• HS Football Players Reportedly Injured in Postgame Brawl

    by Doug Fernandes October 2015

    For the North Port Bobcats, the final outcome, a 42-7 loss to visiting Braden River on Friday night, was ugly enough. But what transpired afterward was unseemly for both teams. A fight erupted among players on the two squads. It apparently started as Pirate players walked back to their team bus. At The Preserve in North Port, the two locker rooms are separated only by a walkway. Details are sketchy, but one report had as many as 30 to 40 players participating in the brawl. Braden River running back Raymond Thomas was said to have been hit on the side of his face with a helmet, the force knocking out two teeth. Thomas went afterward to a hospital ER, where an exam ruled out a jaw fracture. Police were not called to the incident, and adult supervision was said to be lacking.

  • Fight at Youth Football Game Gets Both Teams Banned

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    With less than 30 seconds left in a game between the Otay Ranch Broncos and the Inland Empire Ducks, a fight among adults in attendance broke out in the stands.

  • Prep Players Disciplined for Hazing After Naked Run

    by T.J. Holmes 530-225-8263 Connect with T.J. Holmes on Twitter @tjholmes_RS. September 2015

    More than a dozen Enterprise High School football players were disciplined for engaging in a hazing incident before the first game of the season in August, Enterprise High Principal Eric Peterson said.

  • Reverse: Bumped Tennessee Ref, Not Player, Suspended

    by The Tennesseean September 2015

    While a Glencliff High School football player will not be reprimanded for colliding with an official during a game at Gallatin on Friday, the official now is under suspension by Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association for a different matter.

  • Opinion: Attack on Official Needs Swift Punishment

    by Nancy Armour,, USA TODAY Sports September 2015

    After nearly three hours of very earnest testimony and even more earnest questions Thursday, the governing body for high school sports in Texas put off any decisions until it could hold another hearing in October.

  • Coach Admits to Ordering Hit on Ref, Resigns, Recants

    by Jason Scott September 2015


    The assistant coach of the two Texas high school football players who blindsided a referee during a game earlier this month has resigned.

  • Your Call: Did This Ref Hit Warrant a Suspension?

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Following an incident in Texas earlier this month, in which two high school football players leveled a referee, a Tennessee high school football player has been suspended for allegedly doing the same thing.

  • High School Coach Questions Taunting Ejection

    by Chris Thomas September 2015

    Rockwood High School football coach John Webb still is racking his brain to determine why star running back Isiah Jones was flagged for taunting after scoring a touchdown late in Friday’s 34-27 overtime loss to Grace Christian Academy.

  • Principal Apologizes for Alleged Sports Cream Incident

    by Aram Tolegian September 2015

    Salesian High School principal Alex Chacon phoned La Canada principal Ian McFeat on Friday morning to apologize for a Sept. 4 incident that took place in the schools' varsity football game, during which La Canada contends a Salesian player smeared some type of sports cream in the face of Spartans safety Angel Salazar.

  • Players on National TV: Coach Ordered Hit on Referee

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    This morning on “Good Morning America,” Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas, the high school football players who blindsided a referee during a game earlier this month, said they were following instructions from their coach.