Wednesday, November 2, 2011
On paper, this was going to be a great football game. Finally, we were going back to the good old days when Abilene High and Cooper were a great matchup, sort of like the way the game went last year, a good tight game that was going to be a toss up as to who won. And then... they kicked off. Well, it wasn't quite that quick but Abilene High did move the ball down the field and score on their first drive.
Then Cooper got the ball back and the first wheel fell off. Abilene High scored again, only a field goal, but you just kind of got this feeling the momentum was on their side. On Cooper's first four possessions they turned the ball over three times and punted once. It was ugly, really ugly. The score at halftime was 42-0.
I really hate covering blowouts, especially when all signs were pointing to a great night of football and the game was decided in the first 5 minutes. Because, you know any chance of seeing really great action was starting to slip away. The winning team is going to start playing conservative and not trying to run up the score. The second team players get put in the game to get reps and during the second half I'm just hoping for some decent frames to fill out my online slideshow. Overall, it was a pretty big disappointment, luckily I did make a couple of nice frames, but when players are making 50-yard touchdown runs without ever getting touched, you just leave the game with kind of an empty feeling, knowing you potentially missed out on some really great frames.