2005-10-06 / Top Stories

Vikings Win 3rd Straight, 38-0: Chiefs Lose Again, 48-28

South Shore’s Josiah Pollack (with ball), who ran for 100 yards, scores first of Vikings six touchdowns in first quarter to give his team a 6-0 lead.
South Shore’s Josiah Pollack (with ball), who ran for 100 yards, scores first of Vikings six touchdowns in first quarter to give his team a 6-0 lead. By Neil S. Friedman

Midway through the 2005 PSAL football season, the two local high schools are headed in opposite directions. South Shore High School, which lost its season opener to Herbert Leh-man High School, won its third straight as it shut out the Jamaica High School Beavers, 38-0, last Saturday. Canarsie High School, which held opponents scoreless in two wins, lost its second in a row as Susan Wagner High School topped the Chiefs 48-28.

South Shore amassed nearly 400 offensive yards, including five touchdowns — three rushing and two passing. The sixth Viking TD came when Jeff Gurrier returned a Beaver interception 80 yards in the third quarter.

Viking’s defense contained Jamaica the entire game, resulting in a shut-out for the 3-1 South Shore squad.
Viking’s defense contained Jamaica the entire game, resulting in a shut-out for the 3-1 South Shore squad. Quarterback David Legree threw for 88 yards on 5 for 12 passing to four different receivers. The Vikings ground game totaled over 200 yards and three TDs. Josiah Pollack ran for 100 yards on 14 carries with a pair of TDs. Gurrier gained 75 yards on 11 carries and Daryle Bell scored a TD on a one-yard run.

Viking defenders were relentless and unforgiving as it held Jamaica’s ground game to under 100 yards.
Viking defenders were relentless and unforgiving as it held Jamaica’s ground game to under 100 yards. Parker Cantey caught two passes for 44 yards and a TD, while Tyrone Edmonds snared a Legree pass for a 32-yard TD.

The Vikings’ defense, which has held opponents to only eight points in the last two games, after yielding 50 in the first two, was excellent with tackles credited to almost every player. Bell and Gurrier had three tackles each and five other players notched two each.

South Shore’s biggest challenge — and a chance for a little revenge — will be this Sunday when the Vikings visit Sheepshead Bay High School in a rematch of last year’s championship game when the Sharks defeated the Vikings to earn the PSAL grid title.

South Shore’s Stephen Holness (#57)tackles Jamaica’s Haris Jones for a loss. Phtotos by Phil RobinsonSouth Shore’s Stephen Holness (#57)tackles Jamaica’s Haris Jones for a loss. Phtotos by Phil Robinson Despite the Sharks 1-3 record this year, Viking coach Tommy Salvato said, “They are better than their record and we’re not taking anything for granted.”

Canarsie managed a pair of touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters, but allowed the Falcons to gain over 200 yards on the ground and over 170 yards passing.

Chiefs’ quarterback Quentin Hollis was 10 for 22 for 154 yards, including a TD and an interception.

Running back Shane Deshong ran for 93 yards on 16 carries for Can-arsie. Teammate Brandon Jones scored a TD on an 8-yard rush. David Jean Philipp caught two passes for 27 yards, including one for a touchdown. Canarsie had two other TDs on catches by Michael Robinson and Christo Golding.

Canarsie’s defense racked up lots of tackles, but apparently not enough to stop Wagner’s offense from scoring six TDs. Avery Grant had 14 tackles, Gregory Melendez added 16 and Yves Delpeche and Golding had ten apiece and Andrew Payne had seven.

Canarsie hosts the tough Herbert Lehman (4-0) squad at 2 p.m. in a rare PSAL Friday game.

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