History was made during Oceanside’s 34-13 Conference I football victory against East Meadow last Friday, as senior quarterback Charlie McKee broke the Nassau County career passing record for yards midway through the second quarter. Even though he was aware of the number he needed prior to the game, he said he was not cognizant that he had broken the record until it was announced.
“I didn’t know where I was at yardage wise until the guy said it over the loud speaker,” Mckee said. “Coach [Rob Blount] and I and all off these guys have been through a lot these four years. Having all of my guys there to hype me up afterwards was surreal. I love these guys so it was a great feeling.”
In the first half, the Sailors’ offense was as efficient as can be, as they came away with a touchdown on each of their five possessions. It was a multifaceted aerial attack, as nearly every eligible receiver was utilized in some capacity.
Senior Dan McCormick led the team in both yards and catches, as he finished with 5 catches for 87 yards. Senior Ronnie Kraemer totaled 77 yards and a touchdown on 4 catches. Seniors Michael Mecca and Nick Ebel also had receiving touchdowns. Junior tight end Logan Lyson caught the ball that’s destined for the trophy case, as he was on the receiving end of the 12-yard pass that broke the record.
McKee only played the first half, but finished with 311 yards passing, and also had a 43-yard rushing touchdown on a designed sneak on a fourth-down conversion.