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Battle for Brooklyn



By Eddie Castro

Yankees/Red Sox, Duke/North Carolina, Michigan/Ohio State and Lakers/Celtics. Those are some of the few notable rivalries in their respective sports that is a hot ticket to get and if you can’t get one, you better be glued to the television. It’s kind of how the football rivalry is between two Brooklyn high schools, Canarsie and Grand Street Campus. Just me reminiscing back in my high school days as a Grand Street alumni and the energy you will feel when an athletic program from Midwood or Canarsie came through the doors. Whether it was football, basketball, baseball or soccer, it was an intense and exciting environment.

Two weeks ago, Grand Street defeated Midwood by the score of 19-12, giving the Hornets (at the time) their first loss of the season. The team followed up with another impressive victory this week going into Canarsie’s house defeating the Chiefs 21-0 for their third straight win. Canarsie falls to 0-4 in the young season. It has been the “Chris Mattocks Show” at Grand Street as he has dominated opponents with his rocket of an arm at quarterback. Wide receiver Kyle Brisfere has also had some great performances the past few weeks, too.

Although summer is over, the Wolves are just heating up and are sending a message across the borough of Brooklyn and the city of New York that this current football squad is for real!

Sports Notes: (NFL FOOTBALL)


The Giants dropped their 2nd in a row to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Odell Beckham, Jr. was held to only 23 yards receiving, his worst outing of his young career. Things will not get any easier for Beckham, Jr. and the G-men as they head to Lambeau Field for a Sunday night matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is now known as “Ryan six-Patrick” as he threw six interceptions against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. This past Sunday, he threw three more to the “Legion of Boom”, also known as the Seattle Seahawks defense. Just like the Giants, the Jets will head into a hostile environment against a quarterback coming off a 300-yard and 5 touchdown passes in Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.