, the Commodores and Blue Demons could not score in overtime forcing penalty shots. The Commodores won that round 8-7.

For the Commodores, junior Daniel Babar scored two goals as did seniors Kevin Cruz and Marcello Russo. The Commodores will go on to play the Francis Lewis Patriots, who beat the Tilden Blue Devils by a score of 3-2.

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The Bayside Commodores (7-1) lost their first game of the season to the Beach Channel Dolphins (5-3) by a score of 36-20. The Commodores had 272 total offensive yards, with all but three yards coming on the ground. Senior Timothy Capers rushed for 128 yards on 15 attempts and a touchdown. Senior Richard Vaughan rushed for 110 yards on nine attempts and two touchdowns. The Dolphins had a total of 412 yards all on the ground. Sophomore Diequan Underwood was the offensive star of the game, rushing for 314 yards on 19 attempts and four touchdowns. Junior Breland Archbold rushed for 80 yards on 12 attempts while scoring a touchdown. Next up for the Commodores will be the August Martin Falcons (5-3). The Dolphins will face the Springfield Gardens Golden Eagles (2-6).
The Golden Eagles won their last game by a score of 28-0 over the Long Island City Bulldogs (2-6). The Golden Eagles had a total of 226 total offensive yards, all of which came on the ground. Senior Kendell Daniel led all Golden Eagles’ rushers with 96 yards on 14 attempts. Senior Jahkeem Heyward had 47 yards on three attempts with a touchdown. Senior Shaquille Charles had a 15 yard touchdown run, while sophomore Christopher Turnage and senior Justin Martin had 21 and 28 yards respectively. On defense, Turnage had an interception and sophomore Nnamdi Uchendu recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown. Next up for the Bulldogs will be Jamaica.
The John Adams Spartans (4-4) loss to the Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs (6-2) by a score of 14-6. The Bull-Dogs had a total of 141 offensive yards in the come-from-behind victory, scoring 14 unanswered points. Kahlik Greenwood only completed one out of three passes, but that one completion was good for a 40 yard touchdown pass. Senior Kareem Turnage led the Bull-Dogs with 55 rushing yards on 11 attempts. Turnage was the defensive star of the game with 12 tackles, a sack, a touchdown and a safety. Next up for the Spartans will be the Flushing Red Devils (4-4).
The Red Devils lost their last game by a score of 28-26 to the Port Richmond Red Raiders. The Red Devils only had 90 offensive yards. Senior Jason Gonzalez completed one out of two passes for a 40 yard touchdown pass. Senior Andrew King had a 50 yard touchdown run. The Red Raiders had a total of 401 offensive yards. Junior Michael Goffredo threw for 85 yards on five out of seven completions. In addition to the 85 passing yards, Goffredo rushed for 74 yards on 12 attempts and a touchdown. Junior Aaron Yates rushed for 85 yards on five attempts and a touchdown. Yates also added a touchdown on an 80 yard kick return. Junior Shaquan Gordon rushed for 82 yards on 11 attempts and a touchdown.