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Old 09-15-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default high school team trails by 29 before they even get the ball

Pulaski Academy leads Cabot 29-0 before Cabot even runs a single offensive play.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/b...hschool-wp5870

my gut instinct when reading this is that for one high school team to do this to another smacks of lack of class and sportsmanship by Pulaski Academy's coach. however, there may be more to the story than that. if the two teams were evenly matched, maybe this was one team's way of trying to win the game. read the comments at the link, they provide more background
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Pulaski Academy leads Cabot 29-0 before Cabot even runs a single offensive play.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/b...hschool-wp5870

my gut instinct when reading this is that for one high school team to do this to another smacks of lack of class and sportsmanship by Pulaski Academy's coach. however, there may be more to the story than that. if the two teams were evenly matched, maybe this was one team's way of trying to win the game. read the comments at the link, they provide more background

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMk5sMHj58I
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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So I graduated from Cabot High

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #4
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Pulaski Academy is a small private school. Cabot is actually usually one of the better schools in the state. I can't imagine there is anything unsportsmanlike about it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:50 PM   #5
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4A beating up on a 7A. That's too bad.

Should have fielded those freaking onside kicks lol.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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Bronco's trail by 29 before they even get the ball

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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I really want to see the 11 man rush, lol.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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Bronco's trail by 29 before they even get the ball

Fixed!!
Didn't that basically happen last year vs the Raiders at home? rofl
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Now I can't swear by it but even though I never played QB outside of a pick-up game, I'm confident that I could get the ball to SOMEONE before they sacked me. Even if it was just a duck. The only way I could see that happening is if the WRs were so unobservative that they didn't click what was happening and didn't look back for the hot read.
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Now I can't swear by it but even though I never played QB outside of a pick-up game, I'm confident that I could get the ball to SOMEONE before they sacked me. Even if it was just a duck. The only way I could see that happening is if the WRs were so unobservative that they didn't click what was happening and didn't look back for the hot read.
I don't know, as soon as you see your corner blitz you should be looking back at the QB. I really can't believe it worked lol.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:08 AM   #11
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I don't know, as soon as you see your corner blitz you should be looking back at the QB. I really can't believe it worked lol.
Yeah, especially at the HS level where players are more undisciplined. The WRs had to be doing the old "I'm open!" jumping jacks and would have seen a ball being tossed up to them. I don't doubt the article that says it worked but I just can't fathom how he couldn't completely destroy the D attempting it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:43 AM   #12
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I love creative things in football. If you onside kick every time, there's a real possibility it could even out to an advantage.

In this case it was a drubbing. But I'd like to see an evenly matched team try it.
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my senior year, we did onside kicks on an average of 70% every game....if worked damn near every time....took us all the way to the state semi's...if you have a good kicker and some mean SOB's to blow people up, the onside has a great chance to work at the high school level. We beat a team 56-0 in the quaters by using that on side kick....56-0 was the score at halftime and the other team decided to not come out for the second half lol lol
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While it's a part of the game, It seems to be a chicken**** thing to do.
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While it's a part of the game, It seems to be a chicken**** thing to do.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:21 AM   #16
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Pulaski Academy leads Cabot 29-0 before Cabot even runs a single offensive play.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/b...hschool-wp5870

my gut instinct when reading this is that for one high school team to do this to another smacks of lack of class and sportsmanship by Pulaski Academy's coach. however, there may be more to the story than that. if the two teams were evenly matched, maybe this was one team's way of trying to win the game. read the comments at the link, they provide more background
Sounds like smart coaching to me. If the other team is doing something piss poor (in this case special teams), you take advantage of it as many times as you can until they correct the mistake.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:37 AM   #17
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my senior year, we did onside kicks on an average of 70% every game....if worked damn near every time....took us all the way to the state semi's...if you have a good kicker and some mean SOB's to blow people up, the onside has a great chance to work at the high school level. We beat a team 56-0 in the quaters by using that on side kick....56-0 was the score at halftime and the other team decided to not come out for the second half lol lol
Gimmicky teams always fall short in the end.
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Gimmicky teams always fall short in the end.
Sure, they fall short when they run into a team that is that much better than they are. But without the gimmicks, they probably never get far enough to play that team anyway.
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I've played on softball teams that were down 20+ in three innings. I feel their pain.
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I remember in highschool we did this twice in one game but it wasn't our game plan or anything.

It wasn't really a traditional onside either.

The coaches saw that during normal kick offs the front line of the kick return team wasn't watching the ball go past they were just turning straight around and forming a wedge.

Our kicker kicked a ball in the air towards the sideline and the end guy streaking down the sideline caught the ball.

It worked twice.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:10 AM   #21
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I don't have a problem with this. As with all things, you have to stop them. This is like parents that whine about the wet ball trick in Pop Warner.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:14 AM   #22
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #23
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Sounds like smart coaching to me. If the other team is doing something piss poor (in this case special teams), you take advantage of it as many times as you can until they correct the mistake.
you're also instilling ****ty values in HS kids. it might be allowed by the rules, but i wouldn't be proud to win this way. maybe in the playoffs i wouldn't have as much of a problem. but early in the regular season, it seems pretty low class to do this unless Pulaski knew for sure they weren't good enough to beat Cabot fair and square.

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Old 09-16-2011, 01:57 PM   #24
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Going for it on fourth down all of the time in high school football seems like a good idea since most HS teams have poor punters. I don't quite understand going for it 4th and goal from the 23, but 4th and 5 from your own 40? Seems fine if you average 20 - 30 yards net punting.

And how does this instill bad values in kids? It's not cheating, they aren't stealing, they are playing within the rules of the game. Perhaps if they are up 5 scores with like 5 mins to go and the other team's offense can't play then it is lame, but otherwise I think it teaches to think creatively and not always within the confines of an "established way" of doing things. Isn't this what we keeping asking the Broncos to do with regards to other stuff (cringing as I type to try and avoid the inevitable)?

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:11 PM   #25
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tell this team to take a trip up to New Jersey and take on my alma mater Don Bosco Prep
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