Mark Morris Advances To Quarterfinals With 38-24 Win Over Foster

Written by Bryan Levesque on November 13, 2010

You can use any cliche you want to describe Mark Morris’s 38-14 win over Foster Friday night.

Someone needs to tell Mark Morris that football is a 4 quarter game, not 3.

Looks like Mark Morris showed up at 7:30 for a 7:00 kickoff.

Any way you put it, it still has the same result for the Monarchs, a nice big playoff sized W!

Things did not look good early as the visiting Foster Bulldogs capitalized on Mark Morris errors and jumped out to an early 17-0 lead in the 2nd quarter.

However, one of the things you learn as a football player who runs any type of wing-style offense is patience. Well, you also learn that you better not get down by much more than 17 or you are done.

That’s when the Monarchs went to work. As time wound down in the half, still trailing 17-0, Monarch QB Seth Pedersen hit Zach Tackwell on a nice 18 yard, play action pass for a score. FB Dan Feeney punched in the 2pt conversion to cut the core to 17-8 with under a minute till halftime.

Foster fumbled the kickoff giving the ball back to Mark Morris. On 4th down, Feeney took a screen pass 30 yards down the the 5 setting up Nikko Asbell’ 5 yard touchdown run. Peterson found Asbell in the end zone for 2 and just like that it was now 17-16 with 30 seconds before halftime.

Most coaches tell their players to play the second half like it is 0-0 no mater the score, and well it is always better to have the real score 17-16 instead of 17-0 when you are pretending that it is 0-0.

Foster struck early again in the 2nd half, when Micha Breland punched in a 2 yard touchdown following a 52 yard pass that put the Bulldogs on the Monarchs goal line, and took the 24-16 lead.

Dan Feeney again stepped up and ripped off a nice 54 yard run down to the Foster 26. Willie Fujioka followed that up with 19 more on the ground and Jeremy Wolf finally punched it in from 6 yards out on a sweep. The 2 point conversion failed leaving Foster up 24-22 midway through the 3rd.

Later in the 4th quarter a Jeremy Wolf interception set up Mark Morris for their first lead of the game, a lead they would not relinquish.

Feeney again imposed his will and punched in from 6 yards out for his only touchdown on the evening. Pedersen found Wolf in the end zone for 2, their 3rd successful 2 point play in 4 tries, and Mark Morris was up 30-24 with 5:57 left in the game.

Foster was able to cross midfield and get to the Monarchs 45 but that’s as far as they got. An incomplete pass on 4th and 6 turned the ball over on downs.

The Monarchs drove the 55 yards and punched in the final dagger when on 4th and 10 at the Foster 15 with under a minute left in the game, Pedersen struck one final time, hitting Dalton Thacker for the touchdown. Wolf ran in the Monarchs 4th 2 point conversion of the night to put the final score at 38-24.

Feeney finished the game with 189 rushing yards on 22 carries and had the 30 yard catch as well to put his total yards for the night at 219.

QB Seth Petersen was 7 of 9 for 99 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Foster QB Aaron Rodriguez threw for 294 yards and had 2 passing touchdowns in the loss.

With the win Mark Morris improves to 8-3 on the season and advances to the WIAA 2A football quarterfinals. The Monarchs will host Anacortes (8-3) next weekend, time and location TBD.

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Bryan – Mark Morris
Mike – Mark Morris
Cody – Mark Morris

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FINAL
Team
1
2
3
4
Total
Foster Bulldogs
10
7
7
0
24

Mark Morris Monarchs
0
16
6
16
38

first quarter

FOS – Tuifua Tausinga 77 pass from Aaron Rodriguez (kick good)
FOS – Simon Ghebermicael 22 FG

second quarter

FOS – Damond Coles 60 pass from Rodriguez (kick good)
MM – Zach Tackwell 18 pass from Seth Pedersen (Dan Feeney run)
MM – Nikko Asbell 5 run (Pedersen to Asbell)

third quarter

FOS – Micah Breland 2 run (kick good)
MM – Jeremy Wolf 6 run (run fail)
MM – Feeney 6 run (Pedersen to Wold)

forth quarter

MM – Dalton Thacker 15 pass from Pedersen (Wolf run)

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Comments

54 Responses to “Mark Morris Advances To Quarterfinals With 38-24 Win Over Foster”

  1. papi grande on November 13th, 2010 9:03 am

    Talent overcomes many other shortcomings!

