Classic City Cowboys Final Regular Season game 10u
Junior (10u) game
Our opponent also had a record of 3-4, the 4 losses were to the top 4 teams in our League the same as our were. Back and forth game, they had two different QB's, One was a big kid that had a rocket arm, wasn't accurate, but could throw it a mile. Luckily he didn't complete anything long, but the 4 short passes that he completed to the motioning slot receiver hurt on their scoring drive. Their offense would start out with Trips left or right. Then they would either run the rear WR in motion or run a bubble screen out of it. If the guy went in motion, he would move either to a tight left slot or a tight right slot, they would either run off tackle to that side, run an option type pitch to that side, or run a short dump pass to the Slot that went in motion after faking the off tackle play. Besides their one scoring drive early in the first quarter we held them to 6 points in Regulation.
We ran our Presidents T formation / Power I formation plays in the game, after only 2 days of practice. Didn't do too bad, we moved the ball but had 2 turnovers in their territory after very long drives. Both by the same running back. Got the ball with 2 minutes left in the game down inside our own 20. We were still down 6 to 0. They put the kid that I liked his arm in at QB (M.C.), and Decided to try to throw the ball. First pass went 20 yards downfield and we got a pass interference call. Swapped to a different QB for a QB sweep left and made 8 yards.... Clock running, Put M.C. back in, another pass for 15 yards completed, clock running after chains reset.... Another pass attempt, incomplete, swap QBs, QB sweep right, 2 yard gain... Clock running. another long pass attempt, Completed down to the 2. 14 Seconds left, timeout, Keep MC in at QB, QB sneek, down to the 1, last timeout, 8 seconds left, QB sneek, TD. Tied game. Big discussion ensues between President, who wants to call a quick TE dump pass, and the HC who wants another QB sneak. President argues that the last two plays were QB Sneak, they are going to load the middle and the Dump pass will be open, Guy who has been running the Defense says that we need to run the QB sneak, president says to the HC your call, but the Dump will be open. QB sneak called, they put EVERYONE on the line and load the gaps, Play is stuffed. headed to OT.
OT, they win the toss and elect to go on defense. From the 15, pass complete to the 3, QB left for a TD. Extra point good on a QB right. We go on defense, Off Tackle left, 2 yards, Off tackle right 2 yards, Option right, 2 yards, 4th and 4, off tackle left 6 yards, 1st down at the 3. Off tackle left, TD, Sweep left EP good, 2nd overtime..
They are on offense first, Option right, DE blows up his block, QB pitches early and RB misses it, we recover
On Offense, 1st snap, HC's son pulls out from under center without the ball, fumble, they recover, and you can tell the air just came out of the kids some.
We go on offense, run QB keeper left and right and up the middle, and score, have to go for 2 (from the 5 yard line), and we don't make it. We go to defense.
They get the ball and run two dive plays, Left defensive end gets his hand stepped on and comes out of the game, we put a sub in and they go Option right and score, then option right again for the extra point from the 5 and win.
Another game and another close loss.
We move the ball well, but we had 3 turnovers. Had 3 offsides penalties but no delay of game and only 1 Stupid timeout call for too many kids. Spent 6 hours Friday working on making the wrist coaches and Coaches play page for the Presidents new offense. didn't get used in the game. We have to get better at running plays at a faster pace. But we don't practice it, and they are still calling the kids over to the sidelines and telling them the plays, wasteful.
We are the 6th seed and will face the 3 seed who we lost to 19 to 6. I do have video on this team but it's with a very bad camera. They have a big guy that they will run on dive plays and then run bootlegs and backside passes to the TE off of it. That is basically their offense. They set their defense up to stop the sweep, and blitz a LOT. President said we are going to try and pass on them. We will see.
Coach, bring those boys to the Battle at the Burial Grounds in Dahlonega Thanksgiving weekend. It is shaping up to be a good tournament!
Did you get to see Stonehenge in the Jamboree that ya'll had? If so how do you think they would do in it?