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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
Appreciate it, Dan.  We're having really tough practices this week.  We'll see how it prepares us for Saturday.  We had a really difficult time with their Tailback on opening day.  He probably ran for 100+ yards and seemingly got 2 out of 3 carries.  If we can handle him, we should be okay.  If we don't, it will be a very long day...

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I am predicting a big win for the good guys. Reason being I know what a difference a few weeks can make in toughening up little dudes. By now I bet your whipper snappers are hard as nails compared to week one. Plus, I think you see bigger gains over the course of a season when you have a more difficult to install offense. One of the beauties of Cisar's sw is how easy it is to install. So I predict that as far as running a play, with the exception of wedge, the bad guys have only improved a little. On the other hand, the dw takes much longer for everything to click so I bet you guys are executing the offense much better.

Btw, I think whipper snappers would be a great name for a bobble head team.

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2018, 12:37:55 PM »
Game was rescheduled for tomorrow due to hurricane rains.  Surprise.  :'(

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2018, 01:42:35 PM »
Game was rescheduled for tomorrow due to hurricane rains.  Surprise.  :'(

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Hopefully the field isn't in too bad of shape. But then again, I guess a sloppy field would help a DW team.

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »
I guess a sloppy field would help a DW team.

Against a Single Wing team?

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2018, 08:58:18 PM »
Against a Single Wing team?

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Good thing there is no such thing as a Single Wing defense then!

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2018, 12:03:16 AM »
So you're saying it will be a "Hog Waller"!!



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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2018, 03:24:36 AM »
So today we played our Week 1 opponent in the conference championship:

Our opponent shanked the opening kick-off and we took the first possession with great field position starting at our opponent's 45-yard line.  They jumped off-side on the first play, moving us to their 40.  We ran Power for a 20-yard gain taking us down to their 20-yard line. On a 3rd & 7, once again their defense jumped off-side giving us a 3rd & 2 at their 12-yard line.  On 4th & 1 at their 11, we gained 3 yards giving us a 1st & goal on their 8-yard-line.  On 1st Down, a bad toss by our QB was fumbled in the backfield.  We recovered it, but lost a yard.  We ran a sweep for a 5-yard gain, giving us a 3rd & Goal at their 4-yard line.  We ran Power in for a touchdown, but it was called back for Illegal Motion as the Wingback started/stopped/started.  This moved us back 5 yards to their 9.  Wedge gave us a 3-yard gain.  On 4th & goal at their 6, we were hit with a delay of game penalty, moving the ball back to the 11.  On 4th Down, we ran a Counter that was perfectly executed, except that our pulling Guard, who had the kick-out, slipped and fell in the open field, forcing our Wingback to cut outside.  He was run out of bounds at their 6-yard line.  Few things take momentum from you like coming away with nothing when you should have scored....

Our opponent ran 9 straight plays, getting out to their own 41-yard line.  On a 3rd & 12, they ran right and threw left to the TE, who was running a seam.  He caught the pass, but our CB who was in perfect position to make the tackle, slipped on the grass and their receiver went 58 yards for a touchdown.  We stuffed the XP-try.  They kicked off, leading 6-0.

We took over at our own 45.  We ran 11 plays, getting the ball down to their 19-yard line but we ran out of clock and the 1st Half was over.

We were down 6-0 at halftime, yet our opponent had only one possession.  And while we had only had two possessions, we reached their 3 and their 19 without having scored.  Frustrating.

In the 2nd Half, our opponent took over at their own 49.  After 3 plays, they were facing a 4th and 12.  Instead of punting, they decided to go for it.  They lined up with a Box (4 receivers on one side).  We had 3 defenders on that side and were outnumbered.  We didn't bring another defender over and they threw to the flat.  Our first defender tried to jump the route.  He didn't get there in time and now they outnumbered us, 4-2.  They blocked our Corner and their receiver was off to the races.  We finally caught up with him at our 24-yard line.  For the second time in the game, we had been able to keep their running game in check, only to be hurt by the pass.  On 2nd Down, their TB zigged and zagged for a 20-yard run and a TD.  12-0, them.  This time they scored the XP, and the momentum had just taken another step in their direction.

We took over at our 41.  We ran Power for a 10-yard gain.  Their defense jumped off-sides for another 5 yards.  We then ran a sweep but the Wingback bobbled the pitch and lost the ball.  Our opponent recovered.

