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Prep football: Marietta falls to Dover

October 26, 2013

Merrick Mamarella passed for seven touchdowns and ran for an eighth as the Dover Tornados rolled to a 60-18 East Central Ohio League win over the Marietta Tigers Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium....

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MaryPoppins

Oct-26-13 6:31 AM

Man, are we in a tough league.....

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national

Oct-26-13 8:55 AM

In town-enjoyed the game. Big number 8 on Defense, loved watching that kid. I heard he plays at the TE position--man is he under utilized on offense.

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brownieforever

Oct-26-13 9:07 AM

Will Marietta ever have a decent football team? I have watched several games and can't figure out why the same players play on both sides of the ball. These guys are tired by the end of the first half. How are the others supposed to gain experience for the upcoming years if all they do is stand on the sidelines?

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support1

Oct-26-13 4:56 PM

Brownie- You clearly know nothing about the sport of football. Did you watch the same game I did last night?

*Marietta has 35 kids at best right now *10-15 of those kids are freshmen *3 Marietta freshmen started last night on both sides of the ball *Dover had +65 kids suited up (this is true for all but 3 Marietta opponents too)

When you have 35 kids, you are limited to how many 1 way players you can have. In most situations, a tired 2 way player is better than a fresh 1 way player when you have limited and young talent.

Teams with 60 Varsity players should be able to find 20-25 guys all of equal caliber. A team with 30 (when 10 or more are freshman) is lucky to find 10.

You don't gain experience just on Friday night. You can experience by lifting year around, eating right, studying film, speed and agility work, conditioning, camps, practice, and much, much more.

The TRUTH is: for Marietta to win next fall, a group of 30-40 kids are going to have to sacrifice NOW.

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MaryPoppins

Oct-26-13 6:58 PM

support if you want to keep the same old status quo, keep doing the same thing year after stinking year.

If we had success with what we were doing, I might agree, but since we have won what a total of 8 games in the last 4 years why not try to build some experience and play everyone. Who knows what might be sitting on the bench.

If you have a freshman quarterback, why start a senior?

Want to maintain status quo keep doing the same darn dumb things.

And as far as # 8 goes; only a spectator who only watches a game here and there would ask the question. No discipline; lucky to be on the team.

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support1

Oct-27-13 8:46 AM

Mrs. Poppins - I don't disagree with you. Yes, the "current" is far from perfect. I think everyone can agree. Let me ask: if a kid doesn't get playing time on Friday night, who's fault is it? If you say the coaches, you have issues and you are probably one of the parents who thinks your kid is being screwed. The ONLY person responsible for playing time is the kid.

Ask ANY of the kids on the team which players lifted all off-season, conditioned, sacrificed time and sweat to get better. Those kids that you think deserve playing time, probably weren't around then. So, you want to teach these kids LIFE lessons? A coach should just give a kid playing time when he has not earned it? There are no hand outs in life, Mrs. Poppins. All those kids you see sitting on the sideline are probably good kids. They have all payed 5-6 JV games too. Ask some of them if they want to play against an Ohio caliber playoff team like Dover, NP, Zanesville, and Cambridge. They aren't ready

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support1

Oct-27-13 8:46 AM

Mrs. Poppins - I don't disagree with you. Yes, the "current" is far from perfect. I think everyone can agree. Let me ask: if a kid doesn't get playing time on Friday night, who's fault is it? If you say the coaches, you have issues and you are probably one of the parents who thinks your kid is being screwed. The ONLY person responsible for playing time is the kid.

Ask ANY of the kids on the team which players lifted all off-season, conditioned, sacrificed time and sweat to get better. Those kids that you think deserve playing time, probably weren't around then. So, you want to teach these kids LIFE lessons? A coach should just give a kid playing time when he has not earned it? There are no hand outs in life, Mrs. Poppins. All those kids you see sitting on the sideline are probably good kids. They have all payed 5-6 JV games too. Ask some of them if they want to play against an Ohio caliber playoff team like Dover, NP, Zanesville, and Cambridge. They aren't ready

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MURPHY77

Oct-27-13 12:39 PM

Good work Support1. I have been here most of my life and each year Marietta parents get playing time on a varsity level mixed up with Gym class. There is a shortfall of talent and many who do play do not work at it...bad social habits. Look, a rough schedule, limited talent, bad numbers, bad personal habits and parents who ruin what they touch. It isn't the Principal or ADs fault either! MHS IS A MESS.

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MaryPoppins

Oct-29-13 5:03 PM

No player deserves to play unless they earn it. But when you are getting your butt kicked week after week and can only compete with D-7 schools why not try something different.

Gaining some experience against 2nd and 3rd strings when the game is out of control can't be all bad.

Keeping starters in all gain when getting throttled us crazy.

Starting a senior in game 9 is also ludicrous.

Keeping players with bad habits is whaco.

Maintaining status quo is apparently our goal and your support. If so.....we gave succeeded. Congrats.

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MaryPoppins

Oct-29-13 5:05 PM

We have succeeded.

Is that your goal support 1?

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MURPHY77

Oct-29-13 5:52 PM

Poppins...read your stuff before you post a comment. Your wordsmith work is horrible. You won't impress anyone unless you learn how to spell, punctuate, etc...and you do have some good comments, just clean up the wording.

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MaryPoppins

Oct-29-13 5:59 PM

Thanks smurph....big fingers on phone pad

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MaryPoppins

Oct-29-13 5:59 PM

Ooops

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