November 27, 2012 | 223 views
Farmingdale stymies Baldwin for title
Dalers take Conference I championship, 21-9
Score another victory for defense.
Baldwin entered last Friday’s Nassau Conference I football championship game against Farmingdale less than a week removed from a record-setting 67-point, 10-touchdown performance. The Dalers, who allowed an average of 9.5 points per game through their first 10 matchups, limited the Bruins to a touchdown, a safety and just nine first downs in a 21-9 victory. The win gave Farmingdale its first county title since 2007.
“Our offensive and defensive lines got manhandled today,” Baldwin head coach Steve Carroll said.
After a first-half defensive
“He pounds it in there and all of a sudden he finds a hole,” Farmingdale head coach Buddy Krumenacker said of Petit-Frere, who finished with 168 yards and two scores on 19 carries.
Baldwin’s dynamic rushing attack, led by seniors Jovaun Tomlinson and Treyvon Mask, was limited to just 101 yards on 40 carries, with yardage even more difficult to come by after junior quarterback Tyler Warner was sidelined on the second offensive series with a thumb injury after being tackled while scrambling out of the pocket.
Tomlinson, who had a 79-yard touchdown run in the regular-season meeting between the teams, a 21-6 win by Farmingdale on Sept. 14, had just 60 yards on 18 attempts. He scored Baldwin’s only touchdown on a third-down, 6-yard scamper in the second quarter. The touchdown capped a 15-play drive that ran 9:46 off the clock and covered 73 yards, all of them on the ground.