Not much has changed so far this season up at the top of this list with Erasmus Hall, Lincoln and Poly Prep ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 3 respectively since week one. That could finally change this week as Lincoln hosts E-Hall in Coney Island for the regular season showdown everyone has been waiting for since E-Hall beat Lincoln for the city title at Yankee Stadium last season.
1. Erasmus Hall (6-0, LW: 1): E-Hall gave up a touchdown on the first drive of the first game of the season and hasn’t given up another one since. That’s 23 consecutive shutout quarters. The D tallied four sacks and two interceptions as they shutout Canarsie. Curtis Samuel ran for 143 yards and Kahlil Lewin had 139; both had two touchdowns. Next week: at Lincoln.
2. Lincoln (6-0, LW: 2): Midwood put up a fight, but Lincoln finished strong and continued its perfect season. Javon Moore threw three touchdowns and 259 yards; he also ran for 69 yards and a touchdown. Antoine Holloman had 89 yards and a touchdown. Malik Andrews, Holloman, and Malik Andrews all caught touchdown passes. Next week: vs Erasmus Hall.
3. Poly Prep (6-0, LW: 3): Poly Prep remains a perfect 6-0 after it beat Worcester Academy 21-7 and has just two games left in its season. It’s a shame they don’t have a playoff schedule or at least play E-Hall or Lincoln. That way we could find out how good Jay Hayes and crew actually are. Next week: at Valley Forge Military Academy.
4. Bishop Ford (5-1, LW: 4): Bishop Ford has now won four in a row after a 50-6 win over Kennedy Catholic. Quarterback James Esposito threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns, Dante Aiken had 110 yards rushing and a touchdown, Brandon White had a pair of touchdowns, and Rodney Gonzales also had a touchdown. Next week: at Nazareth.
5. Fort Hamilton (5-1, LW: 5): It was close in the end, but a pair of kick return touchdowns by Michael Brooks in the fourth quarter helped to beat Grand Street Campus 30-26. Sophomore quarterback Sharif Legree threw two touchdowns to Juan Tejeda and Jordan Blake.Next week: at Campus Magnet.
6. New Utrecht (4-2, LW: 8): A strong fourth quarter helped earn the win for the Utes, who beat Jefferson 30-12. Jaleel Brown had 201 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and Vonn Grant ran for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Richard Wright is still taking most of the snaps at quarterback since Angelo Carrera suffered a concussion. Wright threw for 70 yards, ran for 68 and caught a pass for eight yards. Carrera did play some QB, he connected on four of five pass attempts for 26 yards. Next week: vs Truman.
7. Boys and Girls (4-2, LW: 6): The ‘Roos three game winning streak was snapped with a 42-22 loss to Port Richmond. Hollis Superville ran for 70 and three touchdowns, Dashawn Brice threw for 102 yards, and Brandon Harding also had 61 yards rushing. Next week: vs Clinton.
8. Midwood (4-2, LW: 7): Midwood challenged Lincoln defensively, at least it did early on, but the Hornets couldn’t do much offensively. Brandon French was the bright spot with 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Carl Colas and Wesley Joseph had interceptions. Next week: vs Thomas Jefferson.
9. Grand Street Campus (3-3, LW: 9): Grand Street Campus played horribly in the first half and still managed to hold, albeit briefly, a lead late in the fourth quarter. If only they could have stopped one of the kicks returned for touchdowns. Justin White threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns, Sophomore Rahmel Ashby ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Lynell Robinson and Kareem Bacchus caught the TDs. Next week: at Susan Wagner.
10. Canarsie (2-4, LW: 10): Canarsie was the latest team to be shutout by Erasmus Hall. It did gets sacks from Glenville Bell, Kamari Jones Hunter and Festus Oziegbe as well as a recovered fumble from Hunter. Next week: vs New Dorp.