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Published: Saturday, March 8 2014 7:20 p.m. MST

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Bountiful, UT

Quite possibly the worst 5 second call in the history of UHSAA tournament play. And by an official that will be bragging to his buddies at training camps next Summer - "I'm the guy that called it". Just abysmal actions on his part time and time again throughout the tournament - ask Mountain View. I paid to watch the young men play, not watch and listen to him yap to anyone and everyone about how much he knows about the game, and how he's in charge. Thanks for letting me vent. Great job by both teams - just a shame that the final minute could be so cloudy. Bountiful dug deep and I feel badly for #33 from Orem. Great to be back at the Huntsman Center. Congratulations Bountiful Braves!

Mesa, AZ

You hear about the player that missed the free throws is going to BYU. But no mention that Merrill from Bouniful, the MVP is going to Utah State. Its good to see him go to USU. Go Aggies!

Prep Fan 89
Draper, UT

Completely agree with "Amazed" about the official. If you watched him in the semis (or quarters, can't recall which) he was constantly trying to show everyone who was boss.

Just as an FYI - he is the same official who was chased off the floor by the Overland, CO. coach back in December at the Great Western Shootout.


Rod Zundel owes that ref that made the 5 second call an apology. He kept saying it was a bad call. He kept saying that we needed a stopwatch on him. Well I backed the video up and timed it twice. I got 5.05 and 5.07 sec. Correct call.

Howard Wilkin

Too bad an official or officials are hiding behind a screen name. TV said it was a correct 5 second call. Who remembers the other games but officials??
Man up

Provo, UT

I'm definitely not an official but I also timed it several times after Rod's outburst. It was a correct 5-second call. Maybe he's not a great official, but he made the correct call there.

West Jordan, Utah

What a class act Dalton Nixon is. Talk about high character and a true sportsman. He handled his adversity like every father would hope his child would, showing a maturity beyond his years.

Tough loss young man, but you'll forever be a champion in my mind.

Here's to a successful church mission, playing career, and life.

Impressed/ respected in West Jordan!

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