With some 2021 PSAL football teams engaging in preseason tilts, and other squads opening up their regular seasons, here’s how the action shook out, with the players that stood out this past week
JFK — 34, Susan Wagner — 0
On the power of senior running back Eber Ponce’s 201 yards and four touchdown performance, John F. Kennedy (1-0) steamrolled host Susan Wagner, 34-0, Saturday in its season opener on Staten Island.
Senior Reymi Encarnacion caught a 40-yard TD pass from Sophomore quarterback Moshe Yant.
A. P. Randolph — 20, Grady — 8
Senior Saul Medina-Taveras rushed for 89 yards on 10 carries and a score, and corralled two passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Cougars’ 20-8 Cup Conference preseason victory over host Grady on Saturday in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Taveras also made 10 tackles, while junior Nate Nurse threw for 79 yards on nine attempts with a TD and ran for another.
Abraham Lincoln — 26, South Shore — 0
Senior Frank Tribble tossed four touchdown passes on a 10-14 for 184 yards effort to help lead the Railsplitters to a 26-0 shutout over host South Shore on Friday in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Senior Randy Peters caught five passes for 106 yards and three scores.
Eagle Academy For Young Men II — 36, August Martin– 24
The Eagles, in the Bowl Division, beat the Falcons of the Cup Conference, 36-24, in preseason action at Old Boys & Girls High School in Brooklyn on Saturday.
August Martin senior Ismael Acosta Ramos threw a 70-yard TD bomb to senior Isaiah Allen, who amassed 89 yards on five receptions. Sophomore Giovanni Faulkner rushed for a 37-yard score. Senior Judeley Francois recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
Allen added 114 yards on kick off and punt returns, totaling 203 all-purpose yards for the game.
Erasmus Hall — 28, Tottenville — 21
In a battle of two perianal PSAL powerhouses, the Dutchmen outlasted Tottenville, 28-21, in their season home opener at Sid Luckman Field in Brooklyn on Friday.
Senior running back Aiden Schnell rushed for 33 yards on nine touches and TD for the Pirates. Senior Louis Spezio had a 87-yard kick off return for Tottenville in its loss.
— Jerry Del Priore