WATCH: High school player headbutts official, game gets canceled immediately
An Ohio high school football game was called early after a player from Dunbar High School headbutted an official during a game.
Roger Bacon High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) won a shortened game against Dayton’s Dunbar High School after the player headbutted the official.
Roger Bacon head coach Mike Blaut told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he thinks frustration led to the unfortunate event.
“The penalty that made the kid mad was their 12th penalty already,” Blaut told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “They were marking off the ball, half the distance to the goal line, and that’s when he went right after the referee and headbutted him. He hit him on the right side of his head.
“The kid ripped his helmet off and went after the white hat (referee). I just saw them scuffling. I yelled for my kids to get off the field because their sideline was getting out of control.”
You can watch the video below, courtesy of Twitch. The incident happened at the 1:22:50 mark of the broadcast below, and the headbutt happens a little after the penalty is called.
Dayton Public schools shared shared the following message, via USA Today.
“The Dayton Public Schools are dealing with the student who chose to behave in a manner unbecoming of DPS athletes. The Dayton Public School District extends a sincere apology to the referee involved in the incident, as well as the Roger Bacon and Dunbar athletes, referees, coaches parents and spectators who were not able to play in or watch the event.”