2006-10-27 / Sports

BCHS, FRHS Football End Losing Streaks

By Elio Velez


The Dolphins defense (in blue) forced numerous fumbles against John Adams. Photo By Peter Borriello.The Dolphins defense (in blue) forced numerous fumbles against John Adams. Photo By Peter Borriello. The sun may have been bright but dipping temperatures and bitter winds blowing from the Jamaica Bay set the atmosphere for the John Adams- Beach Channel football matchup last Saturday morning.

It seemed to be the perfect day for Beach Channel to manhandle John Adams 33-0 in a game that highlighted which team would be successful on the first play of the day.

Dolphins kickoff returner Marcel Guillod received the opening kickoff and was not touched until his teammates patted him on the back after a 75 yard touchdown made it 6-0. Special teams would record another kickoff return touchdown on Davon Scott's 80 yard return in the second half.

Beach Channel head coach Victor Nazario, whose team improved to 3-4, gave implicit instructions all week to his team to not take Adams, whose record is now at 0-7, lightly. The Dolphins, especially their running game and defense heeded the call.

Adams offense was like a car stuck in mud all day as Beach Channel's defenders swarmed to the ball all day. A hapless John Adams could not even hold on to the ball as the Dolphins forced and recovered four fumbles and held their opponent to under 100 yards of total offense.

"We knew we had to take care of things today," said senior defensive end A.J. Johnson. Nazario cannot say enough of the importance of this Saturday's matchup with undefeated 7-0 James Madison. A PSAL playoff spot is definitely on the line against a team currently ranked third in the city in power points behind unbeaten #1 Curtis and Fort Hamilton. A win can earn major points and some movement upwards in the standings. If they continue to get the positive production done by freshman running back Tyrek Mceachin, the Dolphins will be very competitive in that game.

Mceachin kept churning yardage and making dazzling moves to confuse and leaped over Adams defenders on a 17 yard line touchdown in the second quarter. He ran for 160 yards on the day and since being installed the starter against Jamaica in week 3, Mceachin has gained at least 100 yards a game.

FRHS Snaps Losing Streak

The sigh of relief could be heard loud and clear from the Far Rockaway Seahorses sidelines on Saturday afternoon. The Seahorses (2-5) got a much needed 28-12 win at home against George Washington, which broke a four game losing streak.

Far Rockaway will host their annual Homecoming Day on Saturday with festivities starting at 10:30 a.m. and the game against Grand Street Campus beginning at 11 a.m.Coach Walter Wilkerson says he kept stressing to execute the fundamentals and against the Trojans, rushing, defense and special teams were the main keys to victory.

"I'm happy for the kids to have a win. Morale was low in the locker room. I told them to enjoy the win. Overall, they played well," Wilkerson said.

RB Davonne Gittens scored two first half touchdowns en route to a 209 yard day and David Lawson scored on 76 yard touchdown return on the first play of the second half.

QB Balkar Singh completed a 30 yard touchdown pass to WR Ednut Egberongbe.

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