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Title: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on August 26, 2012, 12:38:29 PM
Figured I would start a season results thread!  Pop Warner got under way this week.

I guess I can start.

Division:  Pop Warner Jr Pee-wee (9-11, 11/OL), Division 2

We won 26-6 vs a Divsion 1 opponent in Sanford Chiefs.

Offense:

121 Yards Rushing, 3 TD
1/3 Passing +15 yards Passing
2 Penalties for -10 yards (offsides)
1 Fumble (recovered)
1 Bad Snap (recovered)

Defense:

88 Yards Rushing allowed (2 plays were 67 yards on broken plays)
31 yards Passing allowed (1 play for 22 yards)
3/11 passing allowed
4 Fumble Recoveries (all 4 caused), 1 TD, 1 Safety (1 TD Called back for block in the back)
3 Int's

1 Penalty for Block in the back on a fumble recovery for -15.

Very pleased with the defense.  We had all subs in for the 2nd half.  On Offense I have some line work to do (who doesn't).  They were extremely fast defensively and we had a hard time picking up the blitzes.  Too many times they snuck through and we got hit in the backfield.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on August 26, 2012, 01:51:22 PM
Trip

Are you in Central Florida?

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on August 26, 2012, 01:59:27 PM
Game 1 = 26 - 6 win over Crystal Lake.

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: COACHDAVIS79 on August 26, 2012, 02:35:26 PM
Game 1 = 26 - 6 win over Crystal Lake.

What Offense are you Running?  What worked for you and what didn't?  Is your 6-3 Jack Gregory's Verison or different one?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: COACHDAVIS79 on August 26, 2012, 02:36:04 PM
Figured I would start a season results thread!  Pop Warner got under way this week.

I guess I can start.

Division:  Pop Warner Jr Pee-wee (9-11, 11/OL), Division 2

We won 26-6 vs a Divsion 1 opponent in Sanford Chiefs.

Offense:

121 Yards Rushing, 3 TD
1/3 Passing +15 yards Passing
2 Penalties for -10 yards (offsides)
1 Fumble (recovered)
1 Bad Snap (recovered)

Defense:

88 Yards Rushing allowed (2 plays were 67 yards on broken plays)
31 yards Passing allowed (1 play for 22 yards)
3/11 passing allowed
4 Fumble Recoveries (all 4 caused), 1 TD, 1 Safety (1 TD Called back for block in the back)
3 Int's

1 Penalty for Block in the back on a fumble recovery for -15.

Very pleased with the defense.  We had all subs in for the 2nd half.  On Offense I have some line work to do (who doesn't).  They were extremely fast defensively and we had a hard time picking up the blitzes.  Too many times they snuck through and we got hit in the backfield.

What Offense are you Running?  What Work and didn't work for you?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on August 26, 2012, 03:30:43 PM
Trip

Are you in Central Florida?

Joe

Yes in Central Florida.  Mid Florida Pop Warner.  St Cloud Bulldogs.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on August 26, 2012, 03:50:45 PM
What Offense are you Running?  What Work and didn't work for you?

Wing T.  We only had 5 plays installed.  Pretty much everything worked, just depended on the play.  I called a few reverses without waiting for the Ends to continue to crash, more my fault than the kids.  I just have to learn patience with this offense.  O Line needs work and we will continue with that all year.

The Backs are taking my Off Tackle play too wide.  Work on that.  Just little adjustments.  Overall I was happy with what I saw.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on August 26, 2012, 03:59:47 PM
Port St. Lucie 35 Jupiter Mustangs Gold 0
Pop Warner Pee Wee.
We looked good. Defense was lights out giving up only 1 1st down on a well executed option play. Even got a safety. Offense needs some fine tuning. I was very impressed with our 2nd team offense.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on August 26, 2012, 04:12:21 PM
What Offense are you Running?  What worked for you and what didn't?  Is your 6-3 Jack Gregory's Verison or different one?

A youth spread mainly of my own design (though I based it on another coaches work).   My HC is running it this year and he doesn't do it exactly how I would do it.   

He often keeps the slots in tight, which I would almost never do.   He has more blocking assignments then I care for.  (I included them in my playbook, but I wouldn't use them all at youth level).   He calls way more traps then I would.   I also would do my handoffs and fakes different.   He has his own philosophies and that's fine.     

My defense is a 6-3 of my own design.   Kind of a 6-1/6-3 hybrid.   It started years ago as a 6-2 with a FS, and I just abandoned the FS and changed the assignments.   

It is probably similar to Jack's.   I have never read his.   From reading some of the threads it sounds like many of the assignments are similar, but not all.   

I gave JJ's 33 Stack a go this season, and I couldn't make it work to my liking.   So I switched back to my defense last week which put us behind because all the techs are different.   

I couldn't make the zone work without LB's dropping underneath, and I faced a team pre-season that could pass and block very well and they drove up and down the field on me in a scrimmage.    It just wasn't for me.   Other people on here seem to have success with it so don't want to bash it.

     
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: billb7581 on August 26, 2012, 07:09:36 PM
Totally bummed... we got drummed.   The team we played went to regionals last year, but we played them tougher last year.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on August 26, 2012, 07:16:41 PM
Trip

I am also in Central Florida, I live in Apopka & Coach In lake Mary.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on August 26, 2012, 08:20:29 PM
Trip

I am also in Central Florida, I live in Apopka & Coach In lake Mary.

Joe

Ahh very nice, which division?  I have spoken quite a bit with Rob Marler the Jr Pee-Wee coach in Lake Mary.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on August 26, 2012, 08:24:44 PM
Trip

I coach at a small private HS. I moved back last August to take the job. I am the OC, & pretty happy there. Ok, more money would be nice!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Steve on August 26, 2012, 08:28:27 PM
Trip

I coach at a small private HS. I moved back last August to take the job. I am the OC, & pretty happy there. Ok, more money would be nice!

Joe
Ahh very nice, which division?  I have spoken quite a bit with Rob Marler the Jr Pee-Wee coach in Lake Mary.
you boys ever run in to coach darlington?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on August 26, 2012, 08:42:06 PM
Steve

I have met him a few times, real nice guy. When I coached 8A here he was the man, then took the Valdosta job. I know several people that know him well.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Steve on August 26, 2012, 08:51:52 PM
Steve

I have met him a few times, real nice guy. When I coached 8A here he was the man, then took the Valdosta job. I know several people that know him well.

Joe
i talked to him at the singlewing site. seemed like a great guy. i dvred 2 of the blue darters games and watch them all the time. he would answer any questions i had.


steve
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on August 26, 2012, 09:09:33 PM
Week 1, win. 6-0.

Defense was bringing it. A few mistakes with our dogs getting sucked in and losing contain, but the help bailed them out. 1 first down in the first half, 2 in the second. We 'moved the ball' well on defense for the offense. Offense has it's struggles, but it really is a between the tackles power ball control style offense that probably won't lead to alot of points this season.

After a 8-1 season two years ago (thanks to a couple studs and one of the fastes 9 year olds in the state of Michigan), last season we were 0-9. A couple tough, gut wrenching losses where the kids played their heart out. Those returning players this season were so relieved to get this win early. Even 6-0, I'll take it today, we'll get back at it tuesday.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Steve on August 26, 2012, 10:02:33 PM
Week 1, win. 6-0.

Defense was bringing it. A few mistakes with our dogs getting sucked in and losing contain, but the help bailed them out. 1 first down in the first half, 2 in the second. We 'moved the ball' well on defense for the offense. Offense has it's struggles, but it really is a between the tackles power ball control style offense that probably won't lead to alot of points this season.

After a 8-1 season two years ago (thanks to a couple studs and one of the fastes 9 year olds in the state of Michigan), last season we were 0-9. A couple tough, gut wrenching losses where the kids played their heart out. Those returning players this season were so relieved to get this win early. Even 6-0, I'll take it today, we'll get back at it tuesday.
a win is a win, you guys should be happy. congrats coach.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on August 26, 2012, 10:34:11 PM
Thank you Steve. Definitely happy this one is in the books.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachRock on August 26, 2012, 10:52:09 PM
We took one on the chin and I am pretty upset about it. My Centers basically hand delivered the game to them. We had 12 bad snaps, 5 which went over the QBs head and we ended up losing 4 of those and 1 was safety.

My QB was 7/15 for 50 yards with a late INT. We had 3 drops and our perimeter blocking was terrible at best. We run a Gun Wing-T and they basically dared us to pass by leaving our slots uncovered. They kept at least 7 in the box, but honestly if we could have gotten good snaps we would have gashed them. There was 1 point in time where we had 5 bad snaps in a row and it was game over.

My defense was actually really good but when the other teams starts 4 drives inside the 20 it gets pretty hard. They had about 100 yards of offense total. They ran 60 something plays to our 34 but out of those 34 plays we actually only ran 22 because we had 12 bad snaps from 3 different centers.

I had linemen totally ignoring the blocking rules and going rogue. Mind you we had 4 scrimmages and one against a team that made our Super Bowl last year and we dominated every scrimmage scoring 26 TDs and giving up 6 total.

I don't know if it was first game jitters or what. We have some great kids and some really good athletes so I am going to chalk it up as nerves as this was the first game for the majority of our offensive linemen. We are really going to tighten the reigns next week and since we don't have a game next week we have 2 weeks to refocus and get ready for Game #2.

Still scratching my head!

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: billb7581 on August 26, 2012, 11:08:07 PM
We were totally outmanned.   All we could do is wedge, we couldn't get wide on them or complete a pass, they just had ridiculous speed at every position, crowded the line with 9-10 guys, so we had problems getting them all blocked, and even when we did get wide, our RB just got caught from behind.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Hurricane on August 26, 2012, 11:37:02 PM
Lost our Jamboree 21-0 in 1 half of play to last years League champs.  Defense did well forced 2 fumbles against their starting O. Our offense is a bag of mixed emotions, our offensive line blocked lights out only problem is our backs refused to hit the gap.  After giving up some bad field position they scored thier first TD and after that we subbed in our 2nd teams for the second quarter so everyone had an equal amount of playing time, allowing them to add on 2 more TD's since they left their starters in on offense.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachBrown on August 27, 2012, 05:06:32 PM
We took one on the chin and I am pretty upset about it. My Centers basically hand delivered the game to them. We had 12 bad snaps, 5 which went over the QBs head and we ended up losing 4 of those and 1 was safety.

My QB was 7/15 for 50 yards with a late INT. We had 3 drops and our perimeter blocking was terrible at best. We run a Gun Wing-T and they basically dared us to pass by leaving our slots uncovered. They kept at least 7 in the box, but honestly if we could have gotten good snaps we would have gashed them. There was 1 point in time where we had 5 bad snaps in a row and it was game over.

My defense was actually really good but when the other teams starts 4 drives inside the 20 it gets pretty hard. They had about 100 yards of offense total. They ran 60 something plays to our 34 but out of those 34 plays we actually only ran 22 because we had 12 bad snaps from 3 different centers.

I had linemen totally ignoring the blocking rules and going rogue. Mind you we had 4 scrimmages and one against a team that made our Super Bowl last year and we dominated every scrimmage scoring 26 TDs and giving up 6 total.

I don't know if it was first game jitters or what. We have some great kids and some really good athletes so I am going to chalk it up as nerves as this was the first game for the majority of our offensive linemen. We are really going to tighten the reigns next week and since we don't have a game next week we have 2 weeks to refocus and get ready for Game #2.

Still scratching my head!

Do you run any jet or rocket motions? Also, how are you blocking the perimeter? A good way to make them pay for not covering the slot is run bubble screens to him. Since he will be out flanking the backer, all you'll need is a good block from the WR.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: TigerMOJO on August 27, 2012, 05:32:15 PM
Thought I'd add to the Convo...

My lil 1st graders did great! We won 20-6 with 2 TD's called back. They are really catching on! Only 2 fumbled snaps all game and caused 2 and recovered 1. This has been a fun year so far...find myself more relaxed then I ever have been coaching. They keep me rolling!!! Off this weekend so going to try to install my next 4 plays...and the Wedge!!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachRock on August 27, 2012, 06:09:16 PM
Do you run any jet or rocket motions? Also, how are you blocking the perimeter? A good way to make them pay for not covering the slot is run bubble screens to him. Since he will be out flanking the backer, all you'll need is a good block from the WR.

Coach Brown that's the thing is we did throw the bubbles early and often and darn WRs kept missing their blocks. We were getting good yards but then boom snap over the head of the QB. Never got a chance to really get a drive going. We only had 2 Turnover on downs. Everything else was a Turnover. You would have thought be just broke out the Shot Gun that game and we have been in it since day one and haven't had a bad snaps in weeks.

We had a few good runs on Jets and had a perfect Speed Option Set-up off the Rocket Motion and the WB drops the pitch and they recover, this was after we picked up 15 on a bubble screen and had moved it to their 40 and had first down.

We run:

Buck
Trap
Power
Jet
Speed Option (With Rocket Motion)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachJohn on August 27, 2012, 09:05:04 PM
Lost 0-20.

(Record: 0-1-0)

It was one of those games you wish you had back.  We could have passed on them all day, but lost my QB early in the 1st quarter.  The pass really could have set up the run against their defense.  My OT's did not block well and my backs where getting hit early and often in the backfield.  Cleaned up the OT issue by putting in my back up TE and FB.  We were able to move the ball a bit better, but not good enough to score.  OT's need some extra attention this week.

Defensively we did good, but allowed three TD's.  Using Jacks 63 we controlled the off-tackle and 90% of the inside runs.  They threw 2 passes, Mike picked the first off, the second was dropped by the BS OLB.  We also recovered a fumble.

We had no penalties, no turnovers, two bad snaps (both recovered) and one bad play call (lol, even coaches screw up).

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on August 29, 2012, 03:13:14 PM
Played a SW team last Saturday night.  Won 24-14.  They had two long runs, one that was a TD and one that setup their second score. Our DE's lost contain on both plays.

Our first two TD's were interceptions that we returned for the score.  On consecutive possessions.  Offense was solid.  Our spread/jet stuff wasn't as effective as we would have liked.  But our power game was working well.  Unfortunately, we turned the ball over twice inside the other team's 30 yard line in the second half.  So an 18-0 lead shrunk to 18-14 in the 4th quarter.  But we had a really nice drive where our starting offense ripped off a nice run, then our second offense picked up two first downs and then our QB took one in himself and we finished them off.

Things were sloppy.  We'll clean them up.  Our best back has a plate in his shoulder and has developed a habit of lowering his head when a defender approaches to sheild his shoulder.  We've been trying to break the habit, but on the very first play of the game he got called for it.  Two plays later he was blocking on a QB sweep and his facemask made contact with the defender's facemask at the point of impact as he was loading his hands and crushed the kid.  They flag him again and warn our HC that one more and the kid is ejected.  We sat him for a bit to talk to him and get him composed.

It seems like every time we play at this stadium there are issues with the refs.  We go back out there in two weeks so we'll see if the pattern continues.  They make some mysterious calls.  Our QB had a long run and finally got held up by two tacklers for what seemed like forever.  Another defender comes flying in, helmet first, and gives him a shot, then they finally blow the play dead.  It's like they were waiting for the defense to strip the ball or something. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: JohnM71 on August 30, 2012, 08:44:30 AM
Lost 27-0.  We played an A vs B format.  The A team moved the ball well but turned it over twice.  The B team got flat out smoked during their two quarters.   As always it was very humbling to lose that way.  As the OC this season, I have lots of work to do to have them ready for this Saturday....
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on September 01, 2012, 05:18:31 PM
Game 2 in the bag.

Won 37-6.  They scored 6 immediately on a play off tackle where they cracked out OLB really nicely with their wide out, then made a move on our Corner and was off to the races.  We tackled him but they got a dumb penalty and put them on the 1 and they punched it in.  Tightened up after that and shut them down.

Our offense looked crisp.  1 bad snap under center and a fumble on the very first drive (drove about 60 yards and fumbled at the 10).  After that we looked great, driving down the field with off tackle stuff, the wedge looked great when we used it and the blocking is starting to get there.  Everything improved from week 1 which is our goal every week.  Only ran 7 total plays in the game.  Not adding new stuff until we perfect what we have, then add about 1 a week as we go.

Practice this week was really good.  Tightned up our offensive backfield and got them going in the right direction.  Everything was lazy in the first game.  HUDL helped a ton, we were able to show them what they were doing wrong and correct it this week.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on September 01, 2012, 06:55:18 PM
2-0. Won 32-0. (32 is the mercy rule)

Not much of a challenge today. Just plain outmatched them. Good opportunity to let a lot of kids play a lot of different positions that they don't normally play in a game but do in practice.  Big test will be next week.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Dave Brown on September 01, 2012, 09:45:03 PM
Played a tough team with a ton of heart we won 7 - 0. My offense looked very sloppy 6 penalties. A week ago at jamboree only one mistake in 15 plays. Starting fullback and starting SE were unavailable today the timing of the offense suffered. We turned the ball over three times. We had a TD called back for holding, two plays later turned it over.  My pulling guard was awesome we moved the ball pretty well when there was not a penalty or turning it over. It was raining but was not a huge factor. I need to adjust two positions. If we would have played one of the leagues top teams they would have made us pay for fumbling a hand-off inside our 20. One of my QB's i noticed from film is afraid to hit the ground while being tackled. coughed up the ball two weeks straight. I thought it was from carrying the ball wrong (which we worked on quite a bit) he is fine until its time to hit the ground. I will address in practice Tuesday. It's just my 5th year in coaching 2nd as a head tons to learn still. I absolutely love this stuff. Defensively we have three studs and they bailed us out today. 1-0 still is a good feeling.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Pantherlinecoach on September 02, 2012, 01:35:11 AM
Won our jamboree 21-0. We kept pretty vanilla offensively. Our qb did audible for our last td which i didnt want to see yet(my fault though as i didnt communicate with him not to do it). Proud of them though....they handled a wet ball very well and executed so we were happy.



 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: OPW on September 02, 2012, 03:28:13 AM
Coaching 7&8year olds....junior mitey mite pop warner. Last sunday was our 1st real game.....won 42-0....defense caused 3 fumbles recovered all, recoverd 3 bad qb/c exchanges.....qb threw 4 tds, 8-9 completions......qb ran for 1 also.....lineman ran ball entire 2nd half.....had 11 kids (other than starters) run the ball....2 scored.....

Playin today.....will let u know how we do.....
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachBrown on September 02, 2012, 11:43:03 AM
Won last night 25-0. We run out of the gun with multiple formations. When we would execute correctly, we'd have 3 play scoring drives but that was not the case for most the night. My FB must have thought he was in Madden 13 because he was having issues bouncing everything outside and trying to reverse field when it was not necessary. We got it straightened out in the 2nd half. We had 3 fumbles (lost 1) due to bad snaps or bad handoffs. Our defense was having trouble stopping the dives. ILB were not stepping up to fill properly. Also lost contain on a couple plays which let them get out side. On the bright side, we caused 2 fumbles and had about 4 sacks. Still plenty of work to do.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on September 04, 2012, 09:36:27 AM
We won 24-0, to move to 2-0.

Our big TB took two long ones to the house early on, then we punched one in with our second team offense to make it 18-0 before halftime.  Second teamers scored another one in the second half to cap things off.

Defense was terrific.  We shut them down all night for the most part.  Once we allowed a long run into the red zone but we caused a fumble on the run and recovered it.  Towards the end of the game they were driving again and got near the 20 and on 4th down we got our sidelines and fans really into it and the defense came up with a stop to preserve the shutout.

Overall, we just had way more team speed than these guys.  They matched our physicality for the most part, but after we got up early, their level of hitting seemed to drop off some.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on September 04, 2012, 10:06:46 AM
Played in tournament 4th grade bracket. We are 3rd graders and missed 2 key defensive players. We won first game 26-0 then lost second game 14-0. Qb seemed nervous in second game. To many mental errors.  Our season starts this weekend against the 3rd grade team of the team we lost to. Lots of work to do.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on September 04, 2012, 10:13:11 AM
We won 39-6 against the other peewee team in our association. They are a very talented bunch of kids but don't have much of a coaching staff. It is a shame because that team is talented enough to make a good playoff run. Our powers and wedges worked well in both the sw and dw. Due to the talent level we were not able to bust out the 50yd runs we are used to so we had to work for it. We put together some real nice extended drives which included some nice passes. They scored on a sweep where our corner slipped and gave up contain with a real nice block on our lb and our de playing bad technique. The de is new at this position and has a bunch we still need to teach him. Our fault on that. The safety made the tackle at the goal line but the rb squeezed in for a td. Not a bad performance but we have some things to clean up. Solid opponent next weak but honestly I think we mercy them also. Good coaching staff with some nice athletes at the top end but a big drop off in talent from there. Week 4 should be our first test.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on September 04, 2012, 10:50:03 AM
We won 39-6 against the other peewee team in our association. Solid opponent next weak but honestly I think we mercy them also. Good coaching staff with some nice athletes at the top end but a big drop off in talent from there.

Week 4 should be our first test.

Us too.   Week 4 and 5 will be our toughest games.  We may even drop one of those games as those are talented teams.  Then the playoffs.   A lot of slaughter rule games before and after I think unfortunately.

We mercy at 24 pts.   Which kind of sucks when we are clicking like last weekend.   Because its 3 series and 3 2 pt. conversions and we are done offensively.    You have to sub out all skill players on offense and you cannot pass the ball.  This past weekend we were done with time left in 2nd quarter and time for another possession.   

Our offense is a spread so we are kind of screwed under those rules.   We may have find time to practice a 2nd garbage time O.   

Or we don't kick the 3rd extra point so we get another offensive series.   Not sure if that will be seen as running up the score though.




Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on September 08, 2012, 04:14:07 PM
Game 3 we got a 20-0 win.

Not happy with the QB/Center exchange with my backup QB.  I am not sure if he is pulling out early or what but I am beyond frustrated with him.  We drive down the field and every time we are at the 10 or 20 yard line he fumbles.  EVERY TIME!  This time it was 3 plays right in a row.

We drove down literally 60 yards in 3 series with my 2nd stringers, everyone is blocking well, backs doing well, driving down the field taking time off the clock and the exchange kills us yet again.  I actually pulled a spurrier and slammed my clipboard down where it bounced up and sliced my finger during the game lol!  I never lose my cool either.  But it is getting frustrating.  In 3 games that is probably 7 drives where we were driving down the field and they fumble the snap within 20 of the goal line.

Anyway, defense looked great, got a lot of players rotated in and playing a lot.  On to next week against our rival.  Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Dave Brown on September 08, 2012, 05:12:53 PM
Game 2 got walloped 0 - 27. This is a personal one. My offense never got much in sync. Did not fumble snaps it was a +. Got killed with penalties. The team we played is the powerhouse they are always stacked. The had a 140lber who ran down my backs that was insane. I need to manage the game better. My play calling was decent, had 3 20+yrd runs a touchdown called back for a hold. Away from the ball with no bearing on the plays. The other issue i had was since they had a big and fast line i changed the snap counts. The opposing team DE moved everytime and my tackle would jump. We are 6-8 division remember and they stated they would go under HS rules as long as there was not contact. I seen a post about bad coaches complaining about officials and i won't harp on it but it was off to me. I will get back to studying we are still 1-1 with a long season to go. I will be picking your brains and my coaching staff and I will get the most out of the kids we have. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Vince148 on September 08, 2012, 05:34:11 PM
We were totally outmanned.   All we could do is wedge, we couldn't get wide on them or complete a pass, they just had ridiculous speed at every position, crowded the line with 9-10 guys, so we had problems getting them all blocked, and even when we did get wide, our RB just got caught from behind.
This was our game today. we lost 20-0. Kids played bad and were totally unorganized. Kept arguing in the huddle. We have 14 players and 3 get hurt. My RB has fumbleitis. I have another kid who can't ever remember where to line up. We got killed on sweep and bootlegs all day. I kept telling guys to stop following the play. They didn't stay outside. Wedge was the only play we made yardage on as well. We couldn't get sweep or power to go.

Because of deadman zone rules, I think that I'm going to try and put in Jack's 6-3 stuff and maybe even run a 6-2 monster off of that. Back to the drawing board.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Meathead on September 08, 2012, 08:04:45 PM
...we lost 20-0. Kids played bad and were totally unorganized. Kept arguing in the huddle. We have 14 players and 3 get hurt. My RB has fumbleitis. I have another kid who can't ever remember where to line up. We got killed on sweep and bootlegs all day. I kept telling guys to stop following the play. They didn't stay outside. Wedge was the only play we made yardage on as well. We couldn't get sweep or power to go.

Because of deadman zone rules, I think that I'm going to try and put in Jack's 6-3 stuff and maybe even run a 6-2 monster off of that. Back to the drawing board.

If not for the score, I'd swear you were coaching my team.  We lost 14-0 against a team I feel we were pretty evenly matched with.  Our starting 1 back was out sick, and by the 3rd Q our 2 & 4 backs were out with "injuries".  Our backup 2 back actually told our OC in the huddle he didn't want to run the ball anymore...what do you do with that?

Despite this, our offense moved the ball decently, but we stalled out every time we threatened.  Defensively we stood around and arm tackled. 

On top of that, my Aggies pissed away a second half lead and lost to Florida in our home and SEC opener.  I'm ready to set the building on fire.

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on September 09, 2012, 09:29:11 AM
We won 40-0 in third quarter. We made alot of mistakes mentally. We were just more physical and athletic.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on September 09, 2012, 10:16:27 AM
Week 3, win 12-6.  Now 3-0.

We knew this would be a tough opponent and they were.  We don't see many teams that try to throw more than 5 yards past the line of scrimmage and this team lined up with twins right or left half the game and threw it 20 yds down field. Their second play from scrimmage our corner didn't even attempt to get back into his deep zone and it was a pass all the way.  45 yds later our backside corner caught him at the two, and we held. A great goal line stand. Our biggest struggle was ourselves though.  Little things that we saw all week in a week of bad practices. Bad huddles on the defensive side, we break a long TD with our second offense and there is a block in the back 20 yds behind the ball carrier.  A 4th and 2, defense jumps offsides. The only td we gave up, my defense finally huddled, and they were 15 yds from the ball. The guy that gets the plays never watches the offense. They get to the line and are taking their time making sure they don't screw up because our defense still isn't even trying to get out of the huddle. We are screaming for them to get to the line and they finally do, the ball is snapped and they are still 4 yds off the ball. Still had a chance to make the tackle, but they broke that and scored. At the time it was 6-0, so our defense gave up the tying score....with a few minutes left in the game, the offense scored on a heroic run from 60 yds out. Or back breaking tackles and just dragging guys.  It seemed like slow motion.  He was right in front of our bench and when he finally broke free, it just seemed like he was running in a slower gear but he wasn't touched thanks to a couple offensive linemen that chased down and escorted him down the sideline.

I think this team understands what they are capable of if they really pull together and work the right way during the week.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Pantherlinecoach on September 09, 2012, 12:39:00 PM
Won 33-0 officially. We have a mercy rule that ends the game at half with a 32 point or more lead. We played 2nd half with running clock. 49-14 if you count the 2nd half. Thats another story for another time. We may have run 10 plays offensively with our first group. Had a defensive score. Probably the most talent i have had offensively in my time of coaching. I will say that if i was hc and not the oc the 1st team would not have tacked on 2 more tds. I actually told the header to call O for the rest of the game when he instructed me to put 1st team back in the game because i wouldnt do it. Guess i will need to work to slow our pace in the future. Lesson learned.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on September 09, 2012, 01:22:37 PM
We won 14-0 against an undefeated team a yr ago. We gave up negative yards and they had 5 plays that was positive! Our defensive set up the Offensive 2 scores. We really struggled on O BUT the Defense is scary with only 3 hrs of work!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on September 09, 2012, 02:43:09 PM
28-0 at beginning of 2nd quarter.   Pretty easy win.

