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It truly is never over … UNTIL ITS OVER

Posted by Barry Marenberg on May 18, 2011

I am a huge proponent of playing until you hear the whistle.  I tell my players year after year to keep playing until you hear a whistle.  If the Ref throws the flag and its a play-on, then PLAY ON until you hear the whistle.  Furthermore, I have expounded upon my players numerous times to play your heart out until the very last second of the game.  The game has not ended until the final horn blows and the Ref ends the game.

Tuesday night’s Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal between Boys’ Latin and Gilman is just such an example that supports my point!  In this game, the 2nd ranked Gilman Greyhounds scored three man-down goals in the final 1 minute of regulation to tie the game and then went on to seal the deal in overtime to defeat the 4th ranked Boy’s Latin Lakers, 7-6.

No doubt in my mind that the Gilman players left everything they had on the field that night.  Not to take ANYTHING away from Boy’s Latin as I have no doubt they gave it their all, but once again the lesson holds that it “ain’t over until it’s over!”  DON’T EVER FORGET THAT!!

The video of the overtime goal can be viewed below.  I get goosebumps watching it!!

See you on the field!

– Coach B

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