Here’s the most drastic overreaction we’ve seen in high school football, possibly all season.
As posted by former Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton, a Sevier County (Tenn.) player picked up and slammed his Gibbs (Tenn.) opponent at the end of a play. According to the Sevier County roster, the player executing a bona fide WWE move is Jeffrey Bersch, a senior defensive end and quarterback, though that has not been confirmed.
It’s unclear whether Sevier County was on offense or defense at the time of the rather egregious infraction, but the fact that the player allegedly responsible is a quarterback on offense would indicate he was playing defense at the time of the incident.
The incident could have been sparked by Sevier’s frustration at the evolving result; Gibbs rolled to a 42-24 victory, backed by two touchdowns from both running backs Wyatt Humphries and Noel Leyva.