Oceanside won its Nassau Conference I football semifinal playoff against Syosset in convincing fashion last Friday, as the Sailors steamrolled the Braves 61-33 at Hofstra.
With the win, the Sailors solidified a spot in the county championship game Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Massapequa, in a rematch of last spring’s final won by the Chiefs.
Oceanside head coach Rob Blount was impressed with how well his offense was able to perform against Syosset. “I thought that the offense did really well,” Blount said. “We got stopped the first series, and from there we got everyone going. It was nice to see.”
After their first drive in which the offense went three and out, the Sailors were essentially flawless on the offensive side of the ball, as they found their rhythm and registered touchdowns on each of their next 9 drives. The team did a fantastic job of diversifying its play calls, as the rushing and passing attacks were equally potent. The Sailors finished the game with 564 yards of total offense, with 214 yards coming from passing and 350 yards coming from rushing.
Senior quarterback Charlie McKee was the central catalyst for this dominant performance, as he succeeded both rushing and passing. He finished with 182 passing yards and a touchdown, and also had a staggering 193 rushing and 5 rushing touchdowns. He also converted a fourth down on a designed fake punt, as he lined up at punter and took the direct snap and ran for 21 yards and an easy first down. Blount was elated with how the Stony Brook commit delivered in this elimination game.