2004-11-05 / Sports

Mistakes Lead To Dolphins’ Loss

By Elio Velez


In a season of frustration and futility, Beach Channel continued to pile on to their misery with a 14-0 loss at Queens Division leading Bayside last Saturday. It was another game the Dolphins squandered according to head coach Victor Nazario.

“They (Bayside) are asking us how we are 1-6. Their whole coaching staff and their players are asking us how did we lose?!!, Nazario said.

They lost by not scoring points on two Bayside fumbles in the first half. Two fumbles by Bayside should have led to Beach Channel points. On the following possessions, they had two holding calls, a sack and a dropped touchdown pass by wide receiver Markel Serrano.

Up 7-0, Bayside mustered enough strength to put together a time killing 10 minute drive on the first possession in the second half. Jon Morrison’s two yard touchdown run put the Commodores up 14-0.

Beach Channel’s last chance to put a scare into the Commodres failed when QB Lemonte Attles fumbled a snap at the Bayside one yard line in the fourth quarter. “We’ve had four of them (fumbles) this year. And you can’t get a straight answer. Quarterback blames the center, the center blames the quarterback. Somewhere in there, a leprechaun got in the middle and batted the ball away.”

It’s expected that Nazario will work his players twice as hard to win at Far Rockaway this Sunday. If they don’t, it could add up to another miserable loss.

“It was another winnable football. We’ve had four games. We didn’t come to play,” Nazario said. “There’s nothing else say.”

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