Player ejected after shoving an official in Texas

Player ejected after shoving an official in Texas

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Player ejected after shoving an official in Texas

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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.

(Thanks for For The Win for sharing.)

 

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