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High School Football Player Penalized For Tribute To Dead Friend

If there was ever a penalty that the coach won;t get mad about it is most likely the below one.   Huff Post breaks it down;

A high school football player’s tribute to a deceased friend in last Friday’s season opener may have cost his team the game. After Louisville High School receiver Alex Schooley scored the go-ahead touchdown to put his team up 26-24 with 1:15 left in the game against Walsh Jesuit in Ohio, he pointed to the sky as a tribute to a close friend who died in a car accident last week.

The referee, however, threw a flag after in the middle of the gesture and penalized Schooley for excessive celebration, giving Walsh Jesuit excellent field position. They drove down the field and scored a 29-yard field goal to win the game.

As you can imagine this has caused quite a stir in the town, yet the league stands by the statement saying that the correct call was made because  “any prolonged gesture that draws attention to himself is a foul.  Regardless of the penalty during the game, this isn’t a great look for the league.

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