Player ejected after shoving an official in Texas

Player ejected after shoving an official in Texas


Player ejected after shoving an official in Texas


Eight days after an incident involving two Joh Jay football players in San Antonio that generated national attention, another high school player in the San Antonio area made contact with a game official.

A player at St. Anthony was ejected after shoving an official Saturday against Austin Hyde Park, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The player, senior Zeke Cardenas, was restrained by his teammates after he touched the official following a flag being thrown.

The incident is certainly less heinous than the actions of the John Jay players, who targeted the official and hit him from behind.


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Cardenas was tackled on the previous play after recovering an errant snap and as he gets to his feet, he appears to shove a Hyde Park player. One official throws a penalty flag and then another official walks toward Cardenas and throws a second flag. Cardenas then shoves the official before his teammates jump in and pull him away.

The game continued after Cardenas’ ejection. Austin Hyde Park won 21-0.

The school is run by University of the Incarnate Word. A spokesperson could not be reached Sunday.

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