2009-10-15 / Sports

Mistakes Result In CHS Loss To Brooklyn Tech

By Jerry Del Priore

Clockwise from top left: Senior Eric Malave (#1) scrambles for a few yards; senior back Andrew Stephen (#6) gets tackled hard after long run; team’s leading rusher, Steven Rene (#5) runs for first quarter TD; Rene fumble leads to first Tech TD; receiver Sosha Callender waits for first of many first down passes from QB Jarrel Turner in first quarter; junior defensive back Saquan Peters pulls down Tech receiver after long pass play. Photos by Phil Robinson        Clockwise from top left: Senior Eric Malave (#1) scrambles for a few yards; senior back Andrew Stephen (#6) gets tackled hard after long run; team’s leading rusher, Steven Rene (#5) runs for first quarter TD; Rene fumble leads to first Tech TD; receiver Sosha Callender waits for first of many first down passes from QB Jarrel Turner in first quarter; junior defensive back Saquan Peters pulls down Tech receiver after long pass play. Photos by Phil Robinson Canarsie High School (3-3) repeatedly made costly mistakes in a sloppy 24- 14 loss to the Brooklyn Tech High School last Sunday. Despite the Chiefs’ defense only allowing 174 yards of offense to the Engineers, but the special teams coughed up two kickoff returns (91 and 85 yards) for touchdowns en route to a demoralizing defeat that put a damper on Canarsie’s playoff chances with only two regular season games remaining.

The teams matched touchdowns in the first quarter, however, the Engineers jumped ahead 12-6 on a rushing score in the second period. Canarsie then drove down field, but quarterback Jarrel Turner threw an interception in the end zone that ended the half.

The Chiefs responded in the third quarter when Steven Rene (11 carries for 78 yards with a touchdown) jumped intercepted a Tech pass and ran it in for the score. Turner completed the twopoint pass to give Canarsie a 14-12 advantage.

On the ensuing play, the Engineers short-circuited the Chiefs’ momentum with their second kickoff return of the game, reclaiming the lead at 18-14.

Tech (4-2) put the proverbial nail in the coffin as its running attack bolted for another touchdown to widen the margin at 24-14 in the fourth period.

Canarsie attempted to get back in the game late in the fourth quarter, but receiver Eric Malave fell two yards short of the first down on a third and twentyfive pass play. Brooklyn Tech ran a few plays before taking a knee to end the game.

Canarsie’s offense racked up 317 yards, but failed to find the end zone when it mattered most.

Head coach Mike Camardese sensed the team wasn’t mentally prepared and took the Engineers lightly.

“We won a big game last week. They thought their stuff didn’t stink,” Camardese told the Courier. “I knew they weren’t ready to play. When we all got there, it was like a party (on the bus).

“(Tech) outplayed us. They deserved to win,” he added. “This lose, it better ignite fire, or else we’ll just play out the season.”

The Chiefs host Lehman High School on Saturday at noon in a game with huge playoff implications.


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