RANKINGS AND 81-0

RANKINGS AND 81-0

RANKINGS AND 81-0

81-0

Justthesightofthatscoreinahighschoolfootballgamecancauseallkindsofthoughts。

Somecouldbeawful,unacceptableandsad。

AmIclose?

ThatwasthescoreoftheFortBragg-WillitsgameonFridayNight。

Beforegettingtothatgame,let’sgobackaweek。

FortBraggWideReceiverLucasTriplett(10)onhiswaytoascorefortheTimberwolvesintheseasonopenervsSouthFork。

IfyoureadmyHonorRolllastweekyousawthatFortBraggquarterbackKaylorSullivanwasonit。

Hepassedfor500yards,soofcoursehewouldmakethelist。

Therewasabutaddedinhisselection。

Thatisbecausehethrewatouchdownpassinthefourthquarterofa57-24winoverKelseyville。

ThatdidgetsomereactionfromtheFortBraggarea。

ItwasthefirsttimethatIrealizedwehadreadersinFortBragg,sowelcome。

Onesolidpointwasthatitwasa24pointgameearlyinthefourthquarter。

Losingaleadlikethatwasn’tlikely,butIdidseethatpoint。

DidyounoticetheRaidergamethispastSunday?

Theyhada24pointleadmidwaythroughthefourthquarterandwonbyeight。

ViaemailIalsoheardfromFortBraggheadcoachRayPerkins。

Whilecomplimentingmywork,hewantedtoconnecttoexplaintheriskof?

runningoutoftheclock。

Thate-mailwasbeforethe81-0score。

BecauseofmyscheduleIwasnotsureatalkwithPerkinswasinthecards。

Besidesaconfrontationkindofphonecallisn’twhatIhaveinmindcoveringhighschoolfootball。

Idon’twanttobeknownastheLowellCohnofhighschoolfootball。

WedidconnectonSundayanditwasn’tclosetoconfrontational。

Itwasatalkandnothingmore。

WedidtalkbrieflyabouttheKelseyvillegame。

Iwassatisfiedwiththe24pointdifferentreasonandPerkinsdidmentionsomeotherpoints,which?

made?

somesense。

ButallofthatwaslikethepreliminarybeforethemaineventabouttheWillitsgame。

ItshouldbepointedoutthePressDemocratboxscoreonSaturdaywaswrong。

ItsaidSullivanthrewatouchdownpassinthefourthquarter。

FortBraggdidntscoreinthefourthquarterandSullivandidntplay。

Infact,FortBragghadtheballthreetimes,ran12plays,whichwereallinthevictoryformation。

Thatmeanstheytookasnapandkneeleddown。

Sullivandidthrowtwotouchdownsandranforanotherinthethirdquarter。

ThatwasafterFortBraggscored53pointsinthesecondquartertotakea60-0halftimelead。

DidtheyneedSullivaninthethirdquarter?

Myanswerwouldbenoandtowinthegameobviouslytheydidn’t。

Perkinssaidthatasacoachhehastoputhisteaminthebestpositiontowin。

Hewasn’ttalkingaboutthatgame,butfuturegamescomingup,liketheonethisFridayatSt。

Helena。

FortBraggrunswhatistheequivalentofafastbreakoffense,whichishardtoduplicateinpractice。

Sotheyneedtogetrepsinagame。

Inmyview,itishardtounderstandanythinghappeninginthesecondhalfof?

thisgamewillhaveanybearingonthisweek’sSt。

Helenagame,oranyothertheymightplayinthefuture。

Idon’tcarewhatthegamesoddsare,ateamgoesintoagamethinkingtheyhaveachancetowin,nomatterhowremoteitmightbe。

Oncethathopegoesoutofthewindow,especiallyinfootball,ateamistiredofgettinghitandreadytogohome。

Iftherepsarethatimportant,youwouldtellyourplayerstogodownbeforescoring。

Iftherewouldhavebeennoscoringinthesecondhalfandthefinalwas60-0,thisgamewouldn’thavegottennearlyasmuchnotice,exceptforthewowfactorofscoring53pointsinaquarter。

