By Laura Amato
The Springfield Gardens football team continues to blossom. The Golden Eagles (4-0) grabbed yet another victory, staging some late-game dramatics to top Thomas Jefferson 21-18 in a PSAL Bowl Conference matchup.
The squads exchanged touchdowns early, but Springfield Gardens’ third-quarter touchdown turned out to be the difference-maker down the stretch.
Senai Haywood was a force to be reckoned with on the ground, rushing for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. The junior also chipped in five tackles on defense.
Neko Morris added his own rushing touchdown as well, rounding out the Golden Eagles’ scoring.
By the final whistle, Springfield Gardens had outgained Jefferson 217 yards to 130.
The Golden Eagles are looking to maintain their perfect record Saturday as the squad faces off against Lafayette Educational Complex.
Jamaica 41, John Adams 8: The Beavers offense finally hit its stride Sunday, rolling to a Bowl Conference victory.
Garfield Mcdonald was dominant in the win, rushing for a whopping 237 yards, four touchdowns and, for good measure, catching a touchdown as well.
Kristoff Blackman threw for 101 yards and a TD pass in the win, while Malik Lawrie also tossed a touchdown pass.
Chisom Enekwechi set the tone for Jamaica’s defense, racking up nine tackles, while Arthur Mccaa chipped in a pair of interceptions.
Tottenville 20, Flushing 0: The Pirates cruised to a PSAL victory as Jason Feldman threw for 123 yards and two touchdown passes. Jahleek Bovian chipped in a touchdown run as well, while Naseem Barnett led the defensive effort with a pair of interceptions.
New Dorp 30, Campus Magnet 8: The Bulldogs defense struggled in the City Conference tilt as New Dorp cruised to a win.
Anthony Allen led the charge with three touchdown passes and a touchdown run. Allen spread the ball out as well—tossing TD passes to three different receivers.
Eagle Academy III 30, Stevenson 0: Gary Newman was a touchdown machine Sunday, throwing for a pair of scores and rushing for another two in the win. Jordan Turley, meanwhile, was a defensive force with nine tackles and a fumble recovery. Javon Speid chipped in two sacks as well.
Franklin K. Lane 42, Kipp 20: Shakel Clark packed his stat sheet in the victory with 198 passing yards and two touchdowns as well as 57 rushing yards and another touchdown on the ground. He completed all but three of his pass attempts.
Jamel Cradle was also impressive on the ground, rushing for 107 yards on just six carries, while Juan Rosado chipped in an interception and six tackles.
Beach Channel 22, Petrides 14: Christian Alleyne was efficient in the win, completing just five passes, but racking up 155 yards and one touchdown. Joshua Timmer and Latrell Hanson combined for 128 rushing yards and two touchdowns to lead Beach Channel’s ground game.
Cardozo 34, Automotive 0
FDA 20, Long Island City 14
East Harlem Pride 14, Bryant 0
Archbishop Stepinac 42, Holy Cross 7