By Jerry Del Priore
After nine weeks of high-octane PSAL City Conference football, the rankings are in, and the playoff will start this weekend, with eights squads taking to the gridiron in search of public school football supremacy, while four teams get byes.
There will be six clubs from Brooklyn, two from the Bronx, three from Staten Island, and one from Queens in the postseason
The top-seeded South Shore Vikings had an excellent season and will look to continue its march towards Yankees Stadium.
No. 1 South Shore, who garnered 1739 power points, went undefeated during the regular season against tough competition (E-Hall, Curtis, Tottenville and Lincoln). The Vikings will get a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
Second-seeded Erasmus Hall, a perianal powerhouse, was right behind South Shore with 1697 power points. The Dutchmen will also get a bye in the first week of postseason action.
The third-seeded Midwood Hornets, a program on the rise, grabbed 1219 power points and will get to rest in the first round.
No. 4 Tottenville, who finished with 1250 power points, is the last team to get a first round bye.
The fifth-ranked Lehman Campus Lions (1159 power points) will face Staten Island’s No. 12 Wagner High School Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Evander Childs Field in the Bronx.
No. 6 Lincoln High School (876 power points) will host the eleventh-seeded JFK Knights (665) Saturday at noon.
No. 7 Fort Hamilton (799) will square off against tenth-ranked Canarsie (703) at New Utrecht High School Field Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
Queens team and eight-ranked Campus Magnet will play host to No. 9 Curtis High School of Staten Island Saturday at noon.