Pass & Review - Marble Falls vs. John Jay of San Antonio, TX
What a mess. A Friday Night Lights Football Disaster.
It is quite disappointing to see what the two Texas High School Safeties did hitting the Referee in last Friday night’s game with John Jay and Marble Falls taking each other on in an early season game. This game took place Friday night on the 4th.
As more details are revealed, it is alleged by John Jay athletes that the Referee who was hit, was making racial slurs to a handful of players. Once reported by the players to an Assistant Coach, was said to have possibly instigated the further actions upon hitting the Referee. The Marble Falls Head Coach accepted an apology following the game, yet there is not a direct public statement from the John Jay Staff. Was the Ref right for doing what he may have said? Were the players right for assaulting him with their pads and helmets? The Assistant Coach has since been put on Administrative Leave.
The Northside Independent School District (NISD) chose to make a decision immediately following the game suspending both players from the team, and school following their actions on the field. In the days, and weeks ahead, there could be more heads rolling once the investigation is concluded by local authorities and the School District.
Honestly, after thinking of this incredible act of violence over the last few days, I have to say that I am thankful for the great people we have in Johnson, Douglass, Wyandotte, and Leavenworth counties. For years, if not decades, we have been fortunate to have many Referees who work our High School games at all levels Fall, Winter, and Spring sports alike. They dedicate many hours of their time to continue their involvement in the High School game. Many of our Refs themselves, are former athletes, but also throughout the work week are Business men and woman, husbands and wives. Although it is not often said, or perhaps even done enough, Thank them for the work that they do for our Student-athletes any future chance you get. Their job is not easy. What job ever is?
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