2010-11-04 / Sports

Chiefs Lose 8-0 To Top-Ranked Railsplitters

By Jerry Del Priore

Quarterback Micah Bucknal (#15) gets pass off as he is tackled. Photos by Phil Robinson Quarterback Micah Bucknal (#15) gets pass off as he is tackled. Photos by Phil Robinson Canarsie High School’s varsity football team went toe-to-toe with undefeated host Lincoln High School, one of the top squads in the PSAL, for most of the game last Friday evening. But the visiting Chiefs failed to answer Lincoln’s second quarter touchdown and twopoint conversion, as they were blanked, 8-0.

Canarsie had its chance to tie the game, but fumbled the snap at the half-yard line on fourth-and-goal in the fourth period that gave the ball back to the Railsplitters with minutes left in the game.

However, the Chiefs defense clamped down and stopped Lincoln, giving its offense one last chance at redemption. But Canarsie failed to score as time expired, dropping its season record to 1-7.

The Chiefs’ offense sputtered for most of the contest, and only compiled 163 yards. Running back Marvin Chadic paced the Chiefs’ ground attack, with 116 yards, 60 yards on 13 carries, his longest on a 34-yard scamper.

Junior Marvin Chadic rushes for first down in second quarter. Junior Marvin Chadic rushes for first down in second quarter. Donchervel Smith led Canarsie’s defense with 13 tackles — two for losses, and a sack. Malachi Bucknal had 10 tackles, with two behind the line of scrimmage. Senior Shelwah Tamba added six stops.

Despite the loss, head coach Mike Camardese was satisfied with the way his team continued to battle to the end in most games this season.

“These kids played their tails off,” Camardese said. “I may have had more teams (in the past) with talent and numbers, but not as much heart as this year’s team.”

The Chiefs host Sheepshead Bay High School in its season finale Saturday at noon.
Senior Shelwah Tamba’s rush ends as defender brings him down in second quarter. Senior Shelwah Tamba’s rush ends as defender brings him down in second quarter.

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