Royals move into semifinals

By Joseph Staszewski

Christ the King has moved a step closer to an undefeated championship season. The Royals bested visiting St. Francis Prep 60-20 at Franklin K. Lane in the first round of the CHSFL Class AA playoffs last Saturday. CK advances to face Fordham Prep in the semifinals on Saturday.

David Navas completed 8 of 12 passes for 136 yards and two touchdown passes to Tosin Oyekanmi for Christ the King (10-0). Siddiq Muhammad and Ahmed Fernandez combined for 120 yards and two scores each on the ground. Adrian Velez and Giovanni Paul-Downie each ran for a score.

Tyler Siamas passed for 191 yards and three touchdowns for St. Francis Prep (2-8).

Jamaica 22, Franklin K. Lane 8: Malik Lawrie completed 4 of 10 passes for 54 yards and touchdowns to Benjamin Obikoya and Try Outlaw for Jamaica (9-1). Garfield McDonald carried the ball 14 times for 101 yards and Arthur McCaa added a rushing score. Anthony White and Malik Lawrie had interceptions and Joshua Jones recovered a fumble.

Bayside 36, Petrides 14: Quarterback Shariff Abukari posted 155 yards of total offense, threw for two scores and ran for another for Bayside (8-2). Elijah Walcott caught two touchdown passes for 77 yards and Marcus Watson ran for 97 yards on 10 carries.

Cardinal Hayes 31, Holy Cross 14: Aaron Griffin carried the ball 21 times for 106 yards for Holy Cross (1-9) in the CHSFL Class AA quarterfinals. Christian Valdez went 4 for 11, passing for 50 yards and a touchdown to Justin Moore.

Long Island City 14, Far Rockaway 12: Wilton Calderon compiled 173 yards of total offense and two touchdowns to Jarius Jones for Long Island City (7-3). Jones caught five passes for 87 yards and Nazeem Calderon carried the ball 31 times for 200 yards.

Eagle Academy III 26, Information Technology 8: Gary Newman carried the ball six times for 102 yards and a score and threw a touchdown pass for Eagle Academy II (6-4). Kendrick Screen ran for 106 yards on nine carries.

James Madison 22, Beach Channel 0: Quarterback Omar Brown posted 96 yards of total offense for Beach Channel (4-6). Lawrence Binger added 40 rushing yards on nine carries. Babajide Adegunle made seven tackles and recovered a fumble.

John Adams 30, Tilden 6: Dexton Ellis ran for 36 yards and two scores on five carries for John Adams (5-5). Edward Rios and Anthony Gray combined for 107 yard on the ground and a touchdown apiece. Rios also made seven tackles and Gustaviour Brown scooped up a fumble.

Eagle Academy II, Bryant 0: Raheem Williams carried the ball 12 times for 89 yards for Bryant (4-6). James Goodman III made five tackles and recovered a fumble.

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