By Joseph Staszewski
St. Francis Prep pounded the ball on the ground to pick up its first win of the season.
Junior fullback Ryan Gardner carried the ball 21 times for 120 yards rushing and a touchdown as St. Francis Prep held off Hopkins (Conn.) 27-20 at Martin Van Buren High School in a non-league football game last Saturday afternoon.
Robert Einersen, Marquis Gordon and Stephon Manfort all added rushing touchdowns for the Terriers (1-1). Safety Marco Minchino collected three interceptions.
Bayside 20, Tilden 16: Shariff Abukari completed five of 12 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns to lead Bayside (2-0).
Jason Benton, Jessie Iacovetta and Tyrell Plaza each had a receiving score and combined for four catches for 163 yards.
Charles Flugg also tossed a touchdown pass and Camrhan Tillman made 10 tackles.
Jamaica 28, Springfield Gardens 6: Garfield McDonald rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries for Jamaica (1-1).
Anthony White carried the ball 12 times for 107 yards.
Joseph McKenzie tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jabari Corsfield.
Muhammad Ahmed made nine tackles and recorded a sack.
Springfield Gardens is 0-2.
Far Rockaway 18, Long Island City 0: Dashaun Royal carried the ball 13 times for 59 yards and a touchdown and made three catches for 50 yards for Far Rockaway (1-1).
Chaki Hurdled recovered two fumbles and reordered a sack.
Long Island City is 1-1.
George Westinghouse 34, Cardozo 13: Christian Wheatley and Manuel Ritoe scored touchdowns and combined for 102 rushing yards on 11 carries for Cardozo (0-2).
Jose Vargas paced Westinghouse (2-0) with 148 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
James Madison 26, John Adams 6: Antwon James threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Dashawn Anderson for John Adams (0-2).
Dorian Anderson made 10 tackles.
James Madison is 1-1.