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