PETTIS ON THE RECORD: Former Crestview athletic director tells all

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 05:00 PM.

A: I'd laugh. Taking cheap shots during 7-on-7?

Q: A coach told me that one of his players had to get stitches from a cheap shot by one of your players during a 7-on-7 league. Do you know anything about that?

A: The only player that had to get stitches was a Freeport player that came to our school for 7-on-7. There wasn't nothing cheap about the play — the kid's helmet came off.

One of our coaches, I think, even went to the hospital with him. But, no, I think it (the accusation of cheap shots) is laughable at best.

How can you cheap-shot during a 7-on-7?

If our kids play hard, and I even believe a cheap shot would be playing after a whistle or ... when a kid is suspended in mid-air with no pads on, to hit him — anything that's outside the rules, that's cheap. But I can't remember them doing anything after the whistle.

They played hard and they played to the whistle, and they played the way we asked them to play — so I would say that would be false.

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