Discipline Planned for North Player in Prep Bowl Eye-Gouging
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State High School League says a Minneapolis North football player will be disciplined for gouging an eye of a rival player in Saturday's Prep Bowl.
League spokesman Kevin Merkle says North school officials are developing the consequences for the player, who is a senior.
Merkle declined on Tuesday to say what the discipline would be, citing privacy restrictions.
The player's father says his son feels terrible about the incident.
It happened Saturday late in the Polars' 35-18 loss to Minneota in the Class 1 championship game. Minneota sophomore running back Isaac Hennen was on the ground when he was jabbed in one of his eyes. No penalty was called.
Hennen was slow to get up but did return to action. He finished with three touchdowns.