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    HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

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    SMITH CENTER, Kan. -- Smith Center scored 72 points in the first quarter of a high school football game Tuesday night on the way to an 86-0 win over Plainville, according to a report in the Salina, Kan., Journal.
    Smith Center forced six turnovers in the first quarter as it racked up what is believed to be a record for points in a quarter by a high school team, the paper reported. The previous record was 66 by Prescott, Ariz., in 1925.
    The defending state champion has outscored its opponents 640-0 so far this season, including a 69-0 win over Plainville earlier this year.




    Uh, thats ridiculous.

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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    I think it's time to change conferences or divisions or something...

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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    Smith Center put Tom Brady back into the game in the 4th quarter after it was clear that their offense was stalling without him.

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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    How the heck did they only score 86 points then? It seems to me that they must have put their Freshmen in the game or something. I would hate to be on the other side of that game.
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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    Bad sportsmanship on the coaches part.
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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    I gotta wonder how on earth a team gets that much better than all of its local competition.

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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    Quote Originally Posted by halcyon View Post
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/highs...ory?id=3087983

    SMITH CENTER, Kan. -- Smith Center scored 72 points in the first quarter of a high school football game Tuesday night on the way to an 86-0 win over Plainville, according to a report in the Salina, Kan., Journal.
    Smith Center forced six turnovers in the first quarter as it racked up what is believed to be a record for points in a quarter by a high school team, the paper reported. The previous record was 66 by Prescott, Ariz., in 1925.
    The defending state champion has outscored its opponents 640-0 so far this season, including a 69-0 win over Plainville earlier this year.




    Uh, thats ridiculous.

    Yeah, but take away the 72 point game and they've only outscored their opponents 568-0.
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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    Funny thing is, this team would get crushed by local teams like St. Xavier, Colerain and Moeller.
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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    I've seen a 42-0 rout after the 1str quarter and the game end that way. Coach played all JV after that.

    Here is a more moderate look on it.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=3800649&page=1

    Record Score for Kansas High School
    Smith Center Football Team Scored 72 Points in First Quarter Tuesday

    Oct. 31, 2007

    Smith Center, Kan., the hometown of film legend Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, apparently boasts more than simply outsized silent-film comedians.

    In what's believed to be a new record, the Smith Center High School football team scored a whopping 72 points in the first quarter against rival team Plainville, and went on to an 86-0 victory Tuesday night.

    The Redmen's 72 points is believed to be the record for most points scored by a high school team in a single quarter, according to the Salinas Kansas Journal. The defending state champion, Smith Center has rolled to a 9-0 record so far this season, all shutouts.

    They have outscored opponents 640-0, with an earlier 69-0 win over the same Plainville team they played Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press.

    "It happened so quickly. It wasn't really something we were thinking about whatsoever," Smith Center Principal Greg Koelsch told ABC News.

    Though most media coverage has painted the 12-minute, 72-point grab as a trouncing or triumph, the tenor of the Redmen's response is anything but celebratory. "Our coaches do a good job of keeping things humble, keeping the boys humble," said Koelsch. "At no point do we wish [to] run up the score on anyone. We're not looking at this like, 'We stuck it to them.'"

    Head coach Roger Bartha has been at Smith Center for more then 30 years, according to residents.

    "He keeps it simple," said Jack Krier, editor and publisher of the Smith County Pioneer newspaper. "The team runs on almost every play, everyone knows it's coming, but no one can stop them. They only throw the ball once or twice a game, usually for a touchdown," Krier added. "Opponents stack 11 guys on the line to try and stop the run, but they can't."

    In Tuesday's first-quarter glut of points, the Redmen were mainly able to capitalize on Plainville's several turnovers, running three interceptions in for a touchdown, Koelsch said.

    "It's not really something we're proud of doing. We have a lot of respect for our league's schools. For all our opponents," said Koelsch of the rout.

    As playoff time looms, the Redmen's coaches were in a bit of a bind about keeping their starters in, especially since they had no intention of running up the score, said the proud principal.

    "We just have a team of boys who know how to win," Koelsch said. "A lot of pride and tradition in this very talented group of boys. They play hard every snap, and that's why this happened."

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    "We just have a team of boys who know how to win," Koelsch said. "A lot of pride and tradition in this very talented group of boys. They play hard every snap, and that's why this happened."

    Well, that and the other team sucked.
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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Bad sportsmanship on the coaches part.
    Well, they only put up two more TDs after the first...they could have kept running up the score for the ensuing three quarters and broken all kinds of records, but clearly they didn't. That doesn't seem like such bad sportsmanship to me.

    Sometimes a team is just DOMINANT--mismatches happen a lot in high school sports. The 72 points in one quarter is an eyebrow raiser, but 86 points in the game really isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Head coach Roger Bartha has been at Smith Center for more then 30 years, according to residents.
    "According to residents"?

    What, the school doesn't have a record of when the coach was hired?

    Rumor has it, Jim Tressel has been at OSU for six years.
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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    my college, Mount Union, put up 52 in the 1st quarter of our opener this season, but this passes that mark a little

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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    Quote Originally Posted by NorrisHopper30 View Post
    Funny thing is, this team would get crushed by local teams like St. Xavier, Colerain and Moeller.
    They'd probably lose to some Wichita or Kansas City area schools as well.

    Smith Center is kind of out in the middle of nowhere. They've got the only decent football program around, so I'll bet most of the farm kids who have any football talent whatsoever are drawn to that school. The kids who don't make the cut are stuck playing for their podunk home towns.
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    Re: HS Football team drops 72 in First Quarter

    You mean to tell me this team hasn't given up a point all season? That's even more impressive. I wonder if they left the 1st string defense in there?


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