back in the day- coaches would run football players for hours in 115* heat, full pads, no water breaks. We know better than that now. back in the day you would get your bell rung and be back in the game next play even if you didn't know what day it was or your own name. We know better than that now. You call it policing, I call it progress. The coaches are regulated because their passion and (as another poster put it) single-minded pursuit of the W doesn't always put them in the frame of mind (notice I didn't say "evil" as you put it) them to make the decisions that need to be made in the heat of the battle. You want to have an intelligent discussion but people who are looking out for these teenage athletes are called skirt wearers- brilliant
The kid doesn't care. All he wants is his hissy fit because the decision didn't fit into some ideal made for tv world. Something exceptional happened here and it's going over his head. Too often people sit idly by, afraid to make the tough decision. We have only as evidence the reasons for the decision, the words right out of the mouths of the coaches and Ross. We can presume what we want but it is what it is.
It was a bit of history for those kids, the schools and their fans that they can celebrate or they can turn into a source of bitterness and what might have been. I'd suggest the former.
As is so often said when a ref makes a "game deciding" call against a team, it was their fault for putting themselves in that position. If some St I or Northview fans (or God forbid, players and coaches) want to be bitter, then they should just consider that.
Much better to celebrate.