There was a noticeable drop in discipline the past couple of years...but this was a pretty ridiculous display by the Monarchs.
I feel like the core coaching staff has been pretty consitent over the years so I'm legitimately curious as to what's causing this change within the Mater Dei program.
personal judgement of the referee. Of course there are some that are flagrant and easily called but
also the calls can be the most inconsistent. For instance a very flagrant pass intf was not called
against Servite towards the end of the game which could possibly might have played a big part in the
outcome of the game. Many of the calls against MD were not visible as penalties by what was shown
Servite’s D is outstanding. Great scheme, fast aggressive players. They looked very good for undersized group.
Lost in all of the penalties was MD’s D line. They played great. Lots of talent there.
The MD QB has talent but clearly has one read and then runs but he’s a Freshman and will definitely get better.
Fifita looked pretty average. For someone on this board who claimed that he was the best in the country, he’s not even close. He threw 6+ jump balls that either got dropped or he got bailed out by the MD DB’s holding. T-Mac makes him look very good at times.
Happy that it was a close game. Sad that it was that sloppy.
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True! But I feel like there were numerous offsides, false starts, etc. that felt very unbecoming of an MD team. Last year the program had a particularly big issue with unsporstmanlike conduct and personal foul penalties as well, something that would happen only a few times a season year's past.
Could might have probably????? LOL
We got lucky that game wasn’t 2 minutes longer.
Two have been called this year. One on a late hit on QB - thats part of the game. and questionable at that. The other was off-setting on Domani and TMac for jawing back and forth with each other.
This team is a different group kids than the previous teams - Theres no talking like it was before and if they do, they celebrate among themselves/with team. No one is perfect, and from time to time they're may be a personal foul - but you wont see 3-5 a game as before.
Its too bad the people behind the keyboards don't know these kids..beyond the judgement they see on field. They are all great kids.
Did someone suggest otherwise?
I watched the game on replay yesterday from FoxGo, It has been said many times that a penalty could be called on every play and the refs tried their best to accomplish just that. The crucial plays I watched over and over to find the fouls especially on the call TD run by Raleek and all the pass interference calls. Many were good but some were a little questionable.
The false starts (no excuses) were do to Servite's front line jockeying around and confusing the
MD line and also a lack of season preparation.
All in all it was a good game to be in the stands for and will set the stage for the real season in
August. Best Servite game I have seen in recent memory.
One last thing Fifta is not the best QB in the nation sorry. A lot of the throws went up for grabs.
I hope he is ok he took a savage hit to end the game.
You can't be serious. #10 had so much of the Servite DB's jersey in his hand you couldn't even tell what number he was wearing. That's as egregious and obvious as a hold can be. The alternate reality in which you reside knows no bounds...
Who did MD play in those two games? JSerra and Olu. Yeah, you don't tend to get a ton of penalties when the other team gives up.
MD's DB's are 7on7 holding machines. When they are allowed to grab and hold all off season in these dumb 7on7 tournaments, this is what you get. All of the other penalties (false starts, offsides, ect.) were likely due to the fact that they hadn't been pressured in their previous games and Servite rattled them.
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penalties. Servite's offense had been their biggest strength in their previous games. I would think that
the Servite MD rivalry on a Saturday night with very few games being played deserve the top official
crew but that was not the case. That was not a top crew.
If a team is that undisciplined, their fans should not complain about the officiating.
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I received a phone call as I started writing the post and then took some medication before returning
to complete the post so "messed it up". But the premise of the thought is still there--the extra
yardage they received from the penalties gave them an offensive advantage and kept the MD defense
on the field longer. Please forgive my error!
Having "Ballervision" apparently means you're nearsighted.