Tough game next week. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on September 09, 2012, 06:05:00 PM
Trailed 8-6 at halftime but came back in the second half to win 20-8.  3-0 on the season now. 

We didn't tackle very well.  Our running game was very good.  And we made timely plays.  It was a very good, very hard fought victory.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Loftdawg on September 09, 2012, 07:43:27 PM
2-0 so far.

Game 1: 36-18
Game 2: 34-0
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on September 09, 2012, 08:59:23 PM
0-1.  Lost 19-0.  It was worse than that.

Got one, count it, ONE first down the whole game, and it was on a great individual effort by the RB.  Blocking was AWFUL.  We had maybe 3-4 plays that were even adequate.

D played okay.  Dogs (DE's) keep crashing inside when we can least afford it.  Line got blown off the ball when it counted.  Refs gave the other team 5 downs once, that was awesome.  But overall, they played okay given they were on the field all day.

We just have a physically and mentally soft team.  It's a shame, we have a couple of players that deserve better than this crap.

Back to the drawing board.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: billb7581 on September 10, 2012, 10:19:10 AM
We cant seem to block anything, and when we do get it blocked we have a bad snap Arrrrrgh....!   Lost 7-6

Defense played well but we got screwed up with MPR's and parted like the red sea at the end.

Even with all that we were winning 6-0 deep into the 3rd, on the ensuing kickoff we recovered the ball, but the ref on the completely opposite side of the field gave possession to the other team.     Also our extra point, the guy dove out and hit the pylon with the ball before landing on the ground and the same ref didnt give it to us.

I dont like to complain about officiating, but we got royally hosed.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 10, 2012, 11:09:45 AM
Well after the loss of two of our coaches, myself included, the team lost to a very bad team 18 to 26, which is technically by two scores. It's embarrassing, and the parents seem to be staging a coup because they weren't told anything about the situation. The mismanagement of this thing has been truly sad.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: davecisar on September 10, 2012, 02:42:35 PM
We are 6-8 division remember and they stated they would go under HS rules as long as there was not contact. .

As long as you are not in TX or MA- the HS rule is breaking the plane- no contact required
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on September 10, 2012, 02:49:42 PM
Well after the loss of two of our coaches, myself included, the team lost to a very bad team 18 to 26, which is technically by two scores. It's embarrassing, and the parents seem to be staging a coup because they weren't told anything about the situation. The mismanagement of this thing has been truly sad.

You left huh?    Did he ask you to go or did you finally throw up your hands.   I know you disagreed with everything he did all year.

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Dave Brown on September 10, 2012, 03:48:19 PM
As long as you are not in TX or MA- the HS rule is breaking the plane- no contact required

I am in NC, I argued it to the point where the official got hostile. I brought in a league commissioner at the half plead my case and the ref lied and said the kid was not crossing into the neutral zone. If He is lined up as a DE and jumping its impossible not to cross into the neutral zone. The ref apologized and told me his solution was not to call anything which was worse because my goal was to slow the other teams defense down.

- alas enough stuff we did not do correctly but 4 false starts (with the DE flinching and moving) on the same player no matter what i told him shows we need to do more coaching/reps.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 10, 2012, 03:50:26 PM
You left huh?    Did he ask you to go or did you finally throw up your hands.   I know you disagreed with everything he did all year.
Ha, no. I agreed with him on a rule. Turns out we were both wrong, and we took the fall. So I was forced to resign... with him. It was all a little mellow dramatic.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on September 10, 2012, 04:44:48 PM
Ha, no. I agreed with him on a rule. Turns out we were both wrong, and we took the fall. So I was forced to resign... with him. It was all a little mellow dramatic.

Was this because you filmed a scrimmage?   Lame rule.   

I just noticed our league put in a bunch of monetary fines for a bunch of violations when I was looking up another rule. 

Not sure about the legality or enforceablity of all that.   We are volunteers after all and they don't have police powers.   I guess they can just ban you if you don't pay.

Not sure how I feel about it though.   First I am seeing it.





   
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on September 10, 2012, 05:18:47 PM
Was this because you filmed a scrimmage?   Lame rule.   

I just noticed our league put in a bunch of monetary fines for a bunch of violations when I was looking up another rule. 

Not sure about the legality or enforceablity of all that.   We are volunteers after all and they don't have police powers.   I guess they can just ban you if you don't pay.

Not sure how I feel about it though.   First I am seeing it.

Our league has monetary fines for certain things, like not meeting minimum play rules and some other stuff.  But the Org. is fined, not the coaches.  But as most youth sport orgs. aren't overflowing with cash, they don't appreciate it very much.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on September 10, 2012, 06:00:31 PM
First regular season game in the books, a 20 to 0 win against an over matched team.  Kids get a win and coaches get to talk about all the points/yards we left on the field due to a red zone turnover and several long play nullifying penalties.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 10, 2012, 06:42:28 PM
Game one, we won 26-12.
Game two, we won 32-18.
Game three, we won 30-8.

All three have been a little sloppy, but we're playing better each week.  We play the favorite in our league to win the championship this weekend.  Not sure we can hang with them physically, but we'll do our best.  Should be a good matchup.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on September 10, 2012, 07:11:29 PM
We won 29-0. We tried some new stuff out on offense with mixed results. I don't think we gave up a first down on defense. Our corners need to stop intercepting on 4th down. It is hard to convince a kid to knock the ball down on 4th.
We play another 3-0 team this week. They also run the dw. I am pretty sure it's Gregory's system. They run it pretty well. They buy into the 3yds a carry, wearing down teams, and clock management. Nice team overall. Definitely a playoff team.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 10, 2012, 08:52:31 PM
Was this because you filmed a scrimmage?   Lame rule.   

I just noticed our league put in a bunch of monetary fines for a bunch of violations when I was looking up another rule. 

Not sure about the legality or enforceablity of all that.   We are volunteers after all and they don't have police powers.   I guess they can just ban you if you don't pay.

Not sure how I feel about it though.   First I am seeing it.





 
Yeah something like that. I'm kind of looking at it as a good thing. I was really hating that organization. Every level seemed to annoy me.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: bigshel on September 10, 2012, 09:16:35 PM
Won Game 1 16-0
Won Game 2 31-0

Game 1 - of a roster of 24, we were missing 7, including starting QB, who was overweight by 1/2 lb., starting HB on family vacation, starting G w concussion (mild), starting FB w broken fingers (2), and other starting G (late cert). Ran iso, wedge, sweep and trap.  That was the extent of the playbook we used.

Game 2 - 21 active: got back starting QB, one starting G, and starting HB.  Added PA passing game and TE Reverse to the mix.  Running clock in the second qtr. with about 5 min. to go in the half.  Not bragging, because the competition was not very good at all.  We still have some work to do on blocking sweep; it was kind of sloppy, to my eyes, and downright lazy at times  >:(.  Defense was stellar, but again, the competition wasn't that great.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: BigVince on September 12, 2012, 07:27:47 PM
Won Game #1 32-0
Won Game #2 36-14
Won Game #3 30-0

We have already played the two best teams in our Divison and beaten them pretty soundly. All 3 teams have been placed on a running clock by the middle of the Third QTR.
Now we just have to play through the next few games till we get to our bowl games.
Having a great season So far.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on September 16, 2012, 03:49:06 AM
Blah. First loss, 0-8. now 3-1.

Two undisciplined plays on defense causes two goal Li.e stands. We only held one.  Were expecting a weaker opponent and plenty of playing time for our back-ups. Found out after the fact they had 3 two wah starters back that missed the first three games. Not why we lost because we still should have held them scoreless if we don't try to make plays on the other side of thefield.

Offensively, they are struggling.  I'm not involved with the offense, but they just seem confused and slow against an attacking defense. Not sure if its scheme or how they are coaching it.  When I ask about it, I get the typical "they just have to block the man in front of them." 

We'll keep looking for the shut outs.  And maybe we can score on D too. We dropped 5 picks in the last two games.   :-\
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on September 16, 2012, 03:54:26 AM
"they just have to block the man in front of them."

Has anyone shown them how?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: belebuch on September 16, 2012, 03:54:55 AM
Game one - W 40-20

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Vince148 on September 16, 2012, 07:18:56 AM
We lost 20-13, but our kids took a big step forward.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on September 16, 2012, 07:38:04 AM
We won 34-0. Our defense gave up 3 first downs against a pretty good dw team. Our second team offense looked great, especially the wedge. Our next opponent is bad. Very bad. We can really focus on fundamentals and tightening a few things up this week.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on September 16, 2012, 07:45:00 AM
Has anyone shown them how?

We work on blocking everyday in some form or another.  A couple days we work blocking drills individually and just O-line as a unit. Of the 4 days of practice, 3 of those we scrimmage using first and second offense against what I can put together for a defense.  And they do a lot of corrections during drills and live scrimmaging. We've done blocking progressions early on.  I think the main problem is technique (coming off too high, not moving their feet) and they could do with less scrimmaging, but I could be wrong also and I can only make suggestions for the offense and help where ever they want me. So anything I can learn here, then I hope I can work on some kids individually sometime. The group we have, it seems we should be getting more of a push up front.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: cconnolly on September 16, 2012, 08:41:00 AM
Won Game 1 30-0
Won Game 2 30-6
Won Game 3 8-0 (Double overtime)
Lost Game 4 8-16 (Two special teams messups)
Won Game 5 52-0
Won Game 6 48-0

Coach Connolly
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on September 16, 2012, 10:10:33 AM
Won 32-0 without giving up a single first down vs our across town rival.

It was 32-0 before half time but we had to play with these retarded run between the tackle rules.  So the opposing team just puts all 11 defenders between both tackles and not much you can do.  I think that rule is so idiotic for many reasons.

Anyway fumbled on the very first play but it wasn't a snap problem so I was ok.  We were a far superior team so there is still stuff to work on.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 16, 2012, 10:38:34 AM
We work on blocking everyday in some form or another.  A couple days we work blocking drills individually and just O-line as a unit. Of the 4 days of practice, 3 of those we scrimmage using first and second offense against what I can put together for a defense.  And they do a lot of corrections during drills and live scrimmaging. We've done blocking progressions early on.  I think the main problem is technique (coming off too high, not moving their feet) and they could do with less scrimmaging, but I could be wrong also and I can only make suggestions for the offense and help where ever they want me. So anything I can learn here, then I hope I can work on some kids individually sometime. The group we have, it seems we should be getting more of a push up front.
Nope, it's the scheme. You have a few kids that block like wet paper towels, sure, but it's the scheme with most of them. You had a few kids that didn't block anybody all game, and instead of going downhill and taking out a linebacker, they looked like they were pass blocking air. You guys should have used your TEs to double the DTs - they were killing you. Most blocking schemes would have made that happen since the DEs were facing 9 tech DE's all game long. Also, the pitch was wide open. Their 9 tech DEs were extremely undisciplined; they would run straight into your TEs and get blocked. They did take outside leverage, but they were always trying to get inside. Your wing back could have easily cracked them inside, and you could have run away from their scary defensive line with a block on the corner.

If your players don't know where to go, they'll think about it. Thinking makes them slow. And your coaches kept making your line confused. How are they ever supposed to gain confidence if their coaches tell them that they're doing a poor job? Even the ones who are going fast are going to second guess themselves and wind up thinking.

Your defense did look really nice though. When I looked at your team, I thought they were completely out match in size, but it didn't matter - very cool. I was expecting to see a lot of broken containment, but that didn't happen with the exception of that one fake double reverse. In fact, you got those guys for negative yardage.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on September 16, 2012, 09:15:23 PM
My Saints team opened Sat. 9/15 by losing 16-0 to the Rams.  For a week earlier in practice it looked as if we would have to live on defense this season, and that was confirmed by our opening game result.  Our offense had nothing.  We opened no holes, couldn't turn runs up outside, and didn't attempt many passes.  Because things hadn't looked so good in practice, we'd installed only a fraction of the offense Kenny had intended.  At least our ballhandling was good, however, our shotgun snaps were not as sloppy as they'd been in practice, and assignments weren't being missed as frequently.

We gave up an end run from midfield in the 1st Q.  (We hadn't practiced sideline tackling as I'd wished.)  The Rams clearly had the best kicker in the division, and converted the modified try for 2 pts.  Our player Paul Turner, coming back from a wrist injury, committed some errors but also made some spectacular plays, including a drive-snuffing interception which gave us the ball deep in our territory near the close of the half.  It was a 4th down pass, but Paul didn't really have a reasonable opp'ty to knock it down, needing instead to wrestle the ball away from a Ram all the way to the ground.  So we had bad field position, but instead of just trying to kill time to the half, we wound up giving up a safety on 3rd down trying to run wide.  So we trailed 10-0.

It didn't help that Eric kept up his coaching bad habit from last season of walking part way into the field to coach our defense, and staying on the field.  It's not like he was any more visible there than he would've been on the well-policed sideline, and I doubt he was heard much better from where he was.  So he first drew a delay of game penalty, and the next time a half the distance USC.  He just wants to be assertive [substitute insult here], so he kept it up all game, almost every down.  I was expecting him to draw another USC and get tossed, but he wasn't flagged again all game, even when he accidentally bumped into a wing official, so I guess he earned a free pass (probably not a season pass, though) by those 2 penalties.  They did hurt us, though.  Kenny (Eric's bro-in-law and our HC) gave up in disgust trying to get him off the field.

2nd half we gave up another TD run from midfield, this time thru a B gap that our WLB had left a tempting target, which Eric had noticed just before the snap.  The Rams went for 2 again, but missed the kick, so at least they didn't mercy rule us.

Kenny says we'll work on blocking & tackling all next week, which is fine with me, but I hope he lets me teach more technique and some drills I want to do, rather than blow it all on generic scrimmage-like drills.

Turns out the Rams were the only team in the Pee Wee div. of the Warrior club to score at all this week.  The Javelins-Black Knights game wound up scoreless, leaving us in sole possession of last place and the Rams in sole possession of 1st.

This was my first loss since I began coaching in the Warrior Football Club in 2010.  I hope it's not like my dismal 2007 season with the Co-Op City Cowboys JPWs.  I'm sure it won't be that bad, because at least our players really want to play and win.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on September 16, 2012, 10:37:06 PM
Well, we got our fist win.

26-13 against a bad team.  Still too many mistakes.  Two big plays - one to set up their first TD, and one went for their second TD.  Bad tackling on them both, we had the runners at or behind the LOS and let him go.

Offense played well for 3 quarters, then the D started cutting the C (stopped our wedge) and bringing the house on a blitz.  We had our two best linemen out (one out of town, one got hurt during game), and our two LWB's got hurt during the game.  But that's not an excuse for allowing blitzing backers to come in untouched.

Lost one TD to a penalty, not sure what it was.  Didn't look like it on video. 

My toss it wide to our fast guys play and a beginner jet sweep actually both worked okay.

What I'm really concerned about is that damn blitz pick up.  Going to have to work on it this week.

Good team coming to town next week, I saw them play today.  Nothing special, or complicated, but a simple scheme executed pretty well.  We'll see what our kids can do.  And hope that all the ice packs on the sideline weren't anything serious.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on September 16, 2012, 10:53:10 PM
47-0 2nd game, 4 defensive TD's on 7 offensive plays! Great test this week!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 17, 2012, 04:44:09 AM
My team faced the favorite in our league to win the championship. We jumped out in front 16-7 in the first quarter, held a 24-14 lead at halftime, then managed to fall behind 27-24 in the 3rd quarter and into the 4th. We then scored the go ahead TD midway through the 4th qtr, held on defense then ran out the clock to win 30-27. It was thrilling victory and an exciting game for the fans to watch. My QB was 19-27 passing for 258 yards and 3 TDs and 1 pick. Good for a passer rating of 179.9. We're now 4-0. We almost gave the game away with turnovers - 3 turnovers led directly to 3 of their TDs on short fields (33, 32, and 4 yds).  Overall we out-first-downed them 19-7, and won the total yardage battle 341-131.  We had zero penalties, they had 9.  We probably should have won by mercy rules, instead we almost lost.  Exciting, fun game.  Many of my players had never beaten any team from this program, so it was a really big thrill for them.  One of the more enjoyable victories I've been a part of in a while.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on September 17, 2012, 08:31:31 AM
2nd game 40-0. We have real test this weekend against team we lost to in our superbowl. Hope the kids are ready after 2 very easy games.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on September 17, 2012, 09:16:59 AM
4-0 now after a 42-6 win.

The other guys took the ball to start the game and drove to the 3 yard line on 14 plays and over 7minutes off the clock before we finally held on 4th and goal.  Then we needed 3 plays and maybe 1 minute to go the length of the field and score.  It was pretty much over from there.  We gave up a long TD run when we subbed out our monster back and the backup didn't blitz right where the run went and then we missed a tackle or two and the kid was gone.

Other than that, it was a dominant game. Our WB got his first TD ever, and the last 5 minutes of the game we had a clock eating drive led by a kid at QB who had 30 minutes of QB practice on Thursday.  He was handing the ball off the various 5th and 6th string running backs.  Clock ran out with us on the 3 yard line.  We also lost a fumble earlier at the 14.  So 42-6 could have very well been 54-6 or slightly worse.

Every kid had their required plays in by the end of the 3rd qtr, so the 4th quarter I got to put my count sheet away and watch/coach my positions.  And we were liberally subbing on offense.  Our starting D stayed in though.  6 points was 6 too many for those guys.

On to the next one.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 17, 2012, 10:03:14 AM
Friday nite was our first district game, both teams were undefeated & figured to be a tough game. They came with 45 players we suited 21. We actually even had TV coverage at the game. There was 1 major difference between the 2 teams. We played much more physical then they did. Anyone who doesn't think Spread offense can be physical would have loved us Friday nite. We dominated from the first possesion & won 27-0. We did have 4 fumbles & believe me that will be addressed this week, otherwise it would have been worse for them.

Our TB had 240 yds on 23 carries, our UM commit had 145 on 22 & played some QB when we went Zone Read. I always make adjustments to my game plan during the game dependant on our opponnent & what is working. This week I made none & stuck to the script as written. They never adjusted or changed a thing.


Their coach showed a total lack of class after the game, & showed just why they lost. We lined up to shake hands, our DC & I had the front of the line, as we started across the field their HC was in front of his line & pionted at our UM commit & told him "WE SUCK". The DC & I were taken back & not sure what he said. Our player told us he said they sucked. Next in the mix up at the middle of the field, he interrupted our HC and demanded our team to write a letter to his team on to play hard. He really went off on how bad his team played. We bit our tongues (not the time or place) & let him rant. He then took his team down to our endzone( the side of the field we had used all nite for warmups & half time). He proceeded to scream at them for 15 minutes in front of parents & press. During his rant he kept telling his team we were lucky. The whole thing was totally bizzare & out of place. It was so bad 1 of his AC's walked into our office, as they left, & offered to be a volunteer coach for us. He was totally embarrassed by the whole situation.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on September 17, 2012, 10:07:59 AM
We dominated from the first possesion & won 27-0.

During his rant he kept telling his team we were lucky.
Laughing at the funny Coach.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 17, 2012, 10:22:54 AM
Dave

Last year they had a 6-5 QB who was the real deal. The QB went D1 & is being red shirted this year. I went into the game last year terrified because I knew we couldn't stop them from scoring 40. We beat them 60-36, & only had 1 real threat. He hired some AC's this year who aren't bad, got 12 8A players who are home schooled. 1 of those is a Florida 100 meters champion(this kid flies). He targeted us from the beginning of the year. I think he was the 1 who arranged the TV coverage, boy did that blow up. They showed us in 7 minute segmenton the Highlight show. That was a longer segment then any other team. Our TD with 20 seconds to go in the half is nominated for play of the week.

All of these things, & he just forgot to coach his team. We ran Zone & Power all nite. We simply gashed them. If they didn't have the 100 meter kid (he made about 12 tackles all 10+ yds down field) we would have scored a 100. We got the ball back with 5 minutes to go in 4th, I turned to my HC & said I will run this out. We drove the length of the field, had a first down at their 15 1:37 on the clock. I called coaches favorite play, informed the officials we were taking a knee. We did all the little things right. We spoke to their players after the mix up. Those kids were really upset because he was such an a$$hole.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on September 17, 2012, 10:31:46 AM
Dave

Last year they had a 6-5 QB who was the real deal. The QB went D1 & is being red shirted this year. I went into the game last year terrified because I knew we couldn't stop them from scoring 40. We beat them 60-36, & only had 1 real threat. He hired some AC's this year who aren't bad, got 12 8A players who are home schooled. 1 of those is a Florida 100 meters champion(this kid flies). He targeted us from the beginning of the year. I think he was the 1 who arranged the TV coverage, boy did that blow up. They showed us in 7 minute segmenton the Highlight show. That was a longer segment then any other team. Our TD with 20 seconds to go in the half is nominated for play of the week.

All of these things, & he just forgot to coach his team. We ran Zone & Power all nite. We simply gashed them. If they didn't have the 100 meter kid (he made about 12 tackles all 10+ yds down field) we would have scored a 100. We got the ball back with 5 minutes to go in 4th, I turned to my HC & said I will run this out. We drove the length of the field, had a first down at their 15 1:37 on the clock. I called coaches favorite play, informed the officials we were taking a knee. We did all the little things right. We spoke to their players after the mix up. Those kids were really upset because he was such an a$$hole.

Joe

Do you have the link?

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on September 17, 2012, 10:36:42 AM
During his rant he kept telling his team we were lucky.

Yeah, lucky you didn't have him as head coach.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Popcoach11 on September 17, 2012, 10:47:38 AM
7 & 8 year olds.....we won 42-20

rushed for 317 yds

QB 102 yds rushing 2 tds
Halfback 101 yds 3 tds
Fullback 114 yds

Qb was 9-15 for 142 yds 1 TD 1 INT

Good game....need to build off it and get ready for a crosstown rival this weekend

D needs to definitely improve this week.....our main focus
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 17, 2012, 11:03:51 AM
7 & 8 year olds.....we won 42-20

rushed for 317 yds

QB 102 yds rushing 2 tds
Halfback 101 yds 3 tds
Fullback 114 yds

Qb was 9-15 for 142 yds 1 TD 1 INT

Good game....need to build off it and get ready for a crosstown rival this weekend

D needs to definitely improve this week.....our main focus
Good job, coach - I would love to see your kids play sometime.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on September 17, 2012, 11:25:42 AM
We gave up an end run from midfield in the 1st Q.  (We hadn't practiced sideline tackling as I'd wished.)
I forgot to mention that the end run itself didn't produce the TD, but got them to about the 5, and they scored 2 downs later.

We play this team twice more this fall.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: OPW on September 17, 2012, 11:33:50 AM
Good job coach......were are on the same staff and our 7 & 8 year olds have been together for 3-4 years now......good group of kids

We are doin ok so far.....Defense needs to shatpen up for sure
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on September 17, 2012, 12:14:01 PM
7 & 8 year olds.....we won 42-20

Qb was 9-15 for 142 yds 1 TD 1 INT
With 7 & 8 year-olds?  Coach, I need to see your clinic presentation.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on September 17, 2012, 01:18:13 PM
LOL - I was thinking the same thing, that's really good.  Heck, that would be great for our 9-11's.

Forgot to add to my post earlier - we got 5 different kids into the end zone between TD's (3 different backs scored the 4 TD's) and PAT's (2 different backs).
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Popcoach11 on September 17, 2012, 01:20:52 PM
With 7 & 8 year-olds?  Coach, I need to see your clinic presentation.

--Dave

Send me a private message coach.....
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: bigshel on September 17, 2012, 06:55:20 PM
3-0.  Won this weekend 39-8, and it could have easily been much worse.

It was fairly close at halftime (14-0).  Most likely a combination of our kids being overconfident and basically mailing it in, and their kids playing with a chip on their shoulder.  We broke it open early in the third, after some halftime adjustments (some physical, some mental, if you get my drift).

Per the Org President, had to give up a touchdown, so the HC would not be suspended; even though the final touchdown was scored when they fumbled a kickoff return into the endzone.  Not our fault but, those are the rules, I guess.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: BigVince on September 18, 2012, 12:15:22 PM
40-0 win week 4
Record now 4-0
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Prodigy on September 18, 2012, 12:19:49 PM
Going into week 4...we are 1-1-1...no tie breakers at my level of football.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on September 18, 2012, 05:09:02 PM
Followed up week 1 win with a 38 to 0 thumping.  The other team was full of under coached athletes.  They gained about -40 yards total offense and declined to receive the kickoff and continue the game with 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 22, 2012, 09:19:37 AM
57-3...... We gave up our first points, a field goal on the last play after 35 yds in penalties. The offense rolled, & it was the quickest game ever. Next up is a move up in class, looking forward to the challenge.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on September 22, 2012, 09:32:04 AM
Here's a link to what was released to the press (http://www.eteamz.com/bronxwarriorsfootball/news/index.cfm?cat=501800) re last week's games.  Our team's full name is the Ralph Giordano's Funeral Home Saints.

75% of the teams in our division are sponsored by undertakers!  In a way that's fitting, because most of the players in it will be eligible for just one season, and then be aged- and/or weighted-out of the Warriors, and will probably never play organized tackle football again, so it's like we'll close the coffin on their football days.  I feel particularly bad about that for our youngest player, Robert, who because of his size has had to play up; he might still come under our weight limit (he's big, not fat) next year, but I hope he finds an unlimited weight team to play on when he becomes ineligible for us.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on September 22, 2012, 09:36:38 AM
Here's a link to what was released to the press (http://www.eteamz.com/bronxwarriorsfootball/news/index.cfm?cat=501800) re last week's games.  Our team's full name is the Ralph Giordano's Funeral Home Saints.

75% of the teams in our division are sponsored by undertakers!  In a way that's fitting, because most of the players in it will be eligible for just one season, and then be aged- and/or weighted-out of the Warriors, and will probably never play organized tackle football again, so it's like we'll close the coffin on their football days.  I feel particularly bad about that for our youngest player, Robert, who because of his size has had to play up; he might still come under our weight limit (he's big, not fat) next year, but I hope he finds an unlimited weight team to play on when he becomes ineligible for us.

No Undertakers?  No Grim Reapers?  No Angels of Death?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Vince148 on September 22, 2012, 05:14:34 PM
We lost a heartbreaker today in what was our defense's finest performance of the year. Final score was 6-0 as we fell to 0-3. The defense gave up an early 1st quarter TD and that was it. Offensively, we couldn't get untracked at all in the first half. Then we received the 2nd half kickoff and used up all but 50 seconds of the 3rd quarter to march down to their 1 yd. line only to fumble the ball and lose it. In the 4th quarter we hold again and get inside their 5 only to have a holding penalty kill that drive. Then with seconds remaining in the game, we have a final opportunity inside the 5 and get stalled on 4th down with a botched handoff. I should have called a different play. It was a valiant effort by our 13 kids. Oh, we did complete our only pass of the game. Our first win is coming soon!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on September 22, 2012, 05:26:08 PM
Won today 49-19 giving up our first multiple touchdown game of the year.

