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(Deadspin)   Undefeated high school football team, outscoring opponents 554-96, finds yet another trick play that's totally bananas   (deadspin.com ) divider line
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2013-10-30 10:07:28 AM  
They did this on the first score?   That other team was probably pissed as hell but unable to really do anything about it.
 
2013-10-30 10:29:55 AM  
The kid in the right side of the end zone was a bit more open.
 
2013-10-30 10:41:27 AM  

JerseyTim: The kid in the right side of the end zone was a bit more open.


Their opponents didn't really take the bait. The guy in the back was like 2ft taller than the "safety" or whatever that guy in the back was. And yeah, the kid on the right was just blown coverage and wide open. But....the kicker isn't used to making reads.

Coach probably figures that everyone in the middle of the field would stare at monkey-boy with their thumbs up their butt for a wide open pass to the middle. Didn't quite pan out as designed, but still scored.
 
2013-10-30 10:45:19 AM  
That's racist!
 
2013-10-30 10:50:19 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: That's racist!


As a primate, I am offended.
 
2013-10-30 10:50:36 AM  
keep it classy
 
2013-10-30 10:58:00 AM  
www.bohomoth.com
 
2013-10-30 10:59:53 AM  
So how long until THIS team is sued for bullying?
 
2013-10-30 11:00:37 AM  

basemetal: They did this on the first score?   That other team was probably pissed as hell but unable to really do anything about it.


If I were on the other team someone I would be giving somebody a knee injury.
A fake kick extra point conversion on the first score against a team you are obviously going to beat is just garbage.
 
2013-10-30 11:16:15 AM  

bopis: basemetal: They did this on the first score?   That other team was probably pissed as hell but unable to really do anything about it.

If I were on the other team someone I would be giving somebody a knee injury.
A fake kick extra point conversion on the first score against a team you are obviously going to beat is just garbage.


So you're going to get even by potentially ending the sport's career of a child who had no decision in this? You sound well adjusted...

/or are trolling
 
2013-10-30 11:39:36 AM  
Oh sure those kids are being forced by the coach to act like a bunch of assholes. They have no choice- no wait that play was one of the kids' idea.
 
2013-10-30 11:58:29 AM  

bopis: basemetal: They did this on the first score?   That other team was probably pissed as hell but unable to really do anything about it.

If I were on the other team someone I would be giving somebody a knee injury.
A fake kick extra point conversion on the first score against a team you are obviously going to beat is just garbage.


Didn't know Brandon Meriweather was a farker.
 
2013-10-30 12:00:07 PM  

rjakobi: So how long until THIS team is sued for bullying?


Probably never, just like the other team you're referring to. Complaining about something is not the same thing as filing a lawsuit. For example, you were complaining in that comment. And I'm complaining here about your comment. But no one's going to go to court over this.
 
2013-10-30 12:02:04 PM  
I'm a little rusty on extra point rules, but how does the extra-point-holder-guy not get flagged for some kind motion call? Is it because he's not moving forward? Is it only linemen who once enter a 3 point stance, they have to remain "set"?
 
2013-10-30 12:45:49 PM  

snowshovel: I'm a little rusty on extra point rules, but how does the extra-point-holder-guy not get flagged for some kind motion call? Is it because he's not moving forward? Is it only linemen who once enter a 3 point stance, they have to remain "set"?


I am not 100% sure if this applies to HS, but it probably does.  But essentially what you said about 'because he is not moving forward'.  I believe you are allowed to have 1 player go in motion at a time as long as he does not move toward the line of scrimmage.  He may or may no have to reset before the snap (i.e. not in motion at the time of the snap) and I think you have to be an eligible receiver (which is determined by jersey number I think).

As I think more about it, I think the 'reset' thing might apply when you have 2 people in motion.  the first one has to 'reset' before the second guy can begin his motion.

/I could also be totally wrong, I am not a ref.
 
2013-10-30 12:51:28 PM  

jaggars: So you're going to get even by potentially ending the sport's career of a child who had no decision in this? You sound well adjusted...


Maybe he'd take out the opposing coach's knee.

