2009-09-18 / Sports

Dolphins Bounce Back/Seahorses Routed

By Elio Velez

Beach Channel responded on the road last Saturday, scoring all of their points in the first half, en route to a 27- 18 victory at Long Island City High School. The Dolphins (1-1) offense was powered QB Patrick Burrello, who rushed for a touchdown and completed two scoring passes to Turran Rhodes. RB Jahleek Austin rushed for 121 yards and also scored a touchdown.

"We played better today," said a pleased head coach Victor Nazario said after Beach Channel had lsot 32-14 to FDR in Week 1.

Springfield Gardens (0-1) will visit Beach Channel High School at 3:30 p.m. today.

Pistons Run Over Seahorses

Chris Rainey trudged off the Far Rockaway football field with a look of astonishment on Saturday. It was similar to what most of his teammates felt all afternoon as Automotive ran wild last Saturday, pouring in 36 first half points in route to a 50-0 victory.

The visiting Pistons improved to 2-0 and have scored 122 points, after smashing Lafayette, 72-0 in Week 1. After winning their opening game against George Washington, the Seahorses were outworked and outplayed by a better Pistons team.

"They were much different, much tougher, way better opponent. They came ready to fight, were much stronger, more fight, more aggressive," Rainey said.

Automotive (2-0) showed plenty of speed on offense as they scored on every series in the first half. RB Barry Montgomery scored all three of his touchdowns, and gained 142 yards in total for the game.

The visitor's defense was also equal to the task in shutting the home team down. Montgomery also added to the Seahorses' woes on defense when he intercepted QB Daniel Cortes' pass at the Far Rockaway 42-yard line and scored to make it 30-0.

Far Rockaway (1-1) didn't have the services of injured RB Kahsmim Teague, who rushed for 172 yards in Week 1. And during their defeat, a limited roster also suffered injuries to RBs Joshua Wills (knee) and Travis Wright (hip).

Seahorses coach Walt Wilkerson said his team was beaten in all facets in the game. And it's not too early in the season to see how his team will respond today when Information Technology H.S. (2-0) visits Far Rockaway at 4:30 p.m.

"It's not the end of the world. It's still early. There's still games left," Wilkerson said. "My concern is how do we respond to this loss? How we are going to look when we play Info Tech and other teams down the road."

Boys Soccer

Beach Channel improved to 4-0 as Carlos Mejia scored six goals in a 14-0 rout over Queens High of School Teaching (2-1) on Monday. and has a total of 15 this season. Olufemi Ogunsola scored twice in Far Rockaway's (2-2) 5- 1 home win over August Martin (1-3) on Monday.

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