Brooklyn High School Power Rankings – Week 4

Palyte Stubbs of Canarsie High School

Canarsie was the big mover headed into Week 4. Will Palyte Stubbs and co. be able to continue to climb the ladder. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

It’s week four and there are still five undefeated teams left in Brooklyn after Brooklyn Tech finally lost to New Utrecht over the weekend. That means there is still little movement at the top of this week’s power rankings, but don’t worry because that will change soon as Lincoln and Grand Street go head-to-head at Aviator this Friday night.

While the top four hasn’t changed at all, four through 10 on this list have changed every week and that trend has continued this week as Canarsie climbed up the list with a big win over Midwood. Fort Hamilton continues to drop, but it is still hanging on by a thread and Boys High makes a reappearance despite an ugly loss in Lincoln.

1. Lincoln (3-0, Last week: 1): The Railsplitters had a nice warm up against Boys High this week and came away with a 41-6 victory. Paul Litvak threw for 152 yards and three touchdowns while Dayquan Audain ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Hopefully that will prepare them for what’s coming up this week because they will be taking on the undefeated Grand Street in the Brooklyn Eagle’s Game of the Week. Next opponent: Grand Street Campus @ Aviator.

2. Poly Prep (3-0, LW: 2): Poly Prep had its second sloppy game in a row, but once again came away with the victory, 40-24 over the Canada Prep Football Academy on Saturday. Chris Parker and Brenden Femiano each had two touchdowns. Nick Storz also scored on a 27-yard reception. Next opponent: at Hun School.

3. Erasmus Hall (3-0, LW: 3): A big 22-0 win for the Dutchmen over Curtis. Aaron Grant once again led the way offensively as he threw for 95 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 21 yards. Kefa Cort and Keon Gravenhise each had the TD catches and Dave Thony ran for 77 yards and had as touchdown as well. E-Hall’s defense was dominant in the shutout as it had seven total sacks including two from Andre Francis and two from Selwin Wilks. Matthew Jones had a sack and an interception. Next opponent: Canarsie.

4. Grand Street Campus (3-0, LW: 4): Grand Street Campus finally seems to be clicking on all cylanders as the Wolves crushed New Dorp 42-0. Justin White threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns and Rahmel Ashby had 119 total yards and two touchdowns. Grand Street’s defense not only shutout New Dorp, but Kordell Wray returned a fumble for a touchdown and Edwin Lee had a pick-six. They had recovered two other fumbles as well. This is the week we find out how good this team can be. Next opponent: Lincoln @ Aviator.

5. New Utrecht (3-0, LW: 5): New Utrecht came away with an impressive victory over Brooklyn Tech behind two goal-line stops, a touchdown pass from Angelo Carrera to Walid Othman and an 82-yard touchdown run by Dayquan Russell. Khadeen Dryden threw in three sacks for good measure. They have a touch stretch coming up with games against Fort Hamilton and Grand Street over the next two weeks. Next opponent: Fort Hamilton.

6. Canarsie (2-1, LW: 10): The Chiefs were a big surprising against Midwood last week. Palyte Stubbs led the way with 120 yards and two touchdowns, Jeffrey Pyle (56 yards and a touchdown) and Shawn Cabbell (64 yards and a touchdown) were solid too. The defense was the best part, though, as Jesse Rivera had two interceptions and Leighton Wellington had two even bigger fumble recoveries. This team could end up surprising a few people. Next opponent: at Erasmus Hall.

7. Brooklyn Tech (2-1, LW: 6): A disappointing loss for Brooklyn Tech, who is no longer undefeated after falling 16-0 to New Utrecht. It wasn’t terrible as the Engineers were at the doorstep of the end zone twice and even made it in once only to have the touchdown called back. If they can score on either of those failed drives then it’s an entirely different game. Elijah Rueda is also pretty impressive as is his main option on the wing — Alpha Gamby. This looks like a playoff team. Next opponent: at Boys and Girls.

8. South Shore (2-1, LW: 7): A nice rebound week for South Shore with a 34-14 victory over Truman. Jason Martin threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Tylik Brown, 135 yards on four catches, and Kamauley Steadman, 25 yards, were on the receiving end. Six backs ran for over 200 yards and Rafael Cordero led with 70 yards and two touchdowns. Norris Wynter had an amazing game with four sacks, six tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Next opponent: at Campus Magnet.

9. Boys High (1-2, LW: N/A): The Kangaroos lost badly, 41-6 to Lincoln, but are back on the list. What gives? Well, it’s hard to kill them for a loss to Lincoln and their victory over JFK looks even better now that Kennedy is 2-1 with a victory over Jefferson. So at this point it is between Boys High, Fort Hamilton, Midwood and Xaverian and the latter have more to prove than the former. Boys High needs a win to stay on the list. Next opponent: Brooklyn Tech.

10. Fort Hamilton (0-3, LW: 9): Fort Hamilton is barely hanging on to this list after getting blown out by Tottenville 40-12 over the weekend. I haven’t changed my mind about this team having talent, but at this point you look ahead at the Tigers’ schedule and they’ve got at least two, maybe three more losses on there. It’s possible they could finish with a worse record than last year despite being a better team. Next opponent: at New Utrecht.


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