By Joseph Staszewski
Shariff Abukari is off to quite a start.
The Bayside quarterback’s five-touchdown day led his team to a 34-12 win over visiting Sheepshead Bay in both team’s PSAL Bowl Conference football opener last Saturday.
The senior completed 11 of 18 passes for 250 yards. Elijah Walcott (86 yards) and Robert Williams combined for 121 yards receiving and two scores each. Jason Benton added a 65-yard touchdown reception. Walcott also recovered a fumble and Elijah Rimpel added eight tackles.
Benjamin Cardozo 10, Bryant 0: Miguel Ritoe went 4 for 10, passing for 30 yards and two touchdowns for Cardozo. He also ran for 39 yards and a rushing score. Edgar Rodriguez Reyes and Terry Moreau both recorded seven tackles, including a sack.
Fort Hamilton 44, Flushing 0: Tajmaleeak Beckett completed 17 of 28 passes for 230 yards for Flushing. Carlyle Kent Jr. caught 10 passes for 121 yards. Troy Booker rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries to lead Fort Hamilton.
Far Rockaway 34, Information Technology 8: Quarterback Jaquan Miller posted 189 yards of total offense and scored twice on the ground and twice in the air for Far Rockaway. Chaki Hurdle carried the ball three times for 65 yards and a score. Roy Joseph Jr. and Tyreke Johnson combined for 95 yards and each caught touchdown passes. Jahron Gayle made 12 tackles. Angel Cardoso paced Information Technology with 111 rushing yards on 11 carried Kaheem Newell added a score on the ground.
Long Island City 20, KIPP NYC 0: Wilton Caldron completed 10 of 21 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown pass to Jose Batista for Long Island City. Batista caught two passes for 100 yards. Nazeem Carthen and Dayshawn Smalls combined for 86 yards on the ground, with each of them making one score. Smalls, Austin Campbell and Nelvin Rosario each recovered a fumble on defense.
Jamaica 44, Mott Haven 14: Garfield McDonald carried the ball 20 times for 231 yards and two scores for Jamaica. Samuel Jules added 158 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Chisom Enekwechi made five tackles, Joshua Jones recovered a fumble and Wayn O’Hare Reid added an interception.
John Adams 14, Columbus 8: Anthony Gray carried the ball seven times for 52 yards and a touchdown for John Adams. Edward Rios added 55 yards on the ground and Chris Rios had 23-yard touchdown grab on a pass by Antwon James. Dashawn Anderson made 11 tackles, including three sacks.
Lehman 14, Springfield Gardens 0: Corwyn Ellis completed 7 of 16 passes for 77 yards for Springfield Gardens. Christopher Clarke carried the ball 10 times for 46 yards.
Truman 8, Beach Channel 0