North Shore prep RB sets single-game points record, ties TD mark

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 24, 2012 - 4:34 PM
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quietrebelOct. 24, 1210:33 AM

Was it really necessary to demolish the other team so a scoring record could be set? I kind of question the letigimacy of the record and the honor of sportsmanship in this case.

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msjohnson06Oct. 24, 1210:47 AM

Wow, this shows no class. To continue to hand this kid the ball when your team is up 40 plus points on a clearly inferior opponent. I'm not suggesting they should take a knee but there had to be some 3rd stringer that could use the carries. This is high school sports - not the NFL or even big time college. There is no need to run up the score like this.

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anders54Oct. 24, 1211:03 AM

In life people win and loose....why is this any different

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msjohnson06Oct. 24, 1211:21 AM

Because high school sports are a "game" played by kids and are intended to be played in a sportsmanly way. I fully agree that life is full of winners and so is sports. Learning to lose is one of the greatest virtues a child can learn from sports. But I'm not arguing for trophies for everyone and everyone is a winner, I'm arguing for a little restraint shown by the winning coach. Sportsmanship isn't something that is defined in a book or legislated by a league, it's doing the right thing in spite of the fact that you don't have to. Coaches are educators too and I don't think running up the score (assuming that's what happened) sets a great example.

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dre2207Oct. 24, 12 2:45 PM

Nice accomplishment for the young man. It may have been questionable to keep him in the game but it will be a memory that will be cherished.

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th3171Oct. 24, 12 6:15 PM

This is the problem with the MSHSL and the philosophy that every team deserves a state tournament bid. It has not always been the case. Yes, there are a few underdog runs every once in awhile, but if you looked at the results on Tuesday there were many beat downs. Let them play a nine game schedule with fewer teams making the playoffs. A record like this against a inferior team, imo, is not that significant.

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