Vikings Come Back To Top Engineers, 14-7; Chiefs Win, 43-22
The varsity football teams at South Shore and Canarsie high schools each posted victories last weekend. The host Vikings came from behind in the second half to score two touchdowns and overtake the Brooklyn Tech Engineers, 14-7. By halftime last Sunday, the Chiefs led Lincoln High School 15-8 at halftime and went on to defeat the Railsplitters, 43-22.
Canarsie’s offense was led by senior running back Shawn DeShong, who had 23 carries for 154 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore teammate Brian Jones gained 150 yards on 11 carries and scored a pair of TDs. Senior Canarsie quarterback Quentin Hollis was four for 12 for 56 yards, including a TD pass play to senior split end Avery Grant.
Grant also sparkled on defense notching nine tackles and a fumble recovery. Other standouts on defense were senior linebacker Yves Delpeche with nine tackles, junior tackle Kevin Brown and junior defensive end Samora Minors with, respectively, seven and six tackles each. Kadeem Wilson and Kendall Hooper each had interceptions for the Chiefs (4-3).
South Shore’s offense couldn’t sustain an offensive drive in the first half and trailed 7-0 at halftime. But on the opening drive of the third quarter senior running back Jeff Gurrier scored the first of two touchdowns on a 1-yard run. The second score came after on one of his two interceptions that was followed by an 18-yard run to the end zone. Gurrier ran for 49 yards on 16 carries. Viking quarterback David Legree added 40 yards rushing on six attempts. He also threw three passes for 33 yards on nine attempts.
Parker Cantey, who was the PSAL Player of the Week more than a month ago, rushed for 66 yards on five carries and had four tackles on defense, three of which were for Engineer losses, including a forced fumble. Cantey also caught a 21-yard pass and ran for 66 yards on five carries. Junior running back Josiah Pollack carried nine times for 31 yards. Senior Daryle Bell had two catches for 12 yards and had six tackles and an interception playing defensive.
South Shore added a safety in the third quarter when Brooklyn Tech running back Brandon Cherington-Desir fumbled in the end zone.
Both local high school s are on the road this weekend for noon kickoffs. Sheepshead Bay hosts the Chiefs on Saturday, while the Vikings (5-2) travel to face New Utrecht .