Rural Sports Fan, "...and winning by 40 instead of 20 teaches what, exactly;
to either team?" It teaches the other team that sometimes when
you believe that you have worked so hard, it won't always reflect on the
field. In life you may think that you have worked so hard and that you deserve
more. You may be right; but not everything in life is not going to rotate around
one person's perspective. Although it can be hard to find a lesson for the
winning team, there is something: they can learn that joy comes with hard, hard
work. The boys sacrificed their summers, sweat day in and day out and each
varsity member worked for their spot on the varsity team. It was hard but they
eventually had to learn the lesson that their opponents had swallowed concluding
the State Championship game. Despite this loss, great season Leopards. Keep your
heads held high and for the Seniors, have fun with college ball.
I lost a lot of respect for East when their captains didn't shake hands
against Woods Cross...
Stephen 29.... "Great teams score points!! You can't send in the second
or third strings and just have them sit on the ball."Sure you
can. Other teams do it all the time. I've heard coaches tell their kids
to head for the sideline or "trip" if they cleared the linebackers,
specifically to avoid running a score up. I've seen one team score 40 in
12 minutes, then play the JV from the end of the 1st quarter to the end of the
game, in more than one game, and I've seen that team set a record as
well...longest winning streak."Life can be tough,dealing with
adversity is just part of life."Yeah...and winning by 40 instead
of 20 teaches what, exactly; to either team? Is it teaching how to deal with
adversity, is it developing younger players, is it teaching respect... or is it
just bullying?Not saying East was bad...just saying that the game,
and the record book, has changed from the days of 100- 6 scores, and the
questions should be raised. Do you choose a record, or player development?
Congratulations to the East HS football team. Great year! Great effort! They
should be proud of their records that set the new standard in Utah High School
football this year. They also had some great young men who showed true
sportsmanship to my sons last week after Timpview's defeat of Woods Cross.
Tennessee Su'esu'e and some of his teammates waited to congratulate
our boys(their cousins) and wish them the best in the championship game that was
played yesterday (Friday). I know their parents and think so highly of how
these boys have grown and developed. Just great young men. It was just a
little bit hard to cheer against them even with my sons on the opposite sides of
the ball. Hold your heads high. You may not be the champions but you certainly
played the part for 13 memorable games. All the best; and we will probably meet
on the field at some point in the future.
Wow, why is it that all we can comment on is negative? I am not a East follower,
but this is a great team. Great teams score points!! You can't send in the
second or third strings and just have them sit on the ball. These kids want to
score, they practice all week for their moment. These young men aren't
children anymore. The real world isn't going to backdown and let up when
they are getting beat up. Life can be tough,dealing with adversity is just part
of life. Problem today is to many people want to be political correct in
everything!! Life isn't political correct!!!
East also has the new record of doing the most talking without winning a
championship. The old record was accomplished in 2011 by East before losing to
Logan in the state finals.
The only record that will matter is the one in the UHSAA record books which will
rank East as the #2 best team in 4A this year. I agree with the
other poster, there are a lot of teams that could have broken records but chose
not to by showing class and allowing younger players the opportunity to play at
the varsity level.
Is it really a show of great character to push the score up on opponents like
that?I know, it's a record...but I'd bet there are other teams
that could have set records, but didn't, as they start using the lead to
develop younger players, stop throwing or running outside, and show some