A long bomb where our kid was in position and was just out jumped and he snagged it and scored.  A reverse at the end of the game that caught everyone napping.  And a sweep where the kid just made some really good moves and scored.  Was pretty much a 3 play and 3td for the opponent deal.  Stuffed them the rest of the game.  Played backups and 3rd stringers the entire game after we went up 21-0 very early on in the 1st quarter.

5-0 and heading out to play a east coast team that we haven't played before next week.  Should be fun.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on September 22, 2012, 06:18:19 PM
Won today. We were facing what we were pretty sure was a much weaker opponent so the gameplan was to get the back ups a lot of playing time and was able to do just that.  Final score 32-0 (mercy rule early in 4th), with 2 of the 5  td's scored by the 2nd offense and a complete 2nd string defense played all but 4 plays in the 2nd half. 

We are leading our division at 4-1 with 3 games left to play.  I think one more win locks up a playoff berth for us.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Winger on September 22, 2012, 07:07:55 PM
4-0.  Division leaders.  We should go 7-0 and move to playoffs, having already played our toughest part of the schedule.  We run a modification of JJs 3-3 stack, very, very solid defense for us.  We also run an option set, similar to Navy, and a form of Beast when all else fails.  My second and third offensive units run Beast and we burn up a lot of clock with this.  I need to let our main offensive unit gain more proficiency and time on the field before we move to playoffs.  This may come back to haunt us in the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on September 22, 2012, 07:30:12 PM
Our Ralph Giordano Funeral Home Saints managed to beat the only team in the Warriors Pee Wee Div. not sponsored by a funeral home, the Ridgewood Savings Bank Black Knights, 6-0 today.  The Knights wingback deep single wing offense continued to sputter with bad snaps and bad blocking as we played the first half in their end of the field but could not score.  Our wide plays were stuffed the entire half as we missed the crackback block, while the only plays that were producing for us, and were doing so consistently, were fullback dives between the guards; too bad we couldn't turn any of those into big gainers because our priorities have not afforded us time to teach our line to release to 2nd level.  However, we were hampered all game by a lot of penalties for fouls at or before the snap -- failure to wear mouth guard (twice), several false starts, illegal motion, and illegal formation (which is whistled dead in the Warriors).

In the 2nd half we started to light up the outside, hit one safety valve pass, and then scored late on a play that HC Kenny had just modified this week from a pocket to a running pass, resulting in a wide open receiver who just had to wait in the end zone as the ball floated about 30 yards to him.  Our second most spectacularly successful play in the game had been a punt that netted us at least 50 yards.  Our pass defense consisted mostly of a great rush that resulted in hurried throws that didn't quite get to the Knights' open receivers.

It now appears that the Rams team that beat us 16-0 last week was the cream of the division, as they proceeded in the early game to beat the Javelins (who had tied the Knights 0-0) 22-0.  So we vaulted from 4th to sole possession of 2nd place and the honor of being one of the only 2 teams to have scored so far -- and we did so only late in the game.

I think I've helped the team by getting us to practice sideline tackling in the past week and getting our players to double team in the A gaps on the quick hitting dives, although they may not be using the form I taught them for the latter.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on September 22, 2012, 07:41:38 PM
No Undertakers?  No Grim Reapers?  No Angels of Death?
Some of the Warriors teams, mostly in the Mites division, are named for Indian tribes (playing on the club theme), while others are named for previously existing club teams in the Bronx.  The latter is the case with the Ramblers in what is now the JPW div.; hen I told a friend we'd beaten them, he asked if we would play the Studebakers the following week.  Since we have only 12 tackle teams this year total and are not even using up the established team names, I think we'd have to increase our enrollment considerably before the club would resort to new team names, although if I ever organize an independent team around here, I'll name them Studebakers just to make that joke -- although somebody probably thought of that one decades ago.

With the sponsors we have, we could have some great or hilarious team names if we really sold out.  The Blue Devils I coached last year (our coaches must've done pretty well to have gone from Devils to Saints in one year) were sponsored by Miller Tire; we could've been the Skid Marks.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: cconnolly on September 23, 2012, 09:10:11 AM
We lost today 3-8.  We were inside the 20 3 times and could not finish the other team is now 7-0.  Defense gave up one drive.   We crushed them the rest of the game.  Very frustrating loss.  We are banged up starting RG & RT(my son) out for 3-4 weeks. 

One of our studs had to sit because being ejected last week on a horable call.  We had intercepted and returned it about 50 yards.  The player ran down the field and launched another player to the ground.  The refs threw a flag for unnessary roughness.  They ejected him because they said he targeted the kid and hit a defensless player.  We have a grand father that tapes our games and he showed up the video right at the end of the game.  In the video, our player with the ball cut back accross the field and the play that got block was following him and was with in 3 yards of making the tackle.  Our player that got ejected had ran down the opposite side away from the side of the interception.  When he say the cut back he accelerated to block for his team mate.  He shoved the kid with his hands on his shoulder pads almost exactly perpendicular to the kid.  I could see them throwing a flag for maybe a block in the back (which would have been a wrong call on video).  Know if he was hunting this kid he could have blasted him but he just pushed hard with his hands.  Our league is a joke.  We sent in video of how bad the refs were and they sited with us and reinstated him.  On friday our HC gets the weekly email that goes out showing which players have to sit and he was on it.  The HC calls the leagues executive dirctor who stats that the officals went over his head and there is no review process.  So this executive director also coaches a team at the might mit level.  In there game yesterday one of his players threw two punches, a flag was thrown but the player was not ejected.  The executive director higher, fires and signs the pay checks for the officials.

All in all, it does not mean much because we will probably see them again in the playoff and instead of us being a second seed we will most likly be the three seed.  Just another frusterating loss.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 23, 2012, 10:05:29 AM
We played one of the weaker teams in our league and won 41-20.  We fumbled inside their 5 late in the game or the final would have been 47 or 49-20. We started our second team on defense and they played just about the whole game (I think we gave our regular defensive starters two defensive series).  Our second team offense turned the ball over inside our 10 to set up one of their scores.  We got to work on a bunch of things that we needed work on and I got the ball distributed to some guys that haven't had a lot of touches, but we were sloppy, so I'm not very happy with the effort overall.  Nonetheless, we're 5-0, so I guess I shouldn't complain.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 23, 2012, 10:30:09 AM
Doug

Great job! Keep them rolling.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on September 23, 2012, 11:09:22 AM
We won 37-0 in a snoozer. Their was a steady rain the entire day which made conditions very bad. We wanted to work on our passing game but ended up just running dw and sw to get this game over as fast as possible. We scored on defense, had a safety, and only gave up one first down. Our back ups were in for much of the game and they played great. Our next opponent has some athletes but will not really give us much trouble.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on September 23, 2012, 11:15:02 AM
We won 6-0 with another great effort from the DEFENSE, our offense have the weapons BUT the OC needs to learn how to read BETTER not that I'm the best BUT "run were they ain't is SO TRUE thanks DUMCOACH and ALL!!!!"
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 23, 2012, 11:17:28 AM
Good Job Rob, & Italcy. So far so good!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on September 23, 2012, 11:57:51 AM
We won our 2nd game this week we're now 2-0.   The first week we beat likely the most talented team  18-16 in a thriller.      This week we won 40-24 in a game that really showed we need allot of work on defense.   We also need to find a kicker,  other teams are killing us with the 2 point conversion.  We've only made one kick so far.   

Next game will be difficult as it is on Tuesday night against a team that had this Saturday and probably scouted the heck out of us.

We're in an 11 team league, most teams have played 3-4 games, we're only undefeated team now but I don't have allot of confidence in my team this year we are very small and relying on our passing game out of the single wing  (we have 4 passing touchdowns in 2 games).   

Good Luck to all.   


   
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 23, 2012, 12:12:48 PM
So I got myself a gig. I'm going to be helping out a team that runs Dave Cisar's system. I met these guys at our scrimmage, before that previous drama, and I'm going to be helping them out for the rest of the season. They seem like guys who have done a fair amount of research. I'm not liking the tackling though. Overall the team seems to really lack some aggression.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on September 23, 2012, 12:43:16 PM
Won 49-19.

Offense looked great a few hiccups on the 2nd and 3rd stringer lines that always seem to be there.

Defense gave up a 4th and forever bomb pass where our reciever was in great position and just was out jumped and grabbed by a much taller reciever and he fell down.  1 in a million passes by a bad QB and Reiever combo lol. 

The other 2 came very late in the game when I wholesaled everyone on defense.

It could have been much much worse score wise.  Every little thing we did offensively worked.  When it went up and we had the mercy rule in we were running just straight up 2 TE dives right in the 1 and 2 hole with guys who have never even run before and they were getting 10 yards a pop.  It was pretty crazy.  We scored on every possesion except 2 at the end.

Very very poorly coached opponent.  They actually had some really athletic and talented kids with great size, just had no idea about any sort of execution.  Not good.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on September 23, 2012, 06:02:26 PM
Won, 33-6.  We're 2-1.  The next two weeks we play not very good teams - the second team is awful.  They lost 38-7 to the team we just hammered.  Assuming we take care of business the next two weeks, 3 weeks from now is the big game - the team we have to beat to have a chance for the playoffs.  Second year in a row we will have to face them off.

Scored on a long wedge, a QB sweep that was supposed to be a power pass but the TE tripped, a kickoff return, a 40 yard counter (only one I ran all day), and a jet sweep.  The last TD was petty of me - we were up 27-6 in the 4th quarter, had our second team O in running off tackle, and they were still all out blitzing.  So I said (loudly) - fine, if they want to blitz, we'll send the starters back in, which I did, and ran jet sweep the next play for a 30 yard +/- TD.  Took a knee on the PAT.

D played well, didn't give up many first downs at all.  Their TD was a long pass over our back up CB, who I had JUST TOLD to watch the WB, LOL.  We caught the kid inside the 10, held and on 4th and goal from about the 2, we got caught with our DL day dreaming and they quick snapped a QB sneak into the end zone.  He barely made it.

Haven't looked at the video yet, going to do that shortly.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Meathead on September 24, 2012, 09:38:47 AM
Lost 19 -- 7 to fall to 0 -- 4 on the season.  We finally found the endzone!  Game was much closer than the score, and our opponent was a very good undefeated team coming into the game.  Execution of offense was by far the best of the season, and we lead 7-6 late in the 3rd.  We had 3 fumbles by the same player, 2 that resulted in next-play TDs late in the 4th.  That kid ran great, just got sloppy with his ball handling.  He will be getting some extra coaching on that this week.  We put in 2 plays from Beast late last week, counter & sweep, and they both worked very well.  Blast will be going in this week.

Defense played much better as well.  Tackling on the edges by our OLBs & Corners still needs work.  Our DL did a much better job of penetrating.  The biggest kid on the team, who has been a project of mine, had a breakout game at NT.  I'm not sure how many tackles he was in on, but it was several, and I think he finally "got it."  We had picture day yesterday, and he gave me a hug and asked if I would be in his picture with him.  Things like that are what's getting me through the losses, lol.

The team we have this week is a lot like us, both physically and experience wise.  We soundly "beat" them in a scrimmage in our open week last month, and we're hoping to build on last week's progress and pick up our first win.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: btwilli1 on September 24, 2012, 10:14:08 AM
7-8 y/o's very disorganized league through a few county playgrounds.  First game with just 5 practices under our belt.  We implement Cisar's single wing.  The other team looked like they had maybe 2 practices.  Score was 39-0.  All my 16 Power's looked like 16.5 sweeps.  My puller kept getting tangled up, and my center was hiking way too high all of a sudden.   

7 different kids scored either a TD or an extra point.  Took all the starters out after halftime, and the 9 MPP's still didn't allow a score or more than 10 yards.  The only starter I had in was my wingback and center, and no one could remember the cadence, lol.  We can only get better from here.

My defense is a horde of gang tacklers, we didn't even really drill it, they all just want to get to the ball carrier.

The 43 Reverse that we ran once was a thing of beauty.  The rest of the game was 16 Powers that just happened to get kicked out to the 6.5/8 hole.  The 18 Sweep looked perfect however. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on September 24, 2012, 10:38:15 AM
5-0 now after a 19-8 victory on Saturday.  This team came into the game at 3-1 and probably outsized us to a man, but we were able to shut their offense down almost all day and our offense moved the ball consistently.  Two long TD drives in the first half and then one more in the final minute of the half and we led 19-0.  We gave up a busted run with a couple minutes left and then they punched it in a few plays later for their score.

Our next game is against another 5-0 team that has some big bodies and runs the DW.  This will be a huge test.  We play 7 regular season games, so this game will decide 1st place in our conference.  We will likely see these guys in week 9 in the semifinals if everything plays out right.

Moving to 5-0 officially clinched homefield for the first round of the playoffs.  After that the games are played on neutral sites.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: bigshel on September 24, 2012, 02:08:02 PM
4-0 now after a 30-0 win this past weekend vs. a not-very-good opponent.  Mercy rule kicked in with 2:45 to go in the first quarter.  Went first series no huddle - 6 straight wedge plays on first sound. Scored on - you geussed it - wedge.

Upcoming opponent should be our biggest test. Should have played them last year for the Conference Championship, but they got upset in the playoffs by a team that we both mercy-ruled during the regular season.  We'll see this weekend if we're as good as we think we are.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on September 24, 2012, 04:28:32 PM
5-0 now after a 19-8 victory on Saturday.  This team came into the game at 3-1 and probably outsized us to a man, but we were able to shut their offense down almost all day and our offense moved the ball consistently.  Two long TD drives in the first half and then one more in the final minute of the half and we led 19-0.  We gave up a busted run with a couple minutes left and then they punched it in a few plays later for their score.

Our next game is against another 5-0 team that has some big bodies and runs the DW.  This will be a huge test.  We play 7 regular season games, so this game will decide 1st place in our conference.  We will likely see these guys in week 9 in the semifinals if everything plays out right.

Moving to 5-0 officially clinched homefield for the first round of the playoffs.  After that the games are played on neutral sites.
If you plan on changing stuff or throwing wrinkles out DO NOT do it next game. Go out and run your base and save the adjustments for the playoffs when it really matters. Be willing to take a loss running your regular stuff. YOu might end up surprising yourself and win anyway. We had a team do this to us 2 years ago and it took 2 quarters to get adjusted to what they were doing. If they would of shown us this stuff in the regular season we would of completely shut them down in the playoffs. We still won but it was a closer game then the first time we played. Just my $.02.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 24, 2012, 04:35:05 PM
Well the team I was coaching is 0 and 3 (they removed me as a coach the day before the first game). And both the JV and Varsity teams are 0 and 3 also.

The new team I joined lost their game and they are now 1 and 2. We're not really that good at tackling. Hopefully I can make the difference. I'm going to request some time with them to help them with tackling.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on September 25, 2012, 12:39:58 AM
Got our first real test of the year as we went against a team undefeated and never scored on, same as us... 2 kickoffs and two plays later, each team had given up their first score of they year.  Trailed 19 to 18 at half, but held them scoreless in the second half to win 31 to 19.  I have never been a part of a more disciplined or gutsy group of players... astounding for 7 and 8 year olds!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Popcoach11 on September 27, 2012, 09:49:51 AM
Week 5....we are 5-0

Beat a long time rival who usually fields very good teams. This was a good, big, discilines team and we just stuck to our game plan and pulled out a 34-14 win. Earned this one for sure. In the 2nd half, after every tackle, their kids just layed there, waiting for a coach or medic to come.check on them. I ran out 3 times to check on their guys and heard the kids say, "they hit too hard coach"

Qb went out at start of 3rd qtr.....someone stepped on his hand, so my FB went to QB, WB went to FB. They couldnt stop our ISO or Power, so 2nd half was pond the rock, no passing at all.

On O
FB had 106 yds 2 Tds, 3 rec 40 yds
HB had 14 carries 87 yds 2 rec 17 yds 1 Td
TE 2 rec 32 yds 2 tds
QB 10 carries 71 yds , 7-9 89 yds 3 tds
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 29, 2012, 07:11:27 AM
Last night we played a team we had never beaten in school history. They in a higher classification then us, & traditionally  whipped us pretty good. They were 0-4 comming in, we were 4-0. They suit 44 we 22. The paper had us favored by 12, it was also the game of the week for a local TV station. Their coach did an excellent job scouting us & had his team ready for our spread. It's funny they did all the things I said I would against us. This year that's not enough, we actually have answers. 43-7 worth of answers, & not for some the shadiest calls I have seen in years it would have been a lot worse. Our freshman LT was called 6 times for lining up over the ball, film shows he wasn't. We had 4 15 yders for blows to the head when no helmet contact was made. There was 6 phantom holding calls, twice on numbers we don't even have. I was so thrilled that our players kept their heads & mouth's shut. It was ugly. Those that know me, know I never complain about officiating. Last night was just horrible.

The offense actually preformed at an icredibly high level, even with all the yards we lost on penalties. Our sophmore QB was 7/10 & about 170 yds(I am doing the official stats now). Our backs dominated even with 9 & 10 in the box & blitzes from everywhere. The Oline is growing up blocking bigger bodies & some quicker players.

I will take 5 minutes to enjoy this 1, now comes our District foe another team we have never beaten. Last season we scored to go ahead with 1:28 to go, & they came back & scored with 22 seconds left in the game. Thank god this is this season we actually have some players that can tackle. Our D has been stellar. The only TD we have given up this season was last night. Our freshman CB all 5'1" & 106 lbs blew a coverage on their 6'4" WR.

Our new kicker was stellar. She hit 4/5 pat's(1 bad snap) & kicked a 30 yd FG. Having a girl on the team is awesome, she is a soccer player who should get a schollarship for soccer & has several offers on the table. Her brother is the freshman CB 7 holder. We laugh because he always makes perfect hold for her( I think he's afraid she will kick his butt otherwise). All in all a good night, now back to stats & getting ready for film this morning.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Test Account on September 29, 2012, 07:29:10 AM
Win las night  brings us to 4-1 on the season

http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/high_school/courier/vikings-stand-tall-to-top-o-hara/article_19a31a28-8763-5bc8-afef-d9be3921045d.html

For the Locals We will be on Comcast again next week sat as we face, powerhouse St. Joes Prep Sat Oct 5 at 7 PM, if you wish to attend the game will be held at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 29, 2012, 09:59:43 AM
Joe - great job.  Amazing that you were able to score 43 points in a game where you got 150 yds in phantom penalties against an opponent in a higher size classification.  Well done.  I knew you were looking at the girl soccer player as a kicker, but I didn't know you actually brought her on the team and made her the kicker.  That must be a pretty big story in your area.  Good luck this coming week.  I think your schedule is going to start getting a little more challenging, although I'm sure you're up to it.

Rich - well done.  It's more important how you finish than how you start.  Sounds like your team dominated from the second quarter goal line stand on.  Congrats!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: belebuch on September 29, 2012, 02:35:05 PM
Won today 18-0. Scored on our first 3 plays then the backups wedged it out as the defense pitched a shutout. They had 2 firstdowns the whole game. Our backups fumbled the ball a few times in what became a mudfest.
Home opener this week vs a team we owe from the preseason
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 29, 2012, 03:40:39 PM
Won today 18-0. Scored on our first 3 plays then the backups wedged it out as the defense pitched a shutout. They had 2 firstdowns the whole game. Our backups fumbled the ball a few times in what became a mudfest.
Home opener this week vs a team we owe from the preseason
Congrats coach!!  You're 2-0 now, right?  Good way to start the season.  Keep it rolling.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 29, 2012, 03:42:59 PM
Doug

Thank you my friend! I know you doing a great job in a new situation.

We had 639 yds of total offense, it was unreal. Looking at film this morning even I was impressed. Our TB rushed for 303 yds on 26 carries. We had an NFL Star in attendance, his son had 9 carries for 87 yds, 4 rec for 144, 2 comp. for another 44 yds. All in all it was a blast.

This week is huge for us, we play the team that has historicaly won the district. Last season we scored to go ahead with 1:28 left in the game. They drove down & won with 22 seconds to go. I was destroyed, offensively we should have scored 3 more times but our QB killed us. I am so excited I can't wait.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: belebuch on September 29, 2012, 04:02:58 PM
Congrats coach!!  You're 2-0 now, right?  Good way to start the season.  Keep it rolling.

Thanks Coach. Yep 2-0
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on September 29, 2012, 05:00:15 PM
Official writeups of previous games are here (http://www.eteamz.com/bronxwarriorsfootball/news/index.cfm?cat=501800).

Today our Saints lost to Balsamo's Funeral Home Javelins 6-0 very frustratingly while some of us were looking more ahead to next week.  The Javelins did not show the propensity to pass that they had in the previous 2 games.  Instead on their first possession they started about a 70 yd. drive that consisted mostly of dives & crossbucks by their 2 big RBs, with a few wide runs mixed in, culminating in a TD -- their 1st score of the season -- that stood up the rest of the game.  We had threatened, and continued to threaten, numerous times with a varied offense, but penalties called back a TD pass and snuffed several drives.  No mouth guard or coach-on-field penalties this time, but our guys showed the same difficulty as they had in practice the previous week just staying set for the snap, and we had some difficulty we hadn't seen before with substitutions.  No bad snaps, but late in the game QB Kenyette took his eyes off the snap when he saw an OLB blitzing him.  The Javelins never threatened again, but they never had to as it turned out.  We had outstanding plays on both sides of the ball -- I don't know how CB Anthony is able to cover the receiver from how he lines up, but he does -- yet weren't able to string them together for a score.

In the late game the Rams beat the Black Knights 26-0, so we're now in 3rd place at 1-2 behind the Javelins 1-1-1.

We're 1/3 of the way thru the season, the rest of it being repeats of those 3 matchups in order, in our triple round robin format.  We start over with the Rams next week, and I must admit that I considered the Javelins too lightly as a way to try ourselves out before getting another shot at the Rams.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 29, 2012, 07:16:56 PM
Well we just won a game that we probably shouldn't have. 24 - 18 This team beat a team that beat us, but we pulled it out thanks to a really great run at the end. That kid broke 3 tackles.

Our defense still looks pretty bad, but we only gave up 2 touch downs because one of our touch downs was on a kick off. And we shut them down 2nd half. They were killing us all game on the off tackle, and one of our DTs was getting blown up all game long. Unfortunately we had one of our DTs out, otherwise this would have been a much easier game.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: belebuch on September 29, 2012, 07:19:40 PM
A win is a win coach

Good job
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on September 29, 2012, 07:37:26 PM
40-0 in a terrible contest.  We were at the 28 point mercy rule before the start of the 2nd quarter.

I knew it was going to be rough for the other team when the opposing coach came up to me before the game and said they were going to ask for a running clock as soon as it was 20-0.  They were just really, really bad.  I was running guys at FB once it was 28-0 that have never run the ball in their lives and a line that was just kids who had never played there ever and we were getting 5 yards a carry.  Not even the wedge.  Just regular fb dives.

Hate those kind of games.  No one learns anything.  Anyway, 6-0 now with 2 more to go in our conference.  Last game of the regular season should be our first real test which stinks.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on September 29, 2012, 07:49:43 PM
A win is a win coach

Good job
Thanks Coach.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Roden10 on September 29, 2012, 08:51:41 PM
Won 28-0 today. We are 4-0 so far. We beat a team last week 35-0 and it could have been a lot worse. That team beat the team we play next week 42-0. I am moving everyone around before hand. New QB and running backs. I am putting our running backs on the line.  It should be an interesting game. I think their best player broke his leg in todays game and they didn't have too many kids to begin with. So at this point I'm not even sure we will have a game next week. This is our best start ever. But so far we really haven't had much competition.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Vince148 on September 29, 2012, 09:46:49 PM
We had our worst outing of the year as we fell to 0-4 with a 19-0 loss. Defense played absolutely horrible with lots of missed tackles and arm tackles. There were also several times, again, where we had them at 4th and long only to give up a big gain when it looked like we had them stopped for a loss or short gain. Offensively, wedge was consistent as was our fold plays, but the lack of speed kept us from breaking anything big. On  a positive note, if anything could even be considered positive, was that one of our really small kids, who I was playing as a WB, turned out to be a decent runner making a couple of nice outside runs at the end of the game. Might have to consider putting all the studs on the O-line. We have a bye week next week so I'm giving the kids a couple of days off before we get back to practicing on Wednesday.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on September 29, 2012, 11:49:32 PM
Won today in a sleeper.   I never mercy ruled a team mid way thru 2nd quarter before. Played poorest team in league.  O-line was dominating. Took 2 punts to house. Our mercy rule is 35 then other team keeps getting it at 10 yard line until they score.   We are now 4-0 been averaging over 40 points per game with coach Cisars offense and no wedge in last 2 games.  Won today  52-22  played 2nd string at least 1/2 the game.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 30, 2012, 01:14:48 AM
Won today in a sleeper.   I never mercy ruled a team mid way thru 2nd quarter before. Played poorest team in league.  O-line was dominating. Took 2 punts to house. Our mercy rule is 35 then other team keeps getting it at 10 yard line until they score.   We are now 4-0 been averaging over 40 points per game with coach Cisars offense and no wedge in last 2 games.  Won today  52-22  played 2nd string at least 1/2 the game.
Congratulations coach.  Well done.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 30, 2012, 01:24:20 AM
We had a rematch with a team we beat 32-18 in week 2.  We're playing with a lot more confidence now and we took care of business pretty easily tonight, winning 33-6.  We were up 20-0 at halftime and emptied the bench in second half (actually before that).  It was a fun evening.  We're 6-0 now.  We have a rematch next week with the team we beat 30-27 in week 4 - they were everyone's preseason favorite to win our league title this year, but they lost today, 14-0, to the other undefeated team in our league, who we play in the last game of the regular season in two weeks.  I'm really looking forward to that game, but I don't want to look past this week's game.  One at a time ...

