Midwood won just four games all of last season, but it is showing that it can be a player in the Public School Athletic League playoffs this year.
The Hornets squad (2–0) won its second-straight game by topping host Campus Magnet 20–6 in City Conference football Sept. 12. Midwood employed a balanced offensive attack and its defense shut down a high-powered Bulldogs offense.
Carl Colas carried the ball 12 times for 171 yards and a score, and Matthew Boateng ran for 124 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Midwood ran for 310 yards on the ground. Quarterback Casey Boston also completed four of six passes for 100 yards and a 30-yard touchdown to Deondre Jean Paul.
Abraham Lincoln 35, DeWitt Clinton 6: Jordan Hannah went 14-for-21 passing for 246 yards and two touchdowns for Lincoln (2–0). He also ran for 59 yards and a score. Kevin Medy and Deaquan Dunham each caught touchdowns and Naim Coakley found the end zone on the ground.
Poly Prep 42, Chaminade 13: Quarterback Salim Turner Muhammad posted 209 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, including one in the air to Ray Marten for Poly Prep (1–0). Abdulaye Konte rushed for 49 yards and two scores. Tegha Egbiri ran for 67 yards and a score. Elias Reynolds had six tackles and an interception and Isaiah Wilson chipped in a sack.
South Shore 34, Flushing 15: Jason Martin went six-for-nine passing for 145 yards and two touchdown passes to Willerm Greffin for South Shore (2–0). Omar Jarrett carried the ball 10 times for 105 yards and a touchdown. Armand Robinson made six tackles and collected an interception.
Brooklyn Tech 22, Jefferson 16: Amani Murphy carried the ball 26 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns, including one in the air to Julius Aroaro for Brooklyn Tech (1–1). Mahmoud Shabana made five tackles. Quarterback Olatundo Bruin threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Donte Davis for Jefferson (0–2).
Erasmus Hall 36, Kennedy 6: Nelson Tyler scored three rushing touchdowns to lead Erasmus (1–1). Aaron Grant and Dejouree Addison each added scores on the ground. Daevon Alvarez chipped in two interceptions.
Xaverian 48, Nazareth 0: Quarterback Phil DePaulis compiled 108 yards of total offense and four touchdowns for Xaverian (1–0). Brandon Peterson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Mike Marinelli made eight tackles, Mike Rossetti six, and James Baglino recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
Eagle Academy II 52, Alfred E. Smith 16: Du Sean Barnett went five of seven passing for 198 yards and three touchdowns for Eagle Academy II (2–0). He hooked up twice with Tisshun Willams for scores and a total of 110 yards. Lawrence Keyes had the other touchdown grab. Ramell Redd carried the ball 11 times for 178 yards and threes scores, and Tymere Wilson added a rushing touchdown.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 27, George Washington 0: Nadir Hassan posted 125 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, including a pass to Re John Williams for FDR (1–1). Kevin Vidals added a rushing score and Rashaun Coleman ran for 142 yards on five carries.
Sheepshead Bay 18, Lafayette 12: Colin Smith Aiken completed five of eight passes for 113 yards and a touchdown pass to Titus Leo for Sheepshead Bay (1–1). Shavon Clarke carried the ball 14 times for 81 yards and a score.
Tilden 40, Automotive 0: Kyle Sutton scored twice and posted 50 yards on the ground for Tilden (2–0). Avery McAlpin-Wilson, Guerino Charles ad Wisley Jen each found the end zone. Jordan Woodward also tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Fred David.
Truman 14, James Madison 8: Shamar Logan ran for 89 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for Madison (1–1). Elijah Jean Pierre made nine tackles.
Mott Haven 25, Franklin K. Lane 18.
Port Richmond 30, Boys and Girls 0.