2008-10-03 / Sports

Undefeated Far Rockaway Shuts Off Automotive's Engine

By Elio Velez

Far Rockaway continue their best start in eight years as the Seahorses' defense held Automotive scoreless in the second half for a 18-6 victory at Grand Street Campus High School on Saturday afternoon. Off to a 4-0 start in the PSAL Cup Division, Far Rockaway's defense allowed only a second quarter touchdown against host Automotive, who fell to 2-2 this season.

"The defense is doing a very good job and they should get a lot of credit for shutting them down," said a very happy Seahorses coach Walt Wilkerson.

In the second half, Marc Daniel intercepted a pass and Mike Griffith and Walter Diaz each recovered forced fumbles for Far Rockaway.

"In the second half, the defense didn't give up, kept putting pressure on their quarterback, and put them in three down and long situations that helped us."

RB Gregory Ibe powered the Seahorses' offense with 182 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Far Rockaway went 4-0 in 2002, before finishing up the season 7-1-1 and qualifying for the PSAL playoffs. They have a bye week and will resume play on October 11 against the only other undefeated team in the division, South Bronx High School, (4-0)

Channel Falls on Homecoming Day

Flushing ruined not only Beach Channel's Homecoming Day last Saturday afternoon but they also broke the Dolphins' undefeated start. Flushing (3-1) RB Christen Joyner, rushed for a game high 158 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 21-12 victory over Beach Channel (3-1). The Dolphins next home game will be against William Bryant (0-4) on Sunday at 12 p.m.

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