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Winning coach in 91-0 rout catching heat from both sides

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This is pretty close to FUBAR

    http://www.ajc.com/highschool/content/sports/highschool/stories/2008/10/13/high_school_football_91_0.html

    Running it up, says one side. Our kids didn't play enough, says the other.
     
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    There was also a 96-0 shellacking in Ohio...
     
  3. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    That's certainly not something you see in Michigan.
     
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Our kids didn't play enough? Ain't that a shame, football Mom and Dad!

    Then again, I could see it this way: the game's already a blowout and getting out of hand. Why not pull the starters, skip the second team, and put the third team, or JV kids in and let them play and run the clock out.
     
  6. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    The story said many of the starters didn't play at all, and the rest of the scrubs were brought in after that.
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nope... more states should run the clock like that
     
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    why couldn't they call the game at half when it was 70-0?
     
  9. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    This is why all state associations need to adopt a mercy rule.

    In Illinois, the clock runs once the lead hits 40, except for after scores, timeouts and injury timeouts. It gives coaches a blueprint on how to handle potential blowouts.

    1. Everything (trick plays, surprise onsides, etc.) is kosher until the lead hits 40.

    2. Once it hits 40, the backups come in, and the ball is deflated.

    That's how its' played out in every blowout I've seen. If it's 40 before teh half, the starters will get one drive, then it's back up time. It cuts down on those 100-point blowouts. Worst I've seen was 67-0, and that's because the losing team twice fumbled on its own 20, and shanked a punt to some freshman who returned it 20 yards for a score.
     
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Our mercy rule is after 45, but I've never seen a game where the score warranted that before halftime.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Michigan is 45 and it stays running until it drops to 35...

    Alabama has no such rule... runthe score up...
     
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Why does it stop?

    EDIT: I mean, I could understand if it stopped if the losing team cut the lead to say, 21 or something. But 35?
     
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