Photog Keith Birmingham’s AWESOME PHOTO GALLERY from HOF game.
The East’s run game was too much for the West (again) and the series lead grew on Friday night. Although the West’s pass attack made some big plays. And De’Shawn Ramirez was nothing short of electric. Speaking of electric, how about Jimmy Frazier and Desmond Reed’s TD runs. AWESOME.
Anyway, NONE OF THAT is really my main point. If you were in attendance, you saw several skirmishes, personal foul penalties and ejection. Trouble is, the refs decided to go to a running clock with 3:12 left in the game and the East with the ball after the West had cut the lead to 46-34. HORRIBLE DECISION!!!! I understand things were getting dirty and they had probably had enough, but you cannot go to a running clock while the West is hoping to play defense and get the ball back and maybe get closer, then onside kick. Hey, it’s high school football, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN. But instead, with the game still somewhat in doubt, they basically called the game. Why not just call it? Why have a running clock? I’m totally lost. And I feel totally gypped.