Those are some big fricken 9 and 10 year olds, especially on the DL.
How many kids are on the roster, and do they all get a chance to play if you have a big lead?
We keep the rosters small; we had 17 players.
I have seen other teams with 25+.
WE only have 1 big player.
The weight limit for the players is 140; and he is 130.
The weight limit for a ball carrier is 110.
Ultra Jr. is a whopping 84lbs. and can lay the wood.
Every player has to play at least 10 plays, and this is charted.
Our non-starters get a lot more than 10.
When you are up by 3 scores, you have to change-out the starting QB, RB, FB, and WR.
A lot of games we were up by 3 in the first quarter.
So, the back-ups got a lot of reps this year...even more than the 1st string.
Then I can't see any justification for other parents complaining.
There is one important thing that your players are missing out on which the other kids aren't.
Learning how to lose with dignity is a pretty important lesson.
The parents of the other teams had the opportunity to teach this lesson, they just blew it.
See, our city has had crap HS football teams forever only making the playoffs once.
The atmosphere is pathetic and a lot of that comes from the mentality of our city.
We are trying to change that.
The city that borders us to the North has always been a football powerhouse.
They have beat us bad for years and this year went undefeated and are deep in the state playoffs.
The atmosphere in that city is all about footnall.
You go to their games and it is electric.
At our games it is not.
It is more a "poor Medina, we tried hard again" or they just blame the refs.
It is so pathetic.
I have thought for a long time that when Ultra Jr. reaches High School that we may send him to a Private School.
The Private Schools here are football powerhouses.
But, we are trying to change things.
We stomp every city we would play in HS now and there should be no reason why we cannot in the future.
Here is a quote from the head coach of that team I mentioned.
He is Brunswicks head coach and we are Medina:
At some schools, like, say, Medina, that would lead to parents calling The Gazette and leaving angry voicemail messages because Joey Jr. didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get enough credit for that TD pass he caught with the team up 42 in the fourth quarter.
Not at Brunswick. The Winners donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry about whose name is in the headline or who gets quoted in the story or who is in the big picture on the front page. All the Winners care about is winning, which is why they have six straight conference championships and seven straight playoff berths.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Ã¢â‚¬ËœW,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â an elated Gribble said after recording a paltry two catches for 22 yards against Hoover. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll take a win over seven touchdown passes in a game any day.Ã¢â‚¬Â
That is the 100% truth.
Alll parents care about in Medina is their own kids.
I see that now as a youth coach.
Why isn't Jimmy running the ball?
Well, little Jimmy missed practice for soccer and he does not try at all.