My QBs passing stats for the game:  15-25-207, 4 TDs, no picks.  QB Rating: 182.4.  Cumulative team passing stats for the year (6 games): 65-125-1078, 17 TDs, 1 INT.  Passer Rating: 167.7.  We also had 18 rushes for 118 yards, and 17 first downs for the game, which was called about midway through the 4th quarter.  On the season, we've had about 25 drops, or our passing stats would be a whole lot better.  We haven't really been running the ball all that well, admittedly, but we do just well enough to keep the opposition off balance.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on September 30, 2012, 01:26:55 AM
Got real lucky today that we were playing a pretty cool chapter.  Seems a scheduling mishap had us thinking an 11AM game was being played at 1PM.  They agreed to let us rush to get there when we realized at 10:45AM.  Forfeiting for our first loss would have stung!  As for the game, scored on our first two plays, the first a 60 yard off tackle and the second a 60 yard bootleg keeper.  Gave up 2 first downs on defense and won 47 to 0.  Also made out first PAT (kick) in about 6 tries  ;D... not bad for 7/8 team!  We sit at 4 - 0 and atop our division... a lot of football ahead of us, starting with a tough Inglewood team next week.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on September 30, 2012, 09:22:28 AM
Doug

Oboya La Jolla!! Keep them going, you have the boys starting to believe. Great Job!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on September 30, 2012, 10:00:29 AM
Got real lucky today that we were playing a pretty cool chapter.  Seems a scheduling mishap had us thinking an 11AM game was being played at 1PM.  They agreed to let us rush to get there when we realized at 10:45AM.  Forfeiting for our first loss would have stung!  As for the game, scored on our first two plays, the first a 60 yard off tackle and the second a 60 yard bootleg keeper.  Gave up 2 first downs on defense and won 47 to 0.  Also made out first PAT (kick) in about 6 tries  ;D... not bad for 7/8 team!  We sit at 4 - 0 and atop our division... a lot of football ahead of us, starting with a tough Inglewood team next week.
Your profile says that you are in Orange County, but you're playing Inglewood next?  Does that mean you coach in OCJAAF?  Does Inglewood mean the Inglewood Jets?  Good league - lot's of good athletes.  I've been coaching in Southern Cal for almost 20 years, but never coached in or against OCJAAF - I know it's a good league, though.  I'm down in San Diego now.  Good to see another So Cal guy here.  Good job getting to 4-0 ... keep it rolling!!  Good luck, coach!! 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on September 30, 2012, 01:09:35 PM
The details of our game are covered elsewhere, but we won 25-8.  We're at 3-3.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on September 30, 2012, 01:23:23 PM
We won 37-0 BUT our test is this Saturday against 2times Superbowl champs!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on September 30, 2012, 04:31:21 PM
Still not tested. We won 36-0. One first down given up by our backups. We also blocked a punt.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on September 30, 2012, 07:16:53 PM
5-1 after todays 32-6 win. Locked up our playoff spot, first in our division with two games left to play. Need to play well against our opponent next weekend to help our offense continue believing in themselves. Our O-line played much better today.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on September 30, 2012, 10:06:52 PM
Your profile says that you are in Orange County, but you're playing Inglewood next?  Does that mean you coach in OCJAAF?  Does Inglewood mean the Inglewood Jets?  Good league - lot's of good athletes.  I've been coaching in Southern Cal for almost 20 years, but never coached in or against OCJAAF - I know it's a good league, though.  I'm down in San Diego now.  Good to see another So Cal guy here.  Good job getting to 4-0 ... keep it rolling!!  Good luck, coach!!

Yes, we're OCJAAF and this week will be our 2nd Jets team we play (they field 3 teams at our age level).  For three quarters we were in a dog fight with they first Inglewood team we played.  Team really responded in the 4th quarter and we won 31 -19, but those 19 are the only points put on us so far.  The league has good athletes, but the coaching is spotty.  Inglewood, Carson, Baldwin Hills and Bellflower are always tough because they have the coaching to backup the athletes.  Congrats on the 6-0 start, I know it doesn't come without a lot of hard work.  This site has been an invaluable resource as I'm just starting my football coaching journey... 20 years, wow.  Not sure if I'll make 2 decades of late night film breakdowns on HUDL.  :-\
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: bigshel on October 01, 2012, 01:52:47 AM
We're 5-0 now after a 22-0 win over a quality opponent today.  The score is a bit misleading.  This is a well, coached and disciplined team.  Two forced turnovers broke open a close game.  I'm sure we'll see them again in the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on October 01, 2012, 10:43:29 AM
We beat the other undefeated team in our conference, 24-12,  to move to 6-0.  One more regualr season game this week, then the playoffs.  This win officially clinched the #1 seed.

They came in giving up only 7 points total in 5 games, while averaging 33 points per game.  We won the toss, took the ball and scored on the opening play of the game.  From there it was a battle.  They were a very physical DW team, but they never put together a full drive.  It would be 1 or two first downs, then our D would stiffen and stop them on downs or force a turnover.  They broke a long run on a cutback where our CB had horrible backside pursuit.  Game tied 6-6.

We answered back with a nice drive capped off by a short catch and a long run up the sideline by our big TE.  They answered back with running the QB wedge and then having him burst out the side after a couple yards and we were stunned.  12-12.

4th quarter, about 5-6 minutes left, they punt us down to our own 5 yard line.  We fumbled on the second play.  They've got first and goal at about the 6.  It comes to 3rd and goal at the 1 foot line and we stop them twice.  Our ball and two plays later out TB breaks one and he's gone.  18-12 lead.  With about 2 minutes left, they fumbled in the backfield and our blitzing safety picked it up and took it to the house to seal the deal.

It was a battle.  Our top TB lost 2 or 3 fumbles, very unlike him.  Our reliable FB lost a fumble.  Luckily our D was up to the challenge, recovering 1-2 fumbles as well and coming up with a huge interception when they tried to run a sweep and then throwback to the QB bootlegging up the sideline.  CB stayed home and made the pick.

If all goes well, we will face these guys in the semifinals in 3 weeks.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on October 01, 2012, 11:56:20 AM
We had a rematch with a team we beat 32-18 in week 2.  We're playing with a lot more confidence now and we took care of business pretty easily tonight, winning 33-6.  We were up 20-0 at halftime and emptied the bench in second half (actually before that).  It was a fun evening.  We're 6-0 now.  We have a rematch next week with the team we beat 30-27 in week 4 - they were everyone's preseason favorite to win our league title this year, but they lost today, 14-0, to the other undefeated team in our league, who we play in the last game of the regular season in two weeks.  I'm really looking forward to that game, but I don't want to look past this week's game.  One at a time ...

My QBs passing stats for the game:  15-25-207, 4 TDs, no picks.  QB Rating: 182.4.  Cumulative team passing stats for the year (6 games): 65-125-1078, 17 TDs, 1 INT.  Passer Rating: 167.7.  We also had 18 rushes for 118 yards, and 17 first downs for the game, which was called about midway through the 4th quarter.  On the season, we've had about 25 drops, or our passing stats would be a whole lot better.  We haven't really been running the ball all that well, admittedly, but we do just well enough to keep the opposition off balance.

Coach what type of offense are you running out of curiousity.    Really nice passing numbers.   

I find a good downfield  passing attack is so difficult to contend with in youth football.    It just keeps your defense honest.   One team we played had a good QB and a huge fast tall receiver and basically their passing game was primarily the fade or Go route to him off of playaction.     Simple to learn and tough to stop without a corner AND a safety over top.    Problem is then the safety can't be aggressive on the run so it takes 2 guys out of run coverage.   Line doesn't give a read either.   

We don't really keep stats and all our stats are pretty much 1st half because we are garbage timing most teams.   But we are completing fewer, but a better precentage.   We are averaging a little over 2 passing td's a game in one half of work.    Probably 3 completions or so per scoring drive.     

I am lucky that we are having few drops because 3 of our kids have great hands (plus we catch the ball about 100+ times a day in practice).

We still get them though.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 01, 2012, 03:17:29 PM
Beat a bad team 32-0 to go to 3-1.

Played well.  Went through the game video, and while we still have issues, the kids executed better.  Blocking was significantly better overall, both in assignment and execution.  While it seems we've gotten better every week, it's hard to tell as our opponents have gotten worse every week.

Over the past 4 years, we have given up several first play TD's, not sure why.  It's nice to get one ourselves; our LWB went 53 yards on a power right the first play of the game.  He didn't even have to make a move on a defender until he was 7 yards down the field.  He also scored on a 52 yard blast off tackle in the third quarter.  Actually scored on a jet sweep from about 50 yards out too, but that was called back due to a very stupid block in the back penalty.

Got two more kids into the end zone for the first time this year, so all 8 of our backs (including QB's) have scored TD's.

We scored our last TD towards the end of the 3rd quarter, which triggered the slaughter rule (28+ point differential); part of which is to kick off from the 20.  We kicked deep, and wouldn't you know it, kid breaks it down the sideline, we caught him on the 7 yard line.  HC and I were on the fence about letting them in, since then we would have been able to run our full O vs. just run between the tackles.  First play, QB sneaks it down to the 2, so HC says screw it and puts in our goal line D (60 GUTS for other users of JJ's D) just to give it a work out, and we stuffed them.  We wedged it out a bit, then bogged down and punted, so we got a rep of punt team.

We have a VERY bad team coming in this weekend, worse than this week's team.  To the tune of they lost 38-7 to the team we beat last week 33-6.  I'm not quite sure how I'm going to handle this week.  Will probably put up a thread in the DW section, actually.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: spidermac on October 01, 2012, 04:27:06 PM
We evened out at 2 and 2 this week after starting 0-2.

The game was a little frustrating...had two kids out sick, another on a family vacation, the family vacation kid was the only one I knew about prior to game day...so we had to scramble to get things right...new crew at the field, they didn't realize they were officiating a 5 year old game...some silly calls were made...and it was raining  ::)

Second week in a row our offense consumed the entire first quarter with our opening drive...pretty darn impressive for 5 year olds. Up 12-0 at half time...end up trailing in the 4th 15-12 (yes, we surrendered a safety)...got the ball back with about 2 minutes left, drove down the field and scored the go ahead TD with 34 seconds on the clock. I was hoping we hadn't left too much time on the clock...the bad guys had 3 times outs left. But the defense stood firm, took good angles and got the flags pulled as time expired...



Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 01, 2012, 04:58:20 PM
The game was a little frustrating...had two kids out sick, another on a family vacation, the family vacation kid was the only one I knew about prior to game day

That is frustrating. We had two starters not show up on time this week, one ended up not showing up at all.

The good thing was we got the opportunity to teach the 'nobody is bigger than the team' lesson.  We weigh in at halftime of the game before us, and it is our rule, if you miss that, you don't play the first half. Our starting RB and our Reaper on D got to sit out the first half.  By the time he touched the ball in the third qtr, we were already winning 25-6. He hated sitting and the team got to see we were willing to do it. (Although, I could see in my HC's eyes he was waivering.... :( )

Good win coach.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 01, 2012, 06:43:17 PM
Coach what type of offense are you running out of curiousity.    Really nice passing numbers.   

I find a good downfield  passing attack is so difficult to contend with in youth football.    It just keeps your defense honest.   One team we played had a good QB and a huge fast tall receiver and basically their passing game was primarily the fade or Go route to him off of playaction.     Simple to learn and tough to stop without a corner AND a safety over top.    Problem is then the safety can't be aggressive on the run so it takes 2 guys out of run coverage.   Line doesn't give a read either.   

We don't really keep stats and all our stats are pretty much 1st half because we are garbage timing most teams.   But we are completing fewer, but a better precentage.   We are averaging a little over 2 passing td's a game in one half of work.    Probably 3 completions or so per scoring drive.     

I am lucky that we are having few drops because 3 of our kids have great hands (plus we catch the ball about 100+ times a day in practice).

We still get them though.
We run a basic 2x2 spread - a few different formations, but they're variations of the same basic theme.  For the running game we run jet sweep, power, stretch power (a read concept), OSZ, ISZ, and counter.  For screens we run smoke & bubble to the WRs, RB Slow Screen and Sprintout Throwback Screen (we'll install that this week).  Quick game consists of Stick, Slant/Wheel, Switch, All Slants and Spacing (haven't installed yet), and the 5-step game consists of shallow, 4-verts, smash, mesh, sail and naked boot, plus a few play action passes.  We had 14 drops in the first 2 games (when I was still figuring out who could really catch the ball and who couldn't) but only 2-3 per game since.

We've been outsized in every game, so it's been very difficult to run between the tackles, although we have gotten some good yardage on trap.  Frankly, my RBs aren't very good and I don't have very good team speed, although surprisingly jet sweep has been our most productive running play.  I guess we block it okay (or maybe our competition just isn't very good).   I'm not going to take the time to pull together our rushing stats right now, but I think our best game was about 29-173, and our average is probably around 20-110.  We're pretty darn close to 50-50 pass to run balance, although we have substantially more yards passing (as we should, or we shouldn't throw so much).  I'd have to run the numbers to be sure, but I'm pretty certain we're averaging over 15 first downs per game - probably right around 17 would be my guess.

I'm not sure off the top of my head what our 4th down conversions are, but I think it's something like 6 for 8.  We've converted at least three 4th and 15+ plays - pretty tough to do without an ability to throw effectively.  Both the kids and I have a high level of confidence that we can make a play in any situation against any opponent.

The thing I'm most proud proud of is that we don't have one, or even two, big stud receivers - we distribute the ball around - most games at least 6 different receivers have at least one catch, and the leading receiver usually has no more than about 5 or 6 catches.  My QB understands his reads and throws to the open guy.  We have at least 6 guys that I feel very comfortable throwing the ball to - if the defense takes someone away, we just throw it to somebody else.  We've had 10 different kids catch the ball for us this year.  I know this situation is pretty rare in youth ball, but we've worked really hard training these kids how to catch. 

Here are our passing numbers for each game:

Game 1: 4-17-113, 2 TDs, 0 INT, Passer Rating: 118.2
Game 2: 4-17-149, 3 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 155.4
Game 3: 11-20-151, 2 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 151.4
Game 4: 19-27-258, 3 TDs, 1 INT, PR: 179.9
Game 5: 12-19-200, 3 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 203.7
Game 6: 15-25-207, 4 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 182.4

Cumulative: 65-125-1078, 17 TD, 1 INT, PR: 167.7
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on October 02, 2012, 12:27:00 PM
Game 1: 4-17-113, 2 TDs, 0 INT, Passer Rating: 118.2
Game 2: 4-17-149, 3 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 155.4
Game 3: 11-20-151, 2 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 151.4
Game 4: 19-27-258, 3 TDs, 1 INT, PR: 179.9
Game 5: 12-19-200, 3 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 203.7
Game 6: 15-25-207, 4 TDs, 0 INT, PR: 182.4

Cumulative: 65-125-1078, 17 TD, 1 INT, PR: 167.7

Nice.  Great job coach that has to be fun to see.   We are mainly in a 2x2 with some 3x2 out of a 5 yard shot gun.   We motion almost every play and often we are faking a jet sweep.

I don't have a real good idea of our numbers of completions at this point.   I'm pretty sure we've had 7 different kids catch balls in a game and 4 of them have t.d.'s.    Ironically, our leading receiver (in terms of receptions) has yet to score.   He is so light that he goes down really easy and he isn't quite fast or elusive enough to break the big one.   Hands like glue though.

We would have had one for him last week, but the HC accidently called the wrong play.  First couple of games we mainly ran the ball, but now we are passing about 1/2 the time.   

I think with our team this year we could pass every down and still win all our games.   We could probably run every down and win too against all but 2 teams.

     

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 02, 2012, 01:11:47 PM
that has to be fun to see.
I'll post some video after the season is over.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: btwilli1 on October 05, 2012, 11:29:14 PM
We are running cisar single wing with a balanced line.  We had our first game against a formidable opponent.  We haven't installed a wedge yet so we are running sainted 5, 31 trap, 18 sweep, 16 power, 43 reverse, 18 sweep pass. 

We won 7 to 6.  The 31 Trap worked every time but our QB and FB keep having problems hitting the 6 vs always popping out to the 8.  My stud QB did an even bigger sin he kept trying to get something out of nothing and going backwards.   That will be nipped in the butt at practice this week. 

Wedge is going in this week, we have 3 more tough games and we need that as a big piece to be more successful on offense against a tough team. 

Hoping to get Mouse and some spinner installed for our last few games.  First things first, on a 16 power hit the 6 hole.  I neglect my running backs on fundies  I should get some more focus on that I think.  I let their natural talent allow me to focus on other fundies with the rest of the team. 

It was an intense win.  Can't believe the high you get from coaching these little guys.  I see how weaker coaches can really let it go to their heads and forget it's about the kids.  Playing against weaker teams doesn't give you proud nervous feeling.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on October 06, 2012, 07:06:40 AM
We are running cisar single wing with a balanced line. 

I have never heard of a SW with a balanced line!  Thats blasphemy!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 06, 2012, 07:20:40 AM
A bunch of teams used to run it balanced in the olden days :) . The advantage of running it unbalanced is that you only need to pull one. In a balanced line you are more of a threat running left or right. Guys with weird local league rules will adjust Dave's stuff and make it work for them. I always preferred wedge from balanced. Or are you being facetious and I didn't pick up on it?
 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on October 06, 2012, 07:49:45 AM
A bunch of teams used to run it balanced in the olden days :) . The advantage of running it unbalanced is that you only need to pull one. In a balanced line you are more of a threat running left or right. Guys with weird local league rules will adjust Dave's stuff and make it work for them. I always preferred wedge from balanced. Or are you being facetious and I didn't pick up on it?

Yea was just messing around lol!  But good info non-the-less!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: davecisar on October 06, 2012, 08:24:39 AM
We are running cisar single wing with a balanced line.  We had our first game against a formidable opponent.  We haven't installed a wedge yet so we are running sainted 5, 31 trap, 18 sweep, 16 power, 43 reverse, 18 sweep pass. 

We won 7 to 6.  The 31 Trap worked every time but our QB and FB keep having problems hitting the 6 vs always popping out to the 8.  My stud QB did an even bigger sin he kept trying to get something out of nothing and going backwards.   That will be nipped in the butt at practice this week. 

Wedge is going in this week, we have 3 more tough games and we need that as a big piece to be more successful on offense against a tough team. 

Hoping to get Mouse and some spinner installed for our last few games.  First things first, on a 16 power hit the 6 hole.  I neglect my running backs on fundies  I should get some more focus on that I think.  I let their natural talent allow me to focus on other fundies with the rest of the team. 

It was an intense win.  Can't believe the high you get from coaching these little guys.  I see how weaker coaches can really let it go to their heads and forget it's about the kids.  Playing against weaker teams doesn't give you proud nervous feeling.

Coach

DONT put in spinner now
PERFECT the wedge
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 06, 2012, 09:47:13 AM
I agree 100%. We install the wedge on day one. Similar to zone and option it is never truly installed and must be constantly repped. We are a totally different team when the wedge is working. It opens everything else up or everything else opens the wedge. They have to pick their poison. With a bunch of our starting o-line back from last year our wedge is nasty this year.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on October 06, 2012, 02:58:35 PM
We are running cisar single wing with a balanced line.  We had our first game against a formidable opponent.  We haven't installed a wedge yet so we are running sainted 5, 31 trap, 18 sweep, 16 power, 43 reverse, 18 sweep pass. 

We won 7 to 6.  The 31 Trap worked every time but our QB and FB keep having problems hitting the 6 vs always popping out to the 8.  My stud QB did an even bigger sin he kept trying to get something out of nothing and going backwards.   That will be nipped in the butt at practice this week. 

     

Wedge is going in this week, we have 3 more tough games and we need that as a big piece to be more successful on offense against a tough team. 

Hoping to get Mouse and some spinner installed for our last few games.  First things first, on a 16 power hit the 6 hole.  I neglect my running backs on fundies  I should get some more focus on that I think.  I let their natural talent allow me to focus on other fundies with the rest of the team. 

It was an intense win.  Can't believe the high you get from coaching these little guys.  I see how weaker coaches can really let it go to their heads and forget it's about the kids.  Playing against weaker teams doesn't give you proud nervous feeling.


Coach,  We run a Cisar's single wing with balanced line also.  We won our last game Thursday night 32-0 and are 5-0 in our league.  We are averaging 37 points per game with what I'd call pretty average talent.  We have all base plays installed plus "Spinner" and "Burst".  One of the keys that I've found with balance line is coaching up both left and right guard to be able to pull.  If you run Wedge you'll need a decent Center also.  The key's to your guards is quickness.  We like to pull the left guard on power, but we will also pull the right guard depending upon what the defense is doing.   You need a little more line talent with balanced single wing but we've been able to coach up small quick players to play guard.  Left guard is quickest, Right guard must love contact. We do everything possible to make power work,  We can run power about 5-6 different ways with "G" calls  in our case "GR"  or "GL"    and with nasty tunnel.  Burst 26 Power "GR"  is a great play for us too.    We recently put in a few Mouse plays but only because we are getting scouted real heavily because we are #1 in league right now and didn't have a good pass play out of our motion with spinner.

Good luck and let me know if you need help.  There is lots of help on this board.     
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: belebuch on October 06, 2012, 03:02:57 PM
3-0
26-16
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 06, 2012, 06:20:27 PM
Today, opening round 2 of our triple round robin in the Warrior Pee Wees, our Ralph Giordano Funeral Home Saints lost 0-14 to the McNulty Funeral Home Rams.  However, our defense squad gave up only 2 single point run conversions, both in the 1st half.  Our Arben Kukaj opened with a kickoff that bounced over the head of one of the Ram deep receivers, who went back, bobbled it, recovered, and then saw 3 Saints attempt (poorly) to tackle him within 5 yds. of where he caught it deep in his territory, and ran from there for a TD.  The other TD we gave up came in the closing seconds of the half as Kenyette Belle's pass on a double crossing pattern we'd recently installed was picked off by the Rams' ace and run back about 60 yards.

Other than that, the Rams never threatened the entire game, while we put together some decent drives that sputtered.  Although in this week's practices we got Kenyette to carry out fakes, he reverted in the game to watching the play after handing off, which didn't exactly do wonders for the plays where the handoff was a fake and he kept.  With just 4 or 5 sometimes in the box, the Rams still mostly snuffed our inside running game, although we made some hay faking inside and pitching out.

The Rams go to 4-0 while we're now 1-3, alone in the basement as the Black Knights beat the Javelins in the early game 13-7.  Writeups of previous games are at http://www.eteamz.com/bronxwarriorsfootball/news/index.cfm?cat=501800 (http://www.eteamz.com/bronxwarriorsfootball/news/index.cfm?cat=501800)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 06, 2012, 08:34:18 PM
So Bob - this year, how many returns for TD's has your team given up?  I could have sworn they gave one up earlier in the season too.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on October 06, 2012, 10:36:34 PM
Had one of those grind it out games today.  A much better than 2-2 team came in to town for our first home game this year.  We put the ball on the ground 4 times in the first half and gave up our first 3 turnovers of the season (in game #5).  Came out in the 2nd half with a slim 6-0 lead.  Lost our QB/MLB for the majority of the 2nd half with a knee injury.  Backup threw an INT and the offense sputtered... defense never quit and we pulled out a 12-0 win to improve to 5-0 for the season.  First and most likely last time I'll say it this year, but the refs almost had us playing 11 on 13 for most the game.  Obvious holds on the edge allowed a couple big plays for them and 2 fumble recoveries for us whistled dead (in error IMO).  It wasn't pretty, but the team showed a lot of heart today.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 07, 2012, 01:14:00 AM
So Bob - this year, how many returns for TD's has your team given up?  I could have sworn they gave one up earlier in the season too.
No, those were the only two (KO & interception runbacks).  You may be remembering a Blue Devils game from 2011.  Different team, different season.

The good news was that this week we had no offsides, false start, mouth guard, or formation calls -- indeed, hardly any fouls at all, while the Rams had a few.  We have some players wildly inconsistent; Anthony Bobbit at CB will make some very good tackles, and sometimes flub a piece of cake tackle in front of him, but he does have make-up speed and plays the ball very well on passes.  We had him last year with the Blue Devils as well.  Coach Eric lines him up in a way I criticized at first, but now I see its value.  He lines up right on the line of scrimmage, facing inward, a yard or so outside the WR.  This way he sees the play develop instantly, and although he appears to give up the inside, his speed allows him to come from behind to get in front of the receiver if he slants in.  I'd honestly be afraid to use such a formation; I want a body in the way rather than a line of sight.  But Eric gets away with it, and I can't say I'm displeased with the result.

We had been hoping to get some good blocking out of Nic Apollon at TE, but that hasn't materialized.  He does, however, anchor one side of the DL very well, so we may switch to playing him on defense only and give another player 2-way status.  Nic was the one of whom I wrote of my frustration in a rip-and-release-inside blocking drill.

One thing that bothers me on game day is usually not knowing the offensive plays we're calling.  I don't have a copy of what's on the wrist coach, but I also haven't asked for one, because I typically like to view from an angle about 25 yards up- or downfield from the line of scrimmage, so I'm not close to HC-OC Kenny who's sending in the plays.  Also, the sideline rules we have would prohibit me some of the time from standing where he is.  So, for instance, I don't know to look for key blocks on certain plays.  Also, even from my angle, I can't tell whether a DL is in a gap or straight up on an OL -- but then, I don't know of any coaches anywhere who can.  So, for instance, I can't tell whether our C & Gs are using the double team steps I taught them for a DL in the POA gap on our FB blast plays.  Considering how quickly, for instance, our QB forgot to carry out fakes (wanting to watch the play instead, it seems), I suspect our other players are forgetting just as much.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 07, 2012, 10:50:53 AM
31-0 win.  Ran two plays all game - blast left, blast right.  Our last 3 possessions ran nothing but TB blast right to a lineman, scored on each drive.  Waste of a morning except getting 3 kids that don't run the ball into the end zone.

BIG game next weekend.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Pantherlinecoach on October 07, 2012, 11:33:48 AM
Won 36-12 to move to 4-1 on the season with our only loss so far being a 39-26 loss with the absence of our top gun on both sides of the ball. Offense is clicking well. Getting ready for a tough haul to end the season though. Should be interesting"
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on October 07, 2012, 11:42:33 AM
We won an easy one 27-0.  Regular season is complete at 7-0.  We have to reel off 3 more to win it all.  We go into the playoffs as the #1 seed in our conference and we have homefield until the final.

It was a cold, windy night last night.  Temps probably in the low 40's maybe getting into the 30's.  Wind made it worse.  We stood at the weigh-in scale for a good 15-20 minutes waiting for the other team, only to find out they were inside the school gymnasium the whole time.  This game was decided when they showed up to the scale.  At least one of their coaches told us to take it easy on them.  They were all sorts of disorganized.

As to the game, our stud TB had 2 carries and we yanked him.  Our FB broke a long run on the opening drive to start things.  Then our WB who seldom carries the ball went untouched on a counter.  Then we hit one of our WR's on a streak route for about a 35 yard score.  His first ever TD.  It was his magic moment.  Our backup TB took a cutback run to the house in the 2nd quarter and that was all she wrote.  We got a ton of kids carries in the game.  Everybody had fun.

It was even a big night for our worst player.  Kid shows no motivation at practice, drags his feet to do everything.  Still won't willingly tackle, even when we try to set him up for success *wink*.  He plays DT for us.  Last night he made a tackle with our DE, they both got to the runner at the same time and he helped wrap the runner up and take him down.  We all realized it and started shouting his name.  He's getting up off the ground pumping his fists LOL.  We gave him a carry on wedge towards the end of the game and he even ran it hard for a short gain.

The final 3 quarters were mostly wedges and dives.  The other team requested a running clock for the second half.  They have scored 2 TD's all year and you could tell they were just wanting to be put out of their misery before this thing even started.

Onto the playoffs.  We get a rematch with a tough team that we defeated 20-8 in week 3.  They are the only team to hold a lead on us all year, as we trailed 8-6 at halftime.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 07, 2012, 11:46:14 AM
Took one on the chin yesterday.  We had our first cold weather day and our boys didn't take well to adversity.  Opening kick-off returned for a td. We score and our kicker kicks it directly to the same mid, just over the first level of the kick return team. Another returned for a td. Undisciplined on defense giving up three td's. Which equals the total we've given up all season.

Lost 13-30.

We are now 5-2  and our two losses are against playoff teams. We were capable of beating them both, but the results are what they are. We are playing the worst team in the league this weekend. So we need to make sure the kids don't think all problems are fixed if we win big.

