Bayside football rolls past Frank J. Macchiarola

Bayside defensive lineman Omari Oates battles in the trenches, during a PSAL Bowl Conference football game between Bayside and Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Complex at F.J. Macchiarola Field, in Brooklyn.
Photo by Robert Cole
By Robert Cole

The Bayside Commodores’ football team remain undefeated this season following a 34-6 victory over Frank J. Macchiarola last Friday in Brooklyn.

“We had a lot to prove this game, because last week we did not play our best game,” Bayside coach Jason Levitt said. “We had a really focused week in practice and it showed in the game.”

The Commodores moved the ball up and down the field offensively, carried by the right arm of senior quarterback Douglas Flug, who threw for 207 yards and four touchdowns.

“He’s got a really good arm,” Levitt said of his starting quarterback. “He’s always working to get better, but obviously he is really good. He’s a leader and as he does well, the team does well.”

Bayside also featured a dynamic running game led by junior Jordy Chen, who carried the ball 14 times for 102 yards and one touchdown.

The Commodores opened the scoring with 40 seconds remaining in the first quarter when Flug found Kevin Avila in the end zone. They struck again early in the second when Flug connected with Camron Barnes for a 47-yard score as Bayside took a 13-0 lead into halftime.

Flug picked up where he left off early in the second half, tossing a 46-yard touchdown pass to Shaleik Kearsley inside the first two minutes of the second half. Six minutes later, it was a two-yard run from Chen — combined with an extra point — which gave the Commodores a 27-0 advantage.

“It was a good game! We came out a little flat, but we fixed it, we followed through to get the win and that’s what matters,” said Flug, reflecting on the game.

With the victory, the Commodores continue to hold the top spot in the Bowl Division of the PSAL football league with two regular season games remaining.

“Our goal is to get back to the championship, and then to win it,” Levitt said.

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