By Robert Cole
Jamaica High School’s difficult football season continued, as they fell 50-16 to Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Campus in a PSAL Bow Conference game at Sheepshead Bay High School field in Brooklyn.
Jamaica struggled to contain the Sharks’ explosive offense, which scored early and often in the first half to build their lead. The Sharks’ combination of quarterback Amor McCoy and receiver Titus Leo combined for three touchdowns to build a comfortable 30-0 advantage.
Despite finding themselves on the wrong side of a lopsided score, Jamaica fought on, holding the Sharks’ scoreless in the second quarter and keeping the score at 30-0 heading into halftime.
The Sharks added six points in the third and 14 in the fourth to bump its total to 50, while Jamaica scored eight points in both the third and fourth quarters.
Jamaica found success on the ground, rushing for over 100 yards as a team. Lavar Lancaster ran the ball six times for 70 yards and a touchdown. Amardeo Maxime and Kristoff Blacman rushed for 30 and 20 yards, respectively.
Blackmon also had a strong game under center for Jamaica, completing 13 of 20 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown to Kelo Davis.
With the loss, Jamaica fell to 0-6 on the season. The Beaver’s will seek their first win next week, when they face rival John Adams.
Lehman Campus 12, Bayside 9: Bayside lost its first game of the season in a closely contested game against Lehman Campus. The Commodores recorded an early field goal and took a 3-0 lead into halftime before surrendering 12 points in the third quarter. Bayside added six points in the fourth, but couldn’t complete the comeback, dropping to 5-1 on the season. Tequan Evans started offensively for the Commodores, rushing for 105 yards and passing for 91 yards and a touchdown. Rashad Wilson added 64 yards on the ground and Devonte Brown recorded a sack on defense.
Frederick Douglass Academy 27, John Adams 8: The Spartans fell to 1-5 on the season with their loss to Frederick Douglass Academy. Neither team scored in the first, but Frederick Douglass found the end zone twice in the second to take a 14-0 lead into the half. The score remained 14-0 until the fourth quarter, when both teams found the end zone. John Adams scored their eight points in the quarter, while Frederick Douglass added 13 to take a 27-8 lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Long Island City 48, Automotive High School 22: The Bulldogs’ offense started strong and never looked back in their win over Automotive. Long Island City scored 20 points in the first and 13 in the second to take a commanding 33-0 lead into the second half. Both teams exchanged touchdowns in the third, and the Bulldogs added eight in the fourth, while Automotive tacked on 16. Christophe Miraba had a strong game under center for Long Island City, completing 7 of 13 passes for 237 yards and five touchdowns. He also added 56 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs’ receivers benefitted from Miraba’s excellence. Brian Castro, Jeffrey Bretous and Naseem Henderson each hauled in one touchdown catch, while Miraba found Gustavo Guillen for two scores. With the win, Long Island City improved to 4-1 on the season.
St. Anthony’s 42, Christ the King 14: The Royals fell to 0-5 on the season with their loss to St. Anthony’s. Despite the loss, Christ the King received another strong performance from freshman quarterback Noah Bodden, who completed 13 of 33 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Tirek Murphy ran the ball well for the Royals, compiling 91 yards on eight carries and Rudy Silvera hauled in seven catches for 95 yards. Senior Nicholas Hunter led the defense with 13 tackles.