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Friday, October 24, 2014

High School Football Coach Hit in Face with Helmet During Postgame Ambush

Warren County (Ga) football coach David Daniel underwent major reconstructive facial surgery Sunday night after being hit in the face by a helmet during a postgame ambush.

Daniel’s Warren County team beat Hancock Central High School 21-2 in their football game Friday night. Warren County was locked out of its locker room following the game and they say they were ambushed by Hancock Central fans and players.

Many players were hit and bruised during the ambush. When Daniel stepped in to protect his players, he was hit in the face by a helmet.

WRDW in Augusta reports that Daniels “had surgery on his injured eye, but doctors were not able to repair his tear duct. Daniel has crushed bones both above and below his eye and surgeons had to place metal plates in his face to help reconstruct his face. Daniel has also received more than 100 stitches.”

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. Warren County will not play Hancock County in any sports the rest of the year to protect their students.

From high school players punching coaches during games, to players bashing coaches with helmets, the off-field violence needs to stop.

via Off the Bench



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