/sometimes you have to help karma even things out for people
 
2013-10-30 01:03:44 PM  

snowshovel: I'm a little rusty on extra point rules, but how does the extra-point-holder-guy not get flagged for some kind motion call? Is it because he's not moving forward? Is it only linemen who once enter a 3 point stance, they have to remain "set"?


Everyone gets set, holder goes in motion parallel to the line of scrimmage.

It was perfectly legal.
 
2013-10-30 01:16:23 PM  
That freed up 6'11" tight end Jordan Kurahara

No.  Being 6'11" freed him up.
 
2013-10-30 01:20:29 PM  
The defense paid no attention to the holder, so the holder just looked silly.
 
2013-10-30 01:37:30 PM  
There was really no trick involved.

Once the holder left, it couldn't be a kick, so it wasn't even really a trick play.
 
2013-10-30 01:59:00 PM  
I'm a coach and one thing that's always puzzled me . . . Let's say there's a bad snap/hold, the holder can't get the ball placed so he gets up and runs or throws it. How is he not declared down (this is high school, remember) when he has the ball and his knee is on the ground? I've seen it happen, I've never questioned it, it just always "is"
 
2013-10-30 02:10:52 PM  
I can't decide if 6'11" tight end or 5'4", 240 lb kicker is more hilarious.
 
2013-10-30 02:11:33 PM  
www.jimpoz.com
Look at that little monkey run!
 
2013-10-30 02:17:44 PM  

ColTomParker: I'm a coach and one thing that's always puzzled me . . . Let's say there's a bad snap/hold, the holder can't get the ball placed so he gets up and runs or throws it. How is he not declared down (this is high school, remember) when he has the ball and his knee is on the ground? I've seen it happen, I've never questioned it, it just always "is"


I'm sure there is a special allowance in the rules for kicking attempts.  Otherwise the play would be dead while he's holding the ball before the kick, even if it wasn't mishandled.
 
2013-10-30 03:10:29 PM  
Clutch call by the coach. Without his brass balls, they only would've won 61-7, rather than 62-7. Way to pull out all the stops to get the big win.
 
2013-10-30 03:18:21 PM  
live it up now kids, only a matter of time until you get a life changing, career ending injury or concussion!

GO FOOTBALL!
 
2013-10-30 04:55:37 PM  
But in an attempt to avoid appearing like they're running up the score, Sherwood broke out this fake extra point after their first touch down on Friday.

I'm dumb. How does going for two instead of one after your first TD help avoid the appearance of running up the score?
 
2013-10-30 05:05:51 PM  

skrame: But in an attempt to avoid appearing like they're running up the score, Sherwood broke out this fake extra point after their first touch down on Friday.

I'm dumb. How does going for two instead of one after your first TD help avoid the appearance of running up the score?


They try to justify it by doing it on the first TD of the game...at that point it is 6-0 and not near a blowout yet.  Even though they know eventually it will be, but at that point, it isn't considered running up the score.
 
2013-10-30 05:07:27 PM  

kidgenius: Their opponents didn't really take the bait.


I was thiking the same thing. The play worked, but the opponents were still pretty on the ball, so to speak. They had plenty of people on the line, but a defender manged to get his hands on the receiver, and it's not like he was the only one who figured it out.

Still funny to watch though.
 
2013-10-30 05:43:04 PM  

ColTomParker: I'm a coach and one thing that's always puzzled me . . . Let's say there's a bad snap/hold, the holder can't get the ball placed so he gets up and runs or throws it. How is he not declared down (this is high school, remember) when he has the ball and his knee is on the ground? I've seen it happen, I've never questioned it, it just always "is"


You're not down until you're down and touched.  It's like a receiver that dives for a ball, catches it, and lands on the turf untouched- he's perfectly able to get up and keep running if he wasn't knocked down our touched while down.
 
2013-10-30 05:49:43 PM  

unyon: ColTomParker: I'm a coach and one thing that's always puzzled me . . . Let's say there's a bad snap/hold, the holder can't get the ball placed so he gets up and runs or throws it. How is he not declared down (this is high school, remember) when he has the ball and his knee is on the ground? I've seen it happen, I've never questioned it, it just always "is"

You're not down until you're down and touched.  It's like a receiver that dives for a ball, catches it, and lands on the turf untouched- he's perfectly able to get up and keep running if he wasn't knocked down our touched while down.


Wrong answer. In high school and college you are down as soon as any body part besides your feet or hands touches the ground. This applies to every position except for the holder because of the position he is in.
 
2013-10-30 06:14:09 PM  

ongbok: unyon: ColTomParker: I'm a coach and one thing that's always puzzled me . . . Let's say there's a bad snap/hold, the holder can't get the ball placed so he gets up and runs or throws it. How is he not declared down (this is high school, remember) when he has the ball and his knee is on the ground? I've seen it happen, I've never questioned it, it just always "is"

You're not down until you're down and touched.  It's like a receiver that dives for a ball, catches it, and lands on the turf untouched- he's perfectly able to get up and keep running if he wasn't knocked down our touched while down.

Wrong answer. In high school and college you are down as soon as any body part besides your feet or hands touches the ground. This applies to every position except for the holder because of the position he is in.


Huh.  News to me.  That said, my familiarity is with University and pro Canadian football, so there might be a slight difference in the level at which touch rules change.  I'll have to ask my buddy that coaches a local high school team.
 
2013-10-30 07:21:16 PM  

Theaetetus: rjakobi: So how long until THIS team is sued for bullying?

Probably never, just like the other team you're referring to. Complaining about something is not the same thing as filing a lawsuit. For example, you were complaining in that comment. And I'm complaining here about your comment. But no one's going to go to court over this.


A father of one of the kids filed a formal complaint, and the district, evidently in some sort of quasi-judicial process, found the complaint was meritless.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/high-school/high-school-football-c oa ch-cleared-bullying-losing-squad-article-1.1495421

So, yeah, not a lawsuit, but not just a complaint in a Fark thread either.

Hyjamon: skrame: But in an attempt to avoid appearing like they're running up the score, Sherwood broke out this fake extra point after their first touch down on Friday.

I'm dumb. How does going for two instead of one after your first TD help avoid the appearance of running up the score?

They try to justify it by doing it on the first TD of the game...at that point it is 6-0 and not near a blowout yet.  Even though they know eventually it will be, but at that point, it isn't considered running up the score.


I guess I'm dumb too, because that doesn't make any sense to me.
 
2013-10-30 09:51:52 PM  
That dude is 6'11".  You can run whatever the fark you want and he will be open.
 
2013-10-30 10:53:59 PM  
Um, the monkey dancing biatch should've been called for illegal motion.
 
2013-10-31 07:07:49 AM  
That's farking stupid and HS Football is farking stupid.
 
2013-10-31 08:01:48 AM  

kptchris: Um, the monkey dancing biatch should've been called for illegal motion.


Why?
 
2013-10-31 12:04:53 PM  

rjakobi: So how long until THIS team is sued for bullying?


They shouldn't be sued but Oregon has 6 levels of football with Sherwood playing and dominating for years @ 5A.  So first and foremost they should have been moved up to the highest level of competition a long time ago.  Supposedly they finally move up next year.

They run a modified wing-T offense that's all misdirection.  Even from the stands it's practically impossible to tell where the ball is at any time until one of their backs emerges heading down the sideline.

The high school football integrated with their youth program so the kids in Sherwood football have been running the EXACT same plays, with minor tweaks, since 3rd grade.  They also have some folks with deep pockets that pay for EVERY kid that wants to play youth football, although Sherwood will claim they do this with bake sales and carwashes.  The result is that they usually have two full teams of senior varsity starters and upwards of 150 boys suited up at their home games.

The high school my kids go to is in the same division & I'm not personally a huge fan of their football program.  I admire stuff like what I mentioned above by integrating youth and the focus on teamwork (there are no stars on that team) but I don't think other football values like sportsmanship, adversity or competiveness are big focuses for the program.  That a kid could start playing football for Sherwood in 3rd grade and get through his entire youth and high school career without being on the wrong end of a scoreboard seems sort of warped.

That their kids might get "bored" in this program isn't really the fault of their overmatched opponents, nor should it be those team's problem.  I'm glad they got some negative attention for this.
 
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