High School Beat: Second-ranked Dutchmen top Kangaroos in battle of Brooklyn PSAL unbeatens

October 10, 2012 By John Torenli, Sports Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Running back Kahlil Lewin rumbled for 175 yards and fellow junior Curtis Samuel scored a pair of touchdowns as second-ranked Erasmus Hall remained unbeaten with a hard-earned 24-14 victory over Brooklyn rival Boys and Girls Sunday at Sid Luckman Field.

Third-year starter Jose Duncan had seven tackles, including two for loss, for the Dutchmen (5-0), who remained just three points behind No. 1 Tottenville (5-0, 348 power points) in the Championship Division Rankings.

“It’s a big win,” Erasmus junior running back Kahlil Lewin told MSG Varsity, which televised the contest. “We were two teams that were both 4-0 and someone had to get the win. We leave this field on top because of hard work and dedication.”

Senior quarterback Keon Marsh completed 12-of-15 passes for 178 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Kangaroos (4-1), who remained third in the rankings ahead of defending city champion Lincoln (4-1), which edged Flushing, 36-31, on Sunday behind junior signal-caller Javon Moore, who passed for one score and ran for two more.

The Orange Wave (4-1) of Thomas Jefferson remained in the hunt for a high playoff seeding with a 32-8 stomping of New Dorp Sunday as senior star Ebenezer Ogundeko recorded a team-high eight tackles, helping the Wave limit New Dorp to 19 total yards.

Senior running back James Gales ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns Sunday as Brooklyn Tech (3-2) continued to rebound from a season-opening two-game skid with its third straight win, a 34-12 home win over Brooklyn rival New Utrecht (3-2).

Junior Shaquon Morrow’s third-quarter TD run lifted Sheepshead Bay (2-3) to a 6-0 victory over winless Fort Hamilton (0-5).

Third-year back Diequan Underwood amassed 202 yards and two TDs on only nine carries last Thursday as Canarsie (2-3) topped Midwood (1-4), 20-6, in an all-Brooklyn showdown at Aviator Sports Complex.

On the local private school scene, Chris Parker ran for 155 yards and three scores Saturday as Poly Prep improved to 3-2 with a 28-7 victory over Worcester Academy in Bay Ridge.

Parker busted scoring runs of 40 and 25 yards before adding a six-yarder as the Blue Devils geared up for this week’s clash with visiting Friendship Collegiate Academy.

In Catholic school action, Xaverian suffered its third consecutive defeat, 41-34, to Fordham Prep on Friday at Fordham University.
Freshman Naya Cuprill's last-second goal lifted Brooklyn Friends to a dramatic 3-3 tie with neighborhood rival St. Ann's last Thursday.Off the gridiron and onto the soccer pitch, freshman Naya Cuprill scored with just 29 seconds remaining in regulation last Thursday as Brooklyn Friends (4-1-2) salvaged a thrilling 3-3 tie with neighborhood rival St. Ann’s.


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