  2. victory on November 13th, 2010 11:19 am

    “You can use any cliche you want”……………………Great win!

  3. samson on November 13th, 2010 2:21 pm

    Papi Grande, what shortcomings are you speaking of?

  4. Papi grande on November 13th, 2010 3:24 pm

    First of all, good win, kids played with great effort as always. How bout we start with the inability to kick PATs. Unwillingness or inability to mix coverage and give different looks on defense when ur getting beat deep all night. Drop balls by Foster were the only stops MM got. Clock management with the lead? non-existent. Hey, they may end up in the dome with their talent/draw.

  5. MM fan on November 13th, 2010 3:51 pm

    Any chance there will be video highlights of the Foster MM game?

  6. MM fan on November 14th, 2010 7:42 am

    Guess not.

  7. Bryan Levesque on November 14th, 2010 9:47 am

    I had planned on having Cody at the game, and he was there, but I had to have him come back to Skyview game. I screwed up on scheduling my filmer for that game. I was mad at myself, and feel pretty bad!

  8. MM fan on November 14th, 2010 10:02 pm

    That’s ok Bryan. Thanks for trying. Will there be film at the next game? Or a break down of Anacortes? Love what you do here!

  9. Bryan Levesque on November 14th, 2010 10:39 pm

    I did confirm with one of my video guys that he will be at Tumwater Stadium Friday at 7:00 p.m! Video will be up Saturday!

  10. Bryan Levesque on November 14th, 2010 10:40 pm

    Also, yes working on need to knows for Lakes and Anacortes

  11. ccclps on November 14th, 2010 10:59 pm

    unwillingness to mix up the coverage??? we changed defenders on their leading reciever multiple times. they diguised their coverages on the strong side, it left one defender on #20 and he just beat the defender everytime. but yes i agree PAT’s aren’t a strong point of our team.

  12. duckguy on November 15th, 2010 7:26 am

    Papi Grande- I’d love to hear what was wrong with MM’s clock management. They scored to take the lead with 6 minutes left and forced a turnover on downs (with no drops) then ran the last 5 minutes off the clock running the ball down the field.

    Also, a failure to mix-up coverages I was at the game and know that I saw man coverage, cover 3 and what looked like a cover 4 at times. They disguised coverages enough to force 2 second half interceptions (not drops by Foster). I’m also wondering when Foster dropped the ball in the 3rd quarter when on one series they got tackled for a loss on a run, Tackwell batted away a pass and then sacked the QB on 3rd down. Funny that you come on here to knock the coaching staff that has brought this program from the cellar to a power. Some people are never satisfied. After last season people were saying that the coaches only looked good because of Welch and that great class of seniors and this year they would get killed again. Oh look, they are back in the quarterfinals!

    And, if you didn’t notice, the Monarchs had 5 td’s and 36 points. If they had kicked all of their extra points they would have scored 35 points. Tell me how that’s a disadvantage.

  13. Papi grande on November 15th, 2010 4:47 pm

    Not sure what game we were watching, but MM sat in the same coverage all night. Mixing guys up on the receivers isn’t changing coverage. If they were in Cover 3 and cover 4, how could they have the backside receiver one on one all night? If you saw safeties over the top in coverage you have better eyes than me. Clock management? You should not be snapping the ball 10 seconds after the ref blows it live when you are trying to burn clock. Use the clock! Going for two all the time works great when you have the opponent outmanned. Hope you never need a field goal for the win! The bottom line is MM is a 2A HS with 3A talent and numbers. In Longview they get at least 70% of the athletes, not much of an arguement there. It’s how they do it! They will be good again next year, they are loaded with talent. They hold the best cards every year. How many ways can it be said…………

  14. samson on November 15th, 2010 6:43 pm

    Are you kidding me? 3A talent and numbers? And do you really believe that MM had more talent than Foster? It looked to me like Foster was bigger and faster. Finally, based on your comments reagarding coverages, I am not sure you really understand them.

  15. MM fan on November 15th, 2010 6:56 pm

    Thanks Bryan, looking forward to it.