I did stress to the head coach that we needed to spend the week blocking and tackling as opposed to running our offenses in scrimmages all week. Hopefully he agrees....
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on October 07, 2012, 01:01:11 PM
Won another snoozer 28-0 to go 7-0

We didn't play well either.  1 Lost Fumbled Snap, 1 quick pass dropped and fumbled, too many penalties.

Defense played ok.

Last game of the regular season next week against a 6-1 team that is also undefeated in our conference.  It will determine who gets 1st round off of playoffs.  Need that  badly or we play 1st round playoff game on Wed following our Sat game.  Would much rather play a week later  :)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on October 07, 2012, 02:19:55 PM
We beat the 2xSuperBowl champs last night in a 13-12 game. It was a great game to be in and I could imagine to watch. We dominated on Defense giving up a long run for  85+ and almost giving a goalline stance they scored on 4th down! Then we missed 5 tackles to give up a score in the 2nd qtr. On offense the OC was scared and ran the DCWT sort of BUT the key factor was he listened to the adjustment. We moved the ball freely but only scored 2. We had about 20 1st downs to O. Very proud of my kids to be down 12-7 at half. They were scared feeling they were going to lose and I gave an emotional speech about "What it takes to beat a champion and to be a champion and if u want to get there it starts now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" HAPPY FACE FROM ME
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on October 07, 2012, 02:22:07 PM
We beat the 2xSuperBowl champs last night in a 13-12 game. It was a great game to be in and I could imagine to watch. We dominated on Defense giving up a long run for  85+ and almost giving a goalline stance they scored on 4th down! Then we missed 5 tackles to give up a score in the 2nd qtr. On offense the OC was scared and ran the DCWT sort of BUT the key factor was he listened to the adjustment. We moved the ball freely but only scored 2. We had about 20 1st downs to O. Very proud of my kids to be down 12-7 at half. They were scared feeling they were going to lose and I gave an emotional speech about "What it takes to beat a champion and to be a champion and if u want to get there it starts now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" HAPPY FACE FROM ME

LT

Happy face from me too.... ;D

Those are the games you coach for.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 07, 2012, 05:24:11 PM
Well, we were thumped 26-7 by the (now) conference champs.  Despite my warnings to the header to not make the Beast his primary offense, he did so anyway.  He added a Counter this week and a pass, but coupled with the big splits, snaps that sailed over the QB's head and a defensive scheme that can be easily exploited by a good team, we were sunk.  Our opponent was ready to play and we're still trying to zone block with players who are confused as to what to do.  Result?  Poor blocking.  Not the kids' fault.  They tried hard, but were beat by a team that didn't make mistakes and just played solid ball.  That's really all it takes.  We looked like we'd taken 4 steps back.  The commish called me over during the 2nd Quarter to ask me "What the f$%* is going on?" and I told him, I could only make suggestions or give my opinion unless he wanted to fire the guy.  So now there's a meeting Tuesday night...

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachQ on October 07, 2012, 06:15:39 PM
Well, we were thumped 26-7 by the (now) conference champs.  Despite my warnings to the header to not make the Beast his primary offense, he did so anyway.  He added a Counter this week and a pass, but coupled with the big splits, snaps that sailed over the QB's head and a defensive scheme that can be easily exploited by a good team, we were sunk.  Our opponent was ready to play and we're still trying to zone block with players who are confused as to what to do.  Result?  Poor blocking.  Not the kids' fault.  They tried hard, but were beat by a team that didn't make mistakes and just played solid ball.  That's really all it takes.  We looked like we'd taken 4 steps back.  The commish called me over during the 2nd Quarter to ask me "What the f$%* is going on?" and I told him, I could only make suggestions or give my opinion unless he wanted to fire the guy.  So now there's a meeting Tuesday night...

--Dave
Sorry, Dave when we talked you said that you were worried this would happen.  Maybe the HC will realize that Beast alone is not the answer.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 07, 2012, 07:39:03 PM
Sorry, Dave when we talked you said that you were worried this would happen.  Maybe the HC will realize that Beast alone is not the answer.
Thanks Quincy, but I'm okay with the outcome.  I don't see how there could be any other given what our players are being asked to do.  The kids didn't quit and were visibly upset after the game, so it obviously was not a question of them "not wanting it bad enough."  Either they are playing the wrong positions, or don't comprehend what they're being asked to do.  Heck, I don't comprehend what they're being asked to do.  Three weeks ago, I told the HC where a good team could exploit our defense.  In meeting with him today, he doesn't want to address the issue with the DC, preferring to say instead that it's too late in the season to make changes.  Me?  I'd throw the baby out with the bathwater.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 07, 2012, 08:22:51 PM
We won 29-0 and are now 7-0. The game was called at halftime due to lightning. We ran wedge, power, sweep and counter and that was it. Nice to see we can just run our base and still dominate. Next week is a 6-1 team to see who gets the #1 seed in the northern part of our conference. They are solid talent wise and pretty well coached. This should be the first real test of the season. Hopefully, we need it before we get into the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 07, 2012, 09:47:28 PM
We had a rematch with the team we beat 30-27 a few weeks ago.  We knew they would be fired up for revenge and would make some defensive adjustments.  Just as I suspected, they played press-man on all our receivers and blitzed a ton.   They also ran the ball effectively against us - 26 carries for 295 yards (ouch!!)  Although, it should be noted that 193 of those yards came on 3 long runs, so we did okay outside of that, but those breakdowns do count and could have really hurt us.  Nonetheless, the final outcome was a 36-12 victory for us.  That puts us at 7-0 with one final regular season game against another undefeated team for top seeding in our playoffs.  The team we beat this weekend was the preseason favorite to win our championship, and they are clearly at least the 3rd best team in our league, but due to some scheduling anomalies and a bizarre forfeit (for not wearing PW patches vs a team they beat 31-0 on the field - stupid PW rules), they were eliminated from our playoffs with this loss.

Our offense produced 105 yards on 31 rushes (not great, but okay, I guess - I'm a little frustrated that we're not running the ball better).  Our starting QB went 11-16-217 and 3 TDs, no picks, passer rating of 244.6.  I finally got a backup QB some reps (my starting center, actually).  He went 2-3-24 and a PR of 133.9.  As a team we were 13-19-241, 3 TDs, PR = 227.1.  We had 14 first downs (a little below our average) to their 7, and we won the turnover battle 3-1.

Not a bad effort against a good team.  The team we play next beat this last opponent 14-0 a couple weeks ago.  It should be a good matchup.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 08, 2012, 12:48:06 AM
Well we got a big win today. We beat the only team in our league that was still undefeated, 31 to 7. They were 4 and 0 and we were 2 and 2.

We started out kind of rocky. They ran it to our 1 yard line on the first series, and then our nose guard both forced a fumble and recovered it, and we went nuts. Then we started playing way better than I've ever seen them play. We were chomping off big yards left and right. Then we kicked it deep and the other team muffed the kick. We got it back at the 30 and scored again. By then the other team just folded. Their coach started getting mad, and he got two penalties. They scored by running a no huddle attack where they just ran the same play over and over.

I think this is my first big upset. Feels good. I'm actually kind of upset that they didn't put up more of a fight. They were crushed by us all game long.

I can really see my contribution too. I've pretty much just been doing DP's drills off to the side with whatever kids they give me, and the kids are starting to swarm to the ball. The hits are there now, and they weren't there before. And the kids aren't making it a big deal when they're hurting anymore. I couldn't stand that.

Anyways, we just knocked out the #1 team in our division. We're well on our way.

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 08, 2012, 09:26:36 AM
We beat the only team in our league that was still undefeated, 31 to 7. They were 4 and 0 and we were 2 and 2.

--Kyle, you made a statement today.

our nose guard both forced a fumble and recovered it, and we went nuts. Then we started playing way better than I've ever seen them play.

--Amazing what physical play and causing turnovers will do.

Their coach started getting mad, and he got two penalties.

--Teams fall apart when their coaches fall apart.

They scored by running a no huddle attack where they just ran the same play over and over.

--You'll need to deal with that at practice this week.   

I think this is my first big upset. Feels good. I'm actually kind of upset that they didn't put up more of a fight. They were crushed by us all game long.

--Goes to show that a 2-2 team can defeat an unbeaten team through physical play.

I've pretty much just been doing DP's drills off to the side with whatever kids they give me, and the kids are starting to swarm to the ball. The hits are there now, and they weren't there before. And the kids aren't making it a big deal when they're hurting anymore. I couldn't stand that.

--So what you're saying is when your kids didn't play physical, they were whiners, but now that they are playing more physical they no longer whine.  Hmmm...

Anyways, we just knocked out the #1 team in our division. We're well on our way.

--Sounds like.  Congratulations.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 08, 2012, 10:07:36 AM
Thanks Dave.  :)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on October 08, 2012, 10:36:12 AM
Well we got a big win today. We beat the only team in our league that was still undefeated, 31 to 7. They were 4 and 0 and we were 2 and 2.

We started out kind of rocky. They ran it to our 1 yard line on the first series, and then our nose guard both forced a fumble and recovered it, and we went nuts. Then we started playing way better than I've ever seen them play. We were chomping off big yards left and right. Then we kicked it deep and the other team muffed the kick. We got it back at the 30 and scored again. By then the other team just folded. Their coach started getting mad, and he got two penalties. They scored by running a no huddle attack where they just ran the same play over and over.

I think this is my first big upset. Feels good. I'm actually kind of upset that they didn't put up more of a fight. They were crushed by us all game long.

I can really see my contribution too. I've pretty much just been doing DP's drills off to the side with whatever kids they give me, and the kids are starting to swarm to the ball. The hits are there now, and they weren't there before. And the kids aren't making it a big deal when they're hurting anymore. I couldn't stand that.

Anyways, we just knocked out the #1 team in our division. We're well on our way.

K

Sweet !
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: spidermac on October 08, 2012, 11:12:35 AM
32-19... DAWGS!

Ran Direct Snap in the game for the first time this season...been working on it in practice for a couple of weeks now...ball still hit the ground (flag, dead ball at the point it hits the ground) about 6 times, but overall, it was pretty good, considering they are 5...made the offense much faster, as the QB was already at depth to execute the handoffs...

we also worked some more on a pass play we had been working on in practice, ran it 5 times, completed it once on a try for point...and I missed it...I was talking to the cheer leaders  ::)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 08, 2012, 11:16:04 AM
32-19... DAWGS!

Ran Direct Snap in the game for the first time this season...been working on it in practice for a couple of weeks now...ball still hit the ground (flag, dead ball at the point it hits the ground) about 6 times, but overall, it was pretty good, considering they are 5...made the offense much faster, as the QB was already at depth to execute the handoffs...

we also worked some more on a pass play we had been working on in practice, ran it 5 times, completed it once on a try for point...and I missed it...I was talking to the cheer leaders  ::)
It's a dead ball if the ball hits the ground o.O?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on October 08, 2012, 12:09:22 PM
It's a dead ball if the ball hits the ground o.O?

Tiny Mite pop warner is that way (5-6 year olds)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: spidermac on October 08, 2012, 12:41:07 PM
It's a dead ball if the ball hits the ground o.O?

Flag, no pads...they don't want 16 5 year olds diving for a loose ball...so they blow it dead....doesn't stop the 16 5 year olds from diving for it  :P
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 08, 2012, 02:15:48 PM
Oh I see.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: bigshel on October 08, 2012, 02:32:31 PM
Won a sleepfest 28-0 to go to 6-0 on the season.  Running clock in the second quarter.  Our effort was decent enough, but I am looking for ways to keep our team sharp through the end of the season.  Our next two games will likely be fluff, before a week 9 showdown with the only other undefeated team in our conference (barring any unforeseen upsets).

I can see the kids getting cocky to the point of overconfidence, and this is what I'm trying to avoid.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 08, 2012, 03:46:54 PM
I can see the kids getting cocky to the point of overconfidence, and this is what I'm trying to avoid.  Any suggestions?
Make your practices so hard and fast that they wont have a chance to catch their breath. I'm not saying run them or anything, just get them into and out of the drill so fast that if they want to talk they'll miss it.

Also, use that to challenge them. I used to care about this "cocky" thing, but then I realized that it was just a good excuse to challenge them to be better.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 08, 2012, 11:27:00 PM
Well we got a big win today.
Is Mon. your usual game day, or was this a Columbus Day special?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: BigVince on October 09, 2012, 12:13:32 PM
Won this week 16-12 and currently sitting at 7-0 on the season.
We played a team outside of our conference since we had a bye week. There were a few things this other conference did differently with a coach being allowed on the field and blitzing, it took us a half to get the kids adjusted. This was the first game we went into halftime losing 6-0. We took the lead and made the kick in the third to go up 8-6. Then the other team drove the ball down the field on us and scored with just under two minutes left to go up on us 12-8. We then took the Kick Off back for a TD and made the kick to go up 16-12. Defense held to win the game. This other team had a bunch of polynesian kids that were huge for our level. their RB was pretty fast but outweighed all of our linemen. We were lucky to come out with a win.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 09, 2012, 12:43:27 PM
Is Mon. your usual game day, or was this a Columbus Day special?
Lol you know me. Just partyin' till the next morning  8)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 09, 2012, 12:46:41 PM
Won this week 16-12 and currently sitting at 7-0 on the season.
We played a team outside of our conference since we had a bye week. There were a few things this other conference did differently with a coach being allowed on the field and blitzing, it took us a half to get the kids adjusted. This was the first game we went into halftime losing 6-0. We took the lead and made the kick in the third to go up 8-6. Then the other team drove the ball down the field on us and scored with just under two minutes left to go up on us 12-8. We then took the Kick Off back for a TD and made the kick to go up 16-12. Defense held to win the game. This other team had a bunch of polynesian kids that were huge for our level. their RB was pretty fast but outweighed all of our linemen. We were lucky to come out with a win.
Played a game on a bye week... Polynesian kids... did you take your kids on vacation with you D=? That's such a good idea - so long as all their parents come and I don't have to watch them the whole time.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: BigVince on October 09, 2012, 02:18:53 PM
Played a game on a bye week... Polynesian kids... did you take your kids on vacation with you D=? That's such a good idea - so long as all their parents come and I don't have to watch them the whole time.

The team they had originally scheduled us to play folded early in the season so that left us with a bye week. I was able to go outside of our conference and find us a game in another conference so we didnt have to sit a week. the area we played in is heavily polynesian, meaning that most the kids we played against were either samoan or tongan. These kids are huge. not a heavy fat kid among them just some really solid big kids. It was a real test, no vacation for the coaching staff or the kids. Fun game though.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 09, 2012, 03:27:58 PM
The team they had originally scheduled us to play folded early in the season so that left us with a bye week. I was able to go outside of our conference and find us a game in another conference so we didnt have to sit a week. the area we played in is heavily polynesian, meaning that most the kids we played against were either samoan or tongan. These kids are huge. not a heavy fat kid among them just some really solid big kids. It was a real test, no vacation for the coaching staff or the kids. Fun game though.

There was a post up here recently about the percentage of Samoan or Polynesian kids that excel with football. I have no doubt that was a tough game to play. It's nice to be able to set up a game like that mid-season.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 09, 2012, 07:28:37 PM
There was a post up here recently about the percentage of Samoan or Polynesian kids that excel with football. I have no doubt that was a tough game to play. It's nice to be able to set up a game like that mid-season.
Fiji & Tonga are nuts over rugby.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on October 10, 2012, 01:15:47 AM
We won tonight 38-24 against a team we should have mercy ruled.  We are now 6-0 but we have defensive issues.  Luckily I got tape on this one.   Having some gap issues just not exactly sure where and what issues are.  Going to be a struggle for us to win next two before playoffs.   We are being heavily scouted and play a 5-1 team next Thursday under lights.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PioneerCoach on October 10, 2012, 05:35:36 PM

we are currently 4-2 and hold our playoff destiny in out own hands with 3 left to play.  Got the big rivalry game this weekend (they are also 4-2, winner is in teh driver's seat for the final playoff seat.  Gonna be a fun week!

-Craig
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Meathead on October 12, 2012, 10:15:49 AM
We picked up our first win of the season Wednesday night against a 2-2 team.  After a rough first quarter, we came back from a 12-0 deficit win 19-18, including a defensive stand as time expired.  We're still not playing consistently good football, but I'm very proud of our boys. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: belebuch on October 12, 2012, 11:25:02 AM
Great job Coach!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 12, 2012, 11:49:46 AM
We picked up our first win of the season Wednesday night against a 2-2 team.  After a rough first quarter, we came back from a 12-0 deficit win 19-18, including a defensive stand as time expired.  We're still not playing consistently good football, but I'm very proud of our boys.
Good job! The first one always feels good.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 12, 2012, 11:50:50 AM
Winless still and not just fighting for a win, overcoming a deficit to do it. Says a lot. Good job coach.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 13, 2012, 05:45:16 PM
Our team, Giordano's Funeral Home Saints, was considerably handicapped in our game vs. the Ridgewood Savings Bank Black Knights (coming off their 1st win, vs. the Javelins, last week) in the Bronx Warriors Pee Wee Div. today.  The Balidemaj brothers were missing from practice all week, and we didn't know if they would show up for the game, but they did.  However, QB, Kenyette Belle, who was also missing from practice Fri., is out for the rest of the season -- for choir practice!  And his mother didn't let our HC know until she left a phone message last night.  If I'd known he was a singer, at least he could've sung some songs for our team.  And then Dakim showed up without his mouth guard.  I asked before the game for anyone missing one to raise his hand, and nobody indicated so, but 5 mins. later he told AC Eric.  Dakim tried playing with what appeared to be a wadded up piece of tape as a mouth guard, but the referee spotted that on our 2nd defensive series and kicked him out, fortunately without a delay of game penalty, until his mother arrived with a new mouth guard.

This week we installed a play I worked up, an inside pass off the spin series we use from our empty backfield shotgun "wings" formation.  We also worked on a criss-cross reverse for that series suggested by Eric, but it wasn't really in for the game.  Good thing we practiced with Paul Turner at QB.

In the first half we were hampered by several high snaps from Nick Bracer.  We were lucky to retain possession of the ball on many series.  Our superior punting by Arben Kukaj gave us field position, but we succumbed to our frequent problem of letting someone escape to and down the sideline for a long TD, and trailed at halftime 0-6.

From a sideline perspective about 30 yds. behind the line, I noticed the Knights were in what appeared to be a ridiculous wide 4 front -- double A gap, then outside shoulder of T & TE, with a pair of LBs behind them.  However, our OL seemed clueless about what to do about it.  I pointed out that gaping bubble to our HC, and at halftime we made a simple adjustment that basically won the game for us.  Our RG & RT gave conflicting accounts of who was on them, each claiming to be covered, when that was obviously not the case.  We just had them part the sea and explode into any bubble that was there and hit the LBs behind it, so in the 2nd half that's what we did, for consistent gains on lead blast plays.

We put only one direction of the inside pass on the wrist coach, but our OL still forgot to immediately release downfield on one side.  But our receiver just turned it outside and ran to set up a TD behind the blocks that weren't supposed to be there.  The Knights' mishandling of Arben's kickoff put them on their own 15, and after a couple of exchanges of possession (one of them a shanked punt by the Knights) we had another TD and an XP run.  So we won 13-6 to go 2-3, and the Knights now tied for last at 1-3-1.  The Knights are the only team we've beaten in this triple round robin season.

In the other game, the Rams beat the Javelins 13-0 to go 5-0 and 1-3-1, respectively.  Writeups of previous games are here (http://www.eteamz.com/bronxwarriorsfootball/news/index.cfm?cat=501800).
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: belebuch on October 13, 2012, 06:11:58 PM
Won 30-8 vs the defending champs to go 4-0
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on October 13, 2012, 06:19:39 PM
Won our final game of the regular season 28-6 to go 8-0 on the regular season.

Off to the playoffs.  We got a 1st round bye and either a 1st or 2nd seed as only 2 teams are undeated in Jr Pee-wee mid florida.

So we get to scout the games in the 1st round on Tuesday which is always a good coaches day out.

Regular season we scored 257 points and gave up 37 in 8 games!  1 and done from here on out, so getting the boys focused.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 13, 2012, 07:14:00 PM
We won again today, 33 - 7 against the worst team in our conference. I'm a little upset that we let them score because that's only their 2nd TD all season. Moved us to 4 and 2, one more win and we'll be play off eligible. I did not attend because I was on a scouting mission. Our last two teams were playing each other, so I got some film. We should take them both.

Play offs are going to be real interesting. We'll either have beaten every team in playoffs or we'll get the chance for a rematch against the team that beat us by one point.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Vince148 on October 13, 2012, 08:36:07 PM
In a wet, sloppy and muddy game, we lost 27-0, keeping us winless at 0-5. Got some good wedge runs and a nice counter by our little WB. Defense just can't seem to put it together giving up way too many big plays.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on October 13, 2012, 10:54:50 PM
Down 2 starters and starting QB/MLB seeing limited time due to being nicked up didn't slow us down much.  Led 20 - 0 after 1st quarter and had a great time mixing kids into new spots and giving some backups some extra PT.  Final was 41 - 0 and sets up the regular season game of the year.  Playing a big, athletic, well coached and also undefeated team for first place in our conference and top seeding in playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on October 14, 2012, 12:07:46 AM
We won 40-0, lacklustered effort, we won off of talent. I let the young coaches get the players ready and it showed "BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD" getting ready for the playoffs!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 14, 2012, 12:13:08 AM
Won today, 32-13.  Score was 13-13 in the 3rd Quarter.  Puts this team at 4-4 on the season with one game left.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on October 14, 2012, 08:46:23 AM
Dave

Great Job, you have tunred those boys around!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 14, 2012, 09:26:26 AM
Thank you Joe.   But like anything else in sports, it's a group effort.  I think the coaching staff sees that I'm not there to take over.  I'm just there to assist in whatever way I can.  The players are learning that there's a benefit to hard work and that the results will show on Saturday.  The DC did decide to try  our 4-4 for one series.  Defense shut down our opponent in a 4-and-out.  Despite that (and that fact that the 5-3 had already given up 2 TDs), he didn't go back to the 4-4.  So even when coaches say that they want to learn, that they want to get better, you have to wonder sometimes...

As for next week, we play a quality opponent.  Our o-line is STILL confused about who to block (sigh), the defense has too many bubbles, the Special Teams is really bad...  I tell them, they nod their head, and then go out and make the same mistakes (as a staff) as they did before.  At least our team is more physical and confident.

A parent asked me after the game, "Do we get to go to a bowl game?" I told her, "Only if we win next week." She rolled her eyes and said, "That's fine.  I was ready for it to be over with anyway." lol

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 14, 2012, 10:53:25 AM
Lost 19-7.  Got manhandled.  We didn't block, we didn't tackle.  No playoffs for us.

I called a bad game on O..It was pouring rain, and we just couldn't pound the ball.  We found a seam off tackle left but only after we were down 13-0.  I called a couple of bad plays before then that lost us yards when we were sort of moving the ball.  We recovered the second half kickoff and drove it in to go 13-7, then proceeded to give up a drive for the majority of the third quarter for the final score.  We turned it over after getting the ball back, and that was all she wrote.

Oh, well.  They were better than we thought.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on October 14, 2012, 11:24:04 AM
Lost 19-7.  Got manhandled.  We didn't block, we didn't tackle.  No playoffs for us.

I called a bad game on O..It was pouring rain, and we just couldn't pound the ball.  We found a seam off tackle left but only after we were down 13-0.  I called a couple of bad plays before then that lost us yards when we were sort of moving the ball.  We recovered the second half kickoff and drove it in to go 13-7, then proceeded to give up a drive for the majority of the third quarter for the final score.  We turned it over after getting the ball back, and that was all she wrote.

Oh, well.  They were better than we thought.

John

Im sorry to hear that especially knowing how hard you work for this team each and every season.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachmiket on October 14, 2012, 12:39:30 PM
We were soundly defeated 13-6 in the first round of the playoffs.  Ran the table in the regular season and then came out flat in this game and it's over with.  We didn't tackle well, we didn't block well, and we turned the ball over 3 times.  Also had a TD called back for an illegal block.

I don't think we prepared the kids, mentally, for this game.  I think they came in over confident and it killed us.  Hopefully it is a lesson for all of us to learn from.

Overall, it was a great season.  Every kid improved from day one to the end and I think they all came to enjoy the game and their teammates. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: joshv155 on October 14, 2012, 12:47:26 PM
We won a hard fought first round playoff game 33-20. First half went back and forth...was 13-13 and we had the ball last, scoring to make it 20-13 at half. Scored early second half to make it 27-13 but the stormed right back. Eventually we shut down the one play that was killing us and ended strong.

They were 4-1 coming in...play a 5-1 team semifinals of playoffs this week. If all goes well we most likely would have a rematch of last years title game...and get a chance to avenge our one loss this season.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 14, 2012, 12:53:39 PM
the defense has too many bubbles,
Because they're misaligned?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 14, 2012, 01:01:41 PM
We put only one direction of the inside pass on the wrist coach, but our OL still forgot to immediately release downfield on one side.  But our receiver just turned it outside and ran to set up a TD behind the blocks that weren't supposed to be there.
Having slept on it, I remember now that the play that got us the most on that drive before then was a long run to the other sideline off a recovery via Field Turf bounce of Isaiah's muffed pitch.  Time & again I see, by or against us, the best play is the broken play.

I also forgot to mention that Arben got a groin pull in the 2nd half, but later went back in and played like nothing hurt.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on October 14, 2012, 01:33:43 PM
So even when coaches say that they want to learn, that they want to get better, you have to wonder sometimes...

I tell them, they nod their head, and then go out and make the same mistakes (as a staff) as they did before.


--Dave
Coach DP, I'm having the same problem right now. Yday I let them do everyday b4 the game and it showed the kids was flat and out of sync. How do u deal with it PULLING MY HAIR OUT #NOLEFT
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 14, 2012, 02:16:42 PM
We were 7-0, playing a 5-0 team for the regular season championship and the top seeding in our playoffs.  They had 2 weeks to prepare for us and it showed - they had us extremely well scouted and they were fired up and ready for us.  We, on the other hand, came out somewhat flat (after a somewhat flat week of practice) and just didn't execute very well.  We had a few drops, and my QB missed some open receivers, but more importantly our defense played very soft.  We weren't aggressive at all - my LBs were sitting back waiting for the ball to come to them instead of stepping up and meeting the ball carrier.  We didn't set the edge well at all - my force players were allowing themselves to get blocked inside and weren't coming across the line.  We were down 20-6 at halftime, but we probably should have been up 14-6 - we just weren't making plays when we had the chance - and I still really felt that we were going to win the game.  They scored right before halftime, but on the first play of the drive from mid-field, we hit them with a 13-yd loss and got another 5 yds tacked on for a penalty.  So, it was 1st and 28 from their own 32 yd line.  Their next few plays (all runs) gained 15, 7, 15, 19, 4, and then 8 for the TD.  Holy crap, we're not going to beat anybody if we can't provide a little more resistance than that.  It was just that kind of day.  After halftime, we put in our MPP unit and went straight backwards, setting up 2 TDs for them on short fields and creating the final score.  Bad coaching on my part.  I know what I have to change and I expect us to be a lot more competitive in the championship game (of course, we have to win a playoff game first to get there, so let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.  Anyway, the final score of this debacle was 36-6.  Ouch.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 14, 2012, 03:39:14 PM
We were 7-0, playing a 5-0 team for the regular season championship and the top seeding in our playoffs.  They had 2 weeks to prepare for us and it showed - they had us extremely well scouted and they were fired up and ready for us.  We, on the other hand, came out somewhat flat (after a somewhat flat week of practice) and just didn't execute very well.  We had a few drops, and my QB missed some open receivers, but more importantly our defense played very soft.  We weren't aggressive at all - my LBs were sitting back waiting for the ball to come to them instead of stepping up and meeting the ball carrier.  We didn't set the edge well at all - my force players were allowing themselves to get blocked inside and weren't coming across the line.  We were down 20-6 at halftime, but we probably should have been up 14-6 - we just weren't making plays when we had the chance - and I still really felt that we were going to win the game.  They scored right before halftime, but on the first play of the drive from mid-field, we hit them with a 13-yd loss and got another 5 yds tacked on for a penalty.  So, it was 1st and 28 from their own 32 yd line.  Their next few plays (all runs) gained 15, 7, 15, 19, 4, and then 8 for the TD.  Holy crap, we're not going to beat anybody if we can't provide a little more resistance than that.  It was just that kind of day.  After halftime, we put in our MPP unit and went straight backwards, setting up 2 TDs for them on short fields and creating the final score.  Bad coaching on my part.  I know what I have to change and I expect us to be a lot more competitive in the championship game (of course, we have to win a playoff game first to get there, so let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.  Anyway, the final score of this debacle was 36-6.  Ouch.
Dang. Sometimes they just get shell shocked. That's too bad man.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 14, 2012, 04:03:09 PM
Coach DP, I'm having the same problem right now. Yday I let them do everyday b4 the game and it showed the kids was flat and out of sync. How do u deal with it PULLING MY HAIR OUT #NOLEFT
I deal with it by telling myself "Next year, I'll be running my show again and have my own staff."

