Do you like offense? Do you like to see the points written on the scoreboard?
Well, if you could have attended one of the high school football games on Staten Island last weekend, you would have been in seventh heaven.
Curtis-New Dorp game combined for 50 points. The Port Richmond-Petrides competition scored 42 points.
That’s a fair amount of offense, to say the least.
To that end, it’s no surprise that the majority of the nine student-athletes selected for Advance / SILive.com’s “Best Player” rankings this week were praised for what they did with the ball.
We will again rank the top performers from week 3, in descending order. Scroll down to see this week’s winners.
9. Kvjon wood (Port Richmond)… The senior wide receiver caught a 28-yard touchdown in the Raiders’ 28-14 win over Petrides.
8. Steven sereno (Petrides) … The senior was not only active defensively against the Raiders, but he also ran six times for 35 yards and one score. He also had a reception from 19 yards.
7. Jadin goodwin (Curtis) … The senior had two catches for 38 yards and a point against New Dorp last Saturday.
6. AJ González (New Dorp) … The junior signalman carried the ball 10 times for 52 yards and a touchdown against the Warriors last Saturday.
5. Justin garcia (Curtis) … The junior punt returner ran 75 yards to pay the dirt against the Pirates.
4. Chris Arfanis (Curtis) … The Warriors substitute QB did an admirable job calling signals for St. George School last Saturday. He connected on 3 of 7 attempted passes for 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a win over New Dorp.
3. Jake ficken (Port Richmond) … The junior quarterback only attempted six attempted passes, but completed three for 49 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed the ball four times for 39 yards (9.75 yards per carry).
2. Wadell Tafe (Port Richnond) … The senior carried the ball only four times, but managed to compile 46 yards and a touchdown against the Central Cougars.
1. Sam martin (Curtis) … The ever-dangerous junior finished with 91 all-purpose yards, in part thanks to a 56-yard TD reception and a 28-yard TD run.