2011-11-11 / Sports

H.S. Report: Dolphins Clinch Bowl Playoff Berth

By Elio Velez

Justin Zemser (left) scored two touchdowns for the Dolphins against Springfield Gardens. Photo by William Thomas. Justin Zemser (left) scored two touchdowns for the Dolphins against Springfield Gardens. Photo by William Thomas. All the controversy and distractions the Beach Channel/ Channel View team have gone through this year on the football field did not stop them from reaching the PSAL Bowl playoffs.

The Dolphins clinched the sixth and final playoff berth last Sunday afternoon with a 28-0 home victory over Springfield Gardens.

Beach Channel finished the regular season with a 6-3 record and travels to number three seed Grady (7-2) in a first round Bowl playoff game to be held on Sunday at noon.

“My team is battle tested with all the adversity, all the distraction,” said Beach Channel coach Victor Nazario. “Taking our win away. Back to back games on the field we lost. My kids got punched in the mouth a bit.”

Beach Channel RB Justin Zemser scored two touchdowns and rushed for 94 yards on three attempts. Breland Archbold had a rushing touchdown and completed a scoring pass to Henry Adegunle.

The Dolphins did not have runningback Diequan Underwood, who had scored four touchdowns in a win over Bayside two weeks ago. He missed the game according to Nazario for disciplinary reasons.

Beach Channel’s defense has improved in the last few games which gives Nazario optimism in Sunday’s playoff games. Springfield was held to only 47 yards total offense.

Beach Channel must play aggressive and tackle well against Grady’s main’s offense target is senior RB Brent Rachel, who rushed for 251 yards in Week 5 in a 26-6 victory over Beach Channel. Rachel has compiled a total of 1300 yards. Girls Volleyball

Beach Channel/Channel View earned their first win in the PSAL ‘B’ playoffs on the road Wednesday afternoon. The number 19 seed Lady Dolphins defeated No. 14 All City Leadership Secondary School 2-1 (19-25, 28-26, 25- 19) in the first round.

Sophia Snell and Courtney Gallagher each had 9 service points to lead Beach Channel (8-5). Maria Gomez had 4 assists along with Tierra Holmes recording 4 kills. The Lady Dolphins move on to the second round of the playoffs to face off against No. 3 Fort Hamilton on Monday at 5 p.m. Football

Far Rockaway Educational Campus fell short on the road last Sunday as they fell 16-8 to Cardozo in a PSAL Cup Division game.

The Judges were lead by Fabian Bramwell, who rushed for 169 yards and scored two touchdowns. Romello White scored the lone touchdown for the Seahorses in the fourth quarter.

Far Rockaway (2-4) will end their campaign at home on Saturday against 7-2 Alfred E. Smith. The game will start at 11 a.m. Girls Soccer

Number two seed Madison ended the playoff run for the Lady Dolphins of Beach Channel/Channel View last Friday afternoon. The host Knights defeated seventh seed Beach Channel 3-0 in the second round of the ‘B’ playoffs. Beach Channel ended their season with a 9-2-3 record.

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