their way past another overmatched foe with Madison taking down East Harlem Pride on Saturday, 44-0. Mark Shepherd had 114 yards and two TDs, while QB Rickoy Riley tossed for a pair and run for another in a complete and total performance from James Madison overall. Next: Saturday @ Lafayette.
4) Tilden (5-1)
Recap: While it was a struggle on offense a week ago in the Blue Devils' first loss of the season to New Utrecht it was Tilden responding in a strong way on Friday as they got a pair of TDs on the ground from Kevon Patrick to help the Blue Devils to a 24-14 victory over Eagle Academy III. It gets Tilden back on the winning side of things and gives them momentum heading into the final weeks of the regular season. Next: Friday vs. KIPP NYC College Prep.
5) McKee/Staten Island Tech (5-1)
Recap: Everything went right for the Seagulls on Saturday afternoon as they went to the Bronx and came back with a 44-6 victory over DeWitt Clinton. McKee rushed for 325 yards including Charles Metayer and Chase Tierney each going over 90 yards while rushing for two TDs each. The defense was just as stout as it was a near flawless performance once again for MSIT. Next: Saturday @ Grand Street Campus.
6) St. Joseph by the Sea (6-0)
Recap: A bit of everything went right for the Vikings, who continued their perfect season on Saturday with a 56-0 victory over Mount St. Michael at home. Jackson Tucker passed for five TDs, two of which went to Justin Alexander and two more to James Speciale. It was a great effort from the defense as well as St. Joseph by the Sea thrived in every way on both sides of the ball. Next: Sunday @ #2 Moore Catholic.
7) Port Richmond (4-2)
Recap: Going to Queens on Friday afternoon provided the Raiders another chance to make a statement, and with RB Dezmond Fredericks on their side it was statement made as the sophomore RB ran for three TDs, including one with just under 8:00 to go in the game. Port Richmond came away with a 21-20 victory over Bayside in a contest that officially puts the Raiders in the title mix in the PSAL Bowl Division. Next: Saturday vs. #8 Frederick Douglass Academy.
8) Frederick Douglass Academy (5-1)
Recap: When you have two RBs who can make things happen the way both Phoenix Terry and Shadontay Griffin can you feed them the ball as much as possible. FDA did that Saturday as each rushed it for over 100 yards, combining for five TDs on the ground as well as the Lions were able to fend off a pesky Franklin K. Lane team at home on Saturday, 35-20. Next: Saturday @ #7 Port Richmond.
9) Bayside (4-2)
Recap: Things looked good for Bayside as they went up 14-7 at the half over Port Richmond on Friday afternoon in Queens, but the winds really affected the Commodores' potent passing attack and QB Brian Nezaj was limited to just one TD pass, with RB Jordy Chen picking up the slack on the ground. It wasn't enough as Bayside fell short in a 21-20 defeat. Next: Friday @ Springfield Gardens.
10) Holy Cross (4-2)
Recap: Entering into the top 10 this week are the Knights, who are clicking on all cylinders at the midway point in the season. They nearly knocked off Moore Catholic before losing in OT a couple weeks back and this week took down a solid St. John the Baptist team on the road 16-6 as sophomore Devin Grant had a pair of scores for Holy Cross to put them now in the mix of the best in the second tier of the CHSFL. Next: Saturday vs. Xaverian.
1) Petrides (6-0)
Recap: Putting together a strong showing on Saturday was QB Mike DiForte as he threw for 154 yards and three TDs to help the Panthers to a 33-6 victory over Evander Childs. Elvis Spahiu had a interception return for a TD to lead the Petrides defense as they once again cemented themselves as the team to beat now in the PSAL Cup Division. Next: Saturday @ Christopher Columbus.
2) A. Philip Randolph (6-0)
Recap: It was another defensive shutout for Randolph. They got 113 yards rushing and two TDs from RB Enrique Guerrero but it was the solid D that made things go for the home team on Saturday in a 20-0 victory over Automotive. Guerrero did it on both ends of the ball as well as he led Randolph with 8 tackles and a sack showing he is someone who can impact the game anywhere on the field. Next: Saturday @ #4 William Grady.
3) Mott Haven (5-1)
Recap: Getting a great game from under center from QB Brayan Anaman helped the Mavericks take down Info Tech at home on Friday night 32-6 as the senior signal caller passed for a couple TDs and ran for one more. Mott Haven is in a great position to continue its momentum as the regular season moves toward the final stretch. Next: Friday vs. Far Rockaway.
4) William Grady (5-1)
Recap: For the first time this season we welcome Grady into the rankings. Daniel Brown rushed for 152 yards and two TDs for the Falcons on Saturday as they knocked off previously undefeated Cardozo, 24-13. The defense did an excellent job as well against the Judges' strong ground attack and with a number of RBs for Grady finding daylight it's easy to see why the Falcons are among the PSAL Cup Division's best. Next: Saturday vs. #2 A. Philip Randolph.
5) Benjamin Cardozo (5-1)
Recap: While he had dominated in every game up until Saturday, a road contest at William Grady proved to be too much for RB Tyler Ragler at Cardozo as he was held to under 100 yards on the ground for the first time this season in a 24-13 loss for the Judges. The offense struggled to get any sort of rhythm going as for the first time this season Cardozo felt defeat. Next: Friday vs. William Bryant.