By Laura Amato
The Bayside football team stayed perfect on the young season with a hard-fought 12-6 victory over Tilden Educational Campus last Friday.
The Commodores’ three-pronged attack of Jonathan Cato, Nathaneal Faison and Tequan Evans racked up chunks of yardage, averaging nearly seven yards a play. They combined for 205 yards on the ground and, despite Cato’s fumble, set the tone of the game by pushing through the Tilden defensive line.
Tilden took an early lead in the first quarter, but the Commodores’ ground game kept them in the game and sparked a second-half rally.
Faison scored a rushing touchdown, while Robert Williams added a 75-yard kick return for a touchdown, just enough to lift Bayside to a hard-fought win.
Bayside’s victory highlighted a strong football weekend for Queens squads around the city. Here’s a quick recap of week two.
Beach Channel 44, Lafayette 14: Christian Alleyne was dominant in the week two tilt, throwing three touchdowns on just seven passing attempts.
Joshua Timmer led the charge on the ground, racking up 130 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries as the Dolphins grabbed their first win of the year.
Flushing 10, Dewitt Clinton 6: A first-quarter safety was the difference-maker as the Red Devils grabbed their first win of the season. Jaron Johnson kept things interesting for the Governors with a fourth quarter touchdown, but Flushing was able to hold on down the stretch.
Far Rockaway 6, William C. Bryant 0: The Seahorses defense was in complete shutdown mode, allowing just 35 passing yards in the slim victory. Dylan Nerich led William C. Bryant on the ground with a team-high 63 yards, but was unable to find the end zone.
St. Peter’s 34, Holy Cross 14: The Knights saw an early lead evaporate as St. Peter’s defense and special teams locked in down the stretch, turning the game around early in the second half. Holy Cross struggled to respond as the Eagles’ gameplan found a way to slow down an offense that racked up points with ease in week one.
Xavier 33, St. Francis Prep 8: The Terriers avoided the shutout with a fourth quarter touchdown, but dropped to 0-2 on the season with a second straight loss.
Eagle Academy III 14, Cardozo 0: The Judges racked up just 42 yards in the lopsided loss, averaging 2.56 yards on the ground.
Abraham Lincoln 36, Campus Magnet 0
Long Island City 34, KIPP NYC College Prep 12