Brooklyn High School Football Power Rankings – Week 4

Fort Hamilton's Michael Brooks had a touchdown and an interception on Saturday as the Tigers moved to 4th in the Brooklyn Power Rankings. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Fort Hamilton’s Michael Brooks had a touchdown and an interception on Saturday as the Tigers moved to 4th in the Brooklyn Power Rankings. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Fort Hamilton overtakes New Utrecht in the rankings this week as it beat Sheepshead Bay and the Utes lost to Lincoln. Bishop Ford is also starting to distinguish it self as one of the borough’s better teams. Boys and Girls has a good record, but with only two actual wins it still has something to prove.

1. Erasmus Hall (4-0, LW: 1): E-Hall went up to the Bronx and destroyed Lehman 47-0 when Curtis Samuel ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and Kahlil Lewin ran for another 123 yards and two more touchdowns. The Dutchmen also had four sacks on defense and recovered a fumble. Next week: vs Fort Hamilton.

2. Lincoln (4-0, LW: 2): Lincoln came away with a tough 26-6 victory against New Utrecht. Javon Moore connected on 15-of-22 pass attempts for 201 yards and a touchdown. Antoine Holloman ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Nicholson and Leroy Hancle each had interceptions and Brandon Vazquez and Jahsi Meade recovered fumbles. Next week: at Campus Magnet.

3. Poly Prep (4-0, LW: 3): Poly Prep lost to the Hun School during each of the past two seasons, but not this year as it won 35-12 behind quarterback Chris Parker, who had 228 total yards and four touchdowns (two passing, two running). Jay Hayes also made an important tackle on a fourth and goal at the three early in the fourth quarter. Next week: vs Salesianum School.

4. Fort Hamilton (4-0, LW: 5): Fort Hamilton is the only other undefeated team in Brooklyn as it hung on to defeat Sheepshead Bay 26-20. Isaiah Washington ran for 95 yards and three touchdowns, Sharif Legree had 119 passing yards and Michael Brooks had 66 yards rushing, a touchdown and an interception. Next week: Erasmus Hall.

5. New Utrecht (3-1, LW: 4): New Utrecht’s undefeated season came to an end, but it’s hard to blame them as they were facing an elite team in Lincoln and they were without quarterback Angelo Carrera, who was out with a concussion. Richard Wright filled in and threw for 186 and a touchdown, and ran for another 26 yards, but also had two interceptions. Jaleel Brown was held to just 35 yards rushing. Vonn Grant had an interception. Next week: at Flushing.

6. Bishop Ford (3-1, LW: 7): Quarterback James Esposito set a school record by throwing for 321 yards and three touchdowns in Bishop Ford’s dominating 40-12 victory over Cardinal Spellman. Rodney Gonzales had six catches for 188 yards and had four total touchdowns. Quamari McAllister had two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Next week: vs Kellenberg.

7. Boys and Girls (3-1, LW: 6): Boys and Girls started with a 20-0 lead over Canarsie. Then Canarsie came back to tie it at 20-20 before Boys and Girls finally won it with just four minutes left. Arzu Rolin scored the game winning touchdown and ran for 103 yards. Hollis Superville also scored a touchdown. Next week: at Sheepshead Bay.

8. Canarsie (2-2, LW: 8): What a comeback, but unfortunately they just fell short. Antonio Snell passed for 92 yards, ran for 28 yards and scored a touchdown. Damian Charles rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown and Ramshar Clarke ran for 73 yards. Glenville Bell recovered a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown. Next week: at Grand Street Campus.

9. Midwood (3-1, LW: 10): Midwood hasn’t had the toughest schedule, but will have a chance to prove itself as it faces tough Brooklyn teams during the final four weeks. It finished strong in its 32-14 victory against Truman. Brandon French ran for 168 yards and had three touchdowns. Joshua Gaddy had 100 yards and a touchdown. Next week: vs Lehman.

10. Sheepshead Bay (1-3, LW: 9): Sheepshead Bay is a tough, young team, but it needs to start putting some wins together to stay on this list. Fort Hamilton was a tough loss as it nearly came back again. Imani Vincent passed for 90 yards and a touchdown, he ran for 51 yards and a touchdown, and even made a spectacular, leaping 30-yard catch. Jim Campbell ran for 64 yards and a touchdown. Stephan Garrick also had 119 total yards and a touchdown. Next week: vs Boys and Girls.

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