2001-11-03 / Sports

Far Rock And B.C. Go Down In Defeat

By Elio Velez

Far Rock And B.C.
Go Down In Defeat
By Elio Velez

In last week’s article, there was an addition of power points to the standings for the PSAL Queens Division. I neglected to mention on how the system works and how it affects the two local teams. The PSAL selects 14 teams to enter the playoffs in a single elimination. The PSAL uses a system of 1-3-5 when rating a team with five being the highest. The teams are rated before the season based on last year’s record and quality of opponents. Teams who win against opponents with a 5 rating will earn 5 points.

Far Rockaway is 6-1 and leads in wins in the division. Due to them being rated one, Far Rock may not make the playoffs. Bayside has only 3 wins but leads in power points with 91. Beach Channel, which is second with 90 points, will still need to win and get some help.

Bryant 13- Far Rockaway 6

In a tough loss at Flushing Memorial Field against Bryant, Far Rockaway lost their opportunity to remain undefeated and have almost dashed their hopes in reaching the playoffs. The Seahorses' loss places them third in the division in power points and drops their record to 6-1. Bryant improved their record to 4-3, which at least guarantees them a season of .500, which will be their best record in 4 seasons.

Bryant fumbled on their first possession of the ball game and the Far Rock defense recovered the ball. RB Rashid Peterson then scored for the Seahorses to take a 6-0 lead. Bryant came back quickly with a 78 yard drive to tie the ball game and the momentum turned for the Owls. As the Far Rock offense stalled, the Owls took advantage in the third quarter as Jimmy Raza caught a 27-yard TD pass from Chris Villegas to take a 13-6 lead. Bryant held Far Rock on a 4th and Goal at the 1-yard line and ended the Seahorses’ chance to tie the game.

Far Rockaway will face off against the John Adams Spartans on Friday, November 2nd at 2 pm on Far Rockaway Field. This will be the last regular season game of the year for the Seahorses

Bayside 22- Beach Channel 8

Bayside, which started the year at 0-4 won their third straight game of the year to beat Beach Channel (5-2). Bayside has now jumped into first place in the division and can enter the playoffs with a win against August Martin.

Beach Channel’s running attack was non-existent without the services of running backs Paul Washington, Darnell Touissant and Ricky Richard son. Without a running game, The Dolphins could not get going on offense as Bayside scored a touchdown in the 4th quarter to seal the game. Beach Channel will play Campus Magnet on Sunday, November 4 at 11 am. B.C. still has a shot at the playoffs if August Martin beats Bayside. B.C. with a win can vault into first place in power points.

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