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Former HS Football Player on Blowouts: What’s the Big Deal?

By Josh McMullen On September - 27 - 2009

A Florida high school defeats another 83-0.

An Arizona quarterback throws for a record nine touchdowns in a 67-0 blowout victory where even the second and third strings played most of the second half.

A coach in Connecticut could possibly be suspended for winning 56-0.

What do they all have in common?

They are all being accused of being unsportsmanlike.

I’m sorry if I sound old-fashioned, but this is absolutely ridiculous, and this is coming from a former player that’s been on both sides of a blowout.

Let me start with the winning sides first.

In all three cases, backup players were used, even dipping into the third and fourth strings. These are players that wouldn’t play unless this very circumstance happened, and yet they kept on scoring. 

Correct me if I’m wrong, but that sounds like a coach trying to alleviate the embarrassment, rather than ratchet it up.

If they had kept their first string on the field, save that Arizona quarterback, then I might be inclined to agree with you.  But, as the winning coach in the 83-0 victory pointed out, if you pull your starters too ...

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