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on October 14, 2012, 05:05:17 PM
I deal with it by telling myself "Next year, I'll be running my show again and have my own staff."

--Dave
We so on the same page BUT I let the cat out the bag!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 14, 2012, 07:11:21 PM
Final reg. season game, win 27-0 today to go 6-2 for the year. Our two losses are to teams lying ahead of us in the playoffs starting next weekend. I like the chance to avenge the losses, especially in the first round when we gave up 30 points. Making the playoffs doesn't feel so special this season as the top 4 out of the 6 teams in each division make it. A first round win will make it feel right though.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 14, 2012, 09:01:41 PM
John

Im sorry to hear that especially knowing how hard you work for this team each and every season.

Thanks Mike.  I appreciate it.  Feeling like I've plateaued as a game coach.  I had no answers.  So frustrating.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: spidermac on October 15, 2012, 08:15:55 AM
19-12 nail biter....our boys have to play one half on on offense and one half on defense...we can designate 2 two-way players for every player less than 16 we have...our roster is 15, and one of our centers had a tummy bug...so my remaining C had to play offense both halves...and he got fatigued in the 4th quarter things got a little sloppy...

We are now 4-2 and moved up to 3rd in the standings...if we win next week we are in the playoffs  :D
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 15, 2012, 08:52:41 AM
Feeling like I've plateaued as a game coach.
John, no one plateaus at anything.  You can get better.  We all can.  Sometimes, all it takes is seeing things with a different pair of glasses.  Sometimes, it's going to a clinic.  Sometimes, it's seeing someone else's game highlights.  I've gotten a "new lease on life" often in the most unsuspecting places, or at the most unlikely times.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on October 15, 2012, 09:36:08 AM
Thanks Mike.  I appreciate it.  Feeling like I've plateaued as a game coach.  I had no answers.  So frustrating.

John

I agree with Dave.

Maybe a new challenge….be the DC….coach a new age group…try a different offense. You are not tied to your son playing anymore so expand the horizons a little.

It sounds like a rut more than anything and you are way to dedicated to this game to walk away from it. The kids have certainly appreciated you that’s for sure. Those memories will stick with your forever. That’s what its really about. Right? 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 15, 2012, 09:50:42 AM
I don't know.  I am pretty tied into this org, and am not really sure there's another org in the area I'd have any interest in coaching in.

I'm not in a place to think about this right now.  We have a game we should win next week, I'll open up the playbook and let the kids have some fun.  Put in a bunch of plays for yesterday that never got run either because of the weather or my lousy play calling, not sure.  We'll run em next week - ALL of them, LOL.  Then game 8, then I need to focus on work for a while without thinking about football.  I've been giving my job the short shrift for a while, and I'm not in a good place professionally to be doing that.

Definitely at a cross roads.  I feel like I've hit a wall, where I've maxed out what I can coach them to achieve given my current situation (which includes my own knowledge/skill set).  We beat the bad teams, we lose to the good teams.  Without something changing, that's all we're going to be. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 15, 2012, 10:13:00 AM
Definitely at a cross roads.  I feel like I've hit a wall, where I've maxed out what I can coach them to achieve given my current situation (which includes my own knowledge/skill set).
John,  I've been there.  In 2003, 2004 AND 2005, we lost to the (eventual) national champion every time.  In 2003, the loss was in overtime.  In 2005, the loss came when our opponent took the lead with 46 seconds remaining.  I had done EVERYTHING I knew how to do at that time.  But there was still much I didn't know. I've been tired, frustrated and at a loss of what else to do.   But there ARE other things to learn, and more mountains to climb.  Trust me.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 15, 2012, 10:19:06 AM
But there ARE other things to learn, and more mountains to climb.  Trust me.

--Dave

I definitely understand that, just not sure what I'm willing to give to climb them.  And, as an aside, whether I'll truly have the opportunity even if I want to.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: btwilli1 on October 15, 2012, 11:08:45 AM
My son is the BB and he was in disney world for this game.  We practiced with our backup BB but it just wasn't working the same on 16 Powers and sweeps.  We won the game 12-7 to be 4-0 this season.  Our first two drives we scored but couldn't get the PAT. 

After that we marched down the field but for some reason on 16 power my BB wasn't blocking their end, and the FB was whiffing his blocks as well.  The end of the CB was coming in disrupting our strong side like it was swiss cheese.  On a 43 Reverse their defender was attacking at the spot we were handing off at, ugh.  The only thing that worked at the end of the game was 31 Trap and 22 Wedge.  We did several No Plays, but my kids kept moving, we've practiced it so much too.

One other thing I noticed with the late 8pm games the kids are usually a lot more tired than 6 or 7pm games.  We only warmup for 30 minutes, get their juices flowing.  The 2nd half all of my kids were walking sluggishly to the line and they just didn't look like the same team.  Even though we won I felt like we lost.  I see all you these other Cisar teams pulling out double digit victory margins and we just haven't gotten there yet.  Hopefully with my son back at BB things might be better?  One player shouldn't make a team but they were just off for some reason. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 15, 2012, 09:07:06 PM
We won the regular season finale 29-0 against a 6-1 team. They had decent coaching and decent athletes. Solid team. We jumped up on them quickly and never let off until the mercy rule kicked in. We gave up one first down on defense and scored on our first 4 drives. The kids blocked a punt and had 2 interceptions. We outscored our opponents this year 264-6 in the regular season. We did not run into any teams that had good coaching and talent. It usually bothers me when the kids are not tested until the playoffs but not with this group. I have seen them pull it together when things go badly(last season) so I am confident that they will be ok when it happens this season. The first round of the playoffs is against the only team to score on us. It unfortunately it is the other team in our org. They have the best player in the conference and just find ways to get him the ball in space. Pretty predictable but the kid is a great player.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Popcoach11 on October 16, 2012, 02:40:22 AM
Played a team that usually puts out great teams.....this year across the board they r down......won 35-6

Lil qb goes 11-17 for 172 5tds 1 hitch, 1 fade, 3 PA passes.....good day for sure

Passsing game was on, and our HAWGS O dominated the LOS.....PWR offtackle, so & counter was all we needed.....

Last game this weekend, then 2 weeks off b4 our bowl games start
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on October 16, 2012, 11:32:08 PM
We'll tonight we won a close one 14 to 12 against a 5-1 team. They were much more physical than us  stacked the d-line and invited us to run outside we were inconsistent.  We are now 7-0 but seems everyone is catching up to us.  We have locked #1 seed for playoffs and have 1 reg season game left.  It will be a struggle for us to win it all but have a shot.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: zippyzebra on October 17, 2012, 11:31:49 AM
Second year DCWT - So far 4-2. Two games left. Allowing only 6 points a game but we were shut out first two. Had a lot of adjustments the staff made. Last 4 we went 4-0 allowing only 6 and scoring 13,14,12,20. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 17, 2012, 11:53:39 PM
We played the first round of playoffs tonight. We beat the other team in our association 31-0. It sucks to be the ones to put them out. Our kids played one of the best games of the season. The o-line dominated. They are really starting to develop an incredible understanding of their positions and how to attack defensive fronts.
Our next opponent was the team we played the last game of the regular season. Solid team. My only real worry is that our kids may come out over confident and play flat. I realistically doubt that will happen and think there is a better chance the other team will come out dejected.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on October 18, 2012, 10:43:40 AM
We played the first round of playoffs tonight. We beat the other team in our association 31-0. It sucks to be the ones to put them out. Our kids played one of the best games of the season. The o-line dominated. They are really starting to develop an incredible understanding of their positions and how to attack defensive fronts.
Our next opponent was the team we played the last game of the regular season. Solid team. My only real worry is that our kids may come out over confident and play flat. I realistically doubt that will happen and think there is a better chance the other team will come out dejected.

I imagine you get a lot of disappointed parents when you have one org. with multiple teams at one level and there are all star coaches at one team and average coaches at the other.

It's like having guitar lessons and you have Eddie Van Halen or guy who just learned guitar himself in the last class.   Who you get to be your teacher is the luck of the draw.

Maybe Eddie would be a horrible teacher, but you get my meaning.


Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 18, 2012, 12:38:01 PM
We were only supposed to have one team this year. We had more sign up than was expected. A father from the other team was a header at another org and the board gave him the job. That was a slap in the face to some of the guys on our staff who have been with the association for a number of years. Plus we have blue and gold teams. Once you are on the blue team you stay on the blue team so the coaches who have kids on the team are obviously going to stay with their kids. None of the guys on our staff would coach under the other header under any circumstances. We generally have good coaching from top to bottom. When they gave the job to a new guy and did not even offer it to anybody on our team, well as I said earlier some of us were upset. Plus our staff has been together for years and we don't want to be seperated. Some of us(myself certainly) have no desire to be a header. I am sure there are parents who are upset but in reality it was the boards doing. We have issues with our board that I will not go into but I will say that some board members have different reasons for being there than creating a fun environment for the kids. We are not all star coaches by the way(except for the header, he is amazing imo). Just a group of dedicated guys who all know our system inside and out.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on October 18, 2012, 12:57:30 PM
We were only supposed to have one team this year. We had more sign up than was expected. A father from the other team was a header at another org and the board gave him the job. That was a slap in the face to some of the guys on our staff who have been with the association for a number of years. Plus we have blue and gold teams. Once you are on the blue team you stay on the blue team so the coaches who have kids on the team are obviously going to stay with their kids. None of the guys on our staff would coach under the other header under any circumstances. We generally have good coaching from top to bottom. When they gave the job to a new guy and did not even offer it to anybody on our team, well as I said earlier some of us were upset. Plus our staff has been together for years and we don't want to be seperated. Some of us(myself certainly) have no desire to be a header. I am sure there are parents who are upset but in reality it was the boards doing. We have issues with our board that I will not go into but I will say that some board members have different reasons for being there than creating a fun environment for the kids. We are not all star coaches by the way(except for the header, he is amazing imo). Just a group of dedicated guys who all know our system inside and out.

So you don't have a draft to seperate your teams?   Or you do aside from returning players?    I understand coaches kids stay with those coaches - most orgs. do it that way.    Our league mandates a draft for 2 teams at same level.

If you are Blue at 10 would you still be Blue at 11 and 12 and so forth? 

Do you guys (your staff) stay with kids and move up with them or just stay at the same level and get new kids every year?

I do it both ways.   We have weight classes at levels of play so I always have new kids every year and sometimes old kids.   I usual coach a certain level because a buddies kid I coach with is on that particular team.  Then when my kid is old enough to play he will help me.   

For instance if I coach at same top level 2 years in a row - I will get some returning younger players who didn't gain that much weight.   Or if I had an older team I would get all new players.

If I move up a level I will get kids moving up with me plus kids that didn't gain enough weight to move to next level.   If I move down and take younger kids I get all new kids.

This year was first year I had substantial number of kids I have coached for 3 years - 7 of 19 this is 3rd year I have had them.    Because I coached a younger level 2 years ago and coached the same level last 2 years.    It really, really helps when that happens.

Honestly, most years when you get a kid at any age for first time he is like a first year player because so many of the other coaches are so horrible at coaching fundamentals.







 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 18, 2012, 01:16:58 PM
We have some cities in our league with two teams. Our league goes by address. Figure a dividing line on the map then kids on one side go to one team, kids on the other side go to the other. Only difference is when they first join the league. If they were already on the red team for example, they are grandfathered in. Only new kids would follow new guidelines.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 19, 2012, 12:45:27 PM
Dan,
   Once a kid is on blue he styas on blue when he moves up. Most staffs stay with the team as they get older. When the kids sign up at mighty mighty they are assigned alternating colors. It always makes me laugh because of our success over the last couple of years we are constantly(every single game, even in our own association) accused of stacking teams. When a kid signs up at an older age they are assigned to the team with the least amount ok kids or we have drafted also. The draft was a joke this year because we had no info on the kid. Nothing but age. The other team desperately needed lineman and we needed a cornerback/wr type. We ended up drafting lineman types and they drafted wr types which they already had a ton of. Our board is constantly meddling with new ways to do things and they always backfire in their faces. We currently have no board members who have ever coached or played football. They are all cheer parents. They will very shortly destroy what we have built over the last 6 or 7 years and turn us back into the conference doormat. They board is trying o make us a cheer centered association. We all know that is where the $$$ is made.
Our might mite and tiny mite coaches have been at that level for a long time and do a great job of getting the fundies somewhat established. We also will pick up kids that stay down when we move up. Most of these kids will be pretty well coached. Also 2(3 out of 4 total)of the blue teams run dw/sw to some extent so they are usually familiar with what we are doing. Last year we had an entire new group of kids. This year we have mostly returners but lost depth because we were VERY young last season. Those kids that stayed down are 9-0 with 2 coaches from our staff last year. They are the smallest jpw team I have ever seen.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Vince148 on October 20, 2012, 01:01:21 PM
We finished our season this morning a perfect 6-0. ohhh...sorry, mistyped that...I meant 0-6. We lost 16-0 on another dreary and drizzly day. Actually, the kids stepped up today and played a great defensive game. No points until late in the 3rd quarter. We stopped them a couple of times inside our 10. Unfortunately, we couldn't do much on offense. We had a couple of nice wedge runs and finally got outside for a couple of gains on our sweep, but we couldn't do anything and didn't make a first down all game. Way too many fumbled snaps, and these were all UC. We basically abandoned our direct snap stuff before the game even started because for some reason, the C's shotgun snaps had gotten worse the past couple of weeks, continually shooting the ball over the QB's head. We kept trying to fix it, but he just couldn't seem to get it down. He did make a nice tackle though from his DT position. Now, it's time to relax. Offseason work begins Monday.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on October 20, 2012, 02:32:42 PM
Got a chance to play a game we've had circled for a while.  We both were 6-0 tied for divisional lead going into the game.  Big, athletic and well coached team... but we just punched them in the face from the first play to the final whistle.  So proud of the level of execution and effort the boys put into this game.  They never got inside our 30 yard line as the defense pitched it's 6 shutout in 7 tries.  Offense off tackle and sweep open all day as we put up 30 points.  One regular season game left then it's playoff football!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Tripwire on October 20, 2012, 04:30:27 PM
Well we are done.

8-0 regular seasons, got a bye in the 1st round but fell in the 2nd round 18-16.  Too many errors to overcome.  1 int when we were on the 10 yard line then our FB just handed the ball to a LB who ran it for 60 yards and a TD instead of wrapping it up on a simple wedge play.

Kids played above themselves this year, we have a VERY tiny team size wise and it caught up with us in this game.  The other team was really physical and we made hits at the LOS but they just ran hard and got ground and pound yardage on us.

I am going to take a break for a few months then get into spring tackle probably and start all over again!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 20, 2012, 10:07:04 PM
Tough one today. 1st round of the playoffs. Got to play the only team that really put any points on us beating us 30-13.  We started at 8:00 am but the team was awake and ready to go. Hard fought game. Went in to the half down 0-6. Scored early in the third and took the lead 7-6. Ended up punting to the exact same kid that returned two kick-offs for td's against us two weeks ago. Yes, he returned it to take the lead 14-7. We then tie it up with 42 seconds left in the game with a nice 70 yard catch and run. We do college style OT and gave up a td in the 2nd OT. 14-20 season over. Tough one but the boys fought this team hard.Good season overall. As always, time to reflect.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 21, 2012, 03:30:58 AM
31 - 15 win today. We played absolutely awful. At the end of the first half it was 6 - 8, them. Part of it was a formation that we didn't see in scouting. The other part was that our team was shocked that they hit back. Our guys were trying to cut it out side a lot, and I didn't really like some of the play calls, but a combination of penalties and fumbles kept us down. We pulled it together after half time when I came up with a way to defend their funky one trick play.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 21, 2012, 02:43:28 PM
Lost the season finale, 47-25.  When I arrived at the game site, the DC told me he was going to let his friend (another AC) call the game because it was "his birthday and he is a nice guy."  loller!  I just stared at him and shook my head, like "are you kidding?"  loller!  He wasn't kidding.  LOL Soooo...we played a team with no more talent than us, but were much more physical.  We never changed out of our 5-3 in which the opposition was punching holes in like it was a wet paper bag.  I have no idea why he repped my 4-4 in practice so much, if he had no intent of using it.  Anyhoos, just glad it's over.  Painful to watch football played that poorly.  The HC asked me during the game about what I was seeing.  I thought to myself, why ask me, if you have no intention of changing anything? 

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Test Account on October 21, 2012, 02:47:50 PM
not everything has to be so black and white.....I am amazed that some of you havent figured this out yet...purely about x's and o's.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on October 21, 2012, 03:15:16 PM
Lost the season finale, 47-25.  When I arrived at the game site, the DC told me he was going to let his friend (another AC) call the game because it was "his birthday and he is a nice guy."  loller!  I just stared at him and shook my head, like "are you kidding?"  loller!  He wasn't kidding.  LOL Soooo...we played a team with no more talent than us, but were much more physical.  We never changed out of our 5-3 in which the opposition was punching holes in like it was a wet paper bag.  I have no idea why he repped my 4-4 in practice so much, if he had no intent of using it.  Anyhoos, just glad it's over.  Painful to watch football played that poorly.  The HC asked me during the game about what I was seeing.  I thought to myself, why ask me, if you have no intention of changing anything? 

--Dave

Well....Happy Flippin' Birthday.  ???
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on October 21, 2012, 03:31:32 PM
We won 39-6 and I gave up the 6 to show why I play the LB's that I play(it's a shame I had to do that). We played against a team that ran an inverted WB to perfection and if they had one more athlete they could make a run for the SuperBowl on their side. Their backs hit the hole FAST, PAD LEVEL LOW, and had speed. They had over a100 yds against us just couldn't sustain the drives!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on October 21, 2012, 09:51:04 PM
We won regular season finale 42-14.  Against a double wing team that doesn't pull. (go figure). We move to 8-0 on the regular season.  Turns out now this team will be the 8th seed in our league tourney so we play them again Thursday night in first round. We'll have to turn around and play semi final on Saturday if we win Thursday night.    Should be interesting ride from here on out. We are #1 seed but have played several tight games and have struggled primarily on defense.   We scored 279 points but gave up 124 on defense through reg. season.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on October 21, 2012, 10:07:19 PM
he is a nice guy

That might even be a negative.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on October 21, 2012, 10:09:22 PM
Lost the season finale, 47-25.  When I arrived at the game site, the DC told me he was going to let his friend (another AC) call the game because it was "his birthday and he is a nice guy."

So his birthday present was running a D that allowed 47 points?

If anyone wants to give that to me for my birthday, don't.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 21, 2012, 11:14:44 PM
Won against a bad team 36-20 to go to 5-2.  We had subs in on D all game - our stacks were pretty much kids that don't play D, and the cover group was all of our back ups.  They made some plays, they gave up some plays.  Other team scored on the last play of the game, so it wasn't even as close as 36-20.  We were up 24-0 at the half.

Had another kid score his first TD, so we're up to 12 kids that have scored TD's with a roster of 25.  We tried to get another kid in there, but just didn't get it done.

Our starting backs played very little, heard they were griping on the sideline.  Our best back had two carries - a 50 yard power for TD on his first touch, and a 40 yard jet sweep later in the first half to get us out of a hole.  He could have scored almost at will.  In some respects, I can't blame them - in our blowouts they haven't gotten a ton of carries, and in our two losses we got shut down to where they didn't get many touches either.

We have one more game.  Due to playoff scenarios, we don't know who we're playing next week.  We're out of the playoffs, but the team we're supposed to play is in the hunt, so they'll likely play someone in their own league to try to qualify.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on October 21, 2012, 11:18:31 PM
Won against a bad team 36-20.  We had subs in on D - our stacks were pretty much kids that don't play D, and the cover group was all of our back ups.  They made some plays, they gave up some plays.  Other team scored on the last play of the game, so it wasn't even as close as 36-20.  We were up 24-0 at the half.

Had another kid score his first TD, so we're up to 12 kids that have scored TD's with a roster of 25.  We tried to get another kid in there, but just didn't get it done.

Our starting backs played very little, heard they were griping on the sideline.  Our best back had two carries - a 50 yard power for TD on his first touch, and a 40 yard jet sweep later in the first half to get us out of a hole.  He could have scored almost at will.  In some respects, I can't blame them - in our blowouts they haven't gotten a ton of carries, and in our two losses we got shut us down to where they didn't get many touches either.

We have one more game.  Due to playoff scenarios, we don't know who we're playing next week.  We're out of the playoffs, but the team we're supposed to play is in the hunt, so they'll likely play someone in their own league to try to qualify.

John

Man you have the weirdest deal up there. Are you saying your schedule flexes due to playoff scenarios?

Congrats on the win....and the season.  You sound hollow though.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on October 22, 2012, 09:45:59 AM
We finished regular season 9 - 0 in the top division.   

Beast formation they pulled out went for about -20 yards on the day.   They completed 2 passes on us for first downs.   Otherwise zero yardage aside from a pass interference penalty where our guy was going for ball and ran into receiver.

We had 2 pick 6's.   One was in garbage time so it didn't count.

Offense had troubles in first half.  Half-time score was zero - zero against a team with a losing record.   Records can be deceiving in this section of the league, because all of the teams in the division have good players.    They were really pumped to play us and were hitting really hard.   They were playing the game like it was the super bowl and our guys didn't match their sense of urgence.

They weren't covering all the receivers, but the guy they happened to not cover didn't know the audible and didn't run the right route.   We had a number of turnovers and missed throws.   They were blitzing like crazy and selling out to stop sweeps, and jumping and diving into our backfield over our center.    Our kids were confused in the first half.

2nd half we adjusted the blocking and play calls and scored on first play from scrimmage.   We put them in running clock early in the 4th quarter.    We even had 2 t.d.'s called back - one was by rule in garbage time - can't advance an interception.

Still not 100% certain we will win title.   Injuries are piling up and basketball is a big interference and we are hitting flu season. 

1 or 2 key kids get sick and we are in a lot of trouble.







 

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2012, 09:56:08 AM
They were playing the game like it was the super bowl

They took a knee in our territory to end the first half.  They seemed thrilled to be tied, and I guess they didn't want to risk turning it over and ending the half down.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 22, 2012, 10:27:08 PM
I had to be out of town Sat. so I missed our Saints game vs. the Javelins in the Warriors Pee Wees.  I was told by coach Eric that we played "ridiculously well" and won 18-0.  HC Kenny's e-mail to Kenyette's mother was successful in getting him back from choir responsibilities as our starting QB.  So we're now 3-3 and the Javelins 1-1-4.  I don't have a result of the Rams-Knights game.  (I just fixed that last sentence several days after I'd initially posted "Jets-Knights game".  Jets is one of the team names the club uses for teams in this division, but no Jets team was organized this season.  The Rams uniform is green & white so I mix them up with the Jets.)

Maybe I need to stay away on game day for us to excel!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 23, 2012, 12:10:49 PM
We had our first playoff game this past Saturday.  Only 4 teams make the playoffs in our league, so it was the semi-final.  We played a team we beat 26-12 way back in week one.  We've improved a lot since then, but so have they.  We were 7-1 coming into the game and they were 3-4, so I was pretty confident that we would handle them without too much trouble.  I was a little concerned, though, that our kids confidence might have been shaken by the 36-6 shellacking that we took in the regular season finale.  We got the ball first and turned it over on downs in 4 plays - not a good start.  We stopped them on four plays and got the ball back, then our offense came back to life.  We scored on our next 3 possession to take a 22-0 lead early in the second quarter.  They then scored on a long TD run by their stud back with a lot of our backups in - it should have been called back for illegal motion and/or illegal formation - they motioned a WR who was on the line of scrimmage into the backfield, but he didn't get the 5 yards deep required by rule, and even if he did, that gave them 5 players in the backfield.  No call, though.

We then scored again, and on the last play of the half, they pulled out the Lonesome Polecat and caught us off guard (no one thought to call time out - that one's on me - I wasn't paying attention), and got a 41-yd TD to make it 28-12 at the half.

Our offense continue to click in the 3rd quarter and we added 2 more TDs to make it 42-12 (and invoke mercy rules).  They added another TD in garbage time for a final score of 42-18.

On the bright side of things, our passing stats were 13-21-236, 4 TDs and no picks, passer rating = 219.2.  We also ran the ball 25 times for 132 yards, and recovered 4 fumbles on the afternoon.  Defensively, we didn't allow them to pass, sacking their QB 3 times and holding them to 5-10-48 and a TD (but 41 yds of that and the TD were on the one lonesome polecat play).

There were a number of areas of concern, though.  We had 13 penalties for 85 yards - we cannot do that in the championship game and hope to win.  At one point mid-season I think we went three weeks with only 1 penalty, so I'm not sure why we're playing so sloppy now - we will be focusing on cleaning this up this week.  Also, our run defense continues to be a concern - we gave up 187 yards on 30 carries (granted 112 of that was on two long runs against mostly backups, but even taking those two plays out, they were 28-75, which is okay, but probably not good enough against the team we'll be facing in the championship game).

We are continuing to focus on playing more physical this week and we'll be pulling out all the stops in the championship game this Saturday.  It should be fun - I can't wait!!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on October 26, 2012, 12:59:20 PM
5-2 We have to win out to reach top bracket for playoffs. Have to cut down on mental errors in 2nd half. D is is doing ok but have given up 39 points. O is good scoring 211 points. Games are over at 40 point lead. Turnovers and flags are killing us. More discipline. First year with any regular season losses but kids are still motivated.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on October 27, 2012, 03:10:04 PM
We're in the part of the schedule where practices are a token night a week in the gym at Lehman H.S., where it's hard to get anything useful done unless we get to sneak out onto their lit field.  Today we had a morning game because this is the Sat. that some teams from our club play at SUNY Maritime College before their own varsity home game.  The game between our team, Ralph Giordano's Funeral Home Saints, and the McNulty Funeral Home Rams, was not one of those featured games, but the schedule at (what used to be) Rice Stadium in Pelham Bay Park is always moved up in that case, probably to get the officials & admins. out sooner.  It looked like our players hadn't woken up yet when I started warming them up with some contact practice.  This is a noticeable change from earlier in the season.  Used to be our players loved hitting in practice, could hardly pry them apart.  This did not bode well.

