Region 17 Semifinal: #4 Garfield (12-0) vs. #1 Kirtland (11-0)

jdemell2

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Could be 40-0 had they took advantage of it? Well they didn’t cause the gmen stopped them! Not because they didn’t execute because they did execute, it’s because the gmen held tight and stopped them unlike any other team they played. Yea perry played tough for a half and then got rolled. The gmen did not. Yea their offense is a pain cause no one ever sees it.
Didn't stop them once in the second half! Coach for Garfield did make a huge mistake on not kicking an onside kick after the KHS personal foul. Not sure what coach was thinking on that one.
 

tucson

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Didn't stop them once in the second half! Coach for Garfield did make a huge mistake on not kicking an onside kick after the KHS personal foul. Not sure what coach was thinking on that one.
Onside kicks are extremely low percentage plays. Coach was probably thinking, hey we've held Kirtland to 18 points, it's the start of the 4th quarter, and we just scored a touchdown, let's hope our defense is pumped up, gets a stop, and we get good field position. Not an unreasonable line of thought with 10:21 left on the clock.
 

Bball216

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I stick to my comments. The game was never in doubt. The Hornets were a blown coverage away from another shutout. Kirtland wore the G-Men down in the second half. Even with a size advantage that never translated into an advantage for Garfield. I felt Kirtland was the stronger team and played much more disciplined. The Garfield players got a bit chippy at the end because they were I'm sure not used to seeing a team go on a 9min scoring drive. I think Kirtland was glad to be able to break in a new kicker that never kicked a ball before Saturday - but would have preferred to punch it in a few more times. Garfield was a solid team but even after they scored - it was still a two score game with 10mins left. Trust me being on the Kirtland side - there was not a feeling that the game was in doubt.
 
No one said there was a feeling of doubt, what was said was a dismantling. Like the GMEN were destroyed and that is totally not true. That was the argument at hand.
 
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