This time a St. Anthony High School player shoved an official in Saturday’s game against Austin Hyde Park after the two teams got into a scuffle on the field.
St. Anthony senior Zeke Cardenas was immediately restrained by his teammates after he raised his arms up and made contact with an official during the third quarter of Saturday’s game at St. Anthony. He was ejected after the event.
The incident comes just eight days after two John Jay players blindsided and speared an official in a game against Marble Falls. Video of that incident spread over the Internet and has led to suspensions and legal charges.
During the most recent incident, Cardenas can be seen coming to his feet after a quarterback sack and then shoving a Hyde Park player, which caused one official to throw a penalty flag. Cardenas originally walked away before an official approached him.
As the two came closer, the official threw another penalty before Cardenas shoved him. Members of the St. Anthony team immediately restrained Cardenas.
The game continued after the third quarter incident. Austin Hyde Park won 21-0.