  16. Papi grande on November 15th, 2010 10:36 pm

    Yea maybe I don’t get coverages. So explain me when u have 4 down lineman, 3 backers that rarely line-up outside the de, and 4 db’s that line-up head up on the recievers every play, tell me the vast coverage schemes that can be played outta that. Did I miss the safeties over the top? That’s all MM ever plays, and it works for them so more power to them. I hope they go to the dome. How can you argue with the fact that Longview is a 4A size town, with two 2A schools, and you have two of the three middle schools feeding MM. They get twice as many athletes turning out for FB than the other high school. Seems pretty cut and dry to me.

  17. duckguy on November 16th, 2010 7:46 am

    Unless I am missing something Papi Mt. Solo feeds both schools. The fact that the kids aren’t turning out for football on the other side of the town isn’t MM’s fault. The coaches have built an atmosphere that is getting all those kids out and the school excited about football. MM didn’t have 90+ kids turning out for football 7 years ago, they were lucky to get 50, the same situation RAL is in right now.

    And Papi, did you not see either one of Wolf’s interceptions? He was sitting right over the top of the intended receiver. And also if you do learn a little about coverages, in a Cover 3 look if the other team lines up with 3 receivers on one side of the field the single receiver on the other side is singled up in coverage. The coverage where you see 4 db’s lined up directly over the 4 receivers would be Cover 4 or Man.

    But, as you say, all the credit for MM’s success over the last 4-5 years goes to the fact that they have alot of kids turning out for football. Never mind the players that are putting in the time in the offseason and the coaches that are getting them there. This sob story about RAL is getting really old…and I’m an alum.

  18. duckguy on November 16th, 2010 8:01 am

    One more thing Papi, you seem to complain that MM plays a base 4-3 defense and keeps their lb’s inside the DE. It seems to me their gameplan is pretty simple, to completely take away their opponents running game. Foster’s tailback had 6 straight 100+ yard games coming into last Friday and the team only rushed for 35 yards. How about the RAL game? All the talk about their great running backs and how no one could stop them. How about 20 carries for 26 yards. If you commit to stopping the run like that, you will at times be singled up in coverage. But the saying is as old as the game of football itsef, in the playoffs the running game and defense are the keys. And MM seems to be proving it to be true.

    This week MM plays Anacortes and looking them up online they have a running back that seems to be rushing for 150 yards every game. I suppose the Monarchs should go to the Nickel defense and replace one of those LB’s with an extra DB to make sure they don’t give up a big play in the passing game. Or not.

  19. MVHS Athlete on November 16th, 2010 8:53 am

    duckguy…those arent coverages haha.
    cover 2 is when you have 2 deep players and a physical corner, look at skyview
    cover 3 is when you have 3 deep players and the rest are underneath. what mtn view runs
    cover 4 is when you have 4 deep players kinda a cloud like coverage to prevent the deep pass. they dont chase the underneath routes thats what the linebackers are for.

  20. duckguy on November 16th, 2010 9:15 am

    Ya MVHS I think I know that. And in Cover 3 against Trips the middle 1/3 defender will play over the top of the #3 receiver leaving only 1 db on the weakside. Basically in single coverage, except against a quick slant or hitch in which case the WLB has the flat coverage.

  21. hardhitter on November 16th, 2010 9:38 am

    Papi…..cover two is simple …the field is divided in half…as a db you are responsible for anyone in your half with over the top cover help from your side safety….

    cover three is the same principle except the field is divided into thirds….safety in most cases will cover the center….

    depending whether you are running a 3-4 or 4-3 will allow a lb or lb’s to be in coverage should the offense go to “empty” backfield….or trips to one side or the other…

    if you have a blitz called with a running back in the backfield and he goes out on a flare or arrow route you as a linebacker on the blitz stop the blitz and go into coverage….so anytime you see a running back catching a pass and he is wide open….usually it is an outside linebacker who has forgotten his assignment….

    cover 4 is rarely called in highschool…but each db then has his own 25% of the field to cover…you will see mostly man and cover two in high school….most good teams have one or two great athletes they will assign to the other schools good wideouts…see Ellis for Skyview….Hill for Camas….their job is simple…make it as difficult for the other team to complete a pass to their star receiver…where ever he goes they go….so if you go to the game Friday watch where #2 lines up for Camas on defense and you will be able to tell who Camas has decided is Lakes
    most dangerous wide receiver….

