I’m very happy for Bonita for making the semis. Coach Podley is one of the best around and deserves a long run like this. And I’m disappointed for Muir. The Stangs could’ve packed up at several points this season, but they never did.
Having said all that, last night’s game was the worst high school football game I’ve ever attended … and I’ve been to many … and yes, it was worse than any 50-0 blowout I’ve seen.
1. The biggest problem is you couldn’t even call it a game. When the refs are throwing flags on every other play, it cannot be considered a game. No tempo by either side was allowed to be established. I don’t think the refs were bad guys by any stretch, I just think the game got away from them. Kinda like an NCAA tourney game where the refs are blowing whistles early on and it just becomes a vicious cycle.
2. Weather. Arguably the coldest night of the year made it very uncomfortable for everybody there. Not a huge problem, but a problem nonetheless.
3. 7:30 p.m. start time. This one is unforgivable. There’s just no reason why any school would start at 7:30. I may be coming from the angle of somebody who is working on multiple deadlines, but that’s the shape of things. Tell me what the positives are of it and I’ll listen.