Texas high school coach calls blindside hit on quarterback 'malicious'
Jasper quarterback suffered concussion after hit by Silsbee player
JASPER, Texas – Video of a what’s being called a “malicious” hit on a Texas high school football quarterback is making the rounds on the internet.
The video posted on HUDL shows a Silsbee High School player knock out the Jasper High School quarterback during their game Friday in Jasper.
Jasper quarterback Leontay Sells handed the ball off to the running back, and was away from the play when he was hit from his blindside.
The Beaumont Enterprise spoke to Jasper head coach Darrel Barbay, who said the hit was “malicious” and led to a concussion for his quarterback.
Barbay said Sells will not play this week and may miss the season based on the severity of the concussion. Barbay also contacted the UIL to review the hit.
The Beaumont Enterprise reported that Silsbee head coach Randy Smith was not available for comment Monday morning.
Jasper was leading 23-15 in the third quarter when Sells was injured. Silsbee scored 15 unanswered points to win the game, 30-23.
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