San Antonio Players Hit Referee: High School Team’s Season Could Be Canceled After Brutal On-Field Attack

Two San Antonio football players intentionally hit a referee during a high school game, sparking controversy across the nation that has ended the playing careers of both boys and could lead to the entire team’s season being canceled.

Video of the disturbing incident went viral over the weekend, showing one player running at full speed and spearing the referee from behind. Just a second later, another teammate dived into the referee, appearing to use his helmet to aim for the man’s head.

The incident happened as John Jay High School was trying to hold off Marble Falls at the end of a game, Associated Press reported. With Marble Falls clinging to a 15-9 lead, the team was trying to gain a first down that would have run out the clock. The penalties from the attack on the referee gave Marble Falls a first down, ending the game.

The players were reportedly upset at what they believed were bad calls against the team, ones that led to ejections of some of their players.

The incident can be seen here: