Another Texas high school football player goes after referee

September 14, 2015 / Athletic AdministrationFootball

For the second time this month, a Texas high school football player was ejected from a game for going after a referee.

St. Anthony Catholic High School (San Antonio) was playing Hyde Park on Saturday when a skirmish drew flags from the officials. After the situation was diffused and officials were seemingly sorting things, a St. Anthony player walked up to an official and shoved him. He was immediately ejected from the game.

The altercation can be seen in the video above (42-second mark).

This comes just one week after two John Jay High School players attacked an official during a game. One player launched himself into the back of a referee and, while the official was on the ground, another led with his helmet and delivered a second hit to the ref.

The University Interscholastic League is still reviewing last week’s incident and punishment could be handed down later this month. There has not yet been word on what type of punishment St. Anthony High School or the player from Saturday’s game will receive from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

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Update 4:04 p.m. (CST): St. Anthony Catholic High School announced this afternoon that the player has been thrown off the football team and suspended from school for three days. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools plans to review the incident at its Wednesday meeting, according to a news release from the school.

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