By Jerry Del Priore
It’s that time of year again, when PSAL football teams kick it up a notch in an attempt to stake their claims for the playoffs. For three of the four local Southeast Brooklyn squads, their chances for the postseason improved as they came away victorious in their respective games.
Here’s how the clubs fared in Week 6:
Tilden – 24, Jamaica – 13 (Bowl Conference)
The Blue Devils ran their record to 5-1, literally, with 367 yards on the ground on their way to a 24-13 win over Jamaica (2-4) Saturday at home.
Junior Damian Placide gained 107 yards and picked up a touchdown and senior Jordan Woodard followed with 106 and a TD rush, plus a touchdown reception, to go along with an interception on defense.
Quarterback Nimar Roach threw for a score, and senior Eddon Gordon recorded six tackles and two sacks on defense.
Jefferson – 32, Lafayette – 0 (Bowl Conference)
Thomas Jefferson (4-2) posted 337 yards and its defense played impressively in its shutout win over Lafayette (0-6) Saturday at home.
Senior signal caller Olatundo J. Bruin went to the air for 87 yards and two touchdown passes.
The Orange Wave’s ground attack was in full force against the Patriots as running back Dwight Adams ran for 119 yards with a TD while junior Zabian Morton picked up 90 and a score in the win. Junior Randall Mathis collared a touchdown toss.
Adams registered 12 tackles to lead the Orange Wave’s defense. Sophomore Dylan George chipped in with eight stops and a fumble recovery while Junior Abraham Rodriguez pounced on a fumble and returned it for six points.
Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Complex – 34, Stuyvesant – 6 (Bowl Conference)
The Sharks (3-3) ran roughshod over Stuyvesant (1-5), to the tune of 327 yards in their blowout victory Saturday at home.
Senior Matthew Agard (113) and sophomore Aaron Adams (103) combined for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Dominick Mclune and Senior Collin Smith Aiken added running TDs of their own.
On defense, Titus Leo made 12 tackles, picked off two passes, and had a fumble recovery to complete an impressive tilt.
McKee – 46, Madison – 22 (Bowl Conference)
The Seagulls (5-1), on the strength of their ground game, used big second and third quarters to blow past the Golden Knights Saturday on Staten Island in PSAL Football competition.
McKee compiled 361 rushing yards, with running backs Dustin Rubenstein (92) and Nicolas Macri (90) leading the way with two scores apiece for the home team.
Junior Matthew Melbourne ran for a game-high 101 yards for Madison (3-3).