  22. MVHS Athlete on November 16th, 2010 9:55 am

    Not always. When we played we sometimes put our best on the number 2 reciever then double the top reciever so we would have both shut down for the most part

  23. Evergreenfan/Unionfan on November 16th, 2010 1:02 pm

    No, Cover 2 means both safeties blitz and two defensive ends drop into coverage. HELLO

  24. air-it-out on November 16th, 2010 1:07 pm

    Are you serious Evergrenn/Union fan?

  25. yup on November 16th, 2010 3:05 pm

    Offensive player of the year: Zak Browning, sr., Union

    Defensive player of the year: Ellis Henderson, sr., Skyview

    FIRST TEAM

    Offense

    Kieran McDonagh Jr. QB Skyview

    Chase Lawrence Sr. RB Evergreen

    Parker Henry Jr. RB Skyview

    Ben Lyons Sr. WR Heritage

    Ellis Henderson Sr. WR Skyview

    Reiley Henderson So. WR Skyview

    T.J. Boatright Sr. TE Union

    Nolan Lavalley Sr. OL Heritage

    Cody Fields Sr. OL Skyview

    Matt Cruz Jr. OL Skyview

    Max Proudfit Sr. OL Union

    Matt Smith Jr. OL Union

    Nick Phillips Sr. K Skyview

    Defense

    Andy Bemis Sr. DL Heritage

    Cody Fields Sr. DL Skyview

    Nolan Stitzel Sr. DL Skyview

    Jordan Newman Sr. DL Union

    Zak Browning Sr. LB Union

    Sam Lowe Sr. LB Union

    Sam Ferencheck Sr. LB Union

    Rajheem Carrie Jr. DB Heritage

    Mo Morrison Jr. DB Skyview

    Tanner Nelson Jr. DB Union

    Gabe Rengo Jr. DB Union

    Nick Phillips Sr. P Skyview

    SECOND TEAM

    Offense

    Kaben Humphrey-Butler Jr. QB Union

    Michael Rivers Jr. RB Heritage

    Nemo Beavers Sr. WR Evergreen

    Nate Mitchell Jr. WR Heritage

    Karl Graves Sr. WR Skyview

    Jake Blackman Jr. TE Battle Ground

    Jacob Maki Sr. OL Evergreen

    Jason Ta Ta Sr. OL Evergreen

    Casey Hoodenpyle Sr. OL Heritage

    Tom Zink Sr. OL Skyview

    Defense

    Terrell Quigley Sr. DL Heritage

    Albert Chon Sr. DL Skyview

    Bryson Page Jr. DL Union

    Zack Brady Jr. LB Skyview

    Michael Quintana Jr. DB Heritage

    Jake Dahlberg Jr. DB Heritage

    David Garlington Jr. DB Skyview

    Brandon Brody-Heim Jr. DB Union

    Coach of the year: Steve Kizer, Skyview

  26. HTW on November 16th, 2010 3:06 pm
  27. 40 on November 16th, 2010 5:36 pm

    when will you guys learn to take 99.99% of what egreenfan/unionfan as non serious. If he argued that the sky was actually red instead of blue, half of you would enter into serious debate with him.

  28. MM fan on November 16th, 2010 6:42 pm

    Hey fellas, I’m just a girl and never played football before. I’m trying to figure it all out. Could someone explain to me what is meant by “in the flats”?

  29. unknown144 on November 16th, 2010 9:13 pm

    Bryan, when will all league/ all region be posted?

  30. samson on November 16th, 2010 9:53 pm

    Good question. Okay. Without getting too technical. Do you know where the wide receiver lines up? Well, the flats are in that area. Imagine a box about 10 yards wide and 10 yards deep. They would be standing right in the middle of it. That box exists on both sides of the field, regardless of whether or not there is a player there or not. Hopefully this is helpful. It would be easier if I could draw a picture.

  31. Papi grande on November 16th, 2010 10:26 pm

    Duck “know it all” guy. I don’t see why we are talking about RAL here, no one is whining. The facts are in this town that 90% of the Mt. Solo athletes go to MM along with all of Cascade. It has EVERYTHING to do with how this bass akwards town has the boundaries set up. MM has virtually all the upper socio-economic neighborhoods in their boundary. These are the types of kids that play sports and thus their numbers are higher in every sport. Mt. Solo opened in 2005 and look at the results, MM’s numbers went through the roof. Monticello also services the majority of the low end neighborhoods and their numbers are low too. How long did it take Perkins to build a winner? Or did MM success coincide with an influx athletes? Compare that to the new RAL staff that went to the playoffs year one and has played for the league title in year two and three. MM coaches do a great job, but be realistic, they have the athletes and numbers to be good. You cannot argue with the facts, MM has way more athletes because the district is setup in their favor, period. Look at the free and reduced lunch numbers, they tell the story. Like I stated before, I hope they go to the dome.

