TEACHING SOURCE EVALUATION #01
American Senior High School fell victim to a referee’s bad call, losing a key football game it should have won. Using documents A-G discuss how far the evidence supports this assertion.
annual American Patriots – Carol City Chiefs football game ended in dramatic
fashion when Donnell Wilson caught the game winning touchdown pass as time
Tom Robard, Newspaper Reporter, Ted Hendricks’s Field, The Miami Herald
Did you see that catch?! I mean it was great! Man I knew I had it! That D-back was nothing! I ran right by him and just reached out and pulled it in. Focus, real focus! We're number 1!
Great catch! Unbelievable! Donnell has heart and no quit in him. When it mattered I knew he would come through. He's tough, a real gamer! I had the team focused. We were ready to play. Never a doubt!
Clayton Sheffield, Offensive Coach,
It was a totally awesome catch! We won the game and, like totally disgraced that other team. I knew we would win after our half-time show, and we did! We rock! Go Chiefs! Those American guys had no chance. And you should have seen those American girls! Their cheers were sloppy and screechy. No wonder we won! We're number 1!
were robbed. That guy never caught the ball, he was lying there on the ground
and he trapped the ball under his chest. He pushed-off me and the ref never saw
Demetrius Johnson, Defensive back who covered
“It was a clean and simple catch resulting in a touchdown. No penalty was involved.”
Owen Dyson, Football Referee, excerpt from his game report to the Florida High School Activities Association
Donnell Wilson, Senior,
Demetrius Johnson, Senior,
Robert Benson, Assistant Football Coach, University of Nebraska. Excerpts from his scouting report.