After three weeks of play, six undefeated varsity football teams remain in the Public Schools Athletic League's Championship Division. Here's where they stand, as well as the rest of the division's top 10, in the league's power points standings heading into week four of the regular season.
10. Campus Magnet Bull-Dogs (155)* -- On Saturday (Sept. 22), Campus Magnet led No. 1 Erasmus Hall at halftime, 12-7, but couldn't hold on. Blessuan Austin and Asaikie Blake ran for a combined 168 yards and one touchdown, but the Bull-Dogs (2-1) allowed 19 unanswered points in the second half.
9. John Adams Spartans (163) -- John Adams was rocked by No. 2 Tottenville, 40-6, but built currency with two straight wins to open the season. Levaughn Baker, who rushed for a team-high 51 yards, scored the Spartans' only touchdown. Adams (2-1) won't face a better team the rest of the way.
8. Port Richmond Red Raiders (166) -- After scoring eight points in each of its first two games, Port Richmond (2-1) rolled past Sheepshead Bay, 40-13. James Jones and Justice Coleman each rushed for a pair of touchdowns and the defense made three sacks and three interceptions.
7. Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters (185) -- Lincoln bounced back from their first regular season loss in nearly three years by dumping Curtis, 30-14. Leroy Hancle had 93 yards on the ground and one of the Railsplitters' three ground touchdowns. Lincoln scored 16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
6. New Dorp Central Cougars (223) -- The Cougars mauled Canarsie, 28-6, to climb the standings. Charles App tossed a touchdown to Taiquan Campbell and Hassan Sroura scampered for 65 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Stingy New Dorp (3-0) has allowed 18 points in its first three games.
5. New Utrecht Utes (225) -- The upstart Utes (3-0) defeated Grand Street Campus in overtime, 14-8, behind senior signal-caller Ryan Witherspoon, who threw and ran for a touchdown. Justin Daly had six tackles and three of New Utrecht's seven sacks. The Utes won one game all of last season.
4. Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave (232) -- The O-Wave (3-0) grinded out a 20-14 win over John F. Kennedy, as Al Stewart passed for a pair of touchdowns (both to Kendall Thomas). Euguene Qualls added 126 yards and one major score on the ground for Jefferson, which started last season 0-3.
3. Boys & Girls Kangaroos (244) -- The Kangaroos (3-0) hopped up to the third spot in the standings by washing Flushing, 34-6. Four players rushed for a touchdown, including Najee Champagne, who ran for a team-leading 75 yards. Champagne also made a pair of interceptions for Boys High.
2. Tottenville Pirates (254) -- Tottenville (3-0) blasted John Adams, 40-6, as Syracuse-bound Augustus Edwards raced for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Brandon Barnes and Tyler Logan also rushed for touchdowns, as the Pirates rolled up 394 yards of total offense.
1. Erasmus Hall Dutchmen (262) -- E-Hall (3-0) remained undefeated with 26-12 victory over No. 10 Campus Magnet. Matthew Domina tossed a pair of touchdowns, including a long hook-up with Curtis Samuel. Kahlil Lewin had an 84-yard TD burst and finished with 125 yards on the ground.
* Power points are based on quality wins and strength of schedule.
Adam Martini is a freelance sports writer who has reported on New York City high school sports since 2000. He has covered high school basketball, baseball, football and soccer, and prep championship games at Madison Square Garden, Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium.