In the heat of competition, it’s understood that sometimes you can go a little too far. It happens. That’s why penalties are enforced and a part of the game. But what this high-school football player did to a member of the opposing team is just ridiculous.
In what looks like something straight out of the WWE, Jeff Bersch pulled the kid’s head between his legs, flipped him over and slammed him to the ground. It looks pretty brutal, and I’m sure it hurt like hell.
This really just happened at the Sevier County/Gibbs High School football game in TN tonight! Are we in the WWE or High School football??? pic.twitter.com/EtwenPQWXT
— Jonathan Crompton (@jcromp8) September 30, 2017
Bersch was ejected from the game, and he’ll be sitting out the next game as well. There’s heat-of-the-moment plays of aggression, but this was just wrong.