Another day, another wild story comes from the high school football ranks. This time, the two teams involved were from California — Lakewood and Long Beach Millikan.
During the game, a hard hit led to Lakewood player Victor Bates losing his helmet.
Rather than avoiding contact with the helmetless player, a member of the Millikan squad decided to kick Bates directly in the head. It was a horrible incident that led to even further issues off the field.
First, here is a video of the kick to the head.
After the game, the family of a Lakewood player entered the Millikan locker room and attacked four of the players.
Luckily, the injuries were minor.
The Long Beach Millikan football program took to Facebook to share some comments on the incident.
“After the Millikan vs Lakewood football game, our players were headed to Lakewood locker room to collect their belongings. Security unlocked it for them and along with a coach and trainer, they headed in. A Lakewood player’s family pushed the security guard aside and then attacked 4 of our players,” the statement read.
“Two were struck in the face and two were grabbed by the neck. Physically bruised but I am sure emotionally not okay. This all happened in less than 30 seconds and the family was out before the coach and trainer could do something. Fortunately, they know who they are and arrests are the next step. Both Millikan and Lakewood administration are involved along with police reports being filed. This will not be hidden and will not go away, rest assured.”
This is horrible to hear.
It is bad enough that we are having these types of issues on the field, but the fact that we are having these incidents occur off the field are an even bigger problem.
Let’s get it together, people.