Keep an eye on the kicker in this video from a high school football game in Idaho, as he gets drilled after the kickoff:
That kicker was Taysom Hill of Highland High School in Idaho, and since Hill is an excellent quarterback in addition to being the school's kicker, the opposing team, Pocatello High School, got a great idea: Hit him, hard, after every kickoff.
Now Pocatello's coach is in trouble.
From the Idaho State Journal:
Officials with School District 25 placed Pocatello High coach Tom Harrison on administrative leave Wednesday. Harrison has denied any wrongdoing.
Harrison said he would never tell one of his players to go out and hurt someone.
"We've used that play on kickoffs lots of times in the past, and nothing like this has ever happened," he told the Idaho State Journal. "Not once did anyone on our coaching staff tell any of our players to go out and hurt somebody. That's not what we're about. We would never do that."
The on-field officials did not penalize Pocatello on the play.
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