2011-10-28 / Sports

H.S. Report: Nazario Addresses Rumors

By Elio Velez

Beach Channel/Chanel View varsity football coach Victor Nazario is tired of hearing the false rumors and innuendo that have been surrounding the team for the last few weeks.

The talk intensified last week when Beach Channel had to forfeit a game to James Madison due to the PSAL ruling that the Dolphins fielded an ineligible player.

Nazario would like to dismiss the rumors that his team is dirty or playing above the rules. The players are tired of hearing it, and the coaches don’t want to hear it,” Nazario said. “We don’t want to get a reputation like this.”

The player who was identified, but was not named, had told Nazario and the coaching staff prior to the Madison game that he was cleared to return by his doctor after recovering from a minor procedure on his knee.

The player competed in only 12 snaps throughout the game on October 2 as Beach Channel had originally won the game 30-8.

It turned out that that the Dolphins player had a relative at Madison, who told their head coach Thomas Mobilia and the staff he was ineligible on the PSAL website. The Beach Channel player unfortunately did not have the doctor’s note, which in turn forced Beach Channel to suffer the defeat.

“For the record, the player in question is completely eligible. We have ALL proper documentation on file, and he is very good student with an 75 plus average,” Nazario said. “He did not start, as a matter of fact, he only played 10 or 12 snaps and he wasn’t even a factor.”

The recent controversy has added to a recent tailspin on the field in which they lost back to back games to Grady and August Martin. Beach Channel is in seventh place with a 4-3 record. With two weeks remaining, the Dolphins are out of the playoff hunt as only six teams from the PSAL Bowl Division qualify.

Beach Channel didn’t let the controversy affect their performance last Saturday. Nazario said his team stepped up in a 44-13 blowout of Long Island City.

“We was upset after that August Martin game. We were in gutcheck mode. We had to step up and salvage our season,” Nazario said. “We did a good job of preparing the team and these kids executed the best they did all year long.”

Beach Channel will have a stern test on Saturday as they go on the road to take on 7-0 Bayside, the only team left undefeated in the division. Their playoff dreams boils down to winning their last two games and getting some help.

“I still think, no disrespect to the other coaches, that we are still the best team,” Nazario said.” We have to win. Simple. We know what we got to do.” Lady Dolphins Make Playoffs

Beach Channel/Channel View is one of ten teamsto earn a playoff spot in the upcoming PSAL ‘B’ girls soccer playoffs.

The Lady Dolphins earned the seventh seed and will take on tenth seed George Washington (6-6)in a first round playoff game to be held at Beach Channel on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Girls Volleyball

The Seawolves earned a 2-1 victory (25-8, 24-26, 25-15) over John Bowne in a Queens ‘B9” Division game held at Beach Channel on Tuesday. Scholars’ improved to 11-0 and have clinched the division title with one game remaining in the regular season at home Tuesday (4:30 p.m.) against Springfield Gardens.

Beach Channel (7-4) also earns a playoff berth, and takes on Campus Magnet on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. The citywide playoffs begin November 9.

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