I'm not really familar with any of those early Oceanside teams, but I did email my father-in-law who attended Baldwin in the seventies and and continues to follow Nassau football, he told me you can't even come close to comparing the 2010 Oceanside team with the 1977. He says Oceanside didn't have a QB with anywhere near the talent of a Tyler Heuer. He said most of the offense was done by RB Peter Gibson.<quoted text>
As we have been talking about building winning programs, here's my problem with Oceanside. I am seeing almost a repeat of 1976 and the 1977 seasons. In 1976, Oceanside won a bunch of games and played a junior at quaterback. In 1977, The qb came back and had a great senior year along with a bunch of other seniors, winning the County Championship. They all graduated and Oceanside quickly went back to what it was, a middle of the road program.
I'm thinking the same thing is happening again. Heuer is playing so well. The team is a senior oriented group, and next year they'll be mediocre again. I don't think they will be able to hold onto this success like Baldwin, Freeport, and others have over a long period of time.
He also stated that Tyler Heuer will come close to Oceansides all time passer Jay Fielder. He feels the Heuer is better than Fielder on the High School level. In 1977 Oceanside beat Berner 3-0 on a very windy, rainy day.