  32. MM fan on November 17th, 2010 6:51 am

    Samson, thanks for the help. Football is a lot more complicated than I imagined.

  33. duckguy on November 17th, 2010 7:46 am

    Oh Papi, I hit a nerve. The boundaries have been this way forever, why the recent change in performance? When I went to RAL we had most of the low-income kids (including me) but the turnout for football was really big. The program was competitive every year and the coaching staff was stable and respected by the players. Why couldn’t MMHS get anyone turned out for football from 1998 until 2004? Because they had, I think, 4 different coaching staffs during that time with no continuity and no excitement. Now there is a stable coaching situation that has fostered a culture where the kids are excited to play football and you want to give all the credit to a new Middle School opening up? That school didn’t all of a sudden bring 50 new football players with it, those kids already lived here and they weren’t playing football. Now they are. And yes, it’s very clear from your comments that you feel RAL is getting a raw deal but let me tell you I have spoken to several kids that are over there and not playing football any more and there are reasons for it. The two programs are built on two completely different sets of values and that starts with the coaching staff.

    And don’t forget that no matter how many kids you have standing on the sideline, you still need to get them all doing the right thing at the right time to be succesful. As for Bertram ‘turning around’ the program so fast, I’m pretty sure RAL was having the most success they’d had in years under Rooklidge right up until that last year that he was there, and making the ‘playoffs’ isn’t going to the crossover and losing, you need to win that game and it didn’t happen year 1. in the last 4 years there have been exactly 5 victories by the GSHL 2A against the EVco and 4 of those have been by the Monarchs. MM hadn’t won more than 3 games in a season in a long time before Perkins came in. They had been terrible for a long time, which creates a negative culture. Remember, it was Rooklidge that finally beat Kelso (almost twice in a row). Now the toughest team RAL plays in non-league every year is the state school for the blind. My loyalties have changed and it’s because of the programs at the two schools and they way they are run. I hear of nothing but positive experiences from Kids wearing Columbia Blue and I get a disturbing mixed bag from kids in Red and Black.

  34. Jack Supporter on November 17th, 2010 12:24 pm

    Duckguy, don’t get too carried away about RAL’s non-league schedule. They beat Rainier this year, who is going to compete for a state title. They also played Centralia. Over the previous couple years they played Kelso and Astoria and a few other good schools. They may not have had as strong of a non-league schedule as Mark Morris, but it wasn’t a cakewalk either. Mt Solo is supposed to be a 50/50 split with kids going to MM and RAL, but in reality it’s more like 70/30 MM. That’s not an excuse, though. The RAL coaching staff needs to get the Monticello kids more excited about playing RAL football. Good luck Friday night, MM.

  35. Papi grande on November 17th, 2010 9:26 pm

    No one ever said Bertram turned the program around. It was just stated since the new “staff” has taken over, they have not had a losing season. Everyone wants to talk about “back in the day” how much better RAL was, they had the numbers because there was only two middle schools. The instant Mt. Solo opened is when the numbers in all the sports became skewed in MM favor. You stated from 98-04 the turnout at MM was bad, Mt. Solo opened in 2005……hmmmmm? When 24 out of 28 Solo football players go to MM, seems pretty obvious that this is why they have twice as many players in their program. Plus they have MM guys coaching there and run MM offense. Monticello had 15 kids play 8th grade FB, how is that RAL coaches’ fault? Now let’s talk about how many RAL grads send their kids to MM, where is the loyalty? If RAL had all the kids that lived in their boundary and the children of RAL alumni going to their school, it would be a completely different story. Face the facts, this town has let one school slip and the other get all the breaks. I didn’t hear any Duck rebuttal to the numbers on the free and reduced lunch statistics. Why does a district split the town up based on $$? Why not have the boundaries split the town evenly? Lastly, what kind of person jumps ship from their alma mater to the rival school? Kinda spineless if you ask me. This all being said, RAL is on the rise both as a school and in athletics. Some people stick around through the tough times and work to make it better. I enjoy the banter duck guy, people like you make this site fun. Peace!

