By Connor Beach
The Commack Cougars football team notched an impressive win on Oct. 20 when they defeated the Bay Shore Marauders 28-6 at homecoming.
Both defenses dominated the first quarter in which neither team was able to put any points on the board. Senior Jordan Scott led the Cougars defense with 14 tackles and 4 sacks. Senior William Pizzolo also managed four sacks, while Joe Slackman and Saul Leon added nine and seven tackles, respectively.
The Cougars ability to put pressure on the Marauders backfield helped keep Bay Shore from scoring until the third quarter.
After a slow start, the Cougars offense found their rhythm in the second quarter with the help of a 17-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Adian McCarty to wide receiver Blake Behlen.
The Cougars running game also came to life in the second quarter with a seven-yard touchdown run from junior running back Chris Ioannou, one of his 15 carries for 100 yards in the game. Pizzolo also scored a two-yard rushing touchdown. The senior rushed for 85 yards in the game.
Bay Shore tried to mount a comeback with a touchdown in the third quarter, but a 15-yard touchdown pass from McCarty to Scott quickly stopped the Marauders momentum. McCarty finished with 133 passing yards.
Sal Davi added a field goal in the fourth quarter to cap off the comprehensive victory for the Cougars.
Commack currently sits in fifth place in Suffolk Division 1, and will look to end the regular season on a high note Nov 2 when they travel to Longwood to take on the Lions.