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Madison player runs into goal post

The first thing that was surprising to me about this video was the final score. Yorktown beat Madison 42-0 last weekend? I've sort of been out of touch with local high school football the last couple of years, but that's not a score I would have expected. After all, Madison has beaten Yorktown four of the last times they played.

"Madison has just had our number," Yorktown Coach Bruce Hanson told the Sun Gazette.

The second thing that was surprising was the player fielding the kickoff and then crashing into his own goal post.

Apparently this also made SportsCenter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 15, 2010; 3:55 PM ET
Categories:  High Schools  
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Patriots represent!

Posted by: LouLewis | September 15, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

JMU beats tech, Skins win, Yorktown makes the bog...solid weekend

Posted by: rc2223 | September 15, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

That kicker's got a serious leg.

Posted by: BrianLooney | September 15, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I don't follow High School Football, but then I went to Washington Lee

Posted by: alex35332 | September 15, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Yorktown Patriots stand up!!!

Posted by: TinyJordan | September 15, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I don't remember. Are high school goalposts within the field of play? If not, if you field a kickoff in play and run out of the back of the end zone, that's a safety right? Double FAIL if so.

Posted by: elpando | September 15, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Oh and happy Coach Hanson is still the coach after all these yrs

Posted by: TinyJordan | September 16, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Poor kid - lost by 42 and now has this spreading around the internets

Posted by: Kev29 | September 16, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

To elpando: When the ball breaks the plane of the receiver's goal line, the ball is dead and is a touchback. Receiver's ball at their own 20 yard line.

Posted by: linroy62 | September 16, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

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