  36. MM fan on November 17th, 2010 11:55 pm

    Papi, I am an RAL alum. My son plays for MM. We won our game Friday. My son can tell you that I wore my RAL reunion sweatshirt all day Sunday. I loved my high school. Still do. But I love MM too, because my four children attended there and competed for MM. They went to MM because we’ve lived in this district for 21 years. And no, we didn’t move here because it was MM district. At the time we simply didn’t care which high school it was. And yes, my youngest did come out of Mt. Solo. Don’t know anything about Bertram, but I feel fortunate to have Perkins coaching my son. Go RAL. GO MONARCHS!

  37. Gshl 2a on November 18th, 2010 1:15 am

    The Mount solo biase for MM is true but what did people expect when the school was built. Most of the mount solo school district students are the ones who go to MM anyways. All of the students that live out coal creek and Mill creek which probably make up a third or more of mount solos population are in the MM district. Not to mention all of pacific way and the whole 42nd area so the reason RAL is getting 25% of the athletes is because they are getting about 25% of the schools population. The district has also tried to fix the whole transfer problem by not allowing students in the RAL district to transfer to MM anymore because enrollment numbers were starting to favor MM too heavily. This has caused an outrage in parents though because they want their kids to go to what they believe is a better school. But the whole arguement that mount solo is the reason for MMs success doesnt make sense to me because RAL kills MM in wresting year in and year out. So if that was the reason the football team was doing better wouldnt it make sense that it would affect the other sports too.

  38. duckguy on November 18th, 2010 8:00 am

    Papi, it’s to bad you focus so much of your attention on how much money the kids families’ have. I wasn’t going to argue that with you because it doesn’t need to be brought up. I stated earlier that I was a Monticello and RAL athlete that came from a poor household, but I, and all my friends turned out for football. Now those kids aren’t turning out, and that can be changed by the coaching staff. The reason RAL doesn’t have any numbers is because they are barely able to field a football team at Monticello each year, not because of Mt. Solo. The kids aren’t excited about football. I saw the Mark Morris staff when they first took over running a football camp up at Cascade to get kids turning back out and then I see them showing up and watching Mt. Solo games, showing their support. I’ve never seen anyone from the RAL staff doing that at Monticello or out at Mt. Solo. I’ve also seen MM do a lot to get turnout up for Longview Youth Football. Perkins obviously recognized the need to get kids excited early and it is paying huge dividends. Maybe RAL should learn a little bit from that.

    Your other argument that there are MM coaches out at Mt. Solo is funny. Did you know that Bertram coaches basketball out there? Perkins isn’t out there coaching but Bertram is. Do you see how crazy your argument is? How about you just give credit to the program at MM including the coaching staff and the kids instead of trying to say it’s all been handed to them and they should be this good. They all work very hard and put in lots of hours and have built up a football program like Longview has NEVER seen.

  39. Papi grande on November 18th, 2010 3:19 pm

    I guess we will see what kind of values MM has when Friday night comes and whether or not one of their main guys is playing after getting busted for weed????? I believe MM is a quality program and never once said they weren’t. Their kids play hard and the coaches have a good thing going. I’m just saying in this town when virtually all of two middle schools are going to one high school, the numbers are going to be way out of whack. As far as the middle school deal, RAL coaches went to a number of games as well as the other stuff stated before. So you are telling me that you and your friends played football because the RAL coaches came and talked to you? Monticello has never even run the high school offense until the last three years. Both high school are playing good football these days, it’s just too bad so many people in Longview want to jump on the MM bandwagon instead of be loyal to the school they attended. We will see where the two schools are in two years. Could be the beginning of a new era!

  40. Bo repperger on November 18th, 2010 6:11 pm

    That’s some BS what u said about some kid gettin caught with weed..and what makes u think u could come on here and say that on a high school football website anyways… It’s none of ur business and if I were u I would get my facts straight before u come on here and start spreadin rumors

  41. Papi grande on November 18th, 2010 6:46 pm

    Oh yeah, MM fan……Part of the problem is successful RAL grads move into the better neighborhoods which just happen to be MM boundary, so RAL is losing the children of successful RAL folk…..sad.
    Gshl2a, wrestling is the one sport where RAL has dominated (fastpitch too I guess) but it has affected all the other sports. RAL gets 25% of Solo students but not even close to that in athletes. Explain that?

