Texas school district investigates after players hit referee

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Posted: Sep 06, 2015 11:36 AM

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (AP) — A San Antonio School district is investigating after a football player ran into the back of a referee watching a play and another player then dove into the official after he fell. Both players were ejected from the game.

Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan Laing tells the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1VGRHoA ) that video of the incident was "very disturbing." Laing says the district is investigating what led up to the incident Friday.

The team from John Jay High School in San Antonio was playing Marble Falls High School in Marble Falls, located about 86 miles north of San Antonio.

Before the referee was hit, two Jay players had been ejected on separate plays.

Marble Falls coach Matt Green says Jay coach Gary Gutierrez apologized after the game.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com