In the words of the great Herm Edwards you play to WIN the game, since when is a zone defense illegal?
This is true, but there is another word in there...PLAY....not just hold the ball. It's one thing to do it at the end of the game, but this was in the first half. And zone is totally legal, just not something you see many teams play at this age, as kids are learning how to slide and play man. At the end of the day, YJ is good, and it's one loss for Green. They will be just fine...it in fact will probably help them come summer. They lost once last year too. No excuses