Hardly dominating. Something like 220 total yards for seton, 380 for BR. Time of possession an even bigger gap for br. When you out gain your opponent, control the clock like that, and lose 28-7, you better start trying to figure out what happened. You got destroyed, because you were a basket case inside the opponents 20, from penalties to poor execution, to poor play calling. Give seton credit, they stiffened on defense when they had to, but much of his game falls squarely in he lap of what looked like a confused, disorganized, penalty prone BR. That's a coaches job, and Setons coaches won this battle hands down
You never thought you would see the words "confused, disorganized, penalty prone" describing a Moro team, but you are right on. I thought the fake FG was one of the worst calls I have seen. That really changed the game and Seton could feel them pressing and sense they had them on the ropes.
I've seen it a couple of times, most notably against Payson, when they blew a huge lead in the second half, and ended up losing. It is a hallmark of BR teams to play, sound, disciplined, assignment football. But when you take away their ability to dominate on the ground (they did dominate but not like they are used to) and you get them in a hole, they begin to look like a disorganized mess. I was laughing that BR had no system in place (or at least they didn't use it until 4 minutes to go in the game) to get plays in to the QB except to have him run over to the coach after each play. That's like pony express delivery of the mail. Get some signals, get some play sheets each kid has on his forearm, or at least have a couple of kids running plays in and out. Ridiculous to have your QB gain 6 yards to the far side of the field at the 15 yard line, pick himself up, sprint to the other side of the field, get the play from coach, get back to the huddle and then get the play off in the allotted time. Almost looked like a SJ team if I can say so without getting in trouble. This is elementary football 101, and BR, a dominating football team for 25 years, looked like they had no clue what they were doing. Again, credit Seton, but a lot of that silly stuff falls squarely on the head of the BR coaching staff and the head coach in particular. My honest opinion is, when your as dominant as BR has been for as long as they have been, those little things don't stand out. But when your playing a good opponent, who is close to your equal, with a little revenge factor to boot, those things can cost you big time and they did.
Sprinkler, I couldn't agree with you more. I was thinking of those exact things as I watched the game. I kept thinking back a few years when BR played Parker in the championship game and the Parker QB kept running to the sidelines to get the play while BR played a no huddle offense with signals from the sideline. I kept thinking what has happened to BR?! They have the same coach!
"The reason I didn't like to throw on first and ten, was because I hated second and ten." - The Legendary Ray Smith.
The story goes on this,is that a few years ago BR was playing in a state game. The coaches from the other team studyed the BR coaches and was able to read the signes and adjust the defense. So at halftime they went to the QB coming over and won the game pretty easy.