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BURNET (AP) – A former assistant high school football coach has pleaded guilty to assault for an attack on a game referee by two of his players.

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Mack Breed, former assistant football coach at John Jay High School in San Antonio, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge Monday in a Burnet County court. County Court-at-law Judge Linda Bayless sentenced Breed to 18 months of probation, fined him $1,500 and ordered him to serve 120 hours of community service and pay restitution to referee Robert Watts.

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Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo says Breed also must forfeit his Texas teaching certificate permanently and attend anger management sessions.

The two players hit the referee during a Sept. 4 game at Marble Falls. They said they did so at Breed’s direction, but Breed denied the allegation.

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