Curtis beats Erasmus Hall 36-35 for PSAL City Championship

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Curtis defended its 2016 Public Schools Athletic League City Championship Tuesday at Yankee Stadium defeating Erasmus Hall 36-35.  The victory avenged Erasmus Hall’s 39-20 over Curtis in the season opener in September.

Senior quarterback Quincy Barnes completed 7 of 16 passes for 179 yards. Barnes threw for a touchdown, plus ran for the game winning score.  Erasmus Hall went for two after closing the gap to 36-35 with 6:13 to go in the game, but the Curtis defense stopped the two-point conversion attempt.

The win gives Curtis its seventh league championship, breaking a tie with Susan Wagner and Bayside.

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