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