System overload: I was told there would be no math

Sports Commentary

If you’re looking for something to distract you from the Cardinals’ up-and-down drive for the No. 2 wild card spot — Is Yadier Molina’s back OK? What’s up with Jake Westbrook? Who in the heck is Darwin Barney? — I have a brain teaser for you.

Try to make sense of the MSHSAA district football points system.

I can figure out how much to tip, I can tell you how far a punt traveled before the returner is tackled. Heck, I can even do enough math to realize Powerball is a better mental diversion than it is a realistic retirement plan.

But the district points system? Add for playing up in class, don’t subtract for ....

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