They went so far as to suspend the head coach of a team that won 61-13, in a game between the only two unbeaten teams. The “committee” cited that the starters were left into the game into the 4th quarter as the coach not taking appropriate steps to slow down the scoring. This is a school that had previously let the starters in the game for 17 plays in the previous two games. One father commented after the game that two of his older son’s had gone on to play D1 football and his youngest wouldn’t probably get that chance because the Candy-Ass Committee members in Nassau county deemed his kid essentially too good to play.
I get it you don’t want a team just demoralizing the poor boys on the other side, but this isn’t the special Olympics sometimes you have to accept that some people are just insanely better than you.
(Yes I know this is not the first time I have gone in on the Special Olympics, it is a great program and does a lot of good, but it is an arena where winning doesn’t matter and that is the point I am referencing. So put away your pitchforks.) Dr. Phil famously lost a game 109-0 when he was in college and now looks back on that game with pride, sometimes a comical scoreboard is better than just your average loss.
That team from long island followed up with a 36-0 win the next week, which included punting on first downs and sliding on the 1 yard line like someone who knew their cousin bet the house on the under. So great job trying to keep things competitive, you somehow managed to do what even years of underage drinking, concussions and “legend-in-their-own-mind” coaches never could; ruin high school football.