Bayside crushes Info Tech 23-0

While the surrounding neighborhood picked up the pieces from a brutal storm, the Bayside football Commodores unleashed a storm of their own, pummeling Information Technology High School 23-0 at Bayside High School Field on Friday, September 17.

The Commodores ran roughshod over the Blackhawks on both sides of the ball, dominating total offensive yards 239-50. Quarterback Arshdeep Singh had a big hand in those numbers, completing four of six attempts for 75 yards, including a 46 yard touchdown pass to receiver Parrish Gentry.

Bayside’s air attack, while effective, did not win this game. Instead, the Commodores sustained ground attack poked holes in the beleaguered Blackhawk defense, as Timothy Capers had 12 carries for 60 yards with two touchdowns. Sang Hoon Park contributed 70 yards on eight carries, while George Wallace, Richard Vaughan and Terrance Dixon rounded out the ground game with a combined 34 yards.

Defensively, the Commodores caged the overmatched Blackhawks’ offense. Bayside’s Edwin Adonis, Marcus Zigler, Alexander Dinh, Daquan Williams and Tyrell Okoro forced hurried snaps and general confusion on Info Tech’s side of the ball. Coupled with mental mistakes and bad penalties, the Blackhawks were headed in the wrong direction all game.

Bayside set the tone early, tackling Info Tech (1-1) in their own end zone for a safety. It was the defensive dominance that Coach Jason Levitt felt was missing from their opening game against Harry S. Truman High School.

“We kept great pressure on their offense the entire game,” said Levitt. “And it wasn’t just one or two of our guys applying the pressure; it was the entire team.”

Levitt lauded his team’s confidence on the offensive side of the ball, but said that they lacked focus as the game wore on – and that is something that has to be fixed if the Commodores are to realize their ultimate goal.

“We were lucky we were able to execute early because our focus was not so great later on,” he said. “Our defense exploded through the line consistently, but our offense needs to improve. We want to treat every week like it’s a championship, so our offense has got to step up to the challenge – and I believe it will.”

Bayside will next take their 2-0 record to McCarren Park to play Automotive High School on Saturday, September 25.


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