On the Sidelines
With the remnant s of Thanksgiving dinner still in their stomachs, the Farmingdale Dalers took the field at Hofstra University on Nov. 23rd in the Nassau Conference I title game against Baldwin. In an outcome very similar to their previous meeting on September 14th, Farmingdale came away with a victory by a score of 21-9 to send them to the Long Island Class I Championship game against the Floyd Colonials.
In that game on a coldThursday evening, the Dalers did something they hadn’t done since October 12th against East Meadow: they lost the game. The Suffolk County Champions proved to be too much for Farmingdale to handle, as Floyd’s A.J. Otranto ran for two rushing touchdowns in addition to his two passing scores to give the Colonials a 31-14 victory in the Championship game.
Kevin Petit-Frere led off the scoring for Farmingdale with a four-yard touchdown run. After the game, he described this season as unforgettable. “This team worked so hard since August every single day. We had to prove everyone wrong when people said we weren’t going to be good. We just stayed focused and did what had to be done.” Farmingdale also got a running touchdown from Curtis Jenkins, who named turnovers as the main reason for his team’s loss. “Turnovers gave them momentum and opportunity that they took advantage of,” he said, referencing Farmingdale’sfive giveaways that allowed Floyd to take control of the game and win its second straight Long Island Championship.
It was a fantastic season for the Dalers, but one that ended just short of the ultimate prize.