2009-10-01 / Sports

Rene Rushes Chiefs To 36-14 Win Over Kangaroos

By Jerry Del Priore

Canarsie defenders are all over Boys & Girls fullback in first half gang tackle to stop a run. Chiefs’ tough defense was one of key factors in Saturday’s home win over Kangaroos. Canarsie defenders are all over Boys & Girls fullback in first half gang tackle to stop a run. Chiefs’ tough defense was one of key factors in Saturday’s home win over Kangaroos. With a healthy Steven Rene, who was hampered by an ankle sprain for the season’s first three games, in the backfield, the Chiefs proved how lethal he can be as the senior rushed for 139 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns in their 36-14 win over Boys & Girls High School at home last Saturday.

With Rene mended, head coach Mike Camardese knew his running back could no longer be taken lightly, and the Kangaroos would have a hard time stopping him.

“He’s a double threat as a receiver and a back. They have to account for him,” Camardese said. “The first three weeks he was hobbling all over the place. But you see how he was today. I don’t know how many yards he had, but it was a lot.”

Now that he’s healthy, Syracuse-bound running back Steven Rene (#5) showed off his speed as he alludes Kangaroo tacklers to score touchdown in first quarter. Photos by Phil Robinson        Now that he’s healthy, Syracuse-bound running back Steven Rene (#5) showed off his speed as he alludes Kangaroo tacklers to score touchdown in first quarter. Photos by Phil Robinson Canarsie (2-2) established its dominance early in the game, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter to take a commanding 16-0 lead.

The Chiefs offensive onslaught continued in the second period as they scored their third touchdown to run the score to 22-0.

After an interception, the Kangaroos got on the scoreboard with a rushing TD to narrow the gap, 22-6. Canarsie quarterback Jarrel Turner responded with a 19-yard touchdown strike and a twopoint conversion — both to senior end Sosha Callender — to give Canarsie a deci√•sive 30-6 halftime advantage.

The Chiefs put the contest out of reach when receiver Eric Malave corralled a 28-yard Turner pass in the end zone to increasing the margin by 30 points (36-6).

In a hard-hitting game, Chiefs’ defender stops Boys and Girls back on a second quarter rush. In a hard-hitting game, Chiefs’ defender stops Boys and Girls back on a second quarter rush. Boys & Girls registered another rushing touchdown, and converted a twopoint run that made it 36-14 in the third quarter, but it was academic at that point.

Canarsie turned to its ground attack, which racked up 231 yards, to eat up the clock the rest of the way, as it secured its second victory of the season.

Turner had another solid game, connecting on 10 of 15 attempts for 170 yards and three TDs. Callender, who’s having a spectacular season, had four receptions for 85 yards and two scores.

Camardese believed the improved play of the offensive line had a role in the win, and will have to continue to develop if Canarsie expects to make the playoffs.

“This is the first game the offensive line really stepped up a little bit,” he said. “If we can keep improving our offensive line, that’s the key.”

Senior running back Andrew Stephen (#6) runs from grasp of defensive back in Saturday’s home win over Boys & Girls High School. Senior running back Andrew Stephen (#6) runs from grasp of defensive back in Saturday’s home win over Boys & Girls High School. The Chiefs travel to Campus Magnet High School on Saturday for an 11 a.m. game.
Senior split end Eric Malave snares pass for fourth quarter touchdown to extend score to 36-14. Senior split end Eric Malave snares pass for fourth quarter touchdown to extend score to 36-14.

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