Urbandale J-Hawks VS Hoover Huskies
During week 1 play of High School football the Urbandale J-Hawks faced off against the Hoover Huskies. I went to the game and it was really a snoozer. Both teams played absolutely horrible. Now since this is more of a summary on Urbandale I will really only talk about them. Urbandale started off in the first quarter doing really well. Once they got into the second they started to cool off but were still scoring every time they got the ball. Then the entire second half the game remained at 43-0. I don't really know if they were just not running the score up or what but the J-Hawks looked absolutely horrible. Now some in depth analysis of some of the players. Nigel Habben played his first game as being the first string QB, and played well. Our running game was okay but we need to continue to go forward not back. Now to the kicking game where the first two or so Urbandale kickoffs by Ben Hurley were field goals. I don't know how much this says but he is really good. He also looked good when he made about a 50 yard field goal which was called back for a false start. All in all a good start except for some play calling and communication issues.
One more thing I would like to add is it seemed like false start and offsides were called way more than usual. Now I don't know if people were just jumpy for the first game of the year or if they are cracking down on it. Also this new rule of concussions is absolutely ridiculous. This just gives they refs more ways to get involved in the game than they need to be. I can see maybe stopping play but it should be the players choice to go in.