Posts Tagged ‘High school’

BIG time high school game….

October 7, 2008

What a game I had last night….

I wasn’t suppose to have the game but it all fell into place.  I had blocked my calendar simply because I knew I would be sore from the NCAA games over the weekend.  Well Sunday evening a begging email was sent out requesting us to look at our calendars and see if we could open for Monday night.  I opened up my calendar and sure enough I got assigned the top 5A girls match for the evening.  This game had all kinds of impact on the conference standing heading into the district tournament this weekend. 

Well the game started out on fire.  4 minutes into the game the home teams forward broke through on a ball from over the top.  (Oh crap I had about a 70 yard sprint to stay on top of that play).  Sure enough the defender got ahold of her jersey about 5 yards before the box but the forward was strong enough to pull the defender along.  The defender got the better of the battle about 7 yards later and brought the forward down about 2 yards inside the box.  I went right to the PK spot on a hard blown whistle.  The goalie who is also a young official started pleading that it was outside the box.  The PK was made with easy.  Oh did I mention that I TOTALLY HOSED it though because it was obvious DOGSO and I didn’t even pull a card.  I could have kicked my own ass for that one.  No one complained but I should of had instantly went there.  (it actually hit me about 2 seconds after the PK was shot that I should of gone DOGSO).

About 5 minutes left in the 1st half the home team scored a second goal.  This seemed to calm the game down for a little while.  Well with 15 minutes left in the game there was a simple obstruction call directly in front of the visitors bench against the home team.  The home player kicked the ball away after I just warned her about it.  So I quickly flashed the yellow but that always sucks to flash a yellow as the coach who is 5 feet way is demanding the yellow.  Well this ball was played across the box with the visiting team forward taking a huge push in the back.  I hit my whistle and thank goodness my AR who was really close raised his flag on it as well.  I was about 4 yards inside the box.  They hit the pk with ease.  So yeah now it is 2-1 with both teams scoring off of PK’s. 

The next 15 minutes was a serious pounding match with the visitors pushing every ball forward with long 40 yard clears and the home team really trying to hold possesion deep into the corner.  I ran almost 2 miles in just the last 15 minutes of the half.  I gave out 3 more yellows in the last 15 minutes as well. 

Well it ended 2-1 but it was one of the most challenging games I have had in sometime.  It was also the best game I have had in the center this season. 

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classic bitching

September 18, 2008

Last night I was on the line for a 5A girls game.  Prior to the game we discussed how much one of the coaches likes to bitch and since I was AR1 I was assigned the task of keeping him quite.  (He was not the coach directly behind me so it was a little more difficult. ) 

He was decent through the game standing up and arguing about a corner that was given instead of what he felt was a goal kick.  (The coach was no more then 75 yards away he might of had a good look at it, who knows.)  So with about a minute and half left in the game the coaches team is down 3-0 and looking bad.  One of her players gets hit hard after the ball is gone and the takes a little extra shot while on the ground from the girl that fouled her.  The center lets play go on with a clear advantage but about 10 second later with a dead ball he signals to stop play and goes back and cards the girl that came in late and hard (keep in mind the girl does not play for the coach that loves to complain)  In high school you have to go let the coach for the team that received the card know what the card was for.  The center comes over to do so and and the coach who’s team received the card says nothing just nods in agreement.  The coach that loves to complain and player didn’t get the card stands up and starts to bitch “It is the 90th minute what is the point to that card.  You are a waste of our time.”  The center gives me a look to quite him down.  I turn to the coach and simply say “40 minute halves coach, we are in the 80th minute…”  My center busted up laughing and the coach shut up….

New Toy

September 2, 2008

So as I mentioned in my last post my wife and I celebrate our anniversary and I got the new Garmin 405 forerunner as a gift.  I plan on using it as my second watch during games.  I used it already once in a high school game the other night were we were forced into running a two man system.  (that a story for another post soon to come but lets just say I hate a two man system).  Need less to say in the first blow out JV girls game I covered just under3 miles in the game with a HR high of 152 averaging 121.  In the varsity I hit my HR high 3 minutes into the game of 160 (very quick transition I remember with a long hard sprint, she was quicker then I gave her credit for).  I averaged 125 with a high of 138 in the second half (game was put away by then and with the action away from me.)  In this game I covered 3.85 miles.  I am interested in a true center.  My best guess is I would have cleared 5.5 miles as a true center in this same game. 

Well I will start posting this in the future with certain game reports but I think this watch is going to work out and hopefully be helpful in determining work rate and fitness level.