By Jerry Del Priore
Five Brooklyn teams in the PSAL’s Bowl Conference won on week one, with two coming away with blowouts.
Here’s how the five squads came away with wins:
James Madison beat Eagle Academy for Young Men II, 34-8, at James Madison High School Field.
The Golden Knights, last season’s champs, rushed for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns, with senior running back Martin Shepard leading the way with one TD on eight carries for 56 yards.
Senior quarterback Rickoy Riley completed six of nine passes for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Host Layfette won, 22-6, over Franklin K. Lane.
Senior signal-caller Dirk Thomas threw two touchdowns and ran for another in the Patriots’ win. Senior Justin Dmeza caught a 67-yard bomb from Thomas for a TD.
New Utrecht edged Eagle Academy for Young Men III, 16-14, at home.
The Utes’ senior duo of Christophe Molien and Micheal Alexis rushed for a score apiece. But it was New Utrecht’s ability to convert both two-point tries, whereas Eagle Academy missed an extra point and two-point conversion.
Thomas Jefferson blanked Flushing, 26-0, on the road.
Tilden outlasted Port Richmond, 26-20, at Coach Bernie Mars Field.
Senior quarterback Isaiah Larrier completed eight of 18 attempts for 43 yards and a touchdown and scampered for a score on the ground. Senior Ishmael Mullings hit paydirt on a rush and senior Kevon Patrick bolted for an 80-yard TD kickoff return for the Blue Devils.
Sophomore Red Radier Jake Ficken had a solid game, connecting on nine of 22 passes for 111 yards and two scores.