3rd Team Forfeits to Archbishop Murphy HS Because They’re Too Big

Posted: October 7, 2016 in Sports, WTF?, Wussification of America
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GRANITE FALLS, Wash. – A third high school football team is now refusing to play Everett’s Archbishop Murphy amidst concerns about player safety.

Archbishop Murphy is a private Catholic school in Everett that’s been so dominant this season that South Whidbey, Sultan, and now Granite Falls High School have all opted to forfeit instead of taking the field against the Wildcats.

In the three games Archbishop Murphy has played this season, they’ve outscored their opponents 170-0.

“It’s not that we’re afraid to play the game, it’s an injury issue,” said Dennis.  “Because of the size disparity between the linemen.  They have 300-pound linemen.  And we have sophomores that are weight 210, 220 pounds and starting on varsity.  So that’s the issue, is the size disparity.”

“My son is 5′-8″ and weighs 117 pounds and just got out of middle school and just turned 14.  They’ve got 18-year-old players that are 6’5″ and weigh 330 pounds.  I mean, that’s like putting a Volkswagen bug against a Mack Truck,” said Granite Falls mom Stacey McBride.

She and many other parents on the team feel that a football game just isn’t worth it.

“I’ve said from the very beginning that there’s no way I’m going to let my son play these guys,” said McBride.  “He said Mom I’ll get killed, why would I even put myself in that position?”

In the end, it was the players themselves who had the final say.

They came forward in the middle of Tuesday’s meeting and announced footballthey’d decided as a team that they would not play Archbishop Murphy on Friday.

Parents in the crowd applauded their decision.  One of the players explained that they chose to forfeit not because they are afraid to play Archbishop Murphy, but because the Granite Falls team is already dealing with some injuries.  He said they’d rather have the chance to finish out their entire season than risk someone getting seriously hurt while playing the Archbishop team that has a bigger roster and much bigger players.

So we get to pick who we play now? Just forfeit games against bigger and better teams? Good Lord almighty.

And hey, Stacey McBride. If you’re worried about your 5′-8″, 117-pound son getting hurt, I have a radical idea for you – don’t let him play football. Every single high school player who’s ever played the game can tell you a story of playing against much larger opponents. And as for the players who said the decision is “not because they’re afraid to play” it’s totally because they’re afraid to play.

Wussification, alive and well in Washington. Sigh.

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