2010-11-19 / Sports

First Place BCHS Starts Title Chase On Sunday

By Elio Velez

Diequan Underwood rushes for a touchdown against LIC. Photo by William Thomas. Diequan Underwood rushes for a touchdown against LIC. Photo by William Thomas. Beach Channel/Channel View had already secured a PSAL Bowl Division football playoff spot going into their final regular season game at home last Saturday against Long Island City.

What Beach Channel wanted to do was end their season on a strong note. They accomplished their mission by recording their highest point total on offense this season by defeating Long Island City, 48-26.

Beach Channel recorded 471 yards of offense as the regular season champions finished in first place with a 9-1 record.

“We had a lot of new faces in different places this year and we as a coaching had to see what would happen,” said Dolphins head coach Victor Nazario.

“Everyone has contributed, the offensive line has jelled. They have their moments and they stress me out, but they have proven to be a talented bunch.”

The Dolphins earned the number one seed in four team Bowl playoffs and hosts fourth seed South Bronx on Sunday at 12 p.m. at Beach Channel High School. Tickets are $3 at the gate.

Diequan Underwood led the charge for Beach Channel as the freshman had an interception return for a touchdown, took back a 70-yard punt return for a score, and rushed for a 30-yard touchdown.

Beach Channel broke open a 18-18 tie in the third quarter with some new additions to the offense paying off. Patrick Burrello threw for 145 yards and completed passes to six receivers. The new wrinkles on the offense came from Breland Archbold, who rushed for 88 yards while at quarterback and score two touchdowns. Isaiah Robinson rushed for 70 yards and scored a touchdown.

Sunday’s game is a rematch with South Bronx, who BCHS defeated 36-6 in Week 2. The Phoenix have turned their season around after starting out at 1-3 and are a playoff tested bunch who won the PSAL Cup Division title last November. The winner on Sunday takes on either August Martin or Truman for the PSAL Bowl title on November 28.

“South Bronx is a team that should not be underestimated,” Nazario said of the 7-3 Phoenix. “They are a good football team so its going to take our A game for us to beat them.”

Far Rock Loses Season Finale

The Far Rockaway/FDA VI Seahorses ended their season on a down note as the team lost their fifth game in a row with a 39-7 home loss to George Washington. The Seahorses finished 3-7 in the PSAL Cup Division.

Scholars Academy Wins

The third seeded Scholars Academy girls volleyball team raced out to a quick lead and went on to defeat #19 seed Fort Hamilton 25-12, 25-11, in a PSAL B second round playoff match held at Campus Magnet High School on Monday.

“Everytime we do good on the first serve, then things are better for us,” said junior Nicole Glaz, who recorded a team high 9 service points and four kills.

Scholars Academy took on sixth-seeded Riverdale/ Kingsbridge Academy in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The winner of that game advances to the semifinals on Sunday at Hunter College.

The B title game will be held Tuesday at Townsend Harris H.S.

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