Articles Tagged with High School Football

High School Coach Fired For Watermelon Ritual To Be Reinstated

watermelon ritual results in coach's firing; petition results in rehiring.

A football coach at a South Carolina high school was dismissed from his job this week after complaints that a watermelon ritual his team performed after winning was a racist attack. However, the coach was offered his job back at Charleston’s Academic Magnet High School on Wednesday after agreeing to undergo diversity and sensitivity training…. Read more »

San Antonio HS Coach Fired Over ‘Upskirt’ Videos Of Female Students

San Antonion High School Coach Fired

A San Antonio high school football and track coach lost his job Wednesday when he allegedly confessed to accusations that he secretly shot “upskirt” videos of female students in a class where he was a substitute teacher. Larry Ruiz was a part-time assistant football coach at the largest San Antonio, Texas, private Catholic high school,… Read more »

High School Football Referees Arrested In The Middle Of The Game

Football Referees Arrested At High School Game

Referees put up with a lot. They have one of the most reviled jobs in the world, taking abuse from coaches, players, fans and parents. Referees are subjected to taunts, jeers, even threats. Things were different last week when onlookers at a high school football game saw referees arrested for making some threats of their… Read more »

High School Football Player Dies After Helmet-To-Helmet Collision

Damon James killed in helmet collision

16-year-old high school football player Damon Janes died on Monday night after suffering a deadly helmet-to-helmet collision against Portville High (New York). The Olean Times Herald reports that Janes walked off the field under his own power on Friday night, but was later rushed to Olean General Hospital and then to Buffalo’s Women & Children’s… Read more »

Friday Storms Slam Midwest, Plains States

Storms slam midwest, plains on friday

Significant thunderstorms pounded the Midwestern and plains states on Friday. Oklahoma suffered the worst tragedy from the storms on Friday, while other states suffered only downed tree, downed power lines and high school football delays. reports that Nowata County, Oklahoma was hit with high winds, and those winds led to three fatalities. A set… Read more »

Memphis Teen Dies After Fatal Football Hit, Appeared Healthy During Practice

Football Accident Leaves High School Player Dead

Memphis, TN – Fifteen-year-old Memphis high school student Dana Payne was killed on Wednesday after suffering what appeared to be a routine hit during his team’s afternoon practice. The high school sophomore was participating in his team’s standard practice when he suffered a “standard hit” that left him laying on the ground. When team officials… Read more »