By Jerry Del Priore
After six weeks of New York City high school gridiron action, the South Shore Vikings continue to defy the odds, as they hold the top spot in the PSAL’s City Conference.
Here’s how the top five NYC public high school teams have fared after six contests:
South Shore Vikings
South Shore routed two mediocre teams to start the season. But then the Vikings edged a formidable squad in Erasmus Hall, and they began to turn heads.
After beating two more highly talented clubs – Tottenville and Curtis – in its next three games, all wins, South Shore has put the top PSAL football division on notice with a 6-0 record and 1133 power points, good enough for first place.
Next Game: The Vikings face Flushing Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Flushing (Flushing Memorial Field).
Erasmus Hall Campus Dutchmen
The Dutchmen only loss came against the Vikings and are in second place at the moment with a 5-1 mark and 936 power points.
E-Hall has defeated Curtis, New Dorp, JFK, Midwood and Fort Hamilton.
Next Game: Erasmus hosts Lincoln Saturday at noon.
Like Erasmus, Tottenville’s only blemish came at the hands of South Shore. The Pirates currently sit in third place with a 5-1 record and 876 power points.
They have downed Lincoln, Boys & Girls, Flushing, Susan Wagner and New Dorp.
Next Game: Tottenville hosts Curtis Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Midwood has steadily improved over the past few seasons and are presently 5-1 with 834 power points, which puts the Hornets in the fourth spot of the division.
Midwood has defeated Flushing, Curtis, New Dorp, Dewitt Clinton and Lincoln. But lost a close tilt to Erasmus, 6-0, in week five.
Next Game: The Hornets travel to host Fort Hamilton Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at New Utrecht High School Field.
Lincoln is currently in fifth place with a 4-2 record with 681 power points. The Railsplitters beat Curtis, Canarsie, Boys & Girls and Flushing, and lost to Tottenville and Midwood.
Next Game: Lincoln travels to E-Hall Saturday at noon.