We got word that two way player C.J. (LB & offensive G) was out with a twisted ankle, and that caused a cascade of substitutions that continued during the game as several of our players got hurt.  Egzon Balidemaj was quite a trooper, suffering a couple of minor injuries before having to leave with a concussion.  The Saints received the opening kickoff with a decent return, made some hay with dives thru the A & B gaps, and then everything fell apart.  For one thing, both our QBs just forgot how to run plays from our wings series.  They each (one in the 1st half, the other in the 2nd) took a snap from under center where the play call was definitely to shift to shotgun, and we coaches were shocked to see them improvise plays that went with the QB in the wrong place.  Why somebody on the field didn't notice they had the play screwed up is a mystery.

Anyway, the Rams scored early on a pick 6, one of 2 for them that game, the 2nd coming while they were in mercy rule defense.  The Saints never really showed much life after the initial drive.  Our OL seemed confused by the Rams stand-up DL.  The Saints put on an exhibition of really bad attempted (or not-really-even-attempted) tackles too.

Final score Saints 0, Rams 26.  Saints go to 3-4, Rams 7-0 lock up the Warrior Pee Wees 2012 title, still unscored upon.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on October 27, 2012, 04:21:54 PM
We win 42-0, 28-0 in the 1st qtr and tried to get everyone a carry and all the kids parents got upset b/c their johny didn't get 10 carries(star players). Unbelievable!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on October 27, 2012, 07:03:19 PM
Well we just lost our last game. 19 - 18 them. Playoffs are next week, and I think that we'll be playing the same team unless some sort of weird stuff goes on. Unique opportunity, and we might actually benefit from it a lot.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 27, 2012, 09:18:05 PM
I think beating a good team twice in one season is very difficult. Twice in 2 weeks is just a bitch. Advantage you. You're kids know they can win this game.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on October 27, 2012, 09:25:41 PM
Finished the regular season with a lackluster 43-0 win.  Everyone seemed somewhere else mentally, but we played well enough to win easily.  Enter the playoffs as the #1 seed and a bye next weekend.  8-0 with 7 shutouts 264 pts for 19 pts against, not a bad effort... With as many 1st year tackle players as we have, watching the growth of the players has been amazing!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on October 27, 2012, 11:15:19 PM
We won 1st round playoff game 38-8 on Thursday night then turned around another victory today 24-12 in semi final.   We are now in our league championship game against a beast of a team from area of city that normally wins league title.  I was told today that this is first year in over 20 years that team from our area/school system has ever been in title game.  We are 10-0 and they are 9-1.   We beat them the first game of the year 18-16 but had wedge for that game since then they have lobbied and got wedge outlawed.   Hopefully we can pull this upset off as they are much larger and more physical.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on October 27, 2012, 11:21:18 PM
they have lobbied and got wedge outlawed.

What, exactly, is the rule?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 28, 2012, 11:18:53 AM
We played in our league championship game last night.  We were 8-1 and facing a 7-0 team that we lost to, 36-6, in the final game of the regular season.  We made a bunch of defensive adjustments from the first game.  I was very confident that we could score at least 30 against them - the big question was whether we could stop them.  We kicked off and they drove right down and scored.  The big play of the drive was a 30-yd pass play to their TE on a simple out, but our CB (who's sole responsibility against that formation is to cover that TE) had his nose in the backfield and just let the TE run right by him.  8-0 them.  We get the ball and go 3 & out.  They march down the field again and score. 14-0 them.  I call the team over and remind them about maintaining our poise and playing our game.  We get the ball and drive down the field and score 14-8.  We onside, recover, and immediately punch the ball in and take the lead, 16-14 (the first time our opponent had been behind all season.  They score again, 20-16 them, and then get another one right before halftime, augghh, we're down 26-16 at the half.

We make a couple defensive adjustments at halftime and reminded the kids that we're doing well offensively - just keep scoring and if we tackle and play our assignments properly on defense, we should be able to win this game.  We get the second half kickoff and immediately throw a pick-six.  Now we're down 34-16.  After another TD by them we're down 42-16.  A lot of teams would have fallen apart at this point, and just quit and mailed it in the rest of the game.  I was so proud of my boys - they battled and fought back.  We got back on track offensively and scored to make it 40-24, then we got a turnover and marched back down the field and scored on the first play of the 4th quarter to make it 42-32. At this point, we have momentum and I'm feeling like we have a pretty good chance to win.  We bottle them up on a couple of plays then we're in perfect position to stop them on a sweep play to their fastest RB - three different guys are in position to tackle him in the backfield for a loss, and all of them miss and he breaks free and goes about 50 yds for a TD.  49-32 them.  We roared back, again, though and scored to make it 49-40, and again, I felt that we had momentum and we could win.  But, again, we just couldn't stop them. They scored once to make it 57-40, stopped us, scored again to make it 65-40, but we still didn't give up, scoring one last time for the final score of 65-48.

Who's ever heard of 113 pts in a Pop Warner game??  If you have told me before the game that we were going to score 48 points, I would have said that's crazy, but I would have guaranteed we would win the game.  We haven't been dominant on defense all year, but we've been solid - I never would have dreamed that we would give up 65 points to anybody.  Holy smokes.  I'm pretty upset about our defensive incompetence, but I'm so proud of our guys for hanging in there and never giving up.  They battled the whole game.

After the game, we went to a local restaurant to drown our sorrows.  About 1/3 to 1/2 of the team was there along with their parents.  I was the last one to show up (dealing with collecting equipment at the field, then sending out a bunch of text messages before I went in).  When I walked in, all the players and parents there gave me a round of applause.  I was totally not expecting that - I was really touched; I damn near cried.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on October 28, 2012, 11:23:32 AM
Doug

You did an outstanding job this season & should be proud of yourself. You built a team that had never won anything into a team making it to the championship. Great job!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on October 28, 2012, 12:50:31 PM
What, exactly, is the rule?


They are saying that it is interlocking and left it up to the head official interpretation.   They said no form of the wedge is legal in our League,  even when I tried the flipper method they told me no go.   

I'm over it but makes our offense less potent.

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on October 28, 2012, 12:58:50 PM
After the game, we went to a local restaurant to drown our sorrows.  About 1/3 to 1/2 of the team was there along with there parents.  I was the last one to show up (dealing with collecting equipment at the field, then sending out a bunch of text messages before I went in).  When I walked in, all the players and parents there gave me a round of applause.  I was totally not expecting that - I was really touched; I damn near cried.

...and that right there is why we all coach.

Great season Doug. You made an impact on these families.  :)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 28, 2012, 01:43:42 PM
...and that right there is why we all coach.

Great season Doug. You made an impact on these families.  :)
Thanks, Mike.  It was a special moment on a difficult night.  Man, I wanted to win that one so bad.  I know there is no way anyone should score 65 on us - obviously I didn't get the job done in preparing them defensively.  I can't help but feel like I let them down.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on October 28, 2012, 01:51:16 PM
Doug

This is why you are a great coach. No excuses you want to know what you can do to get better. Remember, this is your first year with that staff, first year running the Defnsive system, first year in the program, & first year with these players. I know it will be hard to let this one go, I also know you will review the video. In time you learn some valuable leasons from it. Right now just relax a little & savour your season. Your players did a great job, that is to your credit. Your coahes will improve, that is the way you work.

I'm sure we will continue our almost daily calls, I do look forward to them. I have learned many things from you my friend. I am honored to know you & a better coach for it.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 28, 2012, 02:56:24 PM
Doug,

Sounds like you converted on every 2-point conversion.  Amazing.  Sounds like you've got a zombie team; one that can't be killed.  Would have loved to have seen that game.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 28, 2012, 03:10:40 PM
Doug,

Sounds like you converted on every 2-point conversion.  Amazing.  Sounds like you've got a zombie team; one that can't be killed.  Would have loved to have seen that game.

--Dave
Yeah, we scored 6 TDs and made 6 PAT kicks (good for 2 in PW, as you know).  Unfortunately, they scored 9 TDs, made 5 kicks and ran (or maybe it was a pass - it's all a blur right now) one in.  I think we blocked 2 of their kicks and they just missed the other one.  I gotta give the kids credit - they never quit and they kept coming back.  I'll put up the video of the whole game in a month or so when things settle down a little for me.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on October 28, 2012, 03:45:28 PM
I'll be honest Doug. Reading that post, I forgot it wasn't a high school game.  Way to keep your team fighting to the final whistle.  Something not all coaches can do. Tough finish to a good year. Sounds like you are helping to establish something special.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Devi on October 28, 2012, 05:36:45 PM
Won our (6-2) playoff game today 14-12 against a team (7-1) we lost to 28-12 2 weeks ago. My team quit in the 4th Q last game and gave up a 12-8 lead. This time they fought hard until the end and pulled off what nobody thought they could (I believed they could and hammered that point home all week at practice).

Next weekend is our Super Bowl against the leagues only undefeated team, we lost to them 8-0 in week 2. They scored with 2 mins left in the game then. This time they wont score at all!!! I have never been so proud as I am now, watching these kids fight so hard & the look on their faces after the game reminded me why I'll never stop coaching youth football.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on October 28, 2012, 06:15:45 PM
We won 27-0 against a pretty bad team.  We scrimmaged them in August, so we knew they couldn't stay with us.  We didn't throw much this year, but today we threw a Quick Sweep pass for a TD (WB sweep, pulled up and threw to the backside TE over the middle), and a power pass for a PAT.  We also kicked a PAT for the first time this year.

We finished 6-2.  We've been 5-2 and 5-2-1, but this is our first 6 win season with Jr. Pee Wee's.  Went 6-2 our last year of Mitey Mites 6 years ago.

The two games we lost were to teams that were 15-1 combined, and both going to the playoffs.

We scored 192 points, which includes being shut out our first game and scoring 7 in our other loss.  We gave up 77 points, including 38 in our two losses, and 20 in one game where we played subs the whole game on D (were up 24-0 at half).  Had 3 shut outs.

We had 12 different kids score TD's, including 3 who were linemen.

I ran jet sweep this year for the first time, it was a good play for us.

So in all, I'll take it.

The team that knocked us out of the playoffs knocked our org's other Jr. PW team out of the playoffs today, 26-18.

Now off to next year.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MauiWowie22 on October 28, 2012, 08:28:06 PM
We went 10-0 in our regular season
Since I'm still considered "clinic" we don't have playoffs but we entered a one day tournament yesterday.  Guaranteed 2 "full" games and the 3rd game is Championship.

First seed in tournament is based on highest scoring winning team.  This is the only game I didn't put the breaks on and we won 72-0.  At the half I went up to the opposing coach to let him know I was only doing this b/c I wanted to make sure we get the best ranking out of the 8 teams playing that day.  He said he didn't want us to put the breaks on just b/c his team didn't show up today. 
Game two we scored 5 TD's really quick and the entire second half I let my lineman run.  Damn should have seen the smiles on their faces!
Championship was against a team we barely beat in the regular season we where their only loss the last 2 years.  It was the most exciting and stressful game I've ever coached.
This being my 3rd year coaching I still consider myself a rookie coach.   Even though we where driving well and getting 6-8 yards a play I was stressing that my home run plays where not taking it to the house.  My best back had not one but TWO headhunters on him that hit him even when he didn't have the ball.  Once I got over the shock that if I didn't run my best back we could move the ball and we did.  Wedge, Wedge, Wedge, Wedge, Wedge, Wedge, counter SCORE! 

We won the championship game 12-0

My double wing has never been stuffed like that before made me think that I need work the inside more.  This Defense knew we love the outside and they adjusted to stop it.

Planning for next year already....  :)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 28, 2012, 10:10:11 PM
Won our (6-2) playoff game today 14-12 against a team (7-1) we lost to 28-12 2 weeks ago. My team quit in the 4th Q last game and gave up a 12-8 lead. This time they fought hard until the end and pulled off what nobody thought they could (I believed they could and hammered that point home all week at practice).

Next weekend is our Super Bowl against the leagues only undefeated team, we lost to them 8-0 in week 2. They scored with 2 mins left in the game then. This time they wont score at all!!! I have never been so proud as I am now, watching these kids fight so hard & the look on their faces after the game reminded me why I'll never stop coaching youth football.
Nice job.  Good luck next week - go get 'em, coach!!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 28, 2012, 10:17:17 PM
Yeah, we scored 6 TDs and made 6 PAT kicks (good for 2 in PW, as you know).  I'll put up the video of the whole game in a month or so when things settle down a little for me.
Let me know when you post it.  That sounds amazing.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 28, 2012, 10:23:22 PM
Let me know when you post it.  That sounds amazing.

--Dave
Will do, although I have to admit that I'm a little embarrassed to let anyone see that defensive performance.   :-[
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on October 28, 2012, 10:35:35 PM
Will do, although I have to admit that I'm a little embarrassed to let anyone see that defensive performance.
I'm not looking at it that way.  I've never seen that many points on the board for a PW game, but I really want to see how your players kept getting up off the mat after getting knocked back down.  Pretty amazing.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on October 28, 2012, 10:53:42 PM
I'm not looking at it that way.  I've never seen that many points on the board for a PW game, but I really want to see how your players kept getting up off the mat after getting knocked back down.  Pretty amazing.

--Dave
Thanks, Dave.  I watched the game video last night after I got home, but I could only watch our offensive series - I had to skip over the defensive series, it was just too upsetting.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on October 29, 2012, 08:07:04 AM
We won 42-12 to a very talented but poorly coached team. 12 was the most we have given uo all year after putting up 7 straight shut outs. They scored on a ko return(our kicker was supposed to line drive the ball but he moon balles it to their best player)and a sweep where our de and cb slipped on a wet field. The real story of the game was the other team had 4 players, 1 coach and a couple of fans ejected. They were kicking our kids, punching in the piles late hits, just terrible sportsmanship. So the refs give warnings and then start ejecting players. Honestly they probably should of called the game but I think they were concerned about how the crowd would react. They had so many penalties after a td that we ended kicking off from their 10! I have never seen that before. I thought that was silly because as soon as the ball went 10 yds it was a touchback. We played well overall but have some things we need to work on. 5 straight conference titles for this coaching staff. Next we have a talented and very well coached team from Miami. They played us tough last year(maybe the best team we played ) and I expect the same Saturday.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: davecisar on October 29, 2012, 08:43:30 AM
Will do, although I have to admit that I'm a little embarrassed to let anyone see that defensive performance.   :-[

Doug

Great season and game
I bet those kids remember that one- 20 years from now

Like you I get very proud of seeing kids respond to a challenge with heart and perseverance. Mentally weak and poorly coached teams wilt in those situations- yours didnt- IMO that means successful season. Congrats on a job well done.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on October 29, 2012, 09:48:04 AM
Rob

Good job keep rolling!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on October 29, 2012, 10:04:47 AM
We won 45 - 0 at beginning of 4th quarter. Have to win last game to get into our top playoff bracket. Team we play is in the same situation as us. Should be a very good game. They have the size and we have the speed.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on October 29, 2012, 10:27:47 AM
Angalton

Good job! Good Luck!


Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on October 29, 2012, 11:27:06 AM
First playoff game 34 - 6 to go to 10 - 0 on the season.   

We had them in running clock, but then their best player broke a long one on us right after and it went back to normal until we scored again.    We scored first drive of 2nd half to  put them in running clock.

Next two games will be really tough.   Next team has a very, very good running back who also plays LB for them.   Actually all their kids are good, but he is exceptional.

This is probably the most talented team in the league even though their record doesn't reflect it.   They pick from hundreds of kids.

Also, our film guy went to a h.s. game instead of filming them - bummer.    Plus, our kids have basketball practice every day this week for 2 hours, a game on Tue.  (they have to attend 2 games by rule A and B game - so that is a 4 hour deal) and a full basketball tournament on Fri., plus they all want to go trick or treating on Halloween.

Not our best situation for a big game against a good team that is hungry to beat us.
   
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on October 29, 2012, 11:34:52 AM
Dan

Good job! I know it gets tough this time of year but keep the focus. Good luck!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on October 29, 2012, 11:44:27 AM
Thanks Joe

Dan with halloween week, having 1 practice, for most important game this year.
Were going to try and make best practice this year.

Good luck
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on October 29, 2012, 12:04:02 PM
Thanks Joe and Angalton.

Good luck to both of you.   State championship all the way Joe.

Cool thing is my co-presenter at USA Football clinic is 9-1 with his only loss being to our team.   

We lost to his team in title game last year and we beat him 2 years ago in title game.   Nice to say we can practice what we preach.

Also, we lost a pre-season scrimmage to a Virginia team that is currently undefeated and travels around looking for competition.   

We may play them again after the season is over in Indiana.   I think the outcome will be much different this time around as we are 10x better now then we were in 2 week of practice and trying to run a new defense that we had never ran before (we went back to old one after that game).   

We really struggled with defending the flat in that game and they were able to convert a lot of 3 and 4th and longs, and our OC called a lot of passes because he wasn't necessarily trying to win the game but work on things for the regular season.

We had a number of kids in wrong positions at that point and have that corrected now as well.    I am sure they are better now too though.   Sounds like they play nearly year round which is odd to me.

Should be a good game if it happens - unfortunately for me if it happens over Thanksgiving weekend I won't be able to be there.







Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Pantherlinecoach on October 29, 2012, 06:11:38 PM
first playoff game this weekend. we won sat 21 to 6 in a game that turnovers kept us from runnin away with. real ball starts now.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on November 03, 2012, 05:40:49 PM
Well we just lost our league Championship Game  "Rocky Bowl"   in overtime 14-22  for our first loss of the season.  Tough loss for our kids, I'm mentally exhausted.  Good season (10-1). 

I taken allot away from this season and this board.   It was the first year our community has fielded a "10-11 age"  team in the Rocky Bowl  so the whole community was there must have been 2 or 3 to 1 in fan difference, because their team has won it pretty much every other year.

Game could have gone either way comes down to inches in a game like this one call one way or the other,  one penalty one way or the other might have made a difference.    I know if I would have a bit more game day experience we could have pulled it out but rack it up to experience.  I'm not going to be able to watch this film for awhile.     

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on November 03, 2012, 07:02:14 PM
Just won our first game of playoffs 20 - 0. I did so much scouting that I could tell which way they were running on about 70% of their plays. They added in some new stuff for the game that kind of worked, but in general they played us much much tougher last week. All of our TD's came in the first half, and we probably would have piled on some more points, but the other team has the option of taking out 5 players on offense or defense when they are down by more than 18 points. In general we just played better, out schemed them, and the other team played worse.

Hopefully we can win next week. We've already beaten both of the teams that are playing there.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on November 03, 2012, 07:21:55 PM
Today our Ralph Giordano's Funeral Home Saints played the Ridgewood Savings Bank Black Knights for the 3rd time, having beaten them our previous 2 meetings this season in the Warrior Pee Wees.  The Knights were down to 12 players, but were still not pushovers; they'd beaten the Javelins 6-0 the previous week at SUNY Maritime College.  I passed several downed trees yet to be cleared from Pelham Bay Park on my way in.

How we wound up kicking off into the wind (which was considerable in the wake of storm Sandy), I don't know.  We don't switch ends with the quarters, so it makes a difference which end you pick.  I distinctly remember Coach Eric telling our captains we wanted to go "this way", but maybe they took him as pointing to the goal to defend.  The Knights got good field position to start off, and made 3 first downs, mixing runs & passes, using up the entire first Q (10 mins. running) before the Saints held on downs.  Our tackling looked substandard as their runners did not cooperate in going down easily on interior runs.  In the process, I noticed a formation tell the Knights had: They tightened their splits, especially between G & T, on pass plays.  None of our players or other coaches had noticed this.

Starting on offense around our 20 yard line, the Saints began a long drive which looked like it could break open any time.  Our OL was confused by the Knights DL, which did a lot of shifting and had several players standing up.  Eventually we settled down to blast plays in the A & B gaps, which got those DL into 3 pt. stances soon.  QB Julian Cardona got into open field on a spin keeper from double TE shotgun after faking the other way, only to unaccountably fumble out of bounds after he got first down distance, just as he'd exhibited butter fingers in pregame.  We had adjusted the blocking on that play series in pregame at Eric's suggestion, having each E block down while the Ts crossed behind them for the LBs.

Eventually our trips bunch formation plays opened up.  First was a quick screen to Isaiah Holder that put us inside the Knights 25 at the 2 min. warning.  I didn't think our receivers sold that one well enough, but can't complain about the result.  Then came a slant-in from that same trips left to his half brother Paul Turner for a spectacular catch and run for the TD.  Conversion failed.  Then on our kickoff their returner just danced around in the middle while our coverage seemed to just hold up, until eventually they lost containment discipline, which he saw as he went to the left sideline and around everybody to tie the score.  So we went into halftime tied 6-6.

2nd half the wind had shifted to a pure crosswind, so we didn't suffer any worse from being on the "wrong" end of the field.  Knights ballhandling became sloppier, and they really didn't threaten while the Saints reeled off 2 unconverted TDs, one of them a long TB lead play behind a G-T crossblock, the other a scramble off a pass play.  We later learned of the latter that Julian had said in the huddle that he might keep, but expected to run the other way.  We got a little fancy near the end with our 12 point lead, Kenyette Belle coming in at QB and throwing an interception on a long attempt, but Arben Kukaj snuffed the Knights comeback attempt with the most spectacular tackle on their series, knifing in as LB to cut out the legs of their sweeper.

So we won 18-6 to even our record, 4-4, while the Knights sank to 2-5-1.  In the earlier game, the Rams, still unscored on, went to 8-0 while sending the Javelins to 1-6-1.  So we have a lock on 2nd place, but need the win against the Javs next week for a winning season.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on November 03, 2012, 07:24:26 PM
the other team has the option of taking out 5 players on offense or defense when they are down by more than 18 points.
You mean they specify which of your players sit, total of 5?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on November 03, 2012, 09:02:05 PM
Well we just lost our league Championship Game  "Rocky Bowl"   in overtime 14-22  for our first loss of the season.  Tough loss for our kids, I'm mentally exhausted.  Good season (10-1). 

I taken allot away from this season and this board.   It was the first year our community has fielded a "10-11 age"  team in the Rocky Bowl  so the whole community was there must have been 2 or 3 to 1 in fan difference, because their team has won it pretty much every other year.

Game could have gone either way comes down to inches in a game like this one call one way or the other,  one penalty one way or the other might have made a difference.    I know if I would have a bit more game day experience we could have pulled it out but rack it up to experience.  I'm not going to be able to watch this film for awhile.     
Shawnm:

Congratulations on a great season!!  I've been following your team all season and you did a great job.  I know it's tough right now, but once you get over the pain of the loss, you'll realize how much your kids got out of this season and what a special experience it was for them to go further and accomplish more than they ever had before.  You have much to be proud of - keep your head up.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on November 03, 2012, 09:19:56 PM
Got it handed to us today. 25-13. They dominated both o line and d line
. Kids never quit so of that I am very proud. We are dropped to lower bracket of play offs. We should have been alot more prepared and thats on me
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Test Account on November 04, 2012, 08:36:00 AM
Win in round 1 of the playoffs 54-28
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on November 04, 2012, 08:47:43 AM
Rich

Great job!

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Test Account on November 04, 2012, 08:53:57 AM
Rich

Great job!

Joe

Thanks Joe, as A RB coach, VERY pleased
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Pantherlinecoach on November 04, 2012, 09:35:27 AM
won our round 1 playoff game 40-6.  to win championship we must beat the two teams who beat us in regular season. wouldnt have it any other way.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on November 04, 2012, 10:46:54 AM
Shawnm:

Congratulations on a great season!!  I've been following your team all season and you did a great job.  I know it's tough right now, but once you get over the pain of the loss, you'll realize how much your kids got out of this season and what a special experience it was for them to go further and accomplish more than they ever had before.  You have much to be proud of - keep your head up.

Coach Doug,   Greatly appreciated,  younger coaches like myself have gained more than you'll ever know guys like you and Dave C, Dave P, DC, Gregory, MHCoach  and countless others on this board.   Your post the other day on your incredible championship game makes you remember what it is all about (the kids).   You have helped countless kids have more enjoyable football experience.   Maybe this off season I'll start studying the passing thread a little closer, I'm always amazed at your teams ability to throw the ball.   
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on November 04, 2012, 10:59:08 AM
Well we just lost our league Championship Game  "Rocky Bowl"   in overtime 14-22  for our first loss of the season.  Tough loss for our kids, I'm mentally exhausted.  Good season (10-1). 

I taken allot away from this season and this board.   It was the first year our community has fielded a "10-11 age"  team in the Rocky Bowl  so the whole community was there must have been 2 or 3 to 1 in fan difference, because their team has won it pretty much every other year.

Game could have gone either way comes down to inches in a game like this one call one way or the other,  one penalty one way or the other might have made a difference.    I know if I would have a bit more game day experience we could have pulled it out but rack it up to experience.  I'm not going to be able to watch this film for awhile.     

S

Great Season !

Take a step back and dont let in gnaw at you. I've won plenty of these games and lost plenty as well. You will be 10 times the coach next season for the experience alone. This off season will be highly productive for you and your Banquet is going to be a blast.  ;)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on November 04, 2012, 12:19:22 PM
You mean they specify which of your players sit, total of 5?
Yup. It's one of our mercy rules, but they can only do it for offense or defense. Normally I really like the rule because it makes the game really fair without those players, but unfortunately they took out one of our 2nd string kids this week, so he didn't get to play running back. That was kind of unfortunate for him.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on November 04, 2012, 01:00:38 PM
Yup. It's one of our mercy rules, but they can only do it for offense or defense.
But not a combination of both adding up to 5?  So all 5 have to come from either an O or D squad?  Interesting.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: shawnm on November 04, 2012, 03:10:37 PM
S

Great Season !

Take a step back and dont let in gnaw at you. I've won plenty of these games and lost plenty as well. You will be 10 times the coach next season for the experience alone. This off season will be highly productive for you and your Banquet is going to be a blast.  ;)


M

Thanks

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on November 04, 2012, 06:58:40 PM
We lost 32 - 16 in a fiasco.  We finished 10 -1. 

I can't tell you how disappointed I am.   We did everything you shouldn't do in every way from preparation to game day coaching.

100% coaches loss.   They were very talented and well coached, they had a great game plan and beat us in every way we could be beaten.   Their coaches deserve great credit for how they played.

We came out with a whole new scheme for the week with new plays and blocking on a light practice week filled with so many distractions I can't even list them.

It was garbage.     Just a perfect storm of crap from beginning to end in all facets of the game - defense, special teams and offense.

I'm glad I went to church today and was brought down to Earth.   Saw pics of people standing in the wreckage of their homes.   I shouldn't be so upset over a football game.

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on November 04, 2012, 07:35:50 PM
Just a perfect storm of crap from beginning to end in all facets of the game - defense, special teams and offense.

