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BK squads come up empty - Borough teams find tough going on the gridiron

Four was an extremely unlucky number for Brooklyn last week. In four games that featured Brooklyn teams against outer-borough rivals, all four Kings County teams lost. Of course, all of this action took place in what was a miserable week four of PSAL football action in general.

The game looked extremely promising as the Utes scored the game’s first touchdown, but a 30 point-second quarter for Curtis destroyed any chance of a New Utrecht victory.

With about three minutes left in the first quarter, QB Imron Barakat rushed one yard for a touchdown while WR Alijia Gacevic caught the two-point conversion for an 8-0 Utes lead. But that was about all New Utrecht would score. In the second quarter, the Warriors exploded for four touchdowns, one of them off of a Utes’ fumble to capture a 30-8 lead heading into the half.

But in the third quarter, it would be more of the same as Curtis would score another touchdown and a two-point conversion to go up 38-8. After being scoreless for two-and-a-half quarters, the Utes finally busted open in the end of the fourth quarter, as RB Davon Collins had a 12-yard touchdown run while QB Jordan Paul, who replaced Barakat, ran for the 2-point conversion to cut the deficit to 38-16, which would be the game’s final tally.

New Utrecht Head Coach Alan Balkan was the first to critique his team on the devastating loss that dealt the Utes a 1-3 record.

“I think that we got caught up in the hype, once things got bad, you have to stop the bleeding fast. But what we did was turn the ball over, and just made too many mistakes,” he said.

Brooklyn Tech RB Kevin Kucher scored two touchdowns while having 11 carries for 75 yards to lead the Engineers to victory.

Kangaroos RB Khalif Osson had 12 rushes for 91 yards and two touchdowns. RB Kadeem Cousar, RB Michael Alexander and WR Darnell Underwood each tallied a score in the victory.

QB Elijah Chapman had a 85-yard punt return for a touchdown while RB Andrew Vital’s 4-yard run provided the other Lincoln score, but it was not enough to prevent them from going 0-4 for the season so far.

PChiefs RB Steven Rene rushed for his ninth touchdown of the season, but it was not enough to stop Canarsie from falling to 2-2 on the campaign.

Grady RB Ikeem Williams had 17 rushes for 86 yards and two touchdowns. On the receiving end, Williams caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from QB Kenny Leveille, as the running back attained all three Falcon scores.

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