2008-10-17 / Sports

High School Wrap-up: Xavier RB Kelly Runs Wild

By Elio Velez

Breezy Point's Seamus Kelly continued to shatter the football record books last Saturday afternoon at Maritime University.

His feet did the running, rushing for 291 yards and scored seven touchdowns as the senior guided Xavier to an 86-42 victory over Cardinal Hayes. Kelly totaled 448 yards on total offense as he added a touchdown reception and a kickoff return to his overall total.

Against Bishop Ford earlier in the season, the 5-10, 190 pound senior rushed for 236 and scored seven touchdowns. Xavier improved to 4-1 this season and Kelly can add to his touchdown total on Saturday night (8 p.m.) at Aviator Sports Complex against Kellenberg. Dolphins Stay Hot In Victory Over August Martin

Beach Channel won their second straight game by scoring 24 first half points and gaining 450 total yards in a 38-14 victory over August Martin.

Dolphins quarterback Benjamin Burrello threw for three touchdowns to Jahleek Austin, Devon Moore and Turran Rhodes.

"Ben had a good day," said Dolphins head coach Victor Nazario. "He took care of the ball, managed the team well, and we got the results for a big win."

Beach Channel's running game was once again firing on all cylinders, gaining a total of 285 yards on the ground. Austin rushed for 130 yards, FB Jacquaan Matherson totaled 100 yards and Rhodes totaled 158 on total offense. Beach Channel, who has improved to 5-1, is gaining respect as a tough team to go against.

"The key was to be physical and do what we have to. We use our speed, be physical, be aggressive out there and we will win ballgames," Nazario said.

The season though is still three weeks away from concluding. Until the middle of the week, Beach Channel wasn't sure if they would travel to their opponent Jamaica on Saturday (11 a.m.). Jamaica (3-3) was involved with Long Island City (4-2) last week in a brawl during the third quarter of their PSAL game last Saturday.

Two years ago during a game in Brooklyn, Canarsie and Tottenville got into a ten-minute bench clearing brawl. The PSAL ruled that both teams had to forfeit the next two games.The PSAL didn't follow that precedent this time around, ruling that Long Island City and Jamaica would only have to forfeit one game.

Track Seahorses Finish First

Far Rockaway track coach Eric Stein didn't know what to expect when freshman Ricardo Brown made the team this year. What can Brown do for the Seahorses at the Queens Freshman Sophomore Track and Field Championships?

Finish in first place is what Brown did with a time of 8 minutes and 45 second in the 1.5 mile run last Tuesday afternoon.

)Freshmen Jonathan Celaya, younger brother of junior teammate Teddy, finished eighth in the race. Albert Reid finished 22nd. Sophomore Carolena Mayorga placed eighth in the girls 2.5 miles race.

Stein says he has been impressed with Brown, who is already the top runner on the team and overall with his freshman crop.

"I didn't what know what I was going to have this year. Teddy was the only one I knew was coming back," Stein said. I like the new kids who are on the team."


Beach Channel has gotten off to a solid 6-1 start, and behind first place (7-0) John Adams in the Queens I Division. They face each other on Monday at 3:45 p.m. at Cozy Lanes in Ozone Park.

"I expected it," said Dolphins coach Harvey Pyser. "We have most of the kids back from last year. I said to myself if they all could improve this year, then that would be good. And they did that."

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Not quite sure if an 86-42 victory in a Catholic league football game should be something that is a cause for celebration. It appears to go against what the CHSSA philosophy is all about.

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