A Texas high school football player charged onto the field and bowled over a referee Thursday night because he was angry after being ejected from the game.
Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School came running from the sideline area after referee Fred Garcia announced the ejection, slamming into the official during the first half of the zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo.
Duron was escorted from the stadium by police officers.
The Monitor of McAllen reported that Garcia was evaluated for a concussion and a potential shoulder injury by medical personnel at the stadium.
The game resumed after a delay, with Edinburg winning 35-21 to advance to the playoffs.
“I can’t release any information on that, and I apologize for that,” Edinburg High coach JJ Lejia said of the incident, according to The Monitor. “I hope you understand. I want this [moment] to be about our program and all the other kids we had on the field tonight.”
The District 31-6A Defensive Player of the Year last season, Duron also is the Bobcats’ kicker and punter and a star wrestler.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.