A Tennessee high school football player was ejected from a game after violently picking up and slamming an opposing player face down during a game on Friday night.
Sevier County defensive end Jeff Bersch was tossed from the game and is in a position to receive a one-game suspension, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel, which cites TSSAA rules.
Bersch picked up the Gibbs High School player, whose head was between his legs, and raised him up reminiscent of a “power bomb” before throwing him back down.
The incident caught the attention of former Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton, who was in attendance and shared video of it on Twitter.
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
The Gibbs player did not suffer any injuries, and Gibbs athletic director Jeff Thomas thinks that’s very fortunate.
“He was just underneath him,” Thomas told the Knoxville News Sentinel. “He was lucky he didn’t land on his head. He was just on his back and bottom.”
Bersch’s coach, Tony Lingenfelter, said his player “lost his composure” as the two had gotten into it on previous plays. Gibbs won the game 42-24.
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