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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Screwed by the refs, an Oklahoma high school goes to court

Posted By on Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 7:08 AM

click to enlarge THE PLAY: This nullified touchdown is now in court.
  • THE PLAY: This nullified touchdown is now in court.
A state football playoff game for one high school classification in Oklahoma is on hold while a court considers a lawsuit seeking to have at least a part of a game replayed because of an erroneous call by a ref.

This is not a good development, seems to me.

All agree that a touchdown scored by Frederick A. Douglass High School was improperly invalidated by a referee on a penalty that should have been assessed on an ensuing kickoff. But the athletic regulators say decisions on the field are final, however regrettable. The Oklahoma City school district went to court to have some or all of the game replayed. A judge temporarily barred the winner, Locust Grove, from its next playoff game until he rules.

The winning team naturally says bad calls are part of the game, tough break for Douglass.

Arkansas angle is a quote from a Crossett native:

Among supporters of a replay is Barry Switzer, who won three national championships coaching the University of Oklahoma and a Super Bowl title coaching the Dallas Cowboys.

“Let the play on the field determine who won the ballgame,” Mr. Switzer told reporters.

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