The St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, and Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, varsity football teams squared off Sunday, Oct. 14 in this year’s version of the “Battle of the Boulevard.”
The L’il Terriers emerged victorious with a hard-fought 28-21 victory over the Knights. The schools are located just 2.3 miles apart on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Queens, so naturally there’s a heated sports rivalry, especially between the football teams.
The game is often the highlight of the season for these teams, and a strong showing in the game serves as a lasting memory for the student-athletes for years to come. The rivalry is considered one of the best in New York City high school football.
The CHSFL varsity football regular season is winding down. Here’s a look at how the five diocesan high school teams have fared so far on the gridiron:
Standings as of Oct. 16 (parentheses denote league record)
Christ the King H.S., Middle Village: 1-5 (1-4)
Holy Cross H.S., Flushing: 0-6 (0-4)
St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows: 1-5 (1-2)
Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge: 3-3 (3-1)
Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush: 1-5 (1-4)