If You’re Not Careful, You Might Learn Something Before It’s Done
Who knew Bill Cosby’s words from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids would still hold true after all these years?
“Hey,” offered Estero defensive line coach Pat Hayes after the one-sided affair, “I didn’t even know 91 was a multiple of seven.”
Unfortunately for Coach Hayes, he and the rest of the Estero High football program learned their times tables the hard way on the football field. Estero was beaten 91-0 by Naples High. Yeah, that’s right. 91-0. That would be 13 touchdowns for those of you counting on your fingers and toes.
Naples High coach Bill Kramer should have been living large after such a huge win. However it ain’t all good for him either.
He looked at the scoreboard late in the game, saw 91-0, and said he felt sick to his stomach. Kramer’s team ran only 31 plays and he kept most of his best players on the sideline — for the entire game in some cases. But still Kramer knew what was coming.
Parents from both schools were furious. Estero parents wanted to know why he ran up the score and Naples parents wanted to know why he didn’t put their babies in the game to run up their stats. Kramer said, “There were people ready to burn my house.”
Keep in mind the schools are about the same size. However while Naples Florida Class 3A champions and have players committed to schools like Ohio State, Estero “has no college prospects and only about 25 healthy players remaining on its roster”.
It’s not all bad for Estero High. They were losing 70-0 at the half which means they only gave up three touchdowns in the second half. Now that’s change you can believe in. Maybe Naples were just tired from scoring so much but Estero should look at it as a positive and they can take it into their next game against Cape Coral…who almost beat Naples. Hey Hey Hey!
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