Prep football: San Rafael, Redwood fo...

Prep football: San Rafael, Redwood forfeiting games this weekend following fight

There are 134 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Nov 2, 2010, titled Prep football: San Rafael, Redwood forfeiting games this weekend following fight. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

The on-field melee which ended the San Rafael-Redwood high school football game prematurely on Friday night will have dire consequences, with both teams being forced to forfeit their scheduled games this weekend.

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hammed

San Rafael, CA

#22 Nov 2, 2010
this was not a harmless scrimish.

"Of course it was harmless. did somebody get harmed?"
OVERKILL

San Rafael, CA

#23 Nov 2, 2010
Evan wrote:
Unbelievable....SR has to forfeit the Bell Game....typical SR administration overreacting. Let's the kids play you A-holes.
This is overkill, Let both these teams play this weekend. It's football, not table tennis. If this game was so rough the refs should have been throwing flags on every play until they controlled the game. AGAIN THIS IS FOOTBALL....LET THEM PLAY.
football fan

San Rafael, CA

#24 Nov 2, 2010
Lets get this straight every school in the MCAL should take notice that you do not behave in this manner or there will be circumstances. If this went unpunished then it would happen again.

I feel bad for Terra Linda but they already had a somewhat homecoming celebration last week.

San Marin loses revenue from a home game but once more a message has been delivered for many years to come.

By any chance did the officials who worked the game get suspended because their poor work was a big reason this happened.
You Jack asses

United States

#25 Nov 2, 2010
the refs let this one get loose. They where a sleep in the rain,and wanted to to go home.Great fight , lotta stompin. think red got the best of them.
Let them play

Fairfax, CA

#26 Nov 2, 2010
Come on mcal this is horrible as a football fan i must say let them play ball we need to send mcal complains about this dicision
I love to tell the story

San Rafael, CA

#27 Nov 2, 2010
The fact that 6 of our players stayed off the field and did nothing shows that all the SR players who participated didn't need to and shouldn't have.

Oh man....
Yeah.... but who would want to miss the fun!!?
It was actually the most excitement we've ever had as a family as a football game.
The guys that didn't jump in were probably just waiting for a good moment.
It all ended so quickly. I saw people who were leaving... the game almost over and all... come rushing back to see the excitement.
Let's face it, anyone who wasn't there... wishes they had been.
If you weren't there... YA DON'T HAVE A STORY TO TELL!! It was literally the coolest thing we ever saw. It was like a wave. Looked like a big ocean wave. A sea of brotherly glove.
Marin Resident tired

Richmond, CA

#28 Nov 2, 2010
not even jess wrote:
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What the hell is your problem "Jesse"?? Do you realize that SR didn't start the fight! I do think that all the guys who stayed on the field or left the bench were stupid, but YOU have to be an idiot to think that they wanted it to happen! SR was destroying and minutes away from winning and why would they willingly try to jeopardize the amazing season they have had so far? Their decision was wrong, but purely instinctual. Redwood obviously started the fight out of frustration. The players from SR that joined in are just as wrong but how can you sit there and dehumanize them? You sir, are the creature.
To let you know that I am an not just an uninformed brat, I go to school at SR and actually agree with my principal's decision to suspend all the people involved and to cancel the bell game. I know it sucks and I am not happy with the decision, but it was the right one. My classmates are frustrated with the decision too, but I think everyone needs to realize that there isn't another practical decision. The fact that 6 of our players stayed off the field and did nothing shows that all the SR players who participated didn't need to and shouldn't have.
It's a shame the Coaches let it get to this level in HS. TL knows the difficulty they would face with San Rafael but would at least like the opportunity to play it out on the field and give it their best shot. A lot of kids got robbed by the thuggery that was allowed to happen. No team wants a win by forfeit. Coaches on both sides need to be disciplined; they are responsible for harming the entire league.
cmt126

San Rafael, CA

#29 Nov 2, 2010
jesse wrote:
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what do you expect from a society of simians?....you "craft" your selected children for "careers" in athletics...all for what?, a big money contract and chance to win the world series or superbowl so all the primitive cave dwelling grafalloners can go on a rampage a riot and destroy thing, mayhem...
you stupid people are not responsible enough nor civil enough to enjoy sports...
as I listened to the radio this morning it was now the new expected norm for the simian citizens to go on a rampage when "their" team wins...
I was pro when I was a kid, so please, no nerd jokes, I'd out baseball 99% of you...this is not a society that enjoys athletics and learns positive things from them, no, you have a bunch of angry young men pumped up by the adults around them in a quest for money... and a now expected "melee" at the end of a winning season...
I hope they never win again, that way you creatures will stay in your holes where you belong, cause lord knows, any chance given, you'll take a good thing like a victory and turn it into fight or a rampage...
this is bread and circuses, you people need to examine you motivations
Jesse let the stupid people know where you were a"pro".
Marin Resident tired

