A video showed the incident occurred around the 5-yard line.
After the player headbutted the referee, flags were thrown by surrounding officials before the player then attempted to approach another referee. Coaches and fellow Dunbar Wolverine players pulled the player away before any further physical contact could occur.
There are no reports of an arrest, however, Dayton police said they were requested for assistance for an escort from the building.
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“Never seen anything like it in 35 years being around the game,” Roger Bacon defensive backs coach Tommy Watkins told WCPO Cincinnati.
Ben Ferree of the Ohio High School Athletic Association said the state organization will investigate the incident.
Asked about what punishment the Dunbar player faces, Ferree said in his seven years with OHSAA he could not remember an incident in which a player attacked a referee.
“This is new to me,” Ferree said.