2012-09-21 / Sports

High School Roundup: BCHS Rally Falls Short

By Elio Velez


Beach Channel quarterback Breland Archbold gets past two Grand Stret defenders in the fourth quarter. Photo by William Thomas Beach Channel quarterback Breland Archbold gets past two Grand Stret defenders in the fourth quarter. Photo by William Thomas Plenty of things went wrong for the Beach Channel/Channel View football team last Saturday afternoon against Grand Street Campus.

The Dolphins were down 24-0 going into the fourth quarter against the visiting Wolves. Their starting offensive lineman Oreoluwa Oloruntoba was out with an injured ankle. Assistant coach John Coscia was ejected by the referees for arguing, and defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi was tossed for allegedly delivering a punch.

The Dolphins found a way to persevere through an emotional contest to deliver an almost comeback in the fourth.

Beach Channel scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, but fell short in a 24- 20 loss at home. The Dolphins fell to 0- 2 in the PSAL Championship Division.

If the Dolphins could take a positive from their loss, it was clawing back from a large deficit heading into the fourth quarter.

Beach Channel fell behind 18-0 at halftime from two touchdown passes from quarterback Tony Deese to Markese Elliott. Luther James ripped a fumble away form running back Chris Reed for a 4-yard touchdown score. Elliott then made it 24-0 late in the third quarter on a 30-yard punt return touchdown.

Beach Channel came alive in the fourth quarter. Breland Archbold threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Justin Zemser to make it 24-6. After the Dolphins defense recovered a fumble on the Wolves 25-yard line, Archbold completed a 1-yard touchdown run and made the two-point conversion to cut the deficit to 10 points.

Archbold scored on a four-yard touchdown with 2:20 left in the game, but the Dolphins could finish the comeback. Marcus Boatwright intercepted a pass from Archbold at the Wolves 30-yard line with 50 seconds remaining.

Fatukasi will not serve a suspension after it was agreed by the referees and the PSAL that the Dolphins defensive lineman did not swing at an opponent.

Beach Channel coach Victor Nzario was impressed with the improved effort shown in the fourth quarter. He wants to see the team display he intensity shown late in the game for the entire contest at home on Saturday (1 p.m.) against 1-1 Midwood.

The positive is the team played better than last week,” Nazario said. “I told them we got to get better quickly. We can’t get better by the end of the season if we don’t win football games.” Football

It was going to be a rough day once the Far Rockaway Educational Campus football team ended their one hour plus drive to the South Bronx last Saturday morning.

Alfred E. Smith recovered five Seahorse fumbles, and went on to complete a 38-0 victory in a PSAL Cup Division game.

Far Rockaway (1-1) coach Walter Wilkerson said his team’s inability to hold onto the football gave the Warriors plenty of chances to score. Kevin Gonzalez scored two rushing touchdowns as the Warriors held possession for most of the game.

It was a game that the Seahorses just want to forget and move on from.

“We didn’t execute on all phases of the game. They were very aggressive, [it was a] very physical game,” Wilkerson said. “They outhustled, out toughed us. They were so physical. They were the better team.”

Far Rockaway will have to bounce back from the lopsided defeat against Stuyvesant (1-1).

The Friday night game will be held at Pier 40 in downtown Manhattan at 6 p.m.

“I told the team we have to get better and better as we go on. I’m not in a panic mode,” Wilkerson said. Boys Soccer

Alexis Bustillo scored the only goal for Beach Channel/Channel View in the second half to help the Dolphins win 1- 0 over Campus Magnet on Wednesday afternoon in a PSAL Queens ‘B1’ Division matchup.

Beach Channel is in first place with a 4-0 record.

Far Rockaway Educational Campus scored twice in the second half, but their late rally fell short in a 4-3 loss to Hillcrest on Wednesday afternoon in a PSAL Queens ‘B1’ Division game. Bryan Aguilara Corver, Brandon Fyfe and Josh Wright each scored a goal for the Seahorses (1-2-1, 4 points).

Far Rockaway had earned their first win of the season on September 15 in a 3-1 victory over Springfield Gardens. Girls Soccer

Beach Channel/Channel View improved to 2-0 with a forfeit victory over Hillcrest on Sunday morning. The Dolphins, who lead the PSAL Class B Queens VI Division with six points, traveled to Martin Van Buren for a game on September 20.

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