  42. Papi grande on November 18th, 2010 10:19 pm

    Yo Bo, these are the facts. Nice try deflecting the issue though. If people want to attack the RAL program on here and say “the programs are built on two totally different sets of values”, hinting that MM’s staff if full of values and RAL’s is not, seems like a fair topic to me. There were no names or hinting at who it might be, so sorry if any feelings got hurt. Although the truth does hurt sometimes.

  43. MM fan on November 18th, 2010 11:53 pm

    Papi, I’ll have to ask my son about this in the morning. I sure hope you are mistaken. And what about “The Old West Side”? Doesn’t get much ritzier than that and it is RAL district.

  44. duckguy on November 19th, 2010 7:42 am

    Eric, errrr I mean Papi, sounds to me like someone needs to grow up and realize that we’re talking about kids here and you trying to turn it into some rich vs poor thing is ridiculous. Fact is you, I mean RAL have been getting their hats handed to them by MM lately and if you don’t like it do something about it. Whining that it’s not fair isn’t going to get you over the hump.

    And boy, won’t you look stupid when everyone plays for MM on friday? I asked and there were no key players absent from their practice yesterday.

  45. samson on November 19th, 2010 7:48 am

    If a student were caught with an illegal substance it would not even be a decision for the coaches. The administration and the police would be involved which would mean that the kid couldn’t play. I think someone may be listening to a little too much “kid speak”. Also, Papi, it sounds as though you have a great deal of inside info regarding the programs their in Longview. Leads me to believe that you are on staff. If that is the case you should know that drugs, alcohol, grades, etc. have administrative policy. Unless the school you are at or the staff you are on actually allows the coaches to decide and the administration turns a blind eye?

  46. Bo repperger on November 19th, 2010 11:16 am

    Papi, u don’t get it.. Nobody got caught with anything from mark Morris, there is a girl at the school whose dad is a cop and heard that one of the kids got pulled over but didn’t get into any serious trouble on her dads police scanner and now it has turned into a huge rumor that u started

  47. MM fan on November 19th, 2010 4:01 pm

    Papi, guess you were right. My son texted me earlier today. Evidently one of our integral players is suspended. What a shame.

  48. ccclps on November 20th, 2010 8:01 pm

    Yea papi thanks for ratting out one of the hardest working players on our team who busted his tail day in and day out all offseason since his freshmen year. I guess that Mr.Bertrem really can’t stand it that he took a team with a decent history that domintated their cross town counterpart to a team that can crush 1b schools. and now because of the determined shawn perkins to bring a team from the slumps to state power and winning league championships defeating him, he has to go and ruin a young man’s finest moments of his life. and in the grand sceam of things, the young sophmores prevailed and stepped up, so I will thank you for trying to sabotage a great team’s chance to go far in the playoffs. You failed! your that unsportsmenlike that you would do something as low as that, i hope you cant’ sleep at night

  49. samson on November 20th, 2010 10:02 pm

    cclps, this had nothing to do with a post that was made on a website. This had to do with a young man making a poor decision. I am sure that the individual who you are speaking of was a hard worker and a great kid, but now it is time that he take responsibility for his actions. Hopefully the individual and the entire team will learn from this and be better because of it.

  50. cody on November 21st, 2010 12:38 am

    Do you know how dumb you all sound right now? You sound like a bunch of teenage girls. He obviously got busted, thats why he didnt play and was suspended. Pretty stupid and selfish move on that kids part. Obviously not that hard of a worker or that dedicated to the team huh?

  51. MM > RAL on November 21st, 2010 8:44 am

    Ayy Cody….I don’t think they sound like a bunch of teenage girls in any way, I kinda think ur the one who needs to shut ur mouth and u have no idea what so ever what ur talkin about, the kid couldve been the hardest worker ever he just made some bad decisions

  52. ccclps on November 21st, 2010 5:24 pm

    Never his work ethic if you have no idea about him…I’m done talking

  53. Coach B on November 25th, 2010 11:20 am

    Easy on calling me out for all this stuff. Better make sure you have your facts straight before throwing names out. By the way, it’s Erik, not Eric.

  54. MM Power on December 6th, 2010 2:24 pm

    who cares anymore? We took 3rd at state something no one else on here can say. and we gave a outmatched team a run for their money. So keep talkin ish while our program busts ours so we can kick yours hahah

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