Therearesomanygameswiththatkindofscore,itwouldhavelookednormal。

ThereisalsotheriskofSullivangettinghurt。

Lastseason,Sullivanpassedforover3,000yardsand29touchdowns,numbershehaspassedthisseason。

LastseasonhediditineightplusgamesbecauseinGame9hewasinjuredandmissedtherestoftheseason。

ThestartingquarterbacktherestoftheseasonwasLucasTriplett,whoupuntilSullivan’sinjurywastheteam’sleadingreceiver。

Sonotonlydidthatinjurycostthem?

their?

startingquarterback,itcostthemtheNo。

1widereceiver。

Italsoprobablycostthemalongerrunintheplayoffs。

FortBragg,whoontheseasonaveragedover30pointsagame,lostitsopeningroundgametoMoreauCatholic26-7。

Thisdoesleadstoanother“but”。

This“but”isinFortBragg’sfavorite,whichwillmakethem1-1thepasttwoweeks。

Perkinshasbeencoachingfor35years。

Thatis35moreyearsthanme。

Perkinsunderstandsthatthisscoregotnoticeanditdoesntlookverygood。

HealsoknowsthatthisislookedatasareactiontotheJVgamebeforeit,whichwaswonbyWillits84-26。

Perkinssaidalthoughhewasn’thappy?

with?

howthatgameplayedoutattheend,WillitsJVgoingfortwopointsafterthelasttouchdownforexample,thatdidn’thaveabearingontheVarsitygame。

Bothteamsendedongoodtermsandshookattheendofthegame,whichdidn’thappenattheendoftheSRJC-CCSFgame。

IfIwasaleaderoftheseschools,Iwouldbetalkingtobothcoachingstaffsandsaying,Thiscan’thappenagain。

Allinall,itwasaforgettablenightofhighschoolfootballatWillits。

RANKINGS

No。

1CardinalNewman(6-2)(LastWeekNo。

1)…WentuptoUkiahanddidwhattheyweresupposedtodo。

ItlookslikeachoicebetweenthemandMarinCatholicfortheNo。

1seedinDivision4。

No。

2Analy(8-0)(2)…ContinuestorunthroughtheSCL。

NextuptheygotoElsieAllen,beforeleaguechampionshipgamewithPetaluma。

No。

3St。

Helena(8-0)(3)…UnfortunateforfeitpreparesthemforshowdowngamewithFortBraggthisweek。

No。

4FortBragg(8-0)(4)…UnfortunategamepreparesthemforshowdowngamewithSt。

Helenathisweek。

EarlyCalPrepsprojection:St。

Helenaby3。

No。

5Petaluma(7-2)(6)…SevengamewinningstreakandaweekofftoprepareforAnaly。

Outsideonegame,PetalumahascontrolleditsSCLschedulemuchlikeAnaly。

No。

6MariaCarrillo(5-3)(7)…Anothercloseonetomakeitfourwinsinthelastfivegames。

AwinoverWindsorshouldassureafirstroundhomeplayoffgame。

No。

7RanchoCotate(5-3)(8)…BigfourthquartertopullawayfromWindsor。

TheyarebattlingAnalyfortheDivision3No。

2seed。

No。

8Windsor(5-3)(5)…WassevendowntoRanchoCotategoingintothefourthquarterbeforerunningoutofgas。

Hasatoughfinishtoscheduleandneedswinstogethomeplayoffgame。

No。

9Cloverdale(7-1)(9)…HangingaroundNCLIrace。

EndseasonwithgameatFortBragg。

No。

10Piner(4-4)(10)…HasfavorablescheduletosneakintotheDivision3playoffs。

POWERRATINGS

No1CardinalNewman(LastWeekNo。

1)…Division4,No。

2

No。

2RanchoCotate(3)…Division3,No。

2

No。

3Analy(2)…Division3,No。

3

No。

4St。

Helena(4)…Division4No。

7

No。

5MariaCarrillo(5)…Division2No。

5

No。

6FortBragg(8)…Division4No。

10

No。

7Windsor(6)…Division2No。

8

No。

8CasaGrande(7)…Division2No。

9

No。

9Cloverdale(9)…Division5,No。

4

No。

10Petaluma(10)…Division3No。

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