By Jerry Del Priore
With three games left to go in the PSAL regular season, Southeast Brooklyn area football teams were fiercely jockeying for the playoffs as well as positioning. Week seven action saw a spilt between the four local teams, with blowouts in three of the four tilts played.
Keep in mind that the first 12 teams make the postseason, and, currently, all teams would make it in if the season ended after the seventh week.
Here’s how the squads fared:
Tilden – 32, George Washington – 06 (Bowl Conference)
Junior Daren Dixon led the host Blue Devils (6-1) to victory over the Trojans (5-2) with 128 yards on 17 touches with three touchdowns Saturday night.
Senior Nimar Roach and freshman Rene Duffault each found rushing pay dirt for Tilden. Senior Eddon Gordon had an impressive defensive game, registering 10 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery in the win.
The Blue Devils currently sit in sixth place with 442 Power Points.
Next: Tilden travels to Grady Saturday for a noon matchup.
Truman – 50, Thomas Jefferson – 14 (Bowl Conference)
The Orange Wave’s trip to the Bronx wasn’t so kind to it as its defense surrendered 376 yards of offense and it lost by 36 points to the Mustangs (7-0) Saturday afternoon.
Thomas Jefferson (4-3) is currently in eight place with 327 Power Points.
Next: The Orange Wave visits McKee/Staten Island Tech Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
James Madison – 36, Grady – 0 (Bowl Conference)
The Golden Knights (4-3) pitched a shutout, and they scored more than enough points (36) to help trounce the Falcons (1-6) at home Friday afternoon.
James Madison presently sits in tenth place with 254 Power Points.
Next: The Golden Knights host Jamaica Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Eagle Academy for Young Men II – 18, Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Complex – 12 (Bowl Conference)
The game was tied at 12 at the end of the third quarter. But the Eagles found the end zone in the fourth period to propel them to triumph over FJMEC Saturday at Boys & Girls High School.
Moreover, the Sharks (3-4) are tied for twelfth place with Jamaica with 241 power points, with the possibility of the playoffs hanging in the balance with the regular campaign winding down.
Next: FJMEC hosts Lafayette Saturday at noon at Sheepshead Bay High School Field.