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Bosco’s Corner: PSAL needs to balance playing field

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Not that being the best team in Queens means anything anymore. None of the nine teams in the borough plays an all-Queens schedule, something I think is long overdue. And, in many cases, teams down the block from one another are operating on an entirely different skill levels, yet they play in the same division and vie for the same playoff spots.

The Public School Athletic League has done wonders to try and level the playing field for all the teams in the city, not just Queens, by assigning teams power ratings and scheduling games against teams of like ability or power ratings. However, in many cases a team like Bayside comes out on the short end of the stick.

Bayside head coach Joe Capuana probably prefers playing the best teams in the city, which is understandable, but in doing so the team risks picking up more losses than wins, which can keep it out of the playoffs, even though it would probably rule the roost in its home borough.

Last year that almost happened. Beach Channel, a team with a No. 3 power rating

Posted 7:06 pm, October 10, 2011
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