Taking over at our 48, they gained 2 on a run.  On 2nd and 8, they went back to pass.  This time we had their receiver double-covered, so their TB just took off with the ball.  By the time we had caught up with him, he was at our 18-yard line.  5 plays later, they were in the end zone, making it 19-0.  They tacked on the XP, making it 20-0.

This was frustrating as we had moved the ball well all day, but had nothing to show for it.  We had contained their run game, but 2 long passes and a long run (on what was supposed to be a pass play) had not only burned us, but put us 3 scores down.  And both teams were consuming a lot of clock.

They onside kicked on the next play and recovered it.  By this point, the game was essentially over.  Final was 26-6, them.  We weren't able to overcome our mistakes and on the rare occasion that they tried for The Big Play, they were able to execute.  So that puts us at 5-1 and we'll finish out next week with some bowl game thing.  Our opponent will move on to regionals and should do well.  They run a very disciplined Single Wing.

Don't know what my plans are.  I enjoyed this season enough to come back and coach youth ball, but there's no way I can do this as an AC.  Some folks just ain't cut out for it, and I'm one of them. 

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 03:29:12 AM by CoachDP »
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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2018, 09:54:14 AM »
Tough loss but I am glad to hear you will consider youth ball again.

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2018, 04:28:20 PM »
Well now we have a bit of controversy.  Evidently, the league-appointed MPR counter assigned us a 12-play minimum.  The MPR count at PeeWee is 6, 8 or 10 plays, depending on roster size.  Our opponent was given an 8-play minimum.  It should have been 10-plays for each team, since both teams had a roster size that fell between 16-25.  So each of our MPRs had to get 4 more plays than theirs.  During the game, I saw that some sort of cluster was going on the sideline as our header got into it with the league-appointed MPR-Counter.  This Counter was a replacement for the Counter who started the game, but then had to leave during the game.  ::) I was wondering what the conundrum was, but I saw us inserting and rotating offensive linemen in on defense all during the 2nd Half.  That made no sense to me because all of our offensive players had fulfilled their MPR count in the 1st Half.  (I have checked the game film to verify.)  The header and our Org Commish contacted the league commish but he claimed there was nothing he could/would do.  So now we've taken this to the Region Commissioner.  I doubt that anything will come of this and I hate to bring it up because it reeks of filibustering and excuse-making.  But I also know that the wheels started to come off in the 2nd Half when our offensive linemen began playing defense and we had to use a couple of time outs to sort out who-plays-where.  This is the sort of thing I absolutely hate about youth football.  There are rules that even the league officials are too incompetent to delegate.  During my last experience with youth ball (in 2015), we had to deal with our opponent who was using a (illegal) high school player on their team who was using someone else's birth certificate.  The local news even looked into it and they were exposed, but Pop Warner refused to acknowledge any knowledge of it.  We got beat this Saturday, plain and simple.  But I hate that not only were we held to a different level than our opponent, but that the 12-play minimum is a MITEY-MITE RULE and something that doesn't even exist at our age group.  I'd be more okay with the result if our opponent was held to the same 12-play minimum, but they were given 8, instead of 10.  Crazy, stupid stuff that's all so easily preventable.

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 05:47:37 PM »
I'm convinced that controversy is implied in anything that has "Rules" subject to interpretation. 

We go through it with weigh ins etc.  As much as we try to cover all the bases, someone always finds a way around it.  Unknowingly of course  ::) 

Time to start the Rehab Project on the Beach House!   8)
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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2018, 08:37:30 PM »
Time to start the Rehab Project on the Beach House!

Absolutely.

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2018, 01:04:05 PM »
What league were you guys in?

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2018, 01:53:10 PM »
C.F.F. (Mid-South)

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2018, 02:48:36 PM »
So nothing came of the protest, not that I was surprised.  I know how these things work.  We didn't play a game this past Saturday, but we will have one last (bowl) game this Saturday night.  Three nights of practice this week, and then I'll have to find something else to do.

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Re: Championship Week
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2018, 10:36:23 AM »
So we have a night game (7pm), under the lights on field turf in a D1 college football stadium.  Kids should enjoy that.  At least we won't have to wonder about where to set up our camera.

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