2010-10-08 / Sports

H.S. Wrapup: Beach Channel Takes First Place In Win Over Bayside

FRHS Football Wins on Road; Seahorses Cross-Country Holds Rock The Beach Event
By Elio Velez

Beach Channel RB Diequan Underwood (#5) runs upfield against the Bayside defense. Photo by William Thomas. Beach Channel RB Diequan Underwood (#5) runs upfield against the Bayside defense. Photo by William Thomas. Every player on the Beach Channel/Channel View football team has heard the constant reminder from coach Victor Nazario each week during practice. The Dolphin must not underestimate any opponent in the PSAL Bowl Division and take care of business by playing 48 solid minutes of winning football.

Against Bayside last Saturday afternoon, Beach Channel took care of business by displaying a solid effort in front of their fans. The Dolphins emerged with a 20-0 victory over Bayside to improve to a 4-0 record and remain the only team in the division with an unbeaten record.

“A win is a win. The defense made some big stands in the second half. We had a really good practice week,” Nazario said. “We had a good preparation

BCAC Shamrocks Fall To Rosedale

Demitrius Pelt runs back a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown. Photo by William Thomas. Demitrius Pelt runs back a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown. Photo by William Thomas. The Broad Channel Senior Shamrocks suffered their second loss of the season last week at home against Rosedale.

The Shamrocks scored first on a five-yard run by Chris Manfre behind the strong offensive line of Steve Ambrosino, Brandon Dell, James Marotta, Elijah Dorta, Kevin Dougherty, James Lee and Marco Minichino for a 6-0 lead.

Led by Tom Kelly and Paul Yodice, the Shamrock defense of Vincent Finizio, Jeremiah Jones, Devon Rodriguez, Zach Warner, Julian Verni and Andrew Conklin, who had two interceptions in the game, would hold Rosedale scoreless until late in the second quarter when they would put up seven points for a 7- 6 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, the Shamrocks would once again score first. After a 50-yard pass completion to Chris Manfre, Andrew Conklin would take the ball for a one-yard quarterback sneak and the 12-7 lead. Once again the Shamrock defense would bear down but Rosedale would break two big plays in the fourth quarter scoring each time for a 19-12 lead.

The Shamrock offense moved the ball well, but was unable to get into the end zone in the fourth quarter resulting in their second loss of the season. Injured Shamrocks Tim Panetta and Brendan Wood were on the sidelines rooting for their teammates, along with a large turnout from the hometown crowd. The next game is at BCAC Memorial Field on Saturday October 9 at 8 p.m. against Babylon. week. I told the kids let’s go out there and execute.”

Beach Channel will play at home on Sunday at noon against 2-2 Information Tech..

The offense got it going as Beach Channel freshman RB Diequan Underwood (107 yards) rushed for a 23-yard touchdown to give his team a 6-0 lead near the end of the first quarter.

The turning point of the game was due to the Dolphins special teams. Raeshawn Braithwaite blocked Bayside punter Michael Feliciano’s kick, which was picked up by Jahvari Josiah at the 12- yard line and ran into the end zone. RB Mahamed Sidibe scored the two-point rushing conversion to make it 14-0 with four minutes remaing in the half.

Bayside (3-1), who averaged 26 points a game, was held down by theDolphins defense.

Bayside QB Archdeep Signh’s pass to the end zone was intercepted by BCHS’ Justin Zemser in the end zone with time running out in the second quarter. The Dolphins halted Bayside’s third quarter drive at the BCHS 12-yard line.

There’s a confidence that’s improving every week according to senior linebacker Demitrius Pelt, who intercepted Arshdeep Singh’s pass for a 38-yard touchdown return with 40 seconds left in the game.

After last year’s collapse, which the Dolphins lost three of four games to miss the playoffs, Beach Channel are not about to look ahead and pencil in victories before a game is even played.

“It feels good. We still got to continue on and stay levelheaded like coach preached to us,” Pelt said.

Far Rock Wins On Road

The old football adage is that defense wins ballgames. Far Rockaway/FDA VI is following that motto to the letter. Far Rockaway got touchdowns from Jowell Turner Moore and Romello White to hold on 12-6 victory in a PSAL Cup Division game at Alfred E. Smith High School last Saturday.

The Seahorses evened their record to 2-2 and Wilkerson sees his young team gaining confidence each week.

“The defense was playing outstanding today,” Seahorses coach Walt Wilkerson said. “And the offense is getting better.”

Moore intercepted a pass in the first quarter for the Seahorses and returned the ball to the end zone for a 70-yard touchdown to make it 6-0. After SMith tied the game, Seahorses RB Romello White gave his team the lead near the end of the first half with a 25- yard touchdown run. The Seahorses defense made key plays in the second half as Dominique Jennings and Christopher Green recovered fumbles.

Far Rockaway will host Bryant today at 4 p.m. in an important game in which a Seahorses victory can bolster their PSAL Cup playoff hopes.

Far Rock/FDA VI Rock the Beach

The Far Rockaway/FDA VI Cross-Country team held a successful fundraising outing on Sunday, October 3. “Rock the Beach” featured kids and adults who competed in quarter mile or 5K races held on the boardwalk at Beach 29 Street.

In the quarter mile kids races, the boys winner in the 5-6 age category was Michael Stein, and Tshuva Ash won in the girls 5-6 category. J.J. Pilewzski won in the 7-8 age competition.In the 5K male results, Gilberto Alavarado won in the 12-19 with a time of 20:42. Eric Stein won in the 30-39 competition with a time of 20:38. In the 40-49 race, Gary Levenson won with a time of 22:21. Russell Hauk of the Shore Road Striders won in the 60-69 age competition with a time of 25:58. In the 5K female results, Rachel Cuccica finished first in the girls 12-19 race with a time of 26:37. Kerri-Ann Ash finished with a time of 32:55 to place first in the 30-39. Jackie McGinty of the Shore Road Striders finished first in the 60-69 competition.

Far Rockaway will compete on Saturday in the Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park.

Sorrentino Teams Victorious In Week 1

The Sorrentino Recreation Center flag football teams secured wins in the opening week to the City of N.Y. Parks and Recreation/NFL/PAL Flag Football Citywide Tournament.

The Sorrentino 11 years and under team, coached by Isaac Parsee, defeated the Detective Keith Williams Recreation Center last Saturday 20-0. The Sorrentino Grimey 12-14 team, coached by Stan Brown defeated Al Oerter Recreation Center, 26-12.

The teams will try to hold on to first place on Saturday. The 11 and under team will face Al Oerter on October 9 at 10 a.m. Sorrentino Grimey will take on Lost Battalion Hall at 12 p.m. All games will take place at Rochdale Field

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