(ESPN.GO) — MARBLE FALLS, Texas -- Two San Antonio high school football players have been suspended and could face criminal charges after one hit a referee from behind and the other subsequently speared him with his helmet during a game Friday night.
The two defensive backs from John Jay High School hit the back judge in the waning moments of a 15-9 loss at Marble Falls, which is located about 90 miles north of San Antonio.
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Video shows the referee, who was watching the play from behind the defensive line, getting leveled from behind by a first player, causing the referee's head to snap back. The other player then is seen lowering his helmet and piling into the referee after he had fallen down.