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Rough week for other teams in Golden Horde land; on the road and losing is a tough place to be for any team.

 

The outstanding golf team is almost done for the year – second trip to the sectionals and most wins (possibly) in team history, at least recent memory.

 

Meanwhile the football team continues to roll.

 

Critics say they haven’t faced anyone and while it is the case they have yet to face a team with a winning record, the team to look at is Corinth. Granville played to double OT against C-town in the opener and I’m pretty sure neither team has lost since.

 

Some grumbling.

I overheard a couple of coaches complaining they thought Granville ran it up on their awesome new field Friday night in the rain because the Horde threw late in the game. Short memories.

In a 42-0 shellacking, Granville had guys knocked out of the game two years ago. I was surprised they didn’t connect the two or at least feel like they had it coming; they are a school with a rep for running it up whenever they can. But they were suddenly the victims, talking about running it up by 1,000 the next time the teams met. Ahhh – the sportsmanship. If the Torres bros were guilty of running it up with one late score what does that make 42-0? I suspect it was more not liking being on the receiving end of something they were already contemplating dishing out again – a beating.

Typically this subtle ‘I surrender’ ballet happened when one coach begins to make heavy substitutions from the starters getting them off the field in favor of backups and underclassmen.

My understanding?

The coach in control of the game calls off the dogs which allows the losing coach to get less experienced players in the game without fear of getting them hurt.

But some coaches don’t do this. The starters stay in and the scores go up. What I have heard called ‘Wow scores’ or ‘newspapers scores’, abusing another team to send a message to the league or a rival or next opponent – look out here we come. Six extra points doesn’t really seem to do that.

A lot of teams dish it out, but apparently some of the worst culprits can’t take it.

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