Actually, we blocked a punt, returned a kick-off for a touchdown, and made both of our extra points, so I think special teams weren't that bad, actually.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on November 04, 2012, 09:44:49 PM
We lost 32 - 16 in a fiasco.  We finished 10 -1. 

I can't tell you how disappointed I am.   We did everything you shouldn't do in every way from preparation to game day coaching.

100% coaches loss.   They were very talented and well coached, they had a great game plan and beat us in every way we could be beaten.   Their coaches deserve great credit for how they played.

We came out with a whole new scheme for the week with new plays and blocking on a light practice week filled with so many distractions I can't even list them.

It was garbage.     Just a perfect storm of crap from beginning to end in all facets of the game - defense, special teams and offense.

I'm glad I went to church today and was brought down to Earth.   Saw pics of people standing in the wreckage of their homes.   I shouldn't be so upset over a football game.
Sounds a little like how my season ended.  We didn't put in a whole new scheme (although I did make about 4 major defensive adjustments), but the rest of it sounds pretty familiar.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Test Account on November 04, 2012, 09:45:45 PM
We lost 32 - 16 in a fiasco.  We finished 10 -1. 

I can't tell you how disappointed I am.   We did everything you shouldn't do in every way from preparation to game day coaching.

100% coaches loss.   They were very talented and well coached, they had a great game plan and beat us in every way we could be beaten.   Their coaches deserve great credit for how they played.

We came out with a whole new scheme for the week with new plays and blocking on a light practice week filled with so many distractions I can't even list them.

It was garbage.     Just a perfect storm of crap from beginning to end in all facets of the game - defense, special teams and offense.

I'm glad I went to church today and was brought down to Earth.   Saw pics of people standing in the wreckage of their homes.   I shouldn't be so upset over a football game.
can I ask why a whole new scheme?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on November 04, 2012, 10:17:40 PM
We lost 32 - 16 in a fiasco.  We finished 10 -1. 

I can't tell you how disappointed I am.   We did everything you shouldn't do in every way from preparation to game day coaching.

100% coaches loss.   They were very talented and well coached, they had a great game plan and beat us in every way we could be beaten.   Their coaches deserve great credit for how they played.

We came out with a whole new scheme for the week with new plays and blocking on a light practice week filled with so many distractions I can't even list them.

It was garbage.     Just a perfect storm of crap from beginning to end in all facets of the game - defense, special teams and offense.

I'm glad I went to church today and was brought down to Earth.   Saw pics of people standing in the wreckage of their homes.   I shouldn't be so upset over a football game.

D

Sorry to hear that my friend.  :(....not the Church thing...the other thing.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on November 04, 2012, 10:49:47 PM
But not a combination of both adding up to 5?  So all 5 have to come from either an O or D squad?  Interesting.
Yeah. I think it's a pretty neat rule.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on November 05, 2012, 08:09:14 AM
Dan

Sorry pal, you had a great season & shouldn't be down.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on November 05, 2012, 08:14:13 AM
Well, our 28 gamewin streak is over as is our 4 year streak of making it to the national championship. We played a team from Miami that gave us a very tough game last year. They added 5 stud players while we got split in to by our association preseason. A close fought football game usually comes down to about 4 or 5 plays. We lost those plays. We threw a pick with a wide open reciever. The ball just came out of the qbs hand funny. We had the ball inside the 10 with no timeouts with 25 seconds left in the half and managed to run 2 plays but came about an inch short. That would of tied the game. They got the ball in the 2nd half and we stuffed them and started driving the ball. We did not convert a 4th and 2. Their next drive we had them 3 and 25 and gave up a 60 yard run for a td. We kept it close all game but with a late score by the bad guys they won 30-16. Much closer game then the score showed. Our kids gave it their all and I think we did a good job as a staff. No excuses here. We just got beat by a better team with a bunch of better athletes than we had. This one stings though. Could of won it with a little luck.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on November 05, 2012, 08:21:56 AM
ROB

It's always rough when a run ends, but in a few days I'm sure you appreciate the scope of what you guys have done. I have been there, & I know sometimes when you are in the middle of it you can't enjoy it. There is always that next game. What you guys have accomplished there is really amazing, & you have my heartfelt congratulations.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on November 05, 2012, 10:15:34 AM
can I ask why a whole new scheme?

Our HC is an extremely intelligent very high IQ guy, so he often wants the perfect play or perfect blocking scheme versus a defense and changes things up accordingly.   Two problems, one we didn't have scout film on them.   We just knew what they did against us the first time we played them weeks ago.   Two, there is no guarantee they were going to play the same defense.

Our game plan would have dominated them IF they did what we expected them to do.   I think he figured if they didn't do what we expected, the kids would quickly adjust and go back to base rules.   They did not do what we expected them to do and the kids did not adjust.   They had free runners on many plays into our backfield on blown assignments.

Our kids were completely confused on what to do or who to block since we changed a number of our rules and assignments for this particular game.   Our kids aren't sharp enough to quickly switch gears or adjust on the fly on their own, because we playing from behind we didn't want to burn timeouts.

On top of that we had kids sick, kids missed practice for a school band concert, kids were really tired from everyday basketball practice and school and then we are throwing new stuff at them.   Our DT who missed practice was a key part of the defensive game plan, a great kid but he went wrong gap on a number of key plays.   Every time he went wrong gap they happened to have the play called to that gap.

Our DE forgot his base rule on 5 wides (he has to cover the 3rd receiver) of course they score on that play on a long TD.

On top of that they had a very dominant player who a number of our kids were just flat afraid of.   Offensivley they didn't want to block him and defensively they didn't want to tackle him.    I can't tell you how much that p****s me off.   If that wasn't the last game, practice today would be brutally physical as a result of that cowardice.   

I share in the blame 100%.   If I am going to take partial credit for wins, I need to take just as much blame for losses.   It's a team effort win or lose and I need to make work whatever we decide to do.



 



   
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on November 05, 2012, 10:23:01 AM
Well, our 28 gamewin streak is over as is our 4 year streak of making it to the national championship. We played a team from Miami that gave us a very tough game last year. They added 5 stud players while we got split in to by our association preseason. A close fought football game usually comes down to about 4 or 5 plays. We lost those plays. We threw a pick with a wide open reciever. The ball just came out of the qbs hand funny. We had the ball inside the 10 with no timeouts with 25 seconds left in the half and managed to run 2 plays but came about an inch short. That would of tied the game. They got the ball in the 2nd half and we stuffed them and started driving the ball. We did not convert a 4th and 2. Their next drive we had them 3 and 25 and gave up a 60 yard run for a td. We kept it close all game but with a late score by the bad guys they won 30-16. Much closer game then the score showed. Our kids gave it their all and I think we did a good job as a staff. No excuses here. We just got beat by a better team with a bunch of better athletes than we had. This one stings though. Could of won it with a little luck.

R

That was one heck of a run.

I have learned that all good things must come to an end....so you can start fresh again !

Great season.  8) Will your Org un-split now?
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDP on November 05, 2012, 11:29:53 AM
Well, our 28 gamewin streak is over as is our 4 year streak of making it to the national championship.
Rats.  I was looking forward to seeing you in Orlando, next month.

--Dave
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: JAB on November 05, 2012, 12:21:16 PM
Our HC is an extremely intelligent very high IQ guy, so he often wants the perfect play or perfect blocking scheme versus a defense and changes things up accordingly.   Two problems, one we didn't have scout film on them.   We just knew what they did against us the first time we played them weeks ago.   Two, there is no guarantee they were going to play the same defense.

Our game plan would have dominated them IF they did what we expected them to do.   I think he figured if they didn't do what we expected, the kids would quickly adjust and go back to base rules.   They did not do what we expected them to do and the kids did not adjust.   They had free runners on many plays into our backfield on blown assignments.

Our kids were completely confused on what to do or who to block since we changed a number of our rules and assignments for this particular game.   Our kids aren't sharp enough to quickly switch gears or adjust on the fly on their own, because we playing from behind we didn't want to burn timeouts.

On top of that we had kids sick, kids missed practice for a school band concert, kids were really tired from everyday basketball practice and school and then we are throwing new stuff at them.   Our DT who missed practice was a key part of the defensive game plan, a great kid but he went wrong gap on a number of key plays.   Every time he went wrong gap they happened to have the play called to that gap.

Our DE forgot his base rule on 5 wides (he has to cover the 3rd receiver) of course they score on that play on a long TD.

On top of that they had a very dominant player who a number of our kids were just flat afraid of.   Offensivley they didn't want to block him and defensively they didn't want to tackle him.    I can't tell you how much that p****s me off.   If that wasn't the last game, practice today would be brutally physical as a result of that cowardice.   

I share in the blame 100%.   If I am going to take partial credit for wins, I need to take just as much blame for losses.   It's a team effort win or lose and I need to make work whatever we decide to do.



 



 

Dan, sorry about the loss.  I really thought you guys had that super bowl in the bag. 
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on November 05, 2012, 12:44:33 PM
R

That was one heck of a run.

I have learned that all good things must come to an end....so you can start fresh again !

Great season.  8) Will your Org un-split now?
Not sure wht we will do. If changes are not made on the board coaching at another association may end up being an option. We have serious issues with the people who run our assocation. I honestly feel that they do not have the best interest of the kids in mind.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on November 05, 2012, 03:09:03 PM
Not sure wht we will do. If changes are not made on the board coaching at another association may end up being an option. We have serious issues with the people who run our assocation. I honestly feel that they do not have the best interest of the kids in mind.
Come on out to San Diego - I'd love to have you on my staff (or, for that matter, I'd be honored to be on your staff).  Low humidity, a noticeable lack of alligators, sunny and mild almost all the time, and plenty of talented athletes (maybe not as many as you're used to in Florida, but still pretty good).  Also a lot less mosquitoes, roaches, palmetto bugs, etc, etc, than you're used to.  It's like coaching in paradise!!  Come on out and join me!!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on November 05, 2012, 03:12:53 PM
a noticeable lack of alligators

Yeah, just google "fatal alligator attacks".
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachMattC on November 05, 2012, 03:25:19 PM
Not sure wht we will do. If changes are not made on the board coaching at another association may end up being an option. We have serious issues with the people who run our assocation. I honestly feel that they do not have the best interest of the kids in mind.

If a move in is mind Orlando is much closer than San Diego (sorry Doug) and with the new regional bracket that started this year, we don't have to tangle with Miami until the finals.

And if you're worried about a few gators you just aren't from Florida.

Anyway, ya, I'd step aside to be one of your assistants up here any time.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on November 05, 2012, 03:36:14 PM
Come on out to San Diego - I'd love to have you on my staff (or, for that matter, I'd be honored to be on your staff).  Low humidity, a noticeable lack of alligators, sunny and mild almost all the time, and plenty of talented athletes (maybe not as many as you're used to in Florida, but still pretty good).  Also a lot less mosquitoes, roaches, palmetto bugs, etc, etc, than you're used to.  It's like coaching in paradise!!  Come on out and join me!!

Doug

OK lets be real here.

Paradise comes at a price.

You need two jobs just so you can afford a gallon of milk.  :o

Plus you need to be bi-lingual.  ::)

And a helicopter is necessary or half your life is spent sitting in your car commuting.  :P

And then there is the Padres....and Norv Turner...and Tijuana is awfully close....with their Cartels and constant train of Mules...and stuff .  ;) ;)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on November 05, 2012, 05:02:07 PM
Doug

OK lets be real here.

Paradise comes at a price.

You need two jobs just so you can afford a gallon of milk.  :o

Plus you need to be bi-lingual.  ::)

And a helicopter is necessary or half your life is spent sitting in your car commuting.  :P

And then there is the Padres....and Norv Turner...and Tijuana is awfully close....with their Cartels and constant train of Mules...and stuff .  ;) ;)
The last gallon of milk I purchased was $3.09 - is that a lot?

I don't know how important it is to be bilingual, but I'm sure it comes in handy in a lot of instances, just as it does anywhere.  At my daughter's school, it's like the United Nations - I've heard parents speaking Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, Farsi, Hebrew, French, Tagalog, Mandarin, Korean (and well, just about every Asian language), etc, etc, but oddly enough, no Spanish.  We get a lot of visiting professors and other staff at UCSD in our area, so they come from all over the world.  The Mexican border is about 30 miles from where I live, but there is a much bigger Asian presence than Hispanic here in La Jolla.  Of course, that is very different in other parts of San Diego.

Commuting & Traffic??  Well, maybe compared to some other parts of the country, there is some traffic here, but after spending 20 years in L.A., I laugh at the traffic here.  Seriously, it rarely takes me more than about 20 minutes to get anywhere in greater San Diego.  I suppose if I tried to go all the way across the county at the height of rush hour, that could take up to 40 minutes, but even at rush hour, I rarely budget more than 20 minutes to get just about anywhere.  Bottom line, traffic here in SD is simply not a problem.

Tijuana, Cartels, mules, etc., not an issue in our part of town, but could be if you ventured south of the downtown area, I suppose.

Now, you got me with the Padres and Norv Turner.  The major sports scene here (Padres, Chargers, SDSU, no NBA, no Hockey, no NASCAR, no other major D1 colleges) is weak at best, but L.A. is just a short drive up the coast ... oh, wait, nevermind ...
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on November 05, 2012, 05:04:38 PM
The last gallon of milk I purchased was $3.09 - is that a lot?

I don't know how important it is to be bilingual, but I'm sure it comes in handy in a lot of instances, just as it does anywhere.  At my daughter's school, it's like the United Nations - I've heard parents speaking Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, Farsi, Hebrew, French, Tagalog, Mandarin, Korean (and well, just about every Asian language), etc, etc, but oddly enough, no Spanish.  We get a lot of visiting professors and other staff at UCSD in our area, so they come from all over the world.  The Mexican border is about 30 miles from where I live, but there is a much bigger Asian presence than Hispanic here in La Jolla.  Of course, that is very different in other parts of San Diego.

Commuting & Traffic??  Well, maybe compared to some other parts of the country, there is some traffic here, but after spending 20 years in L.A., I laugh at the traffic here.  Seriously, it rarely takes me more than about 20 minutes to get anywhere in greater San Diego.  I suppose if I tried to go all the way across the county at the height of rush hour, that could take up to 40 minutes, but even at rush hour, I rarely budget more than 20 minutes to get just about anywhere.  Bottom line, traffic here in SD is simply not a problem.

Tijuana, Cartels, mules, etc., not an issue in our part of town, but could be if you ventured south of the downtown area, I suppose.

Now, you got me with the Padres and Norv Turner.  The major sports scene here (Padres, Chargers, SDSU, no NBA, no Hockey, no NASCAR, no other major D1 colleges) is weak at best, but L.A. is just a short drive up the coast ... oh, wait, nevermind ...

 8)

D...SD is a very nice town.  ;)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coachdoug on November 05, 2012, 05:20:48 PM
8)

D...SD is a very nice town.  ;)
So, you'll be moving out here, then??  All right - I like where our staff is headed - me, you, Rob ... now, if we can just get Joe, Dan, Michael, Dave, and a few others to come join us, too, we'll have a "dream team" staff, lol.   ;D
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on November 05, 2012, 05:26:41 PM
So, you'll be moving out here, then??  All right - I like where our staff is headed - me, you, Rob ... now, if we can just get Joe, Dan, Michael, Dave, and a few others to come join us, too, we'll have a "dream team" staff, lol.   ;D

I can work from any place that has internet and direct flights to New York.

;)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: ZACH on November 05, 2012, 05:47:05 PM
I can work from any place that has internet and direct flights to New York.

;)

Come back to philly area bro!! 8)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: searider86 on November 05, 2012, 06:05:53 PM
I visited San Diego once and loved every minute of it.  Of course, it was vacation.  I love every minute I'm on vacation.   ;D
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on November 05, 2012, 06:09:28 PM
Dan, sorry about the loss.  I really thought you guys had that super bowl in the bag.

FYI, Joel's in the superbowl for our league.   Great job coach! 

A couple of things without disclosing too much.   He has a couple of non-dad assistant coaches, which is good of course, but in our league it can hurt you as well.   

Many teams at the B level across the league tend to use assistant positions to get a good athlete off the top level and onto the B level.  Or barring that at least take a great player out of the draft and automatically onto a team.     

Their org. does not have that much success as a whole, so his is all the sweeter on both counts.

Congrats coach.   Hope you take it all.

Dan






Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on November 05, 2012, 08:43:13 PM
Come back to philly area bro!! 8)

Philly is awesome.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: mahonz on November 05, 2012, 10:01:34 PM
Philly is awesome.

M

Never been there but its on my to do list. I love History and would get lost in all that for weeks.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on November 06, 2012, 08:21:40 AM
Thanks guys. The stinging is starting to subside a little. Joe made a great statement about not being able to appreciate what is happening while it is happening. Dead on. I was hoping to meet some of you guys at Disney. A few of us might make the trip up for a day or 2 of the games.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: MHcoach on November 06, 2012, 08:48:21 AM
Rob

It would be a pleasure. Hopefully we can get together, I am waiting to see if 2 of the Mint Hill teams make it to Florida for the AYF's. I know DP is coming down, I'm sure DC will be here too. It's not too bad a drive for you. I usually carry dry erase markers in the truck. Jeeeeez that would be a fight for holds the marker last.

Over the years I have learned it's only in hindsight do you get to enjoy a run like you guys had. No one can truly appreciate what you did accomplish. You did it with new players almost every year, against top notch compitition, I know what those challenges are like. It seems like other coaches always find excuses why you beat them instead of the truth. They were out coached.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on November 10, 2012, 05:22:00 PM
Our Ralph Giordano's Funeral Home Saints came into the final week of the Bronx Warrior PeeWee season 4-4 with 2nd place locked up.  In the early game, the McNulty Funeral Home Rams finished the season unbeaten, untied, and unscored on by beating the Ridgewood Savings Bank Black Knights, leaving the latter with a 2-6-1 record.  Therefore the Balsamo Funeral Home Javelins needed a win to tie them and not have last place all to themselves.  The Knights had several more players show up for their game today than did to play us last week, and, strangely, this week it was the Javelins' turn to show up with only 12 to play us.

We kicked off to open.  The Javs lost while trying to play games with our blitz-threatening LBs, trying long counts and committing 3 successive false starts on 2nd down.  They punted to us, and after some rather dismal running attempts, we went into our trips left formation, with a bunch very close to the sideline, where QB Paul Turner hit his brother Isaiah Holder on a quick screen that went about 60 yards to the 1 yard line.  We have a couple of pick patterns we can use on the goal line, and we used one of them on 1st down to get our TD.  As they lined up for the try, one of the Javs threw his helmet on the ground and was immediately disqualified, leaving them with no substitutes.  On the try we got away with illegal motion when Paul called "set" before he actually set on the shift into shotgun -- a frequent mistake in practice -- and the slot went into motion for the fake on Paul's spin and keep.  7-0 us.

The Javs drove fairly well on their next possession, culminating in a shallow crossing pass that had our players fail on several tackling attempts until a saving tackle left the ball inside our 15.  However, after the 2:00 warning the Javs snuffed their own drive with an underthrown pass (receiver was breaking open), and following our interception & runback, plus a good run, we seemed to be rolling again when the halftime whistle came.

2nd half we opened with a sequence of 3 pre-called plays, no huddle, but after one first down we wound up punting.  In pre-game, we had found a new punter in Frank Gaudio, and he got off a good one.  The Javelins eventually put together a long drive assisted by a 3rd & 10 penalty for a head tackle.  They scored on a TD pass and went for the winning 2 points via a kick that popped high & short, leaving it 7-6 at the 2 min. warning.  However, being a sport, Coach Kenny let our players have some fun and pass, resulting quickly in 4th down and Frank reminding us why Arben Kukaj had been our punter by getting off a kick that went almost straight up and netted 3 yards.  However, the Javs were unable to make much hay, so we won 7-6, finishing the season 5-4, and had pizza delivered to the field.  The Javs finished 1-7-1, their win having been against us Sept. 29.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Coach Kyle on November 10, 2012, 06:05:39 PM
Just lost our divisional championship game 26 to 27 in double over time  >:(
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on November 10, 2012, 07:02:58 PM
We won 47-0 BUT played sloppy and the bad cocky! Need to get some better practice time in. IT'S STARTING TO SHOW!!!!!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: TwinsCoach on November 11, 2012, 11:01:55 AM
We went 11-1.  We lost in the semi-finals.  Good year.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: angalton on November 11, 2012, 06:51:22 PM
Seasons over lost 14-13. What a great game for all the fans. I would have paid to see (if I didnt coach) . Next year new team and coaches. Cant wait.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on November 12, 2012, 07:54:09 PM
Opened that playoffs against the only team to score & lead on us this year.  Beat them 31-19 earlier in the year, but struggled to win 13-6.  We played pretty darn bad in my opinion.  It was the worst display of tackling (always a strong spot with us) we've had all year.  Couple that with more penalties then the prior 8 games combined (rated the officials as low as possible, just bad) and we were lucky to walk away with a win.  Two wins away from a Super Bowl berth!!!  Lots to correct between now & then...  ::)
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: JAB on November 12, 2012, 08:01:28 PM
Super bowl champs, finishing 11-1 on the season. Won our championship 8-6 scoring with 4 minutes left in the fourth. Crazy tight game but learned so much in the process. Thanks to all the coaches here that have helped including cisar, mahonz, Ted west, Dan Lyons, Dave potter, PSL Rob and a bunch of others. Had some great assistants that I couldn't have done it without either.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: JAB on November 12, 2012, 08:04:15 PM
Forgot to add coach JJ. I'm sure I'm missing some in there.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on November 12, 2012, 08:14:48 PM
Super bowl champs, finishing 11-1 on the season. Won our championship 8-6 scoring with 4 minutes left in the fourth. Crazy tight game but learned so much in the process. Thanks to all the coaches here that have helped including cisar, mahonz, Ted west, Dan Lyons, Dave potter, PSL Rob and a bunch of others. Had some great assistants that I couldn't have done it without either.

Not sure how much I helped other then as a cheerleader, but I am happy you won.   You and your staff worked hard and overcame typical youth football draft day games for our league and took home the big trophy.

Keep it going next year - if they don't make you big 10 HC next year they are crazy.   Not unheard of though.   Parents will be fighting to try and be on your team next year.

Dan
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: chupu on November 12, 2012, 11:05:11 PM
We went 9-1 losing our first game and rolled off 9 straight to a Mini-Bowl championship out of DTDW.

Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: JAB on November 13, 2012, 08:33:50 AM
Not sure how much I helped other then as a cheerleader, but I am happy you won.   You and your staff worked hard and overcame typical youth football draft day games for our league and took home the big trophy.

Keep it going next year - if they don't make you big 10 HC next year they are crazy.   Not unheard of though.   Parents will be fighting to try and be on your team next year.

Dan

Dan, you helped a bunch even just letting me vent about the frustration of what was going on in our draft.  Plus you lowered my rate on insurance and saved me a bunch of money.  I love saving money.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: CoachDavidP on November 13, 2012, 08:58:36 AM
Plus you lowered my rate on insurance and saved me a bunch of money.  I love saving money.

But did he do a funky dance move for you after he did it?????
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: JAB on November 13, 2012, 10:46:35 AM
But did he do a funky dance move for you after he did it?????

No, but I think he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: DL on November 13, 2012, 03:38:07 PM
But did he do a funky dance move for you after he did it?????

I've been working on the Running Man.   When I was in h.s. Ice, Ice Baby was popular - never did learn that dance.

Did it a bit at my h.s. reunion.   TMI?

Gotta go - appointment.



Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Michael on November 13, 2012, 03:46:13 PM
I've been working on the Running Man.   When I was in h.s. Ice, Ice Baby was popular - never did learn that dance.

Did it a bit at my h.s. reunion.   TMI?

Gotta go - appointment.

Awesome line by Vanilla Ice in an interview a few years ago.

"Say what you want...in 20 years you'll still be humming Ice Ice Baby."

When I give coaching talks, I usually manage to work that line in.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: jrk5150 on November 13, 2012, 05:13:08 PM
I put our season highlights up in the 33 stack section and the DW section.

I should probably do a lowlights video, LOL.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on November 17, 2012, 03:34:43 PM
I put our Friendship Bowl (all stars vs. champs) report in the "All Stars coaching under duress" thread.  I notice I'm jonesing for more coaching -- probably not enough to get interested in our club's winter rec program, however.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on November 18, 2012, 01:55:54 AM
We won today 12-0 over a 4-4 record team. They played us tough and COMPLACENCY had sat in! #WAKEUPCALL THANK U!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on November 19, 2012, 08:11:06 PM
Advanced to the Conference Finals with a 13-0 win over a very physical Compton team.  The offense stalled in the second half, but the defensive effort was amazing!  One very hard game from a Super Bowl birth, can't wait to get after it in practice this week!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on November 24, 2012, 05:32:32 PM
Punched our Super Bowl ticket with a 12-6 win today!  One bad helmet to helmet call from our 9th shutout in 11 tries, but was very happy to not give up one big play against a very quick and shifty backfield.  Offense stalled inside the 20 twice with a fumble and then an illegal procedure call  ::)  Gotta start breaking down film and making the corrections/adjustments to grab that brass ring!
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: lost episodes on November 25, 2012, 02:37:35 PM
We lost 12-0 to the team we beat 13-12. Sad that it's over b/c we as a coaching staff let these kids down. For the 1st time in my coaching career I feel that way. They scored on us in the 1st 2mins of the game and we held them to 6-0 until the last 2mins of the game giving them a 12-0 game! VERY HURT FOR LETTING MY BOYS DOWN BUT GLAD IT'S OVER NOW GOING TO GET MY OWN TEAM BACK(NEVER GIVING UP HEAD COACH AGAIN)
This is a true statement-->
"HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DON'T WORK"
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on December 02, 2012, 08:23:21 PM
Seems we got off the bus one stop short of our destination... lost the OCJAAF Super Bowl 12-7 in a heart breaker game.  Had the lead 7-6 at half, but lost our RB/S for the 2nd half (flu) and just didn't have the team speed with him out to score again, or stop the busted play up the middle they scored on (55yds).  85% of our boys were first year tackle and really did overachieve, but it just doesn't feel that way yet.  Keep replaying the miscues in my mind, when I'm not planning for next year's run.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on December 02, 2012, 09:10:40 PM
lost our RB/S for the 2nd half (flu)
You mean he had the flu coming into the game and therefore was too winded to finish?  Hard for me to imagine someone catching the flu at halftime.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: coach.Z on December 02, 2012, 09:48:07 PM
You mean he had the flu coming into the game and therefore was too winded to finish?  Hard for me to imagine someone catching the flu at halftime.

Had fever/flu the night before and morning, but tried to go.  Made the 1st half, but nausea turned to acute stomach pain and he could go after half.  Our OC should have adjusted to a more physical between the tackles stuff, but he kept calling it as if we had our breakaway threat still in.  No excuses, we lost... but I like our chances if we have him there in the 2nd half.  A dive ran right by our backup safety as we just didn't have speed to replace him with.
Title: Re: 2012 RESULTS THREAD
Post by: Bob Goodman on December 02, 2012, 09:55:07 PM
Had fever/flu the night before and morning, but tried to go.  Made the 1st half, but nausea turned to acute stomach pain
Oh, that kind of "flu": not respiratory, but gastroenteritis?  I understand.