In the first week of PSAL football league action, there were several teams that took to the field. Here is what happened between four A teams, and what occurred in four B squads gridiron tilts over the weekend.
Here are eight teams that faced each other this past weekend, and how they fared.
A.P. Randolph 46, Petrides – 0
A.P. Randolph continues to show it is why one of the better teams in the PSAL’s B football division, by routing Staten Island’s Petrides, 46-0, Saturday at Truman High School Field, in the Bronx.
Senior quarterback Nate Nurse completed four of four passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns, while backup signal caller Jaden Haly, a junior, threw a 30-yard TD strike and rushed for 97 yards on two touches in the lopsided win. Plus, the refs called back a long Nurse TD rush.
Senior Patrick Tackie paced the Cougars with five tackles, three for a loss, and a sack.
Grand Street Campus — 38, August Martin — 8
Sans their starting quarterback, the Falcons used running back Gio Faulkner, who racked up 191 yards and a score on 36 carries. But it was not enough, as the Wolves routed August Martin, 38-8, on Saturday at Spring Field High School Field.
New Dorp — 29, Port Richmond — 8
Senior Anthony Luna Lastra led New Dorp’s ground attack with 132 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts. Junior signal caller John Kay completed one of two passes for 16 yards and a score and hit paydirt on a rushing TD in the Central Cougars’ 21-point A Division victory over the Red Raiders Saturday at home.
Junior Peter Zarafonitis was on the receiving end of Kay’s 16-yard touchdown strike.
Bayside — 28, Brooklyn Tech — 8
The Commodores’ senior running Javaunie Rogers rushed for 137 yards on 13 carries and three scores to lift Bayside over the Engineers in A Division action Saturday in Brooklyn.
The Commodores’ quarterback combination of junior David Robinson, Jr. (6-11, 80 yards) and senior Andy Alvarez Martine (6-10, 57 yards) totaled 137 yards. Sophomore Stephen DiFazio added a three-yard touchdown run in the Bayside victory.
DiFazio led the Commodores with seven stops and junior Paul Julian Savva had six stops and an interception.
— Jerry Del Priore