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Yeah, I’m Gonna Have To Call You Back: Way Out Of Pocket

Brace yourself for this week’s High School Football discussion.

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High School

In the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about immaturity in football at the college and professional level. Whether it’s poor coaching behavior or unnecessary hits, there have been instances that are sever but not necessarily ‘out of pocket’. In my 17 years of living, I have never seen a more horrendous hit from a high school player, and let me tell you this was not player-to-player contact.

Instead of attempting to describe the instance, let me show you:

Here you can see Senior linebacker, Emmanuel Duron, from Edinburg High School truck the referee who ejected him from their last district game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo. Since the hit, the school district has removed itself from the playoffs entirely, not just Duron. While many would view this as extreme, I personally think there is a time to be harsh. His teammates and Duron will hopefully learn from this experience that aggression has major consequences.

The referee was taken to a hospital after being unable to get up for several minutes following the hit. The next day, Duron was charged with a misdemeanor assault, and a $10,000 bond was set.

College

While Zach Wilson has shown impressive numbers this season and established himself as a solid Heisman candidate with 2,964 yards, 27 touchdowns, and only 3 interceptions on the season, the loss to Coastal Carolina is going to ruin his chances. Now I know what you’re thinking, it was one game and they had a respectable 22-17 loss. We as Horned Frog fans understand how these committees work, which is best explained by this simple equation.

Yes, I know it was just one loss and Coastal Carolina has had a great season going 7-0. But let’s keep it real, with Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Florida all having outstanding players in the mix, I highly doubt this talk about Zach Wilson amounts to much of anything. But don’t get ahead of yourself, this is in no way Zach Wilson slander, he’s a great quarterback who will soon be playing on Sundays, and from what I can tell a great character off the field. I would love to see him at the Heisman ceremony, but I don’t think that will be possible this season.

NFL

I’m not going to sit here and pray on the Steelers downfall, or even hackle their fans about their loss to the Washington Football Team, but genuinely what happened? The 11-0 Pittsburg Steelers became the 11-1 Pittsburg Steelers after a 23-17 loss to the previously 4-7 Washington Football Team. Rumors and doubts had been swirling that the Steelers were only undefeated because they were matched up against ‘no-name’ teams, and not to mention practically the Ravens ‘Practice Squad’ last week due to a COVID breakout. I personally believe that a win is a win, seeing that the Steelers have no control over who they play, and each game ends in a solid win. However, if a 4-7 Washington Football Team gave the Steelers trouble, they’re going to need to step it up for the 9-3 Buffalo Bills on Sunday night.

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