JFK sends Tigers away for season

JFK 34, Fort Hamilton 18

Qualifying for the 10th seed out of 16 teams to make the playoffs, the 5-4 Tigers ventured to the Bronx to play the red hot 7th seeded 6-3 JFK Knights who finished the regular season strong with five consecutive wins.

Although the Fort Hamilton scored first in the second quarter, JFK roared back with four touchdown runs to take a commanding 28-6 lead at the half.

After the Tigers scored first on a Mike Masoud four-yard reception, the Knights dominated play on the ground as Caine Caudwell scored three times on runs of 20, 55 and 15 yards, while teammate Demetrius Wade also scored on a 45-yard run.

Down 28-6 to start the third quarter, the Tigers got back into play on a 60-yard touchdown sweep by Isaiah Washington. Undaunted by Fort Hamilton’s quick score to open up the second half, Caine Caudwell broke another long run for 50 yards to set up quarterback Anthony Cruz’s 10-yard sprint for the subsequent JFK score to put the game out of reach of the Tigers, 34-12.

Fort Hamilton mounted one last scoring drive as quarterback Sharif Legree ran a five-yard bootleg into the end zone in the closing minutes of the third quarter for the last score of the game.

This final game for the Tigers gives Fort Hamilton a record of 5-5 for the 2013 season, an improvement over last season’s 1-7 record.

“We just couldn’t get going and found ourselves in a hole today,” said Fort Hamilton Head Coach Dan Perez. “We took our beating with this young team this year and we’re looking forward to our seniors to lead us to do better next year.”

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