Tag:Ankeny Hawks
Posted on: September 25, 2010 11:54 am

Urbandale J-Hawks vs Ankeny Hawks

I know this probably isn't going to do anything but I must rant somewhere about the officiating last night.  
  1. Okay first off explain to me how you can be down when your knee or any part of your body except your feet hasn't touched the ground.  If they would have realized this then Urbandale would have had a two point conversion that would have tied the game with about two minutes left.  This would have greatly changed the game because Urbandale wouldn't have had to kick an onside kick.  It would have also been a great momentum shift.
  2. Second off explain to me when did it become legal to drag someone down by the facemask.  I swear the Ankeny player literally threw the Urbandale player down by the helmet. Then to make matters worse we called timeout and the clock was still running.  The problem here is the clock should have stopped immediately at 2 seconds for the flag and then we would have called timeout.  Except now they reset it to 1.7 seconds which leads into my next point.
  3. Third why is it so hard to stop the dang clock.  Seriously 1.7 seconds is definitely enough time to spike the ball.  Apparently not because they said that the game was over after this.  I really don't get it because there was still about .5 seconds on the clock at the end of the play.

Alright these are some of my rants but there were other horrible calls such as now you can touch the ball if you're receiving punts but the other team picks the ball up you still get it back.  This is made worse as the coaches were yelling at the players to pick up the ball and run with it.  Also I know the coach as he goes to my church and you could tell he was extremely mad and he is about the most mild tempered coach in the world as he never gets mad.  All in all I would say this was about the worst officiated game it really would compare to calling a facemask on the wrong team such as in I believe the 2004 Iowa bowl game but I'm not sure which one it was.  Really just bad officiating last night.
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