Richmond, CA

#30 Nov 2, 2010
I love to tell the story wrote:
The fact that 6 of our players stayed off the field and did nothing shows that all the SR players who participated didn't need to and shouldn't have.
Oh man....
Yeah.... but who would want to miss the fun!!?
It was actually the most excitement we've ever had as a family as a football game.
The guys that didn't jump in were probably just waiting for a good moment.
It all ended so quickly. I saw people who were leaving... the game almost over and all... come rushing back to see the excitement.
Let's face it, anyone who wasn't there... wishes they had been.
If you weren't there... YA DON'T HAVE A STORY TO TELL!! It was literally the coolest thing we ever saw. It was like a wave. Looked like a big ocean wave. A sea of brotherly glove.
Loser! And wrong message.
bye-bye

San Rafael, CA

#31 Nov 2, 2010
Evan wrote:
...and we would have won it this year too!!!!
A shot to win it every 15 years or so. Kiss it goodbye for another 15 years at least after this abortion.
SR's athletic program is on the way out after this year anyway. What coach would stay around after this may-lay..... mellee.... May Lay... Frito-lay.... OLE..... ahhhhhh yous knows whats I means.
Marin Jim

Richmond, CA

#32 Nov 2, 2010
Athletic Supporter wrote:
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I strongly disagree. It makes NO difference who started it. There are no free fights and players cannot leave the bench to get involved in a fracas under any circumstance.
Having read all the comment threads on this, I find it amusing that people on both sides were quick to accuse the other team of starting it (as if this makes any difference).
If the student-athletes learn just this one lesson from this experience, they will have gained an important life lesson. Two wrongs don't make a right. Bad behavior does not excuse poor behavior in response. One cannot rationalize participating in fight during a high school football game. The rules do not exist just for the "other team". There is no justification for fighting in a high school football game.
It makes no difference if one team was trash talking, or taking cheap shots, or any other behavior that players rationalized their retaliatory behavior.
Sports imitate life. Sportsmanship is a fundamental principle in sports and life. People give lip service to sportsmanship but few really understand the principle. It is easy to practice proper sportsmanship when the other team is behaving well. The test comes when the other team behaves poorly and how one reacts to poor behavior.
So even if one team did start it, both teams are at fault. The schools did what they had to do.
Well said!
not in my neighborhood

San Rafael, CA

#33 Nov 2, 2010
Coaches on both sides need to be disciplined; they are responsible for harming the entire league.

NOT SR'S coaches. They are truly the best. Can't say enough good.
Marin Jim

Richmond, CA

#34 Nov 2, 2010
cmt126 wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesse let the stupid people know where you were a"pro".
Great reply. That person has "issues." Best to leave it at that.
Marin Jim

Richmond, CA

#35 Nov 2, 2010
not in my neighborhood wrote:
Coaches on both sides need to be disciplined; they are responsible for harming the entire league.
NOT SR'S coaches. They are truly the best. Can't say enough good.
I heard an SR coach spent time in jail. Any Comment?
Tim Bannister

Woodacre, CA

#36 Nov 2, 2010
The bottom line is that neither coach took any responsibility for what took place. The ultimate responsibility for their team's behavior lies with them. Period.

The real values taught in youth sports has been lost, and both school's athletic programs have been seriously compromised.
TooBad

San Francisco, CA

#37 Nov 2, 2010
I feel bad for San Marin, Terra Linda, and any player who was just trying to control the scene since the adults (refs/coaches) obviously failed too. Those who were fighting, the adults in charge, the league, and school system are just broken enough to railroad you even though you probably did nothing. Lesson learned.
David

United States

#38 Nov 2, 2010
as a class of 1980 member from both schools i am not happy with them what were they thinking

shame on them
Sad all Around

Novato, CA

#39 Nov 2, 2010
Disappointing that neither coach has yet been held responsible. Hopefully school boards and principals will "step up" after the season. Sad that the TL and SM seniors don't get to enjoy the traditions of the Bell Game (TL)and Senior Day (SM)that many of them have been looking forward to for years.
Sam

Grass Valley, CA

#40 Nov 2, 2010
I blame coaching, as usual
Ralph

Grass Valley, CA

#41 Nov 2, 2010
Required for all Marin kids:
http://www.1ofakindstuff.com/Sumo-Suit.html

Keeps em safe from all the harm in the world.

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