High school football roundup: Week 5

By Laura Amato

Bayside showcased its offensive prowess once again on Saturday afternoon, cruising to a 24-0 victory over Sheepshead Bay. Four Commodores (5-0) found the end zone in the PSAL Bowl victory, led by quarterback Tequan Evans.

The junior standout racked up 160 yards and one touchdown through the air. He also ran for 60 yards and another touchdown on just five carries. Jonathan Cato led the ground game with a team-best 66 rushing yards and one touchdown.

On the defensive side of the ball, Bayside’s front seven proved to be a force as the Commodores stifled Sheepshead Bay every time the ball was snapped. Dimostheni Pefanis notched a team-best four tackles, while Brandon Laguerre and Elijah Walcott chipped in three tackles each as well.

By the final whistle, the Commodores racked up an impressive 344 yards of total offense, averaging 12.31 yards per passing play and 7.36 yards per rushing play.

Flushing 36, Port Richmond 0: The Red Devils cruised to a victory in the PSAL City Conference matchup, grabbing the squad’s second win of the season.

Franklin K. Lane 44, Cardozo 0: Jamel Cradle did a bit of everything on Saturday, notching 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns as well as 79 receiving yards and one touchdown. The wideout found an impressive rhythm with quarterback Shakel Clark who finished the game 10-for-12 for 187 yards and three touchdown passes. Charles Dawson was a force on defense, notching eight tackles.

Lehman 35, Jamaica 15: The Beavers continued to struggle on Friday, unable to slow down Lehman’s dominant ground game. Richard Martinez and Mario Delacruz combined for 259 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, while Carlos Soto also chipped in a touchdown run. Danny Sanchez added an aerial attack with 99 passing yards, but the QB scored on the ground.

Far Rockaway Educational Campus 41, Evander Childs Campus 0: The Seahorses jumped out to a 14-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back, cruising to a lopsided victory in the PSAL Cup Conference tilt.

Eagle Academy III 30, AE Smith 2: Gary Newman threw for a touchdown and rushed for another, racking up 66 yards on the ground as the squad cruised to a PSAL Cup Conference victory. Jordan Turley and Javon Speid were both defensive machines in the win, combining for 14 tackles, two sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and, for good measure, a safety.

Mckee SI Tech 48, Beach Channel 8: The Dolphins didn’t have an answer for Mckee’s ground game, giving up five touchdown runs in the lopsided loss. Trance Ravanell and Byung Jeon were dominant on the ground, combining for 175 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Long Island City 30, Automotive High School 6: The Bulldogs offense impressed on Saturday afternoon, outgaining Automotive 346 to 207. Dayshawn Small led the charge, rushing for 127 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 carries, while Wilton Calderon and Christophe Gonzalez combined for 101 yards on the ground.


Franklin K. Lane 46, Cardozo 0

Chaminade 21, Holy Cross 13

Mt. St. Michael 15, St. Francis Prep 14

Information Technology 22, William C. Bryant 20

Fort Hamilton 32, Campus Magnet 16

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