By Jerry Del Priore
It was a successful week for area PSAL football squads as all three came away victorious. One team edged out the competition while the other two won via blowouts while the regular season nears its end.
Here’s how the local clubs fared:
South Shore HS – 14, Dewitt Clinton – 06 (City Conference)
It was one more tight game for the Vikings, and they pulled out yet another tilt, edging the Governors, 14-06, Saturday in the Bronx.
South Shore senior signal caller Jason Martin threw for 115 yards on 6 for 16 passing with a touchdown connection to junior receiver Sidney Jackson. Martin also rushed for 137 yards on 18 carries for the Vikings (6-2).
But it was South Shore’s defense that proved to be the difference maker, only allowing six points and 168 yards of offense to Clinton (3-5).
Jackson picked up another touchdown, this time on a pick-six on defense, to go along with six tackles. Juniors Adrian Jobity and Tyquan Williams registered eight tackles each while Jobity recovered a fumble. Senior Giovanni Denard has seven stops, three for a loss, and recovered a muff as well.
The Vikings are in third place with 870 power points.
James Madison – 38, Jamaica – 12 (Bowl Conference)
The Golden Knights (5-3) used an impressive offensive performance – 122 passing yards and 300 on the ground – to crush Jamaica (3-5), 38-12, Saturday at home.
Senior Elijah Jean Pierre ran for a team-high 117 yards with a score while junior Matthew Melbourne chipped in with 111.
Quarterbacks Zachary James (81) and Alan Zhenilenko (41) tossed a touchdown pass apiece. Senior Jonathan Paul and James each had a TD reception.
On defense, James and junior Dujour Deshong each had 10 tackles, with James picking up a sack. Pierre made nine stops and Paul had eight and a sack.
Senior Bulldog quarterback Malik Lawrie threw for a game-leading 168 yards on 8-14 passing with two scores.
James Madison currently sits in ninth place with 313 power points
Tilden – 30, Grady – 8 (Bowl Conference)
The Blue Devils (7-1) took care of business Saturday afternoon, crushing Grady (1-7) by 22 points on the road. It was Tilden’s sixth straight win.
The Blue Devils’ rushing attack accounted for 254 yards and three touchdowns, with senior Nimar Roach rolling for a club-high 97 yards and a score.
Junior Falcon running back Kellel Felisme bolted for a game-leading 122 yards on 10 touches.
Tilden is presently ranked sixth with 450 power points.