In the High School Game of the Week, Public School Athletic League’s defending champion Erasmus Hall took on Tottenville in a rematch of last December’s championship game and came away victorious 21-7 at Sid Luckman Field in Brooklyn on Saturday.
It was a day for Erasmus Hall to show that it not only has more than one player, as Kahlil Lewin outshined Ohio State commit Curtis Samuel, but that they aren’t just a one or two person team as their defense stepped up and shutdown a dynamic Tottenville offense in the second half.
Tottenville struck first as Andrew Russo, who had 193 yards rushing on the day, had an 11-yard run to put the Pirates up 7-0 on their first drive of the game. Lewin, who had 104 yards rushing total, then rushed in a pair of touchdowns including a 64-yard run in the third quarter that put Erasmus Hall up 14-7. The Dutchmen’s defense took over from there as Tottenville never really threatened to score in the second half at all. Eventually Kwanii Figueroa recovered a fumble and ran the ball 32 yards down field to set up a two-yard touchdown run by quarterback Elijah Davis late in the fourth quarter.. Davis finished with 40 yards rushing on the day.
Samuel pitched in with 62 total yards on the day which doesn’t sound like a lot, but a few of them were key plays where the Dutchmen picked up a first down. He also served as sort of a decoy as they used Lewin as more of a go-to guy. Samuel also kicked an extra-point.
I’ll have a full game story on Sunday with plenty of pictures of the action and video so check back for that in the afternoon. I’ll also have a rundown tomorrow morning on how the rest of the football teams in Brooklyn did. Follow me on Twitter for live updates of that kind of stuff @BkEagleSports.