Originally Posted by WVRed
My argument is that this game never should have been played to begin with.
Of course, it takes two to tango. As much as we can criticize Covenant for winning 100-0, would it be fair to criticize Dallas Academy for getting into a game that they knew would end up extremely lopsided with no benefit to either team?
I agree, the game never should have been scheduled. Both schools had to know what they were getting into with this game.
I'm torn on this and I assume we don't know the whole story. Like someone else said, especially at the high school level, a coach is a teacher more than anything. High school sports offer a fantastic opportunity to develop the whole self: mentally, phsyically, socially, and in the development of character.
The values of integrity, respect, sportsmanship, and teamwork should be the number one thing a high school coach tries to pass on to his or her players. Focusing on wins and losses and the scoreboard is the absolute wrong way to coach high school sports (and most of the time gets in the way of winning). Firing a coach based on a score of a game is in total contradiction to that philosophy. The school is essentially sending the message that the final score is more important than those values a high school coach is supposed to be conveying.