Erasmus Hall is in a League of Their Own
Posted October 11, 2013 5:18 pm
Photo Courtesy of MSG Varsity
It’s been almost a month now that Preps.com has jumped in the New York City Football scene covering some of the PSAL’s finest athletes. The first game attended was one between powerhouse Erasmus Hall and over matched Campus Magnet. E Hall shut down Magnet’s stellar QB, Blessaun Austin, and Kahlil Lewin and Curtis Samuel ran circles around the CM defense. After the game they celebrated only like how true BK champs would, with a fish fry, brats, hamburgers, and great music courtesy of AC and the rest of the E Hall Alum.
Now having the opportunity to watch E Hall play twice, it’s become apparent to me that we’ve walked into a very similar scenario like we did four years ago when we first started covering Clairton High School in Western Pennsylvania. Clairton just coming off the countries longest win streak, the Erasmus Hall Dutchmen exhibit the same sort of dominance offensively and defensively that lead the Bears to consecutive state titles under the command of Pitt freshman sensation Tyler Boyd.
Anyone that follows Preps.com knows how much we love Curtis Samuel, now having the chance to see him play on various occasions, we agree the hype is definitely real. Along with Kahlil Lewin, Batman and Robin are easily the Big Apple’s top players and I’m not really sure if anyone else is even close. With the help of playmakers like Elijah Davis, Jose Duncan and many other players the Dutchmen are poised for another city championship.
With a showdown against Thomas Holley’s Lincoln squad, the E Hall staff and players seem unphased by the matchup and believe it will be business as usual. Not giving up a point since the first game, the Dutchmen defense is full of heat seekers searching for collisions. They have ball carriers tip toeing through the holes and take pride in their ability to shut teams out. Tied for the #2 defense in the country don’t be surprised if the team doesn’t allow another point the rest of the season.
Coming from Western PA in hopes of increasing the awareness of New York City football, it’s a breath of fresh air to see players like Kwanii Figeroua and Fats Gravenhise flying around laying the wood. Preps.com will continue to keep you updated on PSAL football for the rest of the season and below is a midseason tape on E Hall’s most productive player, Kahlil Lewin, who without a doubt deserves to start receiving attention from MAC and AAC teams at the bare minimum. Enjoy!!!