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And Another Thing


Mercy, mercy

OK, now this is ridiculous.

It's ridiculous not because Bloomington South set out to humiliate an overmatched opponent; the head coach says he played every kid on his bench, and though it doesn't say so here, I'm guessing he played every kid extensively.

No, what's ridiculous is that Bloomington South and Arlington would schedule each other to begin with. Once that happened, 107-2 or something like it was probably inevitable. You can't tell your subs to go in there and not try to score, defend, etc. So you're pretty much in an impossible situation.

Bloomington South is a 4A school that's currently 8-1. Arlington is a 3A school that's 0-6 and has lost by scores such as 77-16, 48-14 and 68-14, and plays the bulk of its schedule against the likes of Fall Creek Academy, Indianapolis Metropolitan, Indiana Match & Science and Gary 21st Century.

Why were they playing Bloomington South?

Ben Smith's blog.