High school football roundup: Week 8

By Laura Amato

The Springfield Gardens football team continued to spread the ball out on Saturday afternoon as five different players found the end zone in the Golden Eagles’ 34-6 victory over George Washington.

Senai Haywood led the charge with 98 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Joshua Alphonso also chipped in a touchdown run and hauled in 79 receiving yards. Justin Mercure, Jalanni Springer and Neko Morris also each chipped in a touchdown.

Steve Cadesti finished with 98 passing yards in his squad’s second straight victory. Tyrese Schultz sparked the defensive effort with five tackles.

Springfield Gardens wraps up the regular season Sunday, looking to stay in the mix at the top of the PSAL Bowl Conference, with a matchup against Eagle Academy II

James Madison 38, Jamaica 12: Malik Lawrence did his best to lead the Beavers, completing eight passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t quite enough in the Bowl Conference tilt.

The Golden Knights pulled away late on the combined rushing efforts of Elijah Jean Pierre and Matthew Melbourne—notching 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Holy Cross 20, St. John the Baptist 14, OT: The Knights grabbed their second victory of the season and some much-needed confidence heading into the playoffs with a dramatic gridiron performance.

Truman 30, Bayside 16: The Commodores dropped their second straight game, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Tequan Evans threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns—both to Robert Williams—as Bayside took on the reigning PSAL Bowl Conference champions. Nathaneal Faison rounded out the offensive effort with 75 rushing yards. Elijah Walcott racked up seven tackles and a fumble recovery, while Shamel Lazarus Laifook added eight tackles of his own.

Franklin K. Lane 30, Evander Childs 0: The Knights racked up the offense in the lopsided Cup Conference victory, led by Jamel Cradle’s 83 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Henry Jean Michel sparked the defense with eight tackles and an interception, while Jaylen Teasley racked up eight tackles of his own.

Eagle Academy III 44, Bryant 0: Gary Newman was unstoppable for the Eagles in a shutout. The junior threw for 164 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 131 yards and two more touchdowns as his squad cruised to a victory.

Javon Speid added 80 rushing yards and a touchdown of his own, but stood out most on the defensive side of the ball, racking up 15 tackles and a sack.

Beach Channel 34, John Adams 6: The Dolphins scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to wrap up the victory, shutting John Adams out in the second half. Joshua Timmer was unstoppable on the ground, racking up 263 rushing yards and three touchdowns.


Flushing 32, FDR 0

Long Island City 38, East Harlem 22

Alfred E. Smith 12, Far Rockaway 6

Boys & Girls 28, Campus Magnet 12

Frederick Douglass 36, Cardozo 6

Iona Prep 49, St. Francis Prep 0

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