By Joseph Staszewski
The game appeared to be lost to everyone but Flushing.
The Red Devils trailed Port Richmond by eight points early in the fourth quarter when Nola Awopetu returned a kick 90 yards for a touchdown, but Flushing had other ideas.
They went on to score twice in the final three minutes for a thrilling 30–26 comeback victory over host Port Richmond in both teams’ PSAL City Conference football opener last Saturday.
Running back Demetri Narcisse had 94 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, capping a 51-yard drive with a 3-yard score to cut the Port Richmond lead to 26-24. Flushing got the ball back with just under 2:00 left to play. Shortly after quarterback Terrence Chavis would connect with Keron Hermitt for a touchdown to put Flushing up for good at 30-24.
Chavis completed 10 of 18 passes for 126 yards and two scores, including one to D’Andre Sapp. Patrick Moreau led the team with seven tackles and Jayzoir Boyd had five tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Bayside 26, John Adams 8: Quarterback Charles Flugg compiled 94 yards of total offense, including a passing and rushing touchdown for Bayside.
Tyrell Plaza, who also had a sack and fumble recovery, scored on the ground and had a touchdown grab. He was one of seven Commodore ball carries who combined for 266 yards on the ground.
Long Island City 26, Info Tech 6: Wilton Calderon completed 4 of 5 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown pass to Dayshawn Small and Paudi Fernandez for Long Island City.
Tyron Thomas rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Small added nine tackles and a return in interception for a touchdown.
Bryant 22, Far Rockaway 8: Raheem Williams carried the ball 18 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns for Bryant. Justin Delacruz ran for 64 yards and a score on 10 carries.
Mott Haven 13, Springfield Gardens 6: Corwyn Ellis carried the ball nine times for 33 yards and a touchdown for Springfield Gardens.
Carl Julia Coleman made four tackles, including a sack, and recovered a fumble.
Lafayette 44, Jamaica 6: Anthony White ran for 74 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for Jamaica.
Jabari Corsfield made nine tackles and Benjamin Obikoya recovered a fumble.
Monroe Woodbury 35, Holy Cross 0: Joshua Evans completed 11 of 24 passing for 112 yards for Holy Cross.
Paul Yodice had eight catches for 88 yards and tossed an 18-yard pass to convert on a fake punt play.
Patrick Calderon returned an interception 32 yards.