FballFan99 -The game was clearly a close good game no doubt! As far as Salome handling SD, I guess I should rephrase my comment. SD didn't dominate the game. That is of my opinion.
I haven't had an opportunity to watch the film yet but were the Tigers 400 yards executed play yards and not including penatlty/personal foul yards? Salome did have a lot of PF yards against them and it was deplorable to say the least.
If I remember correct and correct me if I'm wrong, I believe it was late in the 3rd qtr Salome fumbled the ball to SD and a few plays later Salome had two personal fouls which gave the Tigers prime field position in Frog territory which resulted in a SD touchdown to break the 12-12 tie with a few seconds left in the 3rd qtr. Then late in the 4th qtr with about 1:30 left SD picked the ball on or about the Tigers 30 yard line. After the turnover and I think one series Salome bombarded SD with numerous personal fouls and gave up 30-40 yards which again put the Tigers deep into Frogs territory and a SD touchdown resulted with about 30 seconds left on the clock.
I told the Frogs coach before the game that penalties could cost Salome the game and it proved to be true in some respects. As far as the personal fouls go, these individual Salome players need to realize they're just giving yards away and they're not going to win games against credible teams that can take advantage of it. For the most part it's basically a few bad attitude individuals who are committing these fouls. They should be dealt with swiftly and harshly.. There's absolutely no reason for person fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct.
Last week in the Bagdad Salome game, there was PF opportunities for both teams. I know Bagdad had a few called against them. I thought maybe it was just that nature of the game, but there was definitely some shots taken on both sides that could have been called. I could definitely see a couple of Salome players getting those penalties in clutch situations. Also, I have a lot of respect for how #2 carried himself in that game last week. Great competitor and a level headed kid who respects the game and his competition!
troy, those yards were not including penalties, but Salome actually had 188 total yards total offense, not 171... plus about 67 return yards. And, I agree, St. David didn't dominate, but did, overall, move the ball better, and pretty much shut down Salome in the second half. Salome did fumble to SD in third quarter, but it was on a fourth and 3 play that was stuffed at SD's 20 yard line (so fumble or not, wouldn't have made a difference). SD then made a long 80 yard drive and scored as time expired in the third quarter. There were only two possessions that quarter--one from each team. And, just three penalties on SD's long drive: False Start (SD), Holding (SD), and Defensive Holding (Salome). I think the teams were equal on turnovers, though SD's were more costly (Pick Six and a fumble deep in Salome territory). Salome's last TO was costly as it shut down their attempt to tie in fourth quarter.
I agree with peyton that Salome #2 is a class player. I was told he came over after game independently and congratulated SD coaches and wished them luck. He was very respectful. On top of that, he's a heckofa player.
I did think the refs were a little flag happy, but they seemed to make calls equally on both sides. There were some gross errors made by chain crew, but again, these errors did not seem biased toward one team or the other.
troy71, if you see Kade Scott, tell him that his good character, hard-nose play, and great sportsmanship has been noticed and appreciated. Take about ten of him and you could go win a state championship. He probably has great parents!