Saturday, September 19, 2009

Go, Mico, go; Rams respond to criticism

Who knew The Record's weekly high school football picks chart could create so much controversy?

Three of our staff members picked Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons this week over Rensselaer - the New York State Sportswriters Association also ranked Gibbons ahead of Rensselaer in the initial Class D poll - which led Rams running back Mico De Los Santos to pose me this question when I approached him after the game:

"Who did you pick? I'm not talking to you if you picked them!"

De Los Santos took the picks to heart and let it all pour out on the field, gaining 278 all-purpose yards in a 49-14 statement victory over the Golden Knights.

The Rams proved themselves to be top dogs in Class D - at least for now. Their next big game is at Class C opponent Hoosick Falls on Friday, Oct. 2, which will give us a really good idea of the talent level of this Rams team.

Still, Saturday's victory over another undefeated Class D power meant a great deal to the Rams, especially in light of the public snubbings.

"The only reason it was big was because of what the paper has been saying," De Los Santos said. "All these people picked them to win. They shouldn’t have picked them. We got hyped off of that. Everybody got mad. We weren’t even going to talk to any papers. Everyone was saying that. It really was a big game and we made a big statement."

De Los Santos leaps over Bishop Gibbons' Ryan Maxwell during Saturday's game at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School. (Photos by J.S. Carras - The Record).

"It was definitely a big game," said Rensselaer head coach Joel Preston. "The kids read into those state rankings that really don’t mean anything. They saw Gibbons ranked above us and they got a little chippy."

Preston also wished to clear the air about a controversial fourth quarter play. The Rams held a big lead and had the ball on Bishop Gibbons' 32-yard line late in the game. Rensselaer sent out the punting team, only to have the punter attempt a fake and pass the ball toward the end zone.
It fell incomplete, but Preston insisted the Rams were not trying to run up the score.

The Rams practice a play, as does every team in the area, where they send a gunner out to the sideline in punting situations. If left uncovered, the punter throws to a wide-open receiver running down the sideline.

The Rams players did what they practiced, no harm meant.

"I didn’t call that play on the fake fourth down," Preston said. "I had every intention of punting and giving them the ball, pinning the ball deep and letting the clock run. That’s an automatic read, where if no one is on him, we practice that and he throws it automatically. I certainly don’t want to run the score up on anybody."

De Los Santos practices his Heisman Trophy pose during Saturday's Class D game against Bishop Gibbons.

I was also impressed with junior lineman Jason Brown, who addressed the team after the game. Although the Rams passed only three times - Timmy Foust was a perfect 3-for-3 for 98 yards and a touchdown - Brown praised the line for keeping Foust's jersey an unblemished white.

Labels: , ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is so beautiiful <33

May 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM 
Blogger oakleyses said...

polo ralph lauren, air force, sac louis vuitton, new balance pas cher, louis vuitton, air max, michael kors, sac burberry, mac cosmetics, sac hermes, nike free pas cher, lululemon, mulberry, nike blazer, michael kors, timberland, converse pas cher, nike air max, polo lacoste, vans pas cher, louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, sac louis vuitton, abercrombie and fitch, north face, hollister, nike free, nike roshe, ray ban pas cher, louis vuitton uk, hogan outlet, ralph lauren, hollister, sac guess, air jordan, longchamp, hollister, longchamp, nike huarache, michael kors pas cher, north face, nike tn, barbour, vans shoes, vanessa bruno, nike roshe run, nike trainers, nike roshe run, oakley pas cher, sac longchamp

October 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM 
Blogger oakleyses said...

ugg boots, mcm handbags, canada goose jackets, baseball bats, bottega veneta, beats by dre, canada goose, giuseppe zanotti, marc jacobs, nfl jerseys, canada goose, lululemon outlet, ghd, canada goose uk, moncler, ugg, insanity workout, north face jackets, reebok outlet, north face outlet, ferragamo shoes, moncler, instyler, abercrombie and fitch, air max, wedding dresses, hollister clothing store, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, p90x, herve leger, mont blanc, new balance shoes, valentino shoes, soccer jerseys, ugg boots, rolex watches, chi flat iron, canada goose, soccer shoes, ugg australia, birkin bag, jimmy choo outlet, iphone 6 cases, moncler, moncler outlet, babyliss pro, celine handbags, uggs outlet, asics running shoes

October 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM 
Blogger oakleyses said...

tiffany and co, gucci outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, oakley sunglasses, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton outlet stores, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin shoes, air max, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, coach factory outlet, louis vuitton outlet, coach outlet store online, louboutin outlet, tory burch outlet, louboutin, longchamp handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, air max, nike shoes, louis vuitton outlet, chanel handbags, louis vuitton, coach purses, coach outlet, kate spade outlet, burberry outlet, louis vuitton handbags, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, kate spade handbags, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, true religion jeans, tiffany and co, burberry outlet, prada handbags, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, jordan shoes

October 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM 
Blogger Unknown said...

valentino shoes
san francisco 49ers jersey
abercrombie outlet
cowboys jerseys
indianapolis colts jersey
new york giants jerseys
chicago bears jerseys
oklahoma city thunder jersey
baltimore ravens jerseys
arizona cardinals jerseys
giuseppe zanotti shoes
seattle seahawks jersey
salomon shoes sale
tods shoes sale
new england patriots jerseys
new balance outlet
nike trainers
bills jerseys
boston celtics jerseys
fred perry polo shirts
seattle seahawks jerseys
abercrombie and fitch
instyler ionic styler
new york jets jersey
minnesota vikings jerseys
minnesota vikings jersey
new orleans saints jerseys
new york knicks jersey
supra shoes
san diego chargers jerseys

May 14, 2016 at 4:05 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

swarovski jewelry
oakley sunglasses
tiffany and co
rolex orologi
mulberry uk
timberland boots
ray ban sunglasses
ray-ban sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
michael kors wallet sale
polo ralph lauren
cartier sunglasses for men
true religion jeans
tory burch outlet
lacoste polo shirts
oakley sunglasses uk
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags clearance
coach outlet
ralph lauren polo
toms outlet
hollister shirts
cheap oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton pas cher
burberry outlet sale
nhl jerseys
louis vuitton handbags outlet
ralph lauren polo shirts
tiffany outlet
ralph lauren polo
prada shoes
lululemon uk
tory burch sandals

July 7, 2016 at 9:50 PM 
Blogger Unknown said...

coach factory outlet
christian louboutin shoes
coach outlet store online clearances
louis vuitton outlet online
kate spade handbags
adidas stan smith
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet online
gucci belts
air jordan shoes
ray bans
insanity workout
ray ban sunglasses outlet
true religion jeans
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton purses
cheap oakleys
montblanc pen
ray ban outlet
polo ralph lauren
michael kors outlet
tory burch shoes
kate spade
beats by dr dre
louis vuitton outlet
jordan 3s
oakley sunglasses wholesale
michael kors outlet clearance
louis vuitton outlet stores
cheap jordans
burberry handbags
giuseppe zanotti outlet
mont blanc pen
tods outlet store
christian louboutin shoes
asics running shoes
burberry outlet online
longchamp handbags
hollister clearance
louis vuitton purses

July 11, 2016 at 5:53 AM 

Post a Comment

The following comments represent views of the individuals making the comments. Comments are screened only to keep out spam and uncivil behavior. All opinions are welcome.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home