2017-10-19 / Sports

PSAL Local Area Football Roundup

By Jason Linetsky

South Shore Educational Campus (SSHS) - (3-2)

Week 1: SSHS opened the 2017-18 season at home against John F. Kennedy Campus on Saturday, September 9th with a commanding victory 29-12. South Shore played a strong balanced game, totaling 297 yards and four touchdowns (120 passing yards/2 touchdowns, 177 rushing yards/2 touchdowns).

Week 2: South Shore traveled out to Curtis High School on Saturday, September 16th riding the momentum of winning their first game. However, Curtis was dominant out of the gate, grabbing a first quarter 12-0 lead and pulled away to take the win 32-8. In possible record fashion, Curtis defense held SSHS to 15 yards total and a touchdown while racking up 428 yards and five touchdowns. South Shore fell to 1-1.

Week 3: South Shore took on Midwood High School on Sunday, October 1st and continued to struggle to score. Midwood’s defense held SSHS to 67 total yards and one touchdown. Their offense tallied 336 yards, moving down the field through the air and on the ground, eventually scoring the game winning touchdown in the 4th quarter to hand SSHS the loss, 12-7. South Shore fell to 1-2.

Week 4: With a chance to even up their record, South Shore took on Boys and Girls High School (BGHS) on Sunday, October 8th. The BGHS defense was unable to contain South Shore’s running backs, who ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns. An added 30-yard pass touchdown brought South Shore to the win 22-6 and a record of 2-2.

Week 5: Grand Street Campus and South Shore squared off at Canarsie Educational Campus’ field on Saturday. SSHS jumped out to an early 15-0 lead and never looked back, scoring at least two touchdowns in three of four quarters, finishing off Grand Street 43-8. SSHS’s Watkins threw for 122 yards and two touchdowns (to Darius Thompson and Sidney Jackson). Back up quarterback Marvensky Christophe added a touchdown toss (to Corliss Simpson). For the running game, running back June and Thompson tallied two touchdowns and a solo touchdown respectively. The highlight of the game came on a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jackson.

South Shore’s next battle will be against New Utrecht tomorrow at the Aviator Sports Complex, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, at 7 p.m.

Canarsie Educational Campus (CHS) -


Week 1: Canarsie began its season on Saturday, September 9th against Fort Hamilton (FHHS) on the road. FHHS’ Devin Wallace was a one-man defensive machine, intercepting one pass and knocking the ball loose to run it in for a touchdown. Canarsie was unable to get a rhythm going on either side of the field leading to the loss 22-0 and a record of 0-1.

Week 2: Canarsie tried to bounce back and get the first “W” of their season against Erasmus Hall Campus (EHHS) at home on Saturday, September 23rd but was blanked once again. CHS was held to 81 total yards while EHHS defense forced eight sacks and two interceptions. Erasmus completed their dominant play 42-0, leaving Canarsie 0-2.

Week 3: New Utrecht and Canarsie battled back and forth on Sunday, October 1st, trading touchdowns practically every possession. In the end, CHS pulled ahead in the 4th quarter and held on to get their first “W” 26-24 and moved their record to 1-2.

Week 4: Campus Magnet traveled to Canarsie for their Sunday, October 8th matchup. CHS continued strong ground plays with 267 total rushing yards. The defense backed them up, holding Campus Magnet to 140 total yards. They also tallied three fumbles, two sacks and an interception to take the win 16-8 and bring Canarsie to a record of 2- 2.

Week 5: The celebration of two straight wins died out after Saturday’s week 5 game against Flushing Campus on the road. Jackson was held to 48 passing yards and turned the ball over twice on interceptions. Despite another strong performance by Watson (208 rushing yards), he was unable to reach the end zone and fumbled for a turnover. Jackson had the lone score, rushing for a touchdown to go home with the “L” 33-8. Canarsie fell to 2-3.

Boys and Girls High School will travel to Canarsie’s field, 1600 Rockaway Parkway, on Saturday at 7 p.m. for Week 6 action.

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