This epsiode is a great way of achknowledging how Football is played... There is a great amount of competitveness in these sports, but also a great sense of respect. That was nicely shown in this episode of Eyeshield 21. The beginning was a big question mark when you were thinking, "Is Kurita going to be ok?" Then, you get to a Middle School scrimmage where Kurita learned how to be a great lineman. Onohei, pointing to the weakness of being gentle, helped Kurita become a better Football lineman. But, after the flashback, everyone is devastated as Onohei loses to two tall linemen of Kyoshin Poseidon.
This stunning change of pace was well-thought by the script writers of this great anime. This episode deserves a solid score in my opinion, and I hope everyone else feels that way too!