Video Shows More Violence In Local High School Sports

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It has only been a few days since the appalling video of a violent brawl at a Varsity State Championship Hockey game held at the Dr Pepper Star Center in Farmers Branch surfaced on the internet.

Now a new video is making it’s rounds on the web showing unsportsmanlikeĀ  conduct during the Class 5A bi-district playoff match between Irving High School and Mansfield Legacy.

In the video Irving’s goalkeeper makes a vicious hit on Mansfield Legacy striker Josh Rodriguez.

  • Alan Thurman

    All responsibility falls on the Ref. When a Ref does not control the game by ejecting players and cheap shots continue to occur this is the end result. UIL should investigate the Ref.

  • RP Morris

    My complaint about soccer in the DFW area is that too many coaches teach their kids to play soccer with the mentality of Texas football. Players are taught to push the limits and too often, the referees fail to keep control until it is too late.

  • Graham

    Alan – the ref carded the player immediately. Not sure what else you are wanting hin to do? Arrest him?? You guys are saying that the ref should have controlled the game earlier. Were you actually there? In this case a red card was deserved since the keeper was the last defender. Can’t tell what color the ref showed him though. Believe it or not people, soccer IS a contact sport and things like this happen quite often. Not sure what the HUGE deal is here? I’ve played for 35 years and I can tell you that I’ve seen a LOT worse!

    • Alan Thurman

      Graham, I am talking about the whole game not just the last 10 seconds of it. What has been failed to be reported as usual is the whole story. The goalie had been cheap shotted multiple times during the game including a kick to the head while he had possession of the ball, and the ref let it go with no call. Since you are a player you should know that when the refs don’t call fouls when they should players take justice in their own hands and this is the end result. I totally agree with him getting a red card, he deserved it. I have been a player for 35 years myself and have done much worse, usually doing exactly this taking up for myself or my teammates when the refs refuse to do so.

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