Jamaica beats Springfield Gardens to stay perfect

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Samuel Jules continues to power Jamaica.

The senior running back carried the ball 20 times for 187 yards and three touchdowns to lift Jamaica to a 22-12 victory over visiting Springfield Gardens in Public School Athletic League Bowl conference football last Saturday. He also recovered a fumble on defense.

Garfield McDonald rushed for 91 yards on 13 carries for Jamaica (3-0). Malik Lawrie collected two interceptions. Springfield Gardens’ quarterback Allassane Coulibaly completed 3 of 15 passes for 52 yards and a 34-yard touchdown pass to Christopher Clarke. Tahzjai Kennedy grabbed two interceptions. The win sets up a battle of two unbeaten teams this week when Jamaica visits Bayside 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Bayside 26, FDR 20: Tequan Evans went 12-for-18, passing for 205 yards and making touchdown passes to Elijah Walcott and Robert Williams. He also ran for 50 yards and a score for Bayside (3-0). Marcus Watson carried the ball 10 times for 51 yards and a score. Elijah Walcott caught six passes for 135 yards. Elijah Rimpel made 10 tackles.

Benjamin Cardozo 54, Alfred E. Smith 0: Manuel Ritoe went 9-for-9, passing for 126 yards and two touchdowns to Omari McMillian for Cardozo (3-0). Elkwaun Darling carried the ball eight times for 76 yards and three scores. McMillian posted 125 yards of total offense and Justin Singh returned an interception for a touchdown.

Flushing 28, Thomas Jefferson 0: Tajmaleeak Beckett completed 7 of 14 passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns for Flushing (1-2). He also carried the ball three times for 62 yards and a score. Carlyle Kent Jr. caught four passes for 73 yards and a score and Emanie Roberts complied 93 yards of offense and caught a touchdown pass. Errol James rushed for 84 yards.

Christ the King 40, Mount St. Michael 0: Ahmad Fernandez carried the ball 12 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns for Christ the King (2–0). Adrian Velez rushed for 107 yards and a score on three carries. Giovanni Paul-Downie added a score on the ground and Malik Herrera tossed a touchdown pass to Tosin Oyekanmi. Brent Priester made nine tackles.

Far Rockaway 18, Evander Child 14: Quarterback Jaquan Miller compiled 145 yards of total offense and a score on the ground for Far Rockaway (2–1). Bryan Williams carried the ball three times for 73 yards and returned a fumble for a touchdown. Jahron Gayle made 10 tackles and collected an interception.

Beach Chanel 12, John Adams 2: Joshua Timmer carried the ball 14 times for 124 yards and a touchdown for Beach Channel (1-2). The victory snaps a string of 22 straight losses. Lawrence Binger rushed for 104 yards and a score on 20 carries. Antwon James compiled 113 yards for John Adams (1-2).

Long Island City 32, Stuyvesant 28: Dayshawn Small ran for 297 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries for Long Island City (3-0). Wilton Calderon completed 2 of 5 passes, including a touchdown pass to Jose Batista. Andre Filsaime made 11 tackles.

East Harlem Pride 8, Bryant 0: James Goodman carried the ball 16 times for 50 yards, made five tackles and recovered a fumble for Bryant (0-3).


Frederick Douglass 34, Information Technology 0

Eagles Academy II 38, Eagle Academy III 0

St. Anthony’s 28, Holy Cross 6

Fordham Prep 34, St. Francis Prep 0

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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Alex from Rochdale says:
'Samuel Jules continues to power Jamaica.'
Since 2014 saw the last class of JHS graduate, what exactly does 'Jamaica' cited in this article represent?
Is the 'Jamaica' team taken from the four 'small high schools' that currently occupy the former JHS building?
Maybe the writer can please clarify.
Sept. 27, 2015, 11:35 am

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