Source: The Huffington Post
Demias Jimerson is so good he’s no longer allowed to score.
The 11-year-old Arkansas football prodigy has been slapped with a little-known rule inspired by former Arkansas Razorbacks star Madre Hill, who ran all over teams while playing at the same Wilson Intermediate School years ago. According to Yahoo’s Rivals Blog, the “Madre Hill Rule” limits Jimerson from scoring if he has already scored three touchdowns and his team is ahead by at least 14 points.
While schools typically don’t hold back young stars like this, the rule is intended to keep the game fun for everyone. As Sports Grid explains, the rule helps give other players a shot at carrying the ball.
“The other players on both teams… Twenty-one are just left out, sort of. It’s all Demias,” WIFL commissioner Terri Bryant told Fox 16.
In his extremely well-spoken television interview (which you can see below), Jimerson detailed his priorities:
“I’m gonna run hard and bring our team to victory,” said Jimerson. He added, “But God always comes first, before anything, and grades second.”
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