ComancheAlumni06 wrote: catfan64 wrote:
ComancheAlumni06 wrote:Unbelivable and uncalled for is what I call that. No reason the ball should be thrown in the entire second half. Much less in the fourth quarter. And definately should not have a starting QB in with a 60+ point lead. Had to be going for the record. No other excuse. Noone from Refugio would be upset about this of course. But at what cost is it? Now Refugio is labeled by the rest of the state as classless. I know I see it that way.
Now I undestand.. if there were no records and no scores all would be hunky dorey. This ain't Tee ball .
No sir, this would NEVER be ok! And I said that of course no Refugio fans would be upset about this of course. Let me ask you this, What if your QB or some other important starter got hurt later in the game? Ever seen Friday Night Lights? I could easily see that scenario in Refugio.
I'm a Refugio fan with ties to Woodsboro and Runge but I'm not a homer like some folks that support Refugio. I don't agree with scoring 80 points in a game but a school should be able to run their offense and prepare for the weeks ahead. Unfortunately in this situation, and many others, it's resulted in a lot of points being scored. One thing they have done is spread the ball around to numerous WRs and RBs. In an earlier game this season Refugio had a freshman that lead the team in rushing with 160 yards so it's not like all of the starters are playing the entire game.
How many plays did Refugio run on Friday? Fifteen pass plays and 13 runs for a total of 28 plays. There aren't a lot of opportunities for a team to perfect their offense. Are they scoring easily? Yes, but that's not their fault. They're in possibily the WORST district in the ENTIRE state of Texas. Here's a few scores from this last week in Texas:
The argument that Refugio didn't need to score 80 to win the game is absolutely true. So did those teams need to score almost 70, and in one case score 70, to win? No, they didn't. But all those teams play to win. Possibly part of the problem people have is their view on Herring. Some view him a a great motivator
, some as arrogant
, and I won't get into what other think
In the end, it's 11 on offense against 11 on defense. The offense has a job to score and the defense is responsible for stopping them. If the defense has success then scores are respectable. When a team is completely outmanned things like this happen. Savannah State took an 84-0 thumping at the hands of Oklahoma State and if you take away the 33 points they scored against NCCU, they have scored a combines 18 points in their other five game while giving up average of 57 points a game. They just don't have the talent to compete right now and unfortunately for the teams in 16AA D2, they don't either. The only team that has a shot to stay within 50 of Refugio is Banquete and I hope they give Refugio one helluva game.
Comanche, yes I've seen Friday night lights and the knee injury suffered by Miles was unfortunate. I've also seen a guy tear an ACL in practice. It can happen any time, even when you're not in the game. Didn't Marion Rivera tear up a knee shagging fly balls in the outfield? Or Carson Palmer tear an ACL in the early parts of a game? I don't believe that a person should take unnecessary risks, but isn't being on the football field a risk in the first place? Refugio lost #23 to a season ending ACL tear in the 4th quarter of the Edna game when the score was 49-0, on a kickoff. He was the #2 RB with college interest from D1, D2 and NAIA schools from across the country. In that game he'd carried the ball 6 times and was willing to do anything to help his team win, even going down on kickoff coverage to make a tackle. It was an unfortunate injury but how do you tell a kid that he's too valuable to play in a game? How would that make teammates feel? Would they think "oh, he's too good to put in the extra work like we have to"? Injuries happen and they are a part of the game and it's unfortunate for those that sustain them, but like the saying goes sh** happens.