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In the middle of a competition, coaches can do things that are uncharacteristic of their normal behavior, even from their normal game behavior, especially in elimination games. I do not know Coach Ziegler well, but I am sure this is not the norm that the school or his parents are used to seeing.
BGA certainly can be beaten. There are weaknesses. Do not discout FRA, Knox Webb, St. Georges or ECS. Is Dieterich playing for Ryan? I understand that he is not, so repeating without him is doubtful. Both CBHS and MUS were good last year and will likely be in the mix for a championship