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Published: Saturday, Sept. 28 2013 2:21 p.m. MDT

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yankees27
Heber, Utah

Man, the pic tells a story doesn't it? A Springville player laying on top of a Wasp and no flag! There were many missed holding calls in this game, viewed live seemed obvious, viewed on Hudl no doubt! One missed holding call, led to a TD pass. Also, a mysterious call with the score still close, Wasatch had a first and goal from the 1 yard line and then things got chippy and both teams were flagged for unsportsmanlike penalties. Ruled offsetting, the ref then marched off 15 yards against Wasatch to the 16, then only marched off half the distance to the goal for the Springville penalty. How does that happen with offsetting penalties? Instead of 2nd down from the half yard line, it was from the 8. That is a huge difference and we ended up settling for a field goal. No way am I saying we win the game otherwise, Springville was just bigger, faster and better, but it did take the competitiveness out of the game at that point. Kudos to Springville, they are a good team, no doubt.

eagle
Provo, UT

I watched the game on hudl and Springville was the better team, much better.

yankees27
Heber, Utah

Eagle- no doubt about that, as I mentioned, better all around. So having watched though, can you see the obvious missed holding calls, especially on the TD pass? And the phantom block in the back on one of our TD runs? Apparently we have to teach our kids the Van Noy technique, you know? Overdo it for the ref to see. And what about that crazy offsetting penalty? Never seen it handled that way before. Again, not saying Wasatch would have won, Springville was obviously the better team, just saying a few weird calls took the competitiveness out of the game too early.

Hawaii football fan
Salt Lake City, UT

The block in the back was #81 on #18. Endzone camera shows it quite clear. The competitiveness was taken out of the game on the 2nd play of the game and continued with big pass plays and huge runs. Springville's biggest mistake was throttling back too early.

#6 Fan
Springville, UT

yankees27- I think that Wasatch played well, especially with a young quarterback. As far as the holding calls go, my son was #6, defensive end, and it goes both ways. I can also watch the film and pick out hold after hold against my son that was never called. In our family we have come to realize that my son is going to get held several times throughout the game and not get a penalty called. That's just the way it is in high school football with refs who are trying to do their best but can not see it all. One time my son was up against a tackle from corner canyon and had his helmet ripped off and the white hat was only 10ft away and didn't see it.

yankees27
Heber, Utah

Hawaii, you're probably right. They should have just put in the reserves after that run. A 6-0 lead is always secure. Weak jab at a new region opponent don't you think. I complimented the Red Devils, I actually have family there, and I said they were the better team. No need, in my opinion, to say that a team needed to, or took their foot off the gas too early.

6fan- You too are right, I know calls go both ways, I'm not a Y fan after all, I have no illusions that we were the only ones getting the screws. Hindsight is 20/20, I wasn't going to post, I knew we got beat by a better team, I just saw that pic of a our guy being laid on and thought, wow, isn't that interesting? when the ref is staring at it and does nothing, well... I know how you feel, my son is #56 a D end as well, and twice was held while almost sacking the QB, he did finally get him in the end zone for a sack. You guys are good and should most likely take 2nd in region.

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