A couple people talked with me at the finish of the Fargo North vs. Fargo South football game Friday night at the Fargodome with a common question: “What was that about?”
Let’s break it down.
No. 1-ranked Fargo South was ahead 27-16 near the end of the game, and was at the doorstep of another score with less than a minute remaining.
The BruinsÂ ran the ballÂ up the middle from the Spartans’ 1-yard line. It was stuffed.
South takes a knee on the next play and … North takes a timeout withÂ a few seconds on the clock.
Another knee would have finished the game. However, South went onÂ to score on a running play with 17 seconds remaining to go ahead 34-16.
Some people have asked why North would take a timeout in that situation? And, on the other side, why wouldn’t SouthÂ just take another knee and come away with the 27-16 win?
You make the call.
What would you have doneÂ as the coach of South and North?Â Would you do it the same way?
What do you think of the coaches’ decisions?