Philly Pounds Brooklyn 44-0
Written by: Mark Carfagno on Monday, September 9th, 2019
The game was hyped as Philly against New York City. Boarding a bus from Brooklyn, N.Y. the Chiefs of Canarsie High School made the 100 mile trip to the South Philadelphia Super Site for a Saturday afternoon contest against the Saints of Neumann-Goretti.
According to a New York website site the Chiefs were ranked 8th in the city and 9th in their section. Max Preps had the them ranked 133rd in the state. Those are impressive numbers when considering the size of both New York city and the state of New York. Neumann-Goretti on the other hand was ranked 10th in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Southeastern PA’s top 10. Max Preps had the Saints ranked 66th in the state. The state ranking are based on all classifications , so yes these two squads are right up there with the bigger schools.
Unfortunately the hype and anticipation of a competitive game went right out of the Greyhound bus window as Neumann- Goretti bull rushed the Chiefs to the tune of 44-0. The Saints limited Canarsie to just 51 yards of total offense, 67 passing and minus 16 rushing on 24 attempts. Ten of the 24 rushes resulted into negative yards. The N-G defense was led by Roman Brown, Eric Gentry and Anthony Johnson . The trio combined for 22 tackles with 8 behind the line of scrimmage. Brown registered 8 tackles both Gentry and Johnson had 7.
Highly recruited Jr. RB/DB Tysheem Johnson ran just 7 times for 109 yards and 2 TD’s. He also returned a punt 68 yards for a score and caught 3 balls for 41 yards. Calculating the arithmetic it spits out 11 touches totaling 218 yards for a 19.8 average per touch. Naseem Bailey returned a kickoff 65 yards to pay dirt, while Ronald Holmes returned an Interception 40 yards for a TD on the games final play. Other scores came from a Marqui Adams 21 yard prance and Malik Griffin’s 3 yard punch. Johnson’s TD burst were 53 and 38 yards. Ubayd Steed had a interception for N-G. The only player for Canarsie to finish with positive yards was the smallest and toughest man on the field .Sophomore RB/DB Jalen Gordon listed as 5’4 and 136 lbs. rushed 8 for 10 yards and he fought like hell for every inch. The Chiefs defense was paced by Nahjir Kibidor and Jaquevious Sam both who tabbed 6 tackles. Kibidor also recorded a sack.
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