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Clerical Error Ends Mass. Team's Season

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CYowSMR, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member

    Anyone from the area care to elaborate?


  2. KP

    KP Active Member

    Minuteman actuallly finished 7-3 overall.

    The issue is really about their record in vocational games.
    Minuteman was 2-1 in games against vocational schools. Problem is you need five games to count, so they split two games (not sure how they were chosen) against non-voke schools that counted against their voke record for a 3-2 record.
    Lynn Tech was 5-3 in games against vocational schools. .625 > .600

    What is stunning is that schools can't even handle getting their record correct. Also in Mass. this year, a number of teams had to forfeit games because they scheduled too many games. ADs should be canned for that kind of stuff.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Minuteman is located in Lexington, where I live, a well-to-do suburb where it is the only vocational school in the immediate vicinity. To play that many voke schools it'd have to travel quite a bit. And of course, all the vocational schools aren't the same size so they don't fit in the MIAA's cockamamie section setup for football. Massachusetts high school sports aren't really administered at all. They just bump along on their own. I won't soon forget the high school conference championship coin flip I had to cover. It's a rare football season that doesn't feature at least one court case related to administration.
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Math must not be important to the vo-tech guys.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Rules are rules.
  6. KP

    KP Active Member

    Distance didn't stop them from going to Ware this year.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Was this the state with the fakakta swimming setup?
  8. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Yes. Massachusetts is such a hotbed for extraordinary athletes that there are two girls swimming seasons (boys swim in the winter, on either boys-only, girls or co-ed teams) and there are nine state football champions in Eastern Mass. alone.

    I'm also not sure why vocational schools need their own bowl games/playoffs (outside the state association's purview), but that's another issue altogether.
  9. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Most coaches can't remember their record 90 percent of the time.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    United Pacific wants its 25 bucks from all those kids.
  11. KP

    KP Active Member

    Every year two or three voke schools make playoff games anyways, these voke bowls don't even draw from their best teams.
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The clerical error didn't end their season. Their performance ended their season. The clerical error